Marvel Versus Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 06 March, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 06 March, 2011, 12:00am

Marvel Versus Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

Punching and blasting their way onto consoles is the long-awaited Marvel Versus Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. For more than a decade, gamers and Marvel comic books fans have been eagerly awaiting this next instalment - and now we can finally see who the greatest fighter of all is.

The game features a graphic style similar to Capcom's Street Fighter 4, but borrows more from comic books than Japanese sumi ink motifs. The characters are vividly portrayed and the game moves on from the Saturday morning-cartoon feel of its predecessors. The graphics are powered by Capcom's MT Framework, an advanced version of the graphics engine used in Resident Evil 5 and Lost Planet 2.

There is three-on-three tag-team play and each character has a choice of three preset 'assist attacks' which allows players to configure the team any way they like. Like previous games, tagging another member into the fight is very easy - just tap the controller's shoulder buttons to receive an assist from a teammate.

Hyper combos are made even more spectacular with the possibility of releasing a simultaneous attack from all three team members. This comes in very handy during the final fight against the end boss character - who literally eats planets for lunch.

Gamers who want more of a human challenge can go online and find players from across the world to fight with in ranked and un-ranked matches.

Fighters from Marvel Comics include Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America, Magneto, Wolverine, X-23, Phoenix, Storm, Hulk, She-Hulk, M.O.D.O.K., Deadpool, Thor, the Super Skrull, Dormammu and Doctor Doom.

Brawlers representing Capcom include Dante and Trish from the Devil May Cry series, Chris Redfield, Albert Wesker (Resident Evil), Mega Man and Tron Bonne (Mega Man series), Ryu, Chun Li and Crimson Viper (Street Fighter), Felicia and Morrigan (Dark Stalkers).

There is a range of unlockable content as rewards for finishing the game such as art work, movies and character bios. And there are two extra downloadable characters available now - Capcom's Jill Valentine (Resident Evil) and Marvel's Shuma-Gorath (giant tentacle eyeball monster thing).

Marvel Versus Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is a great game for both veteran and newbie players of the fighting game genre.