Descending on a warehouse outside downtown Chicago was an innumerable hoard of Marvel vs Capcom 3 fans, chomping at the bit to get a taste of the game’s new build, fresh from the Tokyo Game Show. It was quite a surprise for the Capcom team to have the event here in Chicago, one I wholeheartedly appreciate.
So, it was no surprise that these characters dominated nearly every one of the 30-some flat-screen TVs spread throughout the sweaty, six thousand degree, neon-lit warehouse. If one thing was apparent, the new Capcom characters stole the show.
Marvel certainly got plenty of love, of course, with Iron Man and massive amounts of Thor, but sleeper-favorite Amaterasu, heavily armed Chris Redfield, and everyone’s favorite shaggy-haired demon-killer Dante dominated the screens. Viewtful Joe was able to sneak into a few teams I saw, but Dormammu seemed generally ignored, despite being only announced last month. As a comic book fan, I was more than pumped to see his arrival, but it seems the fans stuck to either series fan-favorites or these new break-out stars. In fact, most of the fans I managed to chat with pledged their allegiance to these Capcom stand-outs.
Seth went on to extol the idea that players experience a strategic evolution the more they play, drifting to whole new characters as their fighting style changes. It's watching these choices, too, that have led in part to the subtle changes to the game. The current build is nearly set in stone, but when I asked Seth if the fan's reactions to the game has affected the game design thus far, he couldn't have given a more enthusiastic yes.
Considering Seth spends his time knee-deep in the community portion of the game’s promotions, he has more than likely seen plenty of lists. So, if you think you’ve got it all figured out, think again. Capcom's not done with the slow trickle of surprise reveals. Fan or not, prepare yourself for the coming character reveals. Capcom's gonna take you for a ride.
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