Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – teaser trailer impressions

Since the raging hit that is Marvel vs. Capcom 2 was released in 2000, fans of the series have been clawing at Capcom’s door begging for a sequel. It  took the company 9 years to give into some sort of demand and re-release MvC2 for digital download on the PSN and XBL.This was clearly Capcom attempting to squeeze a few extra pennies out of the IP before the next installment arrives (*cough* selling Street Fighter 4 for digital download for dirt cheap, just before Super Street Fighter 4 comes out *cough*).  From Cap’s perspective however, why wouldn’t they? The frothing masses were there, and there are enough Capcom fanboys out there to keep the company afloat for another 7 Resident Evil sequels. All that being said, Capcom has finally released a teaser trailer for the upcoming, and sure-to-be-the-tits, Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

The trailer has all the cheesy flare that is a hallmark of Capcom. It opens with the most narcissistic of statements regarding how hard and wet we all must be with anticipation. They stop just short of saying “You fuckers are so horny right now aren’t you? We have been watching you for a decade, now the best thing you have ever heard of is coming back to blow the back out of your shit.” The cheesy, canned pop-rock ballad begins and we see who else, Ryu and Wolverine fighting on a rooftop.

Right off the bat we see the Street Fighter 4 engine in action. The character renderings are nice to look at, although it is dark and unfinished. Nothing too special transpires between the two main characters, except for some testosterone fueled, bloodless rucking. That has always puzzled me by the way. Wouldn’t wolverine destroy the fuck out of Ryu? Ryu’s fireballs would be no match for Wolv’s regeneration powers, and one slice from the Addy claws, and Ryu’s ramen is spilled all over the dirt.

AAAAAnnnnyways. The scene changes to a pretty nice looking chase between Iron Man and Morrigan from Darkstalkers. Some eye candy, but again, no real taste of anything that seems like it would be in the main game. As Morrigan goes in for the pseudo-kiss with Tony Stark, it cuts to the Incredible Hulk doing his thing. He is hulk smashing, and causing all sorts of chaos in a tussle with an unknown shadowy figure. Then it is revealed! The shadowy figure, and the big reveal for a new character being introduced into the series is *drumroll* Chris Redfield!…yayyyy…Chris…Redfield…

It only took 10 years, but the first look at Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has hit the internets.

Cut to a photo of me in a party hat, alone, with a half-erect party blower in my mouth, and a sparkler 2 seconds from extinguishing in my hand. Chris Redfield? I loved Jill Valentine in the previous game, and this being a mash-up of a ton of characters, it was only a matter of time before he showed up, but the latest Chris Redfield (a la RE5) is the worst thing to happen to the RE series. He’s so bulky and canned and boring. When it was revealed it was Chris Redfield, I felt like I woke up from one of those dreams where you are heading to do something exciting, it never happens, then you wake up and realise your real life is there waiting for you, and the threesome with Cate Blanchett, Hayden Penettiere and Ellen Page was never going to happen in the first place. Yeah…that’s how I felt.

The biggest thing I am excited for is the fact that it looks as if MvC3 will be running on the same engine as Street Fighter 4. Maybe that it’s old news that the engine is being used, but it’s news to me, and it makes me supremely excited for the game. Street Fighter 4 is the only 2D to 3D title I know of that maintained the feel of the game perfectly while successfully making the transition to 3D.  If MvC3 can pull off the feel of MvC2, and Marvel vs. Street Fighter with a nice graphical bump, then this title is going to do very well for itself.

Capcom threw us all a little taste, and even though the trailer is lacking in content, it’s brimming with promise. Can’t wait to see what comes down the pipe next.

GRG

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~ by humanmoves on April 21, 2010.

One Response to “Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – teaser trailer impressions”

  1. Alright, so this whole Marvel vs. Capcom thing really doesn’t appeal to me…nor does your nerdy (no offence) raving excite me.
    So at this point in time, you might be asking yourself: “Self, if this person has no interest in my blog, than why in hoopla’s name is she writing me?”
    Well I’ll answer that question self, even if you want one or not.
    1) If I skim through what I consider the boring aspects of your blog, I’m able to get a taste, juuussstt a tongue teaser of the real ‘grg’ and I thoroughly enjoy it.
    2) You are the essence of grammar and although it frustrates me, it’s also challenging since no one around here seems to be of any competition in the word department. So kudos to you for making me brain work.
    3) and this is the extent of my rant/rave…Cate, Hayden and Ellen?? REALLLYYY??!! Please tell me you randomly picked their names because you saw them on tv at the time you were blogging or on the cover of a magazine…please. Otherwie…well…I have no more words.

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