Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is coming. We don’t have a release date, but we do know that there is a new Marvel fighting game on the way, but I don’t know enough about it to say whether it’s going to be a blockbuster or not. I’ve heard some people speaking about it in a pretty negative light, I’m not passing judgment until I have it in my hands. I’m not exactly the best at the Marvel fighting games, but I’m a huge comic fan and do love 2D fighting games. With that in mind, I’m really excited for it! However, what I am confused by, is the sudden resurgence of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. There was quite a lot of vitriol over the DLC debacle at initial launch, and the release of Ultimate after regular MVC3. It’s not like a lot of people missed it! The game was everywhere! I’m just curious why the sudden need to bring it back. Sure, it’s at tournaments, people are still playing it. I’m not suggesting UMVC3 is a dead game or a dead brand, I am very curious why they didn’t release it to PC sooner. I have some thoughts, though, so fear not! One of the major reasons I think this move to Steam is happening [or has happened, it’s already here] is to gauge reaction to it in preparation for Infinite. Will people buy it on Steam? Play online? Will there be a crowd of people in the game getting ranked matches on PC?
I do not believe there’s been an MVC fighting game on PC yet, as far as I can recall, this is the first, outside of other means, that we don’t talk about or condone. Come on, you have the Internet. As it so happens, I had some store credit on Steam, so I picked it up! It’s pretty cheap, at 24 bucks; had it been a full priced game, I don’t envision people buying it. Or at least, not nearly as many. The more I think about it, as I’ve watched the game slowly install on my PC, I feel this is a long overdue measure! More fighting games should launch on PC with the console. I wish it had come to PC far sooner than this, back when it first released. Computers are more powerful than ever, and there are hordes of fighting game fans, thousands [if not millions] easily, that play fighting games, but are unwilling to buy a console just for one fighting game! Console gaming is expensive, and Marvel was not on a current-gen console, not until December on PS4. I’m not picking on UMVC3, not saying it’s a bad game. I am however saying I’m not great at it, and there is still a scene for it, diehard fans that want to play it. The long and the short of it is, that I wish this would have come far sooner than it had. Maybe it’s an attempt to revitalize the Marvel scene, which, while it’s not dead, is not as alive as Street Fighter, Tekken, Smash. As Marvel now exists on PC, I’m excited to see how the scene grows. My next step is to reach out to the FGC that I love, and see if one or two of the pro players will catch up with me about it.
How do you feel? Excited for it? Don’t care? Think it’s fun but are bad? Let me know below!