MARVEL vs. CAPCOM 3: FATE OFTWOWORLDS
PS3, Xbox 360 Out: February 17 Fighting-game fans have long been waiting for a new Marvel vs. Capcom instalment. Previous games were overthe-top, colourful and fun, and Fate of Two Worlds is no exception. In fact, it looks set to blow the first two games out of the water. The core gameplay remains much the same. Players choose a team of three fighters, and can tag between them at any time. Other characters can be called upon to support the lead character’s attacks, leaping in and out of the fray to deliver melee blows or fire projectiles.
The resulting pace is frenetic, with lightning-fast hand-tohand blows, ranged attacks and screen-filling supers all flowing together. The mayhem isn’t just restricted to the ground, either. Players can launch their opponents into the air with a single button, then leap up after them.
The roster of fighters in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is incredible, with more than 30 characters represented. For Marvel fans, there’s SpiderMan, Hulk, Captain America, Doctor Doom, Magneto, Iron Man, Wolverine and more. Capcom, meanwhile, has drawn its characters from a wide array of titles. Ryu, ChunLi and Crimson Viper represent the Street Fighter series, Albert Wesker, Chris Redfield and Jill Valentine pop up from the Resident Evil games, and Dante and Trish drop straight out of Devil May Cry. With a unique set of attacks for each character, fans will have a huge game to master when Fate of Two Worlds hits stores on February 17. Newcomers should be at home too, thanks to a new mode of play that simplifies the moves.
Up and at ’em: characters collide in Marvel vs Capcom 3.