To celebrate the announcement of Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite coming out in 2017, Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 was released on the PS4 and announced to becoming a few months later on Xbox One and PC. This game has been given a little makeover in its port from the PS3 and Xbox One, it runs in full 1080p and at 60 frames per second, making it look better than ever and running at a very fast pace. The game also includes all the previously released DLC, which adds more value to this package.
I grew up on 2D fighting games like Street Fighter 2 and Mortal Kombat, so MVC3 felt very easy to pick up and play, button bashing will mean new comers can get straight into the action, while more experienced players can get to grip with the more advanced moves and hitting those special moves is rewarding. Jumping between the characters is also fun, just playing a couple of times as each character to get a feel for them took me a couple of hours alone.
There are plenty of big name Marvel characters in the game, many of which have now appeared on the big screen since the game was originally released, like Doctor Strange, Deadpool and Rocket Raccoon. Plus it includes more established names like Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Wolverine, Captain America and Spider-Man along with a few X-Men thrown into the mix. Sadly I don’t think we will see as many X-Men in the next game due to the issues with FOX, so enjoy them now.
The Capcom lineup really depends on your own gaming history, while having Ryu, Strider and Dagger is fun, for Marvel fans, these might be considered throw away characters. This is where the series has changed over the years, it’s hard to imagine this series being created today, now that Marvel is such a strong brand with internationally known characters.
With so many different characters, which all have different styles, it’s fun to mix them up within your team, having a melee character like Wolverine, who can get up close and do some damage, while having a ranged character like Iron Man, can help take out most teams. There can be as much fun in working out your team as working out what characters you prefer more.
There are a few different modes included in the game, the straight up arcade single player mode, which didn’t take me too long to get through, there are lots of missions to unlock and the PVP mode. Then there is the online aspect of the game which could add endless hours of entertainment.
With so many remasters and ports being released, Capcom have delivered a smash hit, with all the DLC and at a reasonable price, this is a easy recommendation for any Marvel or fighting fan, especially if you haven’t played the game before or just enjoy the game, however If you already own the game on the previous generation, it might not be an must.
Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 is a blast to play, be it a online session or just a quick pick up and play, I’ve really enjoyed this surprise release and now can’t wait for the next version.