Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds has been out for almost a month now, but that hasn’t stopped it from being at the center of gaming news. One particular bit of information fans of the fighter are focusing on is news concerning the first DLC characters, Jill Valentine of the Resident Evil franchise, and Doctor Strange villain Shuma-Gorath. With both characters on the way for March 15th, fans are eagerly anticipating trying out the new characters and kicking all kinds of ass with them.
To commemorate the upcoming DLC pack’s release, Capcom aired two new character trailers, showing off the duo’s moves and keeping the hype machine going. First is Jill, who we know is the altered Jill from Resident Evil 5. Because of that, she appears to be a much more agile version of Wesker, which is vastly different from her Marvel vs. Capcom 2 rendition. Of course, that can be seen as a good thing, considering her MvC2 character would probably be far too similar to Chris Redfield, whereas here, she can at least be somewhat different.
Next is Shuma-Gorath, who, unlike Jill, looks to be just as strange and unusual as his MvC2 version. Those who remember him from the previous game will recall that he was an odd character to use, and not just because of his look. His controls were pretty tricky to get used to, and if you managed to master him, you were considered an expert on the game in general. That may explain his inclusion in the game, as a challenge for players to master a trickier character than they’re used to.
The news that Jill’s data shipped on the retail disc and the subsequent videos of her in action may discourage some from paying for this DLC. Still, being able to play as Jill without having to figure out hacking 101, in addition to the inclusion of Shuma-Gorath, may be enough to convince some players to download the pack.
Are Jill Valentine and Shuma-Gorath enough to get you to spend some of your hard-earned money? Is it right for Capcom to make you pay for something that’s technically already on the disc?
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is out now for the PS3 and Xbox 360.