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Crazy Awesome Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Gameplay Videos from EVO 2010

Submitted by on Monday, 12 July 2010One Comment

A new build of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was playable to the public for the very first time at EVO 2010. The game has already changed since E3.

Evolution 2010 might be over but there is still much to talk about. Aside from announcements being teased, MvC3 was a pretty big deal at EVO. This was the first public location test for the game and Capcom definitely has to be pleased with the result.

The changes from the E3 build are pretty interesting. One difference is that universal air-dashes have been removed. There is some cause for concern as this will limit the options that many characters will have. Keits, who also played the E3 build, said that the EVO version feels more like Marvel vs. Capcom 2 than Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.

The two videos released so far were from the Exhibition during EVO 2010. This is the same footage that was streamed live and you’ll hear commentary from Capcom’s Seth Killian and G4’s Adam Sessler. Do pay attention to some of the backgrounds in the stages as they seem to reveal some hints. One of which is a Chun-Li banner. Her silhouette was already shown when the game was first announced indicating that she will be a playable character. Seems pretty obvious, really, but there are other interesting tidbits to pay attention to.

Seth Killian reiterated that Capcom wants more than 30 characters in the game and they are trying to put in as many as possible. If you want to use the character select screen as a reference, there could be 42 characters in the game. Of course, that’s assuming that every box in the grid will house a character. During the stream it was mentioned that the game is about 50% complete.

In the gameplay videos you’ll notice that you can now switch characters during an air combo and continue to beat down your opponent. This mechanic will definitely bring about some crazy combo ideas and it doesn’t seem to be broken either. The person on the receiving end does have the ability to counter the switch. Currently, you need to press the “exchange” button with the same direction as your opponent the moment the attacker attempts the switch. It’s a bit of a guessing game but it does give you an option to break free. It could also leave you vulnerable for more attacks if you guessed wrong.

Eventhubs has a very in-depth description of all the mechanics for the game. It’s well worth the read.