Marvel vs. Capcom 3

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VideoEvo 2011 Latif V Fuudo video

Fighting titans meet in battle.

VideoA message from fighting champ Daigo

Street Figher, MVC star has a word.

Digital FoundryXbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3: Round 29

Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Fight Night Champion, Stacking, de Blob 2.

Digital FoundryMarvel vs. Capcom 3 PS3 Performance

Capcom's fantasy fighter as it plays on PS3.

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Amy headlines EU PlayStation Store update

Amy headlines EU PlayStation Store update

Plus games, demos and DLC.

Eerie survival horror game Amy headlines this week's European PlayStation Store update.

It's a game about a troubled child who can make things happen with the power of her mind. Oh my god! Amy's also out on Xbox Live Arcade today.

"Neither quirky enough to be forgiven its unfinished feel nor polished enough to satisfy the base gaming itch, Amy is a crushing disappointment with little to recommend it," Dan Whitehead wrote in Eurogamer's just-published Amy review.

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Cheap This Week - 25/05/11

Demon's Souls! Nintendogs + Cats! Pikmin!

It's Wednesday, so it's time for our weekly roundup of cut-price games. This week's comprehensive selection includes a classic from yesteryear, a hidden gem that you might have missed at its lowest price yet, a cheap pre-order and a couple of new releases nicely discounted. If you want more cheap games pumped into your web browser around the clock, get yourself over to SavyGamer.co.uk, the home of cheap gaming in the UK.

EVO 2011: Daigo enters MVC3 ring

Are you watching, Justin Wong?

Japanese fighting game legend Daigo "The Beast" Umehara has thrown down the gauntlet to his Western rivals and declared he will enter the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 ring at this year's Evo Tournament.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 ships two million

UPDATE: Source reveals mistranslation.

UPDATE: A source has indicated to Eurogamer that Capcom's suggestion that additional downloadable characters will be sold for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is the result of a mistranslation.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 DLC delayed

Capcom puts Jill and Shuma-Gorath on hold.

Capcom has postponed the launch of Jill and Shuma-Gorath downloadable characters for fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom 3 following last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3: Round 29

Digital FoundryXbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3: Round 29

Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Test Drive Unlimited 2, Fight Night Champion, Stacking, de Blob 2.

All killer, no filler - there are five top-rated titles in this instalment of our ongoing Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3 comparison comparison, covering off the cream of the crop from the latest cross-platform releases.

It's a huge article backed up by hundreds of supplementary screenshots alongside 11 high-definition videos, so let's move swiftly along to the line-up, complete with handy links to get you to the right page and the right game as quickly as possible.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

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EU PlayStation Store update 2nd March

EU PlayStation Store update 2nd March

Black Ops demo, maps; PixelJunk Shooter 2.

A 1.3GB single-player demo for Call of Duty: Black Ops can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store today. It coincides with arrival of the Black Ops First Strike Map Pack (locked until tomorrow), which costs 11.49 and measures 1.4GB.

PixelJunk Shooter 2 also arrives today (7/10 Eurogamer), as does old PSone game Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.

There's a lorry-load of DLC to bolster your games with, as revealed by the EU PlayStation Blog, even some for Dragon Age II, which isn't out until next Friday.

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Although I have two excellent new releases sat on my desk and hundreds of miles of Hawaiian road still to light up blue in Test Drive Unlimited 2, I'm going to be spending tonight and possibly much of the weekend playing a three-year-old game.

MVC3 DLC costumes price, release date

MVC3 DLC costumes price, release date

Plus, Jill and Shuma-Gorath availability.

Alternative costumes for three-on-three fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be available to download from the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live from 1st March, Capcom has announced.

Ryu wears his Street Fighter 1 costume, Chris Redfield wears his Resident Evil 1 outfit and Dante turns into his devil dad, Sparda. Marvel superheroes Captain America, Thor and Iron Man turn up in new threads, too.

They'll set you back $5 on PSN and 400 Microsoft Points (3.43) on Xbox Live. Screenshots of the alternative costumes are below.

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Flight club.

Street Fighter IV is the Beethoven's Fifth of fighting games. All weighty drama, considered changes and measured movements, it's an experience that heaves and builds to a studied climax. There are fireworks and flames, sure, but they are yoked to tradition, and for all the screen-filling Ultra finishes the game maintains a Ryu-like distinguished grace.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3, by contrast, is the Flight of the Bumblebee. Fast-moving and skittish, it creates its drama by bamboozling the mind with blink-and-you'll-miss-it florid action. The tradition here belongs to comic books, not martial arts, and Capcom's artists have been egged on to create ever more outlandish, screen-filling, Wolverine *KAPOW*.

Historically, the Marvel vs. Capcom series has been viewed as a light-hearted enterprise, an upbeat crossover to entertain the Westerners. Certainly this was true of the first arcade release, a game intended to introduce Capcom's poster boys and girls to comic book fans, and not much else.

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Mad Catz MVC3 stick GameShark exclusive

Mad Catz MVC3 stick GameShark exclusive

May come to other retailers in due course.

Want to play upcoming three-on-three fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom 3 with its officially-licensed fighting stick? Then there's only one place you can buy it.

The officially licensed, Mad Catz produced Marvel VS Capcom 3 Arcade FightStick will be sold exclusively from Mad Catz' own online shop.

The stick will appear on GameShark.net "shortly", Mad Catz told Eurogamer this afternoon. It "may" be sold by other shops "in due course".

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MVC3 Shadow Mode DLC detailed

Test your skills against developer AI.

It's not even on the shelves yet, but the first batch of post-launch DLC for brawler mash-up Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been confirmed.

After ten years of epic exchanges, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is finally bowing out as its long-awaited sequel shows up, looks nonchalantly at its watch and apologises for being late. But before we take the Sons of Sparda and Odin into the training room, two of the world's most accomplished Marvel 2 players want to show you their skills in one last high stakes money-match.

Sentinel, Hsien-Ko confirmed for MVC3

Sentinel, Hsien-Ko confirmed for MVC3

Exclusive gameplay videos inside.

Darkstalkers' Hsien-Ko and robotic Marvel villain Sentinel have joined Marvel vs. Capcom 3's bulging roster.

Exclusive, uninterrupted gameplay videos of the pair going at it are below.

Fan favourite Hsien-Ko, from China, is a jiāngshī, a stiff corpse or, a Chinese vampire.

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MVC3: Netcode, balance and rejects

"In an ideal world a fighting game is in production forever."

With Marvel vs. Capcom 3 nearing its February launch, Eurogamer sat down with director and producer Ryota Niitsuma to get some last-minute details on one of 2011's most exciting fighting games. Read on for the latest on character balance, netcode and rejected superheroes, and discover how the game will pit rage quitters against each other.

Akuma, Taskmaster confirmed for MVC3

Akuma and Taskmaster have joined three-on-three fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom 3's roster.

Akuma is a long-standing Street Fighter. He stalks do-gooder Ryu with burning red eyes and a gravel voice.

Taskmaster is a Marvel assassin for hire with a photographic memory that allows him to copy and predict the movements of other people. He uses a sword and shield and has a skull for a face. Really.

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MVC3 is no place for cheats

Capcom to ring-fence rage-quitters.

Cowardly Marvel vs. Capcom 3 users who repeatedly choose to rage-quite in the face of ignominious defeat will find a nasty surprise in store, Capcom has revealed.

Haggar and Phoenix confirmed for MVC3

X-Man Phoenix and Final Fight wrestler Haggar have joined Marvel vs. Capcom 3's bulging roster.

Exclusive videos and screenshots of the pair going at it are below.

Jean Grey-Summers (Phoenix) is a long-standing member of superhero mutant group the X-Men. She struggles to control the awesome power of the Phoenix Force as she licks Cyclops' rugged face.

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Taskmaster, Akuma, Hsien-Ko for MVC3?

Achievements thicken plot.

The full Achievements list for upcoming three-on-three fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has found its way online, and it suggests the inclusion of a number of unannounced characters.

Storm and C. Viper confirmed for MVC3

Storm and C. Viper confirmed for MVC3

Exclusive videos inside.

X-Man Storm and Street Fighter Crimson Viper have joined Marvel vs. Capcom 3's bulging roster.

Exclusive videos of the pair going at it are below.

Storm is a long-standing member of superhero mutant group the X-Men. She commands the weather and so can fly, fire electricity bolts out of the sky and make it rain.

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3's already bulging roster is set to swell even further according to Japanese magazine Famitsu there are still 10 characters left for Capcom to reveal.

MVC3: Capcom defends DLC chars

Plus, "zero" chance of a demo.

Capcom has defended its decision to make characters from upcoming three-on-three brawler Marvel vs. Capcom 3 downloadable content amid increasing anger from the fighting game community.

New fighters confirmed for MVC3

New fighters confirmed for MVC3

Zero and She-Hulk get stuck in.

Zero and She-Hulk are the latest scrappers confirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.

In the Marvel corner comes leggy green lawyer She-Hulk, otherwise known as Bruce Banner's cousin and the last ever character legendary scribbler Stan Lee created for the comic book publisher.

Over in the Capcom corner you've got Zero. You might remember him from Mega Man X, or perhaps you unlocked him in Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars for the Wii?

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds

Destined for greatness?

This year marked my first trip to the Eurogamer Expo. I was only able to attend the opening day, and with so many games and conferences I wanted to sample, I came up with a simple strategy: don't stay on one game for too long and try to mix it up.

Hot on the heels of Capcom confirming Sir Arthur and Nathan Spencer for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 comes word of two more: MODOK and Magneto.

Two new MVC3 fighters confirmed

Two new MVC3 fighters confirmed

Sir Arthur and Nathan Spencer get involved.

Capcom has confirmed two new fighters for Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds - Sir Arthur and Nathan Spencer.

The new additions were unveiled at a New York Comic Con panel, reports Joystiq.

Sir Arthur, from rock hard platformer Ghosts 'n Goblins, appeared as an assist character in Marvel vs. Capcom, but will be fully playable in the forthcoming threequel.

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Capcom talks Marvel vs. Capcom 3

"Deadpool is immortal. No one can beat him."

And all of a sudden there are more fighting games than we know what to do with. Street Fighter X Tekken, Tekken X Street Fighter, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Dead or Alive: Dimensions, King of Fighters, BlazBlue, and now, after a decade's hiatus, a new Marvel vs. Capcom game.

Capcom adds to MVC3 roster

Tron and X-23 enter the fray.

Two new fighters have been announced for Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds Tron Bonne on the Capcom side, and X-23 for Marvel.

Four new MVC3 characters revealed

Marvel villains and Capcom femme fatales.

Marvel villains Doctor Doom and the Super-Skrull, and Capcom fighters Chun-Li and Trish, have been added to the list of playable characters in upcoming fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom 3.