I’m lost for words. Usually stuff like this is but a pipe dream, but somehow Capcom pulled it off. According to the headlines, Capcom are re-releasing Ultimate edition of Marvel vs Capcom 3 on Xbox One and PC, and soon.
In December, Capcom released the title on the PlayStation 4, and while Nintendo Switch players can look forward to a release of Ultra Street Fighter 2, Marvel Universe and Capcom fight fans can enjoy the crossover title again on the PC and Xbox, or for the first time entirely. Better yet, it will also be sold in shops for a limited time for all available platforms. A collector’s item? Surely! The title previously released in 2011/12 on last gen platforms, but it’s great to see it coming back.
I questioned the chance of this happening in the opening of my article, because usually stuff involving licenses gets in the way of these re-releases, with some titles even being taken off digital marketplaces due to licenses expiring. Seeing it arrive on PS4 was a surprise, coming alongside the reveal of Marvel vs Capcom 4, due later this year.
It’s also refreshing to see another Street Fighter title, even if it’s a cross-over, gracing the Xbox One. After the fallout of Street Fighter V, many fans were left burned in Yoga Flame.
Look out for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 on March 7th in stores and digitally