After a weekend of leaks, Capcom has officially announced Marvel vs Capcom 3, which will carry the full title Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. As expected, the game will be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 as a full retail title, not a digital download like MvC2. Marvel vs Capcom 3 is currently on track for a Spring 2011 release.
The game will be built using Capcom's MT Framework, which also powered Resident Evil 5 and Lost Planet 2. MvC3 will be a 3-on-3 tag team fighter that will use a hybrid 2D/3D "moving comic" style that Capcom refers to as a "Living Comic Book." Owing to its roots, the game will feature an Evolved VS. Fighting System that includes "[w]ild over-the-top gameplay complete with signature aerial combos, hyper combos and other original systems."
?We are so pleased to be working with Marvel again. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been one of the most requested titles for us to produce by our fans,? said Christian Svensson, Corporate Officer and Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development at Capcom. ?Our Capcom development studio is creating the most epic fighting game ever developed and Marvel's input into that process has been invaluable.?
And in case you missed it earlier, here's a teaser trailer for the game, which also showcases the first six characters that will make up the final fighter roster: