Capcom's cross-franchise fighting game, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, comes to smaller screens when it releases as a PlayStation Vita launch title on February 22, 2012. In order to whet your appetite, Capcom has released a ton of new artwork and a trailer that shows off the graphical strength of the game on Sony's new handheld.
This isn't the first fighting game Capcom has released on a next-gen handheld device, last year they released Super Street Fighter IV: 3D Edition as a launch title on Nintendo 3DS. The two games are incredibly different from one another, Super Street Fighter IV being a more patient and calculated game and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 embodying a more fast paced, frenzied gameplay.
While there's not many exceptional things about UMvC3 - our review pegs it as a fun game - fans of the series will undoubtedly enjoy what it has to offer. Perhaps the thing that might motivate Vita owners to buy UMvC3 is being able to practice or experiment with combos on the go. Capcom did include some Vita-exclusive features for UMvC3, using the Vita's NEAR system to trade costumes and obtain the Gold Herald costumes, or utilizing the Spectator or Replay option to watch matches via wi-fi.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Vita will be boasting all features found in the regular Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 version of the game, including the Heroes & Heralds DLC that was made available last month. The Vita version does look surprisingly good (though not as good as the console, obviously) and looks like Sony's hardware will be able to manage the craziness UMvC3 is capable of showcasing.
However, seeing and playing a fighting game on a small handheld might not appeal to some, especially since the Vita does look like it could be lacking the precision of a fight stick, even if the game was designed for a controller as well. The new trailer for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom Vita can be found below:
If that wasn't enough, check out all the lovely screenshots below, and get an idea of what the Herald colors will look like:
Capcom's not only focused on bringing UMvC3 to the Vita, but also working on releasing the highly anticipated clash between Capcom and Namco in Street Fighter X Tekken - check out the latest trailer featuring some new characters. The fighting game scene is still widely popular among a very niche selection of gamers, and as long as Capcom keeps churning out new ones, fans will be anticipating what's coming next.
Does a release like this on the Vita make the handheld more appealing? Will owners of UMvC have any reason to pick up another copy in the name of mobility?
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Vita releases on February 22, 2012 for PlayStation Vita.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is available now for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
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