Marvel Vs. Capcom 3: New Characters, Release Date, and Special Edition

Nov 16, 2010 // jgonzo

We’re pleased to announce new characters, a release date, and a Special Edition for Marvel vs Capcom 3! if you missed out on the videos for She Hulk and Zero yesterday, watch those here . More screens and details for the rest of the goods below! 

Seeing as this is the season for giving, we have decided to drop a ton of new Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds information, covering the Special Edition, preorders, new characters, and the release of the box art. Starting off, we are pleased to announce that Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is launching on February 15th, 2011.

On top of that, yesterday it was revealed that She-Hulk from the Marvel universe and Zero from the Capcom universe are joining the roster of characters for Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. She-Hulk’s mean-and-green attitude and Zero’s high-tech prowess will be welcome additions to the highly-anticipated fighting title.

Those looking to dive deeper into this epic fighting experience will get the following:
– Steelbook case featuring exclusive art work
– Comic/Art book- A 12-page prologue comic, written by Marvel writer Frank Tieri, plus campaign art and a curated selection of fan art.
– 1-month Subscription to Marvel Digital Comics, providing unlimited online access to Marvel content
– 2 Playable DLC Characters – Shuma Gorath and Jill Valentine.  Content is available 4 weeks post-launch.

Indeed, not only are we announcing the Special Edition, but we’re piling on the announcement of two new playable characters:

First, your favorite cap-poppin’ zombie-killer Jill Valentine is back for another round. She’s sporting her Resident Evil 5 battlesuit and packing serious heat. She’ll be joined by Capcom comrades Arthur, Nathan “Rad” Spencer, Wesker, Tron Bonne, Viewtiful Joe, Amaterasu, Dante, Ryu, Morrigan, Chris Redfield, Felicia, Trish and Chun-Li.

Next-up is everyone’s favorite one-eyed demon Shuma-Gorath, famous for delivering his unconventional brand of tentacle-based combat with a little magic thrown in. Other Marvel characters include Magneto, M.O.D.O.K., Spider-Man, X-23, Dormmamu, Thor, Deadpool, Hulk, Wolverine, Iron Man, Captain America, Doctor Doom and Super-Skrull.

For those that go out and pre-order the game today, GameStop has something exclusive to reward your good taste.  Gamers will be able to pick up a set of three exclusive Console Decals to spruce up their hardware—MvC3 style.  The collectible decals feature Ryu, Wolverine, Deadpool and Dante, plus the essential move-set for each hero.  For a closer look, check out GameStop’s listing here: www.gamestop.com/browse/ProductMerch.asp…

Finally, today is the day that we reveal the stunning new box art for Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. Check it out for yourself at the Capcom press center or Capcom Unity.

Adi Granov, the phenomenal artist that designed the armor for the Iron Man movies, is the cover artist behind this riveting piece. His unique approach to illustration with digital painting enables him to blend a near photo-real aesthetic with a surreal interpretation of texture and color. The result is a compelling art piece depicting an epic battle between Marvel and Capcom characters.

It’s an exciting package we have coming next year. Get set for the ultimate 3-on-3 faceoff when Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds hits PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 15, 2011.