Last week, Capcom announced that Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be getting its first batch of DLC on March 1st. It will contain six costumes, 3 per side, and will cost roughly $5 on PSN or 400 points worth of Microsoft Moon Monies.
Through that pack you will be able to play dress up with Ryu (Street Fighter 1 Look), Chris (S.T.A.R.S. Outfit), Dante (His Father Sparda), Iron Man (Norman Osborn's Iron Patriot), Captain America (Heroic Age) and Thor (Classic).
Now we can sit here and debate about a number of topics, but the fact of the matter is that this is happening. And while the guessing game of MvC3's roster may more or less be over, speculation over who/what the next batch of costume DLC will bring is just beginning.
Thus, the first ever instalment of Wishlist. Here we will be listing what we want to see in upcoming games/DLC packs. You can check out what we think/want after the jump.
Mike Haggar: Final Fight 3 / Zangeif
While many may know Mayor Mike Haggar from the Final Fight series, he also has appeared in Capcom brawler, Saturday Night Slam Masters. Here, he had a more traditional in-ring attire. As the Final Fight games progressed, Haggar's look became less casual and more reminiscent of his Slam Masters persona. Since the man loves wrestling, it wouldn't be a surprise if this made it as his DLC costume.
Then again, it also wouldn't be surprising if at one point he received some of Zangeif's threads. Pre-MvC3 release, everyone speculated if that Haggar were to appear that his moveset would resemble the Russian Cyclone's. After he was revealed, those people weren't mistaken. Though they may have similar moves, the basis would go back to Street Fighter IV. There, Zangeif's first piece of DLC was actually Mike Haggar's Final Fight attire. It would make sense that if the two traded clothes, this would be the place Haggar would show off.
Spencer - Rearmed Nathan "Rad" Spencer
Going back Pre-MvC3, fans that wanted a Bionic Commando representative were hoping for Nathan "Rad" Spencer. His orange hair and Too Cool For School Sunglasses were thought to be a shoe-in, as Capcom had released the very popular Bionic Commando Rearmed via the digital platforms and a sequel was in the works. However, it seemed that dreadlocked, hotdog arm Nathan Spencer would make the cut - aka the questionable Spencer from the questionable 2008 Bionic Commando release.
What better way to sell Bionic Commando fans on DLC than to release the "true" Rad Spencer. The real question would be however: Moustache or No Moustache? If Captain American's on disc pallet swap costumes allowed for mask wings and no mask wings, then the answer should be obvious.
Arthur - Super Ghouls N Ghosts (Bronze Armor) / Maximo
While Arthur's on-disc armour may be a redesign of sorts, it is very reminiscent of the armour he has previous worn in the Ghosts N Goblins games. Then again, they all really look the same throughout. One piece of armor that stood out was the Bronze set found in Super Ghouls N Ghosts, mostly due to the helmet being different. If Capcom were to stick to an armoured Arthur, this could easily do the job.
Or, if they really wanted to have some fun, they could take the outfit worn by Maximo, star of the Maximo games found on the Playstation 2. Taking place in the Ghosts N Goblins Universe, Maximo even found himself fighting in his underwear if hit enough times. If Zangeif and Haggar could switch clothes for a day, I'm sure Maximo and Arthur wouldn't be out of the ordinary either.
The Hulk - (Planet/World War) Hulk / Joe Fixit
The Hulk has had a number of different looks throughout the years. He had a very distinct looking one just recently tying to his Planet Hulk and World War Hulk Story Arcs. Here, the enraged Bruce Banner trades in the ripped pants for a more savage warrior get up. In a way, World War Hulk did deal with the Fate of Two Worlds, thus that attire could certainly fit here as well.
Sure, World War Hulk makes sense and is pretty much the most recent different looking Hulk. However, there's no denying how much suave Joe Fixit has. Brawling as his Vegas enforcer persona would no doubt look classy as hell. Plus, Grey Hulk is already in game so hopefully that means there's a chance. While it might not be the selection for the first batch of DLC, here's hoping for something down the line.
Spider-Man - Bag Man / Scarlet Spider
It's really hard to think of alternate costumes for Spidey, seeing as he has quite a few already (albeit palette swaps) in the game. Oh wait, no it isn't. Remember that time Reed Richards removed the symbiote from Peter's body, and to return home with his identity still secret, Johnny Storm gave him an extra Fantastic Four outfit and a paper bag to put over his face? Yeah. It also also the best unlockable costume from the Playstation 1 Spider-Man game. Remember when Alternate costumes were on disc?
Though Bag Man would be an amazing choice, there is no denying that there are other and more iconic Spider-Man related outfits to come out of the comics. Considering that a lot of those outfits could easily be incorporated through palette swaps, the Scarlet Spider is just different enough to stand on its own. If Norman Osborn's suit can make it in, so could Ben Reilly's. Or Felicity Hardy's. That would be rad too. Black Cat for DLC.
Wolverine - Weapon X / Street wear (Origins)
Like Spider-Man, Wolverine has had many different looks throughout Marvel history. But just like Spider-Man, a few of those can be incorporated through palette swaps as well. Luckily Logan isn't always stuck inside his costume, and a few of his looks go beyond the pointy mask.
Straight out the lab comes Weapon X Wolverine. The most defining feature of this outfit (or lack of) is of course the headwear. Looking part machine, the helmet certainly gives the look a unique feel. Plus is Marvel Vs. Capcom after all, where a half naked man with a machine like head and claws coming out arms can fit right in admits all the chaos.
Sure Wolverine in the buff may sell, but there's one outfit that's been floating around different mediums especially thanks to the Wolverine origins movie. His Street Wear is basic, but gets the job done. The spandex is replaced with a simple white t-shirt and a pair of jeans. Very casual and very simple. Seeing as many of Logan's adventures have seen him maskless, and if Steve Rogers could lose the tiny wings for his DLC, this choice doesn't seem too far off as well.
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