So, I just saw the confirmation of a rumor that I saw floating around the net a few weeks ago, and I'm not surprised. For those out of the loop, Capcom decided to treat their latest big budget fighting game, Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 a roster update, but instead of making this update merely DLC, Capcom has done what they've been doing since the release of Street Fighter II in the early 90s and they're making a completely new game. This new disc, entitled Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 has pretty much pissed off everybody who bought the first game on day one. Capcom has confirmed that there will be 50 characters in the final build of the game, which will silence that complaint, and it will also resolve balance issues that gamers had with the initial build of MVC3. According to an article on IGN.com, the final list of new characters has been leaked and it is: Firebrand, Strider Hiryu, Phoenix Wright, Frank West, Vergil, and Nemesis on the Capcom side while Iron Fist, Ghost Rider, Hawkeye, Dr. Strange, Nova, and Rocket Racoon will be representing Marvel. The initial 2 playable characters, Jill and Shuma Gorath, will also be playable on day one. Again, I'm not surprised by this move, but apparently some gamers are. Capcom just did this with Street Fighter IV, so I'm not at all surprised by this. So for all the extra frugal gamers out there, be informed that very inexpensive copies of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 are about to pop up at your local used game store.
Yeah...there's a major backlash on message boards, but those same people are going to buy this game once the hype machine really starts.