This weekend has four new characters joining the roster of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, and boy are they something worth noting The first new addition is Arthur from the iconic Ghosts & Goblins game, in honour of this announcement I spent the weekend playing that game on my Nintendo, and that game is hard! Mostly due to stiff jumping controls, relentless platforming, and checkpoints that are farther apart than any game I've ever played before. So without further delay, here's Arthur (note the heart boxers)!
The next addition on the CAPCOM side of the fence is Nathan "RAD" Spencer from the Bionic Commando series. Why on Earth they would choose to use the new Bionic Commando is completely beyond me, because that game was atrocious. From both a character standpoint as well as gameplay one, that game was so inferior to the classic Bionic Commando from the 8-Bit era, we can only hope that there is an option to use the classic skin from the original game. During the fight intro's he and Iron Man can be heard engaging in banter!
The master of magnetism joins the ranks, as everyone's favourite X-Men villain Magneto enters the fray! He can pull off two supers in a row, which leads me to believe he isn't the only character to be able to do this, so it's possibly a new gameplay mechanic. His moveset doesn't seem to have changed really, just given the next-gen facelift, and his voice acting sounds more appropriate than it has before. Of note is his attack range, or "hit box", which still seems just as unfair as it did back in previous games. Here's hoping CAPCOM tunes his priority to make the game balanced. Enough complaining, here's the video!
Finally, the ultimate news in character roster reveals quite possibly ever (well, not really) is Marvel's very own Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing, otherwise feared as the deadly (and funny looking) M.O.D.O.K.! A classic foe of the Avengers, both on individual terms as well as a team. He's no joke, and his tiny arms and legs make him appear puny, but his psionic powers combined with the technology of his hover-chair make him a devastating force to be reckoned with.
Finally we have a new video showing off the new characters in the midst of combat from NY Comic-Con. The only reason I wanted to post this video too was because it features Spider-Man in his iconic all black suit. Which is just, too, awesome. Enjoy!