Yesterday Capcom confirmed Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, a new edition of the original with a roster of 50 fighters- 12 of which are new additions exclusive to this version.
Confirmed new additions include Strider, Firebrand from Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Ghost Rider, and Hawkeye with more to be announced in the coming months.
Ultimate also has eight new stages, improved balancing and online functionality and a Spectator Mode where players can watch other’s matches online. The link here has plenty of gameplay videos showing off the new crossover fighting action.
The title is slated for a November 2011 release at a MSRP of $39.99 for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
That’s the end of the fact portion of this post, now to move into rumor territory… Images were also discovered on the Capcom web server hinting at a few more leaked characters including Virgil, Rocket Raccoon, Phoenix Wright, Nova, Nemesis, Iron Fist, Frank West, and Doctor Strange. The images and another gameplay video can be found in this PCWorld article.
UPDATE: In an interview with Siliconera, Capcom confirmed that Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be on disc only, with “so much data in the game” that the DLC route wouldn’t be possible.