While Mega Man fans the world over are still crying foul over the boy robot’s exclusion from both the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 rosters, Capcom may have provided them a pricey workaround to finally get their wish. Now, before gamers get too excited, this Mega Man appearance in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 isn’t ideal -- in fact it actually feels like a cash grab -- but it is something.
What exactly UMvC3 (and potentially MvC3?) will be offering is a paid DLC costume pack that allows Zero, one of Mega Man’s partners in crime, to look exactly like Mega Man X. The fighter will still play as Zero, using his particular skill and ability set, but the fighter will look like Mega Man.
It seems like once again Capcom is trying to suck every last dollar from gamer’s pockets, by way of any means necessary. Obviously the publisher/developer is well aware of gamers’ desire to play as Mega Man in Marvel vs. Capcom, but instead of delivering that, they forced not one but two price tags upon them.
In order to gain access to Mega Man -- or the Mega Man costume for Zero, rather -- fans will not only have to purchase Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but also this costume DLC, which may or not include other alternate costumes. We already thought that Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was a little obvious in its shameless cash grab, but this is pretty disappointing.
Obviously there is plenty of content to warrant picking up this discount title for Marvel vs. Capcom fans, but ultimately there seems to be a half-hearted effort on Capcom's part to give gamers exactly what they want. Now if this costume DLC was offered free of charge, that might be an entirely different situation, but that seems highly unlikely given Mega Man's popularity.
There’s currently no word on this costume DLC (pricing, availability, etc.), however Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 releases tomorrow (but you can read our review now), so gamers can expect some news on faux Mega Man in the coming weeks. For now, we’re just going to hold our heads in shame.
What do you think of Capcom releasing not Mega Man, but a Mega Man costume as paid DLC for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3? Has Capcom officially alienated their fans?
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 releases November 15, 2011 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.