Capcom Fight Club 2011 NYC Recap

If there was one thing to be learned about this year’s Capcom Fight Club is that you better start waiting on line now for next year’s. A massive line that started growing out of control earlier in the day for the event that opened up at 6pm. Die-hard fans could not wait to be some of the first to play the latest builds of Street Fighter X Tekken, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition. These builds were so up to date that they had characters in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 that were announced just days before the event (Nemesis and Doctor Strange).

We’ve already previewed Street Fighter X Tekken before, and the only difference were some new characters included in this build. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 gave me that same vibe, because, let’s be real here, it’s the same game with more characters. I got to try out all six of the new characters, and for those who don’t know, that includes Firebrand, Doctor Strange, Ghost Rider, Nemesis, Strider Hiryu and Hawkeye. I found myself having a great time with Ghost Rider and Nemesis, because of how powerful they are. Some of the new backgrounds in the game were nice and the music (from what I could hear from all the noise around me) were remixes from the original Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

The event, located on 540 West 21st Street, was packed, fighting game fans came together to play the latest and greatest fighters, and it was something that was purely fan service from Capcom. Now we wait for all the new fighters to arrive, and first up is Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition which arrives in 3 days. Hope to see you all online and duking it out soon.

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François Chang

Working on the DualShockers staff as both an editor and community manager since late 2009, François is absolutely no stranger to the videogame industry. He is a graduate from the City College of New York, and has his Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. His next step is to obtain his Master's degree at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Before starting his career, François has been gaming since the age of 2 with Super Mario World, and he has never looked back since. Gaming may be his profession, but it has always been his passion.

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