While most gamers are wondering what new characters will be revealed to round out the already robust Marvel vs. Capcom 3, many fighting game fans will undoubtedly be interested in the gameplay modes that will be offered.
While the modes unveiled so far are your traditional fare, a new feature called the license card is set to create a unique persona for every player.
Along with the traditional single player and multiplayer (online and offline) options, the mission mode tasks gamers with completing challenges using a specified character. With so many new (to the franchise) characters being revealed, this option is the perfect way to become more accustomed to a certain character’s strengths and weakness. As Marvel vs. Capcom 3 begins to gain popularity in the tournament ranks, familiarity with a character's play style may net gamers some serious cash.
Depending on whether a gamer prefers playing as a traditional Capcom character like Ryu, or one of the newly introduced Marvel villains like Super Skrull, Marvel vs. Capcom 3’s new feature, the license card, will keep track of your preferences. Charting everything from favorite characters to positives and negatives in their play styles, the license card allows gamers to study an opponent before challenging them to an online match. In essence, a player’s license card becomes their unique customizable identity in the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 online arena.
It wasn’t going to take much to get gamers excited for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - with the franchise's huge fan base and solid fighting mechanics. Capcom’s decision to start from scratch and completely revamp the engine has provided some very interesting visuals and a game that looks to improve on its predecessors’ achievements. Fighting game enthusiasts need not look anywhere else for their game needs in 2011.
What are your thoughts on the license card’s implementation in Marvel vs. Capcom 3? Were you expecting anything more out of the game’s modes than solo, versus, and training options?
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds releases February 15th on the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Source: Capcom Unity