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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 roster leaked

[UPDATE] Character art for Nova, Phoenix Wright, Dr. Strange, Nemesis, and more found on Capcom servers; publisher acknowledges leak.

Source: Dueling message board threads on GameFAQs and NeoGAF full of eager gamers fishing for artwork of various characters hosted on Capcom servers.

What we heard: This morning, Capcom officially announced Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, along with four of the 12 new characters: Hawkeye, Ghost Rider, Firebrand, and Strider. Soon after, the GameFAQs thread appeared with links to character art on a Capcom server for three additional characters: Dead Rising's Frank West, Phoenix Wright, and Dr. Strange.

It appears Capcom had all the art files named after the characters portrayed therein, so by taking the same URL for, say, Hawkeye's art and substituting the name of another character, it would be possible to reveal the game's roster with some good guesses. The NeoGAF community quickly picked up on the leak, and what followed was a barrage of guesswork that pushed both threads to dozens of pages in length, and uncovered eight previously unseen pieces of artwork.

On the Marvel side, the new artwork consisted of Dr. Strange, Nova, Rocket Raccoon, and Iron Fist. As for Capcom's additional foursome, that lineup featured Phoenix Wright, Frank West, Resident Evil's Nemesis, and Devil May Cry antagonist Vergil. All of the artwork has since been pulled down, though the server still hosts pictures of Hawkeye, Hulk, and other confirmed characters in the game.

The official word: Capcom had not responded to GameSpot's request for comment as of press time.

Bogus or Not Bogus: Looking not bogus, but clarification should come soon enough. Marvel and Capcom both have panels at this week's Comic-Con where they're slated to discuss the game.

[UPDATE]: Capcom has acknowledged the authenticity of the leak, and provided the following statement:

"Today we announced Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for PS3 and X360 as well as the first four characters and a playable build for this week's San Diego Comic-Con. As part of that, you may have seen some of our new characters for the game pop up on the Internet a bit earlier than anticipated. We are very happy with the positive response to the lineup, but at this point we're only going to focus on the four characters (Strider, Firebrand, Ghost Rider, Hawkeye) we have officially revealed. As for the other eight additional characters, we will have a ton of info, videos, screens and playable code in the coming months. Stay tuned!"

218 Comments

  • edmund_munchua

    Posted Jul 22, 2011 1:36 am PT

    @IAMTHEVIPQUEEN im pretty sure batman's from dc, not marvel. :s

  • IAMTHEVIPQUEEN

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 8:24 pm PT

    Thumbs up if you want BATMAN in this game (his level 3 would have Robin coming in and hugging the opponent to an ultra sqeeze)

  • ducusss

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 8:06 pm PT

    Crossin' all fingers and toes for a megaman/venom DLC.

  • OhHaiDare

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 7:04 pm PT

    Ok, rocket raccoon?
    wtf is this lol

    No Jin or Megaman, 2 veterans of the original, blarghhhhhh

  • eetz

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 4:23 pm PT

    vergil !!!!!!!!!!!!! wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • mrzero1982pt2

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 3:17 pm PT

    you have to commend capcom for admitting their mistake and then praising fans for positive feedback. for me, i just hope they reveal that this will be DLC also.

  • hybrid7seven7

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 3:13 pm PT

    i can't wait to pwn people with the awesome legal power of objections and take thats!

  • ThyDavideth

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 2:57 pm PT

    God! They sure do pick the lousiest characters. NO BULLSEYE!!!!! NO Doc Ock! No Carnage! No Chao Legion characters. No characters from Devil's King. ARRRGH! I HATE YOU!!! >

  • ThyDavideth

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 2:55 pm PT

    Who the hell is Rocket Raccoon?

  • S_Pac_316

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 2:53 pm PT

    Great. Well it's nice to see a more diverse line up of characters and some obscure ones. But I still want Mega-Man dammit! The are just not listening to the fans...

  • majere613

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 2:36 pm PT

    Bit of a lack of ladies in that list, isn't there? Twelve new characters and not one female?
    It's not like either the Marvel Universe or Capcom are short of suitable candidates. Ah well, at least Poison's snuck into SFxTK

  • Jenova-Witness

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 1:11 pm PT

    NEMESIS

  • hannify

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 12:51 pm PT

    Eh? Phoenix Wright? All he is going to do is Object and not want to fight. Lawyers do their fighting in the courts.

  • Da4biddenOne

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 12:22 pm PT

    I have to come up with a new squad and i think Vergil, Ghost Rider and a new chick or Nemesis will fit the bill.

  • Maximum_Evil77

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 11:27 am PT

    It makes no sense that Venom is still not in this game. What the hell, man!? If Venom and Megaman aren't in the inevitable Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Arcade Edition; I just won't be buying this.

  • earlmccormick88

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 11:20 am PT

    Why is Megaman not in the game? That's not right. Just copy and paste him from Tatsonoku vs Capcom

  • No_Intelligence

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 11:16 am PT

    Frank West!

  • gamefan67

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 11:14 am PT

    First off...Phoenix Wright = Awesome. Makes me maybe want to buy this game.

    The deal breaker is if Gambit is still out.

  • facu85

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 10:54 am PT

    ALSO OUT WHO VOTE BECAUSE AS ULTIMATE MARVEL VS CAPCOM DLC 3 SEPARATE PHYSICAL DISK!!

  • Mc_Trickz

    Posted Jul 21, 2011 10:47 am PT

    professorXzaver it's Akira