Although Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds has been in development since the summer of 2008, fans only learned that the game is on the works in April 2010—a decade after Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes first came out to the arcades.
Since its announcement last April, fans of the series have been itching to get their hands on the fifth game of the Marvel vs. Capcom series.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds features the same tag-based three-on-three team format as the other games of the series, where each character can be swapped at any point during a match. This time around, the game features three-dimensional characters instead of the two-dimensional sprites of the previous installments. The gameplay remains restricted to two-dimensions, on the other hand, limiting the character to move only backward, forward, or straight up into the air.
The game features new and returning characters to the Marvel vs Capcom franchise. It has a full roster of 36 playable characters—which is an upset compared to the last game's 56 characters. Fan favorites like Wolverine, Spider-Man, Morrigan Aensland and Ryu return while newcomers include Arthur from Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Trish from Devil May Cry and Phoenix aka Jean Grey of the X-Men.
Two additional characters, Jill Valentine and Shuma-Gorath, are available as downloadable content. Galactus will appear as the game's AI-controlled boss.