EVO 2011 Panel: Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Character Changes
During Evo 2011, there were many panels that we simply did not have time to cover while the intense tournament action took place. In the Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Panel, in which Capcom's Ryota Niitsuma, Neo G, and Seth Killian were in attendance. They discussed many facets of the update to the game, as well as releasing what basically amounts to patch notes of all the changes to characters currently in the game! These changes are detailed below.
OVERALL GAMEPLAY CHANGES:
- Every character will have a move where you can repeatedly hit a button to do more damage
The panelists brought along a list of changes for the characters and gameplay in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. They took requests for characters from the crowd to start, but then just started reading down the list. Here's what was disclosed, which is nowhere near a complete list of changes in the game (which also may change as the game continues in development):
SPIDER-MAN: - Webs travel faster - You can now cancel Web Ball, Web Swing, and Spider Sting - With Crawler Assault, the faster you mash the buttons the more damage you do
DR.DOOM: - Doom's Photon Array does more damage the faster you mash the button - His Mid-Jump special moves will always knock the opponent down, allowing different combo options from there - A lot of his jumping moves will see some new stuff, new variations
CAPTAIN AMERICA: - Can now double jump
VIEWTIFUL JOE: - Has a new move that allows him to dodge incoming attacks
X-23: - Talon Attack now cancels out other character's air moves
ARTHUR: - Now has more health
IRON MAN: - Can no longer double jump - He can now air dash cancel out of moves he's doing while jumping for new aerial tactics
AMATERASU: - Can now change weapons in mid-air
CRIMSON VIPER: - Has a new never before seen move
CHRIS: - Lots of specific examples of changes to Chris given in Japanese, but Chris can now cancel out of the animations of gun moves into other special moves. You don't have to wait for the gun animation anymore.
SHE-HULK: - A cool new special move
SHUMA-GORATH: - Can now absorb the opponent's Hyper Combo Guage just by using a normal throw move, not a command throw
SUPER-SKRULL: - Can now do Meteor Smash while in mid-air
STORM: - Has a new, never before seen special move
SPENCER: - Has a new move that is briefly alluded to in the trailer so you can get a clue to what that is
ZERO: - His Max Buster can now be used to cancel into other moves. An example given was that if you use his Shoryuken move you can change your mind and go into Max Buster. It's kind of a weird description given.
SENTINEL: - Slightly less health (big applause from the crowd). They really emphasized SLIGHT
THOR: - Thor's mid-air command throw has slightly increased range
TASK MASTER: - A new never before seen special move
DANTE: - With with Devil Trigger active can now triple jump and air-dash twice in a row!
DEADPOOL: - Can now cancel out of special moves by warping
DORMAMMU: - He can now execute the Dark Spell and Liberation in mid-air
FELICIA: - Is now capable of executing a Delta Kick in mid-air
TRISH: - Mid-air Maximum Voltage will allow her to follow up with an attack on a downed opponent
TRON: - Getting slightly nerfed - Taking away the invincibility of her Gustov Flame Assist - In exchange, her Servbot Launcher can now be executed three times in a row using Weak, Medium, Hard
HAGGAR: - Can now knock people down using crouching hard attack
HULK - He's got a new charge move. Seth Killian makes a hammer motion with his arm. Don't know if that's a clue
PHOENIX: - She's got less health (big appluase from crowd!)
MAGNETO: - Has a new special move you have not seen
MODOK: - Can now cancel out of a move in mid-jump by dashing out of it
MORRIGAN: - Has a new move which allows her to act like a vampire to absorb her opponent's Hyper Combo Guage
RYU: - So much different they don't know where to begin - Lot of new moves and more powerful moves
HSEIN-KO: - She now has more things up her sleaves, projectile weapons to throw
AKUMA: - Now has less health
CHUN-LI: - She has a new move which is a version of the Spinning Bird Kick
During the panel, they also confirmed that Brady Games will be producing a new strategy guide for Ultimate with the help of pros from Evo - if the quality of the first guide was any indication, we're in for a treat.
What do you think, readers? Like the changes? Will this change your current team?
Dustin Steiner is Gamezone's E-Sports Correspondent, follow him on Twitter @SteinerDustin