The words ‘free’ ‘Capcom’ and ‘DLC’ have rarely, if ever, fit in the same sentence. But this IS the holiday season after all. Fighting fans out there currently sinking their teeth into Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 should be excited to know that they will be receiving a whole new play mode called “Heroes and Heralds” and most importantly for free. Fans who are anticipating the Vita version of the game should know that the update will be included in the handheld version when it launches alongside the Vita in 2012. Hit the jump for more info about the play mode.
Heroes & Heralds is a separate mode that adds new and customizable features to online and offline gameplay. Players will choose between two factions – Heroes or Heralds– and will engage in a series of battles with the opposing side to help save the world or take it over. Gameplay in the Heroes & Heralds mode will be altered through the acquisition of Ability cards that range from basic alterations (speed boost) to game-changing, combo enhancing powers (invisibility or ability to pass through projectiles). Cards can be used in online and offline versions of the Heroes & Heralds modes as well as the training mode. Ability cards are based on classic Marvel and Capcom characters.