Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is set to launch later this month, only nine short months since the release of Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Many gamers feel that this is Capcom taking their notorious fighting game re-releases to a terrible new level, but fighting game man Seth Killian promises us this isn’t the case, saying:
[The reason for the re-release concerns] things most gamers don’t care about, even though they’re realities that affect every gamer’s lifeMarvel is a big company that has their own schedule of licenses with windows,We have the license for this specific game, but other companies outside of Capcom have licenses for other Marvel games that impinge. So we have to find specific times where we’re able to release products.
Surely this doesn’t assuage the outrage that buyers of vanilla MVC3 feel, but it does at least let us know that Capcom alone isn’t responsible for it. This still doesn’t quite explain why UMVC3 couldn’t just be delivered via DLC ala Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (which is also available on discs) or why there isn’t some sort of Nintendo-esque “Ambassador Program” in place. Either way, I’m snagging the game the day it comes out, on November 15th.