Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is an updated version of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds featuring 12 new characters, 9 new stages, and updated gameplay. It was released on November 15 in North America, November 17 in Japan, and November 18, 2011, in Europe for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 at the discount price of $39.99 US, and February 22, 2012, for the PlayStation Vita.

On December 3rd, UMvC3 was remastered for both the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, packed with all previous DLC (excluding Magneto's DLC costume), featuring an improved 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second as well as a new gallery mode. The Xbox One and PC was released on March 31 2017.

New Characters[edit | edit source]

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 added an additional 12 new characters, 6 from both the Marvel side and the Capcom side, bringing the total characters to 50.

The full character list was leaked on July 20, 2011.

Marvel Capcom

Ghost Rider

Firebrand

Hawkeye

Strider Hiryu

Doctor Strange

Nemesis

Iron Fist

Vergil
Nova

Phoenix Wright

Rocket Raccoon

Frank West

New Stages[edit | edit source]

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 included 9 new stages (although there were intended to be 8 new stages) that are alternate versions of the stages that appeared in the original.

  • Danger Room
  • Shadowland
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Air Show
  • Asgard: Sea of Space
  • Days of Future Past
  • City That Never Sleeps
  • Chaos at Tricell
  • Demon Village Redux
  • Bonne Wonderland

Gameplay changes[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • There was a rumor circulating in March of 2012 that another edition of the game would be released. A poster was leaked online with the Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 logo with a large yellow X over it; rumors said the game would possibly be called Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3: Extreme Edition (hence the "X" for "Extreme") and would cost $39.99 for new buyers and $14.99 as DLC for people who already owned Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Apparently, the game would include 8 new characters; this supported a report back in 2011 that 8 characters were cut from the Ultimate edition to make the holiday sales. However, this has been dismissed by Seth Killian and several other Capcom representatives, who stated that the recently released costumes are the only current plans that Capcom has for the series; however, they didn't deny that another version could sometime come out in the future.
  • At the bottom of the character selection screen, you can see the words "Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds".
  • One of the Achievements references the show Charles In Charge.
    • Many others are also shouts out or mythology gags; The "Ultimate Nullifier", after a famous weapon from Marvel comics, "Excelsior!" is Stan Lee's catch phrase, "School for the Gifted" refers to the Xavier Academy, "Whose Side Are You On?" is the tagline to Marvel Civil War.
    • A few are comic industry in-jokes, such as "Waiting for the Trades" (the practice of waiting for a series to be collected to purchase it) and, conversely, "I Buy the Issues" (pretty much the reverse of the previous example)
    • Quite a few achievements you get for pairing up certain characters with people from their same continuity and KO-ing them, regardless of whether you're the one KO'd. "Whose Side Are You On", as the reference to the Marvel Civil War, is achieved when you KO Iron Man as Captain America (or vice-versa), and another has you "determine the fate of the Satsui no Hadou" - by pitting up Ryu against Akuma.
  • In the original Marvel vs. Capcom 3, there were no subtitles for the characters' intro and outro quotes; in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, subtitles for intro and outro quotes were added.
  • The "Ultimate" in UMvC3 is a reference to Marvel's Ultimate Marvel line.
    • Also, one can notice that in Ultimate MvC3's character select screen, posters of the first two MvC games can be seen in the background as well as as a poster of the original MvC3.
  • There's a Days of Future Past stage with a Wanted poster with MvC2 characters, referencing the iconic cover of Uncanny X-Men #141.
  • The alternate versions of the MvC3 stages reference the alternate versions of the stages in MvC2, like the snowy version of the Clock Tower, and a night version of Ruby's ship; however, more work is put into these and some are in different locations entirely, like Shadowland being near Dark Daredevil's throne, and the daytime of the Helicarrier actually being on the Helicarrier than on some platform watching it.
  • UMVC3's Capcom-style boxart is drawn by Shinkiro, the same person who made the boxart of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and The King of Fighters '94 through 2000.
  • Buyers will have the opportunity to change the the cover with one of two different box arts: One drawn by a Marvel artist, and a Capcom artist.
  • Even though only 8 new stages were announced, a ninth one was added to the game.
  • The sign She-Hulk destroyed in the full cinematic trailer said Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.
  • This the second game to have Marvel characters remained speaking only English like the previous version of the game.
  • A plethora of unused content is hinted at within the game's files:
    • Each character has a tag-in line for themselves, suggesting that same character choices were going to be implemented. While obviously not heard in-game normally, hacks allowing the player to pick the same character shows that they do play in those situations. It's unknown if this was going to be implemented in the original MvC3.
    • Each character also has a tag-in line for Galactus, suggesting that he would be playable outside the Galactus Mode. The announcer even has a clip for him, further supporting this.
      • Galactus, in return, has tag-in lines for each character (including himself), though in the final game, he only uses Wesker's, Dormammu's, Akuma's, and Doctor Doom's.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Reception[edit | edit source]

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 got "generally favorable" reviews on Metacritic receiving a metascore of 77/100 on PS4,[1] 78/100 on Xbox One,[2] 79/100 on Xbox 360,[3] and 80/100 on both PS3[4] and PS Vita.[5]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Metascore for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on PS4Metacritic, Retrieved March 17, 2020
  2. Metascore for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on Xbox OneMetacritic, Retrieved March 17, 2020
  3. Metascore for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on Xbox 360Metacritic, Retrieved March 17, 2020
  4. Metascore for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on PS3Metacritic, Retrieved March 17, 2020
  5. Metascore for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on PS VitaMetacritic, Retrieved March 17, 2020
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