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Wishlist For Marvel vs. Capcom 3′s DLC Characters

Purely for speculation and fun, I was checking out the most recent roster set up for upcoming fighter – Marvel vs. Capcom 3. For those who don’t know, this is a fighting game that pits video game characters from many various well known and slightly obscure CAPCOM games against the villains, and heroes from MARVEL COMICS. And since the announcement of this third game, every fan has been guessing and chipping away at photos as to who will be included in the final roster.
We know that there will at least be 30 characters from the gate, and that DLC will be available too. And there is no limit at what will be available for that, including backgrounds, alternate costumes, and most importantly – new characters. I want to focus on who could possibly be offered through downloadable content. And I’d like to offer you dear reader, my wish list for each side. I’m going to be selecting both familiar, and maybe unfamiliar characters to you. These will be characters who have not yet been featured in the last two series as playable characters at all, freshly fresh faces to the video game series! I’m going to pick three characters for each side on this wishlist, and hope that someone from Shoryuken or Capcom checks me out and decides to throw me a bone or two :). I hope you enjoy, and feel free to leave your thoughts below.

1.) Samanosuke Akechi, from Capcom’s Onimusha series. Onimusha is one Capcom’s top franchises, standing shoulder to should with the likes of Resident Evil, Street Fighter, and Mega Man. The Onimusha series itself retells the stories of historical Japanese figures with a supernatural twist. And Samanosuke is no exception as a noble samurai who fights against the supernatural evil bought forth by evil warlords. I’d prefer they go with one of his earlier appearances, from Onimusha Warlords.
His outfit would be simple and direct. With rustic colors, and moves that utilize not only his various weapons, but also the Oni Gauntlet. Imagine slashing away at characters with sword combos, followed by using the Oni Gauntlet to steal health from your opponent. And once your super bar is filled, one of his supers could be the Oni Awakening, where he becomes temporarily faster, and takes less damage than normal. Imagine a faster Colossus’ Super Armor special in MvC2. I believe he’d be a perfect fit, and an addition to the game that no one is expecting.

2.) Sagat from the Street Fighter series is my next character. I believe he must have be excluded from the past games because M. Bison and characters like Vega were already included as Capcom villains, and maybe the rivalry between Ryu and Sagat would confuse casual players. Sagat is really more or less, a loner in the Street Fighter series now. Neither hero, nor villain. But that’s no reason to leave him out of the fight. He has awesome combos, a powerful stature, and an eye patch accessory that is bad ass enough to rival Nick Fury. Imagine him going toe to toe with the likes of Dr. Doom, or The Hulk? Just imagine.

Next character for the Capcom side of things is Donovan Baine! Donovan was introduced in the Darkstalkers video game series and is actually, a Darkhunter. Stalking all of the monster like characters and slaying them. With that type of character in mind, I think he would fit well as a guy who comes to the Marvel universe believing all of the super powered beings were evil. Especially Dormammu, and other mystical characters.

The last three characters that I’m going to drop on you are all characters who can be found in the Marvel Universe. Let me know what you think.

Taskmaster is a character that needs to be in the MvC3. He has an interesting background, and recently has been on the frontlines and in the pages of the most recent major Marvel event Dark Reign, that featured Norman Osbourne, the Green Goblin as the head of America’s defenses. He can hang with maybe the best of them, as a character who has an extreme level of photographic memory, and can use that to copy the fighting style of his opponents. The only issue that comes to mind though, is that he’d be the Seth/Mokujin/Chameleon style character. Which would be kind of boring, but story wise, he could be awesome. And maybe the option to throw in some throwback costumes to his earlier days wouldn’t hurt either!

Elektra Nothing like a female, ninja assassin to round out your roster. She wields the sais like nobodies business, and could have some pretty amazing combos if you utilize her background properly. Maybe have a few Hand ninjas at her disposal as well? She would be a great female addition to the game as a stealthy light weight character who can deal good damage when used correctly. Imagine her taking the place of a Strider type of character, only more badass with sais, and a handful of red ninjas at her disposal! And her story could bring Daredevil, and Bullseye into her cinematic ending as well! Maybe even throw in a Skrull version of Elektra to give a nod to the Secret Invasion storyline. As long as Capcom avoids any references to the Jennifer Gardner/Elektra movie. Let’s not go that route.

And finally, dear reader, the last character that I’d like to see added to the Marvel vs Capcom 3 roster -

Doctor Strange is a character that’s never before been seen in a video game such as this. He brings a level of mysticism that meshes with all. From his Marvel counterparts, to the Darkstalkers and their Capcom counterparts. His combos would open time rifts and unknown monsters against his opponents, and his supers would be devasting. I’ve always wished he was in MvC2, and hopefully he’ll be seen in 3. His story could encompass so many characters, its ridiculous. Dorammamu, Dr. Doom, Iron Man, Dante, Morrigan, and many more! Doctor Strange is the perfect character. From his costume, to what I’d imagine would be his colorful move set. The comic book style that the game is going for yearns to shown off with a character like this!

So dear reader, I hope you’ve found this article to tease your interest for this game. More characters are to be announced, surely within the month, and probably through January as we get closer to the games release date. These are just six characters I’d personally like to see be added to the game at some point, maybe even as DLC. But who would you like to see featured in Marvel vs. Capcom 3? Maybe you know of an obscure character that hasn’t had a decent treatment in several years? Let me know dear reader.

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  • http://Website TheKillah29

    -General Ross in a Hulkbuster Armour
    -Iron Man in his Hulkbuster Armour
    -Hope Summers
    -Cable
    -Iron Man in his Thorbuster Armour
    -Wonder Man
    -Ms. Marvel
    -Spider-Woman
    -Sigman from Megaman X
    -Asmund Saddler from Resident Evil 4
    -Jean Grey/Pheonix
    -Pyro
    -Nero from DMC4
    -Beast
    -Nightcrawler
    -Maverik/Agent Zero
    -Black Panther
    -Nick Fury (cocaisian)
    -Dr. Wiley in a giant mech suit

  • http://Website Name (required)

    dude who cares what they bring to the “storyline”, isn’t what they bring to the table as a fighter more important than anything else? Don’t get me wrong I love MVC2 and I’ll get this game, but the story aspect of the game when all is said and done is of no importance to this game and why characters should (or shouldn’t) be in this game.

  • http://www.twitter.com/wcii William Johnson (StylelessKnave)

    Well I tried to hit on both with most of the characters, but I personally enjoy the storyline more than I do anything. Marvel vs Capcom 2 had no story at all, and it’s a great, great fighting game. It’s been in EVO every year for a reason, and I recognize that. But I dont want to play a game where it’s just match after match for nothing. The fighting alone cant keep me interested.

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      Then out of curiosity, how long before u started losing interest in MvC2, if you did?

      MvC2 did have a slight plot to it, if you watched the scenes during the ending credits. Seemed as if Ruby Heart was after some artifact/jewel that the final boss possessed but in the end she just throws it away. Yeah not much

  • http://Website ltk

    all i want is captain commando, sentinel, strider hiryu, and psylocke to return.

  • http://Platformnation.com TheTexasTornado

    From Marvel I would most like to see Ironfist, Psylocke and Blade. From CAPCOM Guile, Sagat and Dr. Wiley. Blade vs Dante is EPIC not to mention Blade is a black American who is very popular. Captain America and Guile is a dream team and Ironfist vs Ryu is EPiC. Psylocke vs Chun-Li would be the most INTENSE and EPIC just because both characters are very popular. I think people would be torn as to who to pick in a match between Psylock and Chun-Li.

  • http://skeltermethod.wordpress.com Corwen

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    and i’ll be happy

  • http://Website GUI J

    Word on the Street is that Taskmaster IS going to be in M Vs C 3

  • http://Website dorian2468

    Mega Man X
    Ken Masters
    Rouge
    Black Cat
    Cyclopes
    Mega Man Volnutt
    Roll Casket
    Lady
    Virgil
    Batsu
    Hawk Eye
    Sakura
    Captin Commando

  • http://Website Bunny Ruffles

    GHOST RIDER!!!!!!!

  • http://Website jmonster129

    everybody has probably already heard about the remaining characters
    hsien ko (im looking forward to her)
    akuma
    haggar

    phenoix
    taskmaster
    sentinel

    but for some reason bison is something thats on my mind
    i think i read something about him being in the game and it talked about his level 3 super, and also described mike haggar when the leak about him was barely out…
    i really hope bison is in cuz capcom needs villains

    this could be possible because the people who leaked the reamaining characters said they were only with the creators for most of the game but not all the way to the end
    who knows, we might have more than those characters and DLC thats been leaked

  • http://Website Gary Wintle

    I’d definitely love to see:

    DEATH’S HEAD (the original bounty hun-, sorry, freelance peacekeeping agent)
    He would look cool and he’s funny, and the amount of cool moves you could do with him is delicious.
    He would fit MvC3 absolutely perfectly.

    STRIDER HIRYU
    His absence is sorely felt thus far, and seeing him in glorious HD doing his acrobatic moves would be sheer joy.

  • http://www.superhaters.com Nick Marino

    I’d like to see some of the classics be DLC — Blackheart, Captain Commando, Jin, Juggernaut, Psylocke, War Machine (or just an add-on/alternate move set for the Iron Man model in a War Machine costume!), Mega Man… oh man I could keep going on and on!