When Marvel vs Capcom 3 first came out, there were a number of fan complaints in regards to the character roster, despite it being extensive and fairly balanced. Most of them were just your typical problems that boiled down to ‘why isn’t my favourite character in this game?’, but there were a few absences that many could agree needed to be fixed. So Capcom decided to do what they’ve been known for in the fighting game genre and made an updated version of the game, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

We’ve already seen a good chunk of the new roster revealed over the past couple of months, and now we have two more characters to add to the mix, including one of the most requested characters for Ultimate MvC 3 (besides Frank West, of course).

The first is one Richard Rider, who was chosen by an alien to receive the powers of the Nova Corps, and wound up becoming one of the many superheroes populating the Marvel version of New York City. In a lot of ways, you could consider him to be the Marvel equivalent of the space-cop Green Lantern. Although he’s not as recognizable as Captain America and Spider-Man, he is considered a big deal in the universe, and even worked in the Avengers like fellow new character Hawkeye.


Nova’s fighting style is essentially a bruiser, combining fast attacks with strong projectiles. It helps that he can fly, closing the gap between him and his opponent in a snap. It looks like he’d be an easy character to use for those who just want to pick up and play without having to learn the intricacies of the notoriously-deep move sets.

Phoenix Wright is the main character from the Ace Attorney series, your average defence attorney who happens to be abnormally good at turning cases around and finding murderers. He also has an assistant who’s a spirit medium, so that helps. The Ace Attorney franchise is known for its excellent characters, and Phoenix is a good underdog protagonist, which may be why so many people clamored for him to appear in this game.


Since Phoenix is just your average guy, his fighting style is incredibly bizarre, and one that looks fairly complicated to master. Though he does punch and kick like the rest of the crew, it looks like he has to spend most of his time digging for evidence to support his cases. Once that’s done with, all it takes is a cry of “Objection!” to get a serious power-up, complete with a change in music. Probably tricky for a starting player, but given the fiercely loyal fan base, he’s sure to be an instant favorite.

If you can’t wait until the game’s release date, then you’ll be interested to know that you’ll be able to play as both of these characters at the New York Comic Con this year.

What do you think of the two newest additions to the crew? Will you be using either of these guys once Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 arrives?

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 will arrive on November 15th for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The Vita version will release on the system’s release date of December 17th.

Source: Capcom-Unity