Marvel vs. Capcom 3's Complete Roster Leaked On Twitter?
Written Thursday, December 16, 2010 By Richard WalkerView author's profile
If you don't want to know the details of the rest of Marvel vs. Capcom 3's fighters, look away now. They've been leaked via Twitter, where klennox22 - whose Twitter account has subsequently been deleted - revealed Capcom's DLC plans for the game, as well as the rest of the roster and news that Dead Rising's Frank West - a much-demanded fan favourite - has been omitted from the final character selection.
Fighting game site, Shoryuken took down an archive of all the tweets prior to the offending Twitter account being erased, with relations that Frank West was set to be in the game, but was "pulled about two months prior, and there was no time to add a new character in his place. Capcom had to make the decision to pull a Marvel character to even the roster out," wrote the source, who supposedly works close to Capcom, but does not actually work for them.
That removed Marvel character was Shuma Gorath, who is now to be offered as DLC, alongside Jill Valentine. Haggar is also revealed as one of the remaining characters to join the roster, whose counterpart was going to be Juggernaut. Instead however, the other five characters are Phoenix and the Sentinel from X-Men, and Avengers antagonist, Taskmaster on the Marvel side. On the Capcom side, the source also claims that Hsien-Ko from Darkstalkers and Akuma from Street Fighter will join Haggar.
Apparently, the planet devouring Fantastic Four bad guy Galactus will also be the game's final boss. This leak also seems genuine as one of the tweets successfully predicted the arrival of an exclusive trailer on GameSpot: "Episode 3 trailer finally coming VERY soon. Sooner than you might think! #mvc3" Check out the trailer via the link.
Of course, anyone could create a Twitter account and just make stuff up, but that last tweet being right on the money makes us suspicious that the leak could be a bona fide source. That said, take this all with a pinch of salt until Capcom step in with an official confirmation.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is out in February 2011.
[Via Edge Online]