Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom (ugh. again?)

While I haven't had the opportunity to try out Capcom's latest superhero smash hit (I have no money, you see) I know plenty of people have been Hulking out on zombie hunters and midget knights the world over. And I also happen to know that most of these people are pretty disappointed at the slight roster they were given as a follow-up to MvC2's  fifty character select screen. Many of these people were under the impression that Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorath wouldn't be the only two characters to enter the land of downloadable content, but it looks like they may have been wrong.

Rumors, and I'll repeat that, rumors are now circulating that what had at one time been planned to be DLC is now going to become Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom, an enhanced port of the game that is said to hit shelves at $39.99, as opposed to the full price. This is in the same spirit as Capcom's other return fighter, Street Fighter IV, which got a "Super" port hardly a year later.

What everyone thinks Capcom looks like.
So, naturally, there is an enormous shit storm blasting everyone in the face the second they mention the prospect of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. This is because people really aren't taking the time to let the real figures sink in. Instead of waiting around for them to get it straight, I'll just tell them in simple terms.

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 would save you money.


Yeah, that's right. Buying into this whole "updated port" nonsense will save you more money than if you were to buy all of that additional content in downloadable form. As it stands now, Capcom is releasing each character at a price point of 400 Microsoft Points, that's five dollars for those of you who aren't so savvy in bull shit.

If the rumors are to be believed, and any further announcement of a UMvC3 would say that they are, then the game will come with ten entirely new characters, plus the two characters who were previously released as special DLC for the first version of the game. If you were to buy these characters as DLC, you'd be dishing out a total of sixty dollars for new content, as opposed to the $39.99 you'll be charged instead. You will actually save twenty dollars and one cent if Capcom were to release an "Ultimate" upgraded version in stores. There would probably also be significant balancing tweaks that would make some characters be less of an asshole.

But not all...
Of course there are always some players who felt as though they were magically entitled to an ungodly number of characters in the first edition of MvC3, and bitch about how thirty-six characters wasn't enough for them and that the game was shit because of it. These people are all morons who don't understand that they were lucky enough to get the game in the first place, let alone as many characters as they did. Capcom was not recycling programming and sprites for this one, so you idiots need to seriously shut up.

To everybody else: I hope you now understand that an "Ultimate" edition will actually be less costly to you in the short run.

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