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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is a fighting game in Capcom's crossover series with the Marvel Comics characters, and is an update to their previously released Marvel vs. Capcom 3. The game feature 12 new characters as well as changes to the gameplay balance. The game was released on February 15th, 2012.

In early December 2016, the game got re-released for the PlayStation 4 and later released for Xbox One and PC in March 2017. The port features 1080p graphics, 60fps gameplay and all previous released DLC.


See Marvel vs. Capcom 3 gameplay

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is an updated version of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, an arcade-style fighting game, and changes little from the basic gameplay of the original.[1] Players select teams of three different characters to engage in one-on-one combat.[1] The game utilizes the same tag team-based fighting mechanics as its predecessors; players may choose to swap between their characters at any point during a match.[2] Players must use the various attacks in their arsenal, such as character assists, special moves, and hyper combos, to exhaust their opponent's life gauge and defeat the entire enemy team, or have the most cumulative health when time runs out.[1][2][3] While the core mechanics remain the same, a number of aesthetic changes have been made in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, with a stronger emphasis on the comic book motif.[4][5] The HUD, character selection, and stage selection screens have been redesigned.[6] In addition, many returning characters receive balancing changes, which include new moves and animation tweaks.[5][7]

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 uses the same simplified, three-button control scheme of undefined light, medium, and heavy attacks introduced in Fate of Two Worlds.[6] The "exchange button", used to launch opponents into the air and switch between characters while performing air combos, returns.[8] The aerial exchange feature has been altered in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3; players can either remove meter from their opponent's Hyper Combo gauge, add meter to their own gauge, or simply deal more damage.[8] The "X-Factor" mechanic, which grants increased damage output, speed, and health regeneration for a limited time, also reappears from Fate of Two Worlds.[9] In Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, the attack and speed boosts for each character while using X-Factor have been adjusted.[9] X-Factor can now be used while in the air, as opposed to the previous game, in which activation was restricted to characters on the ground.[9]


Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 includes several game modes from the original, including Arcade Mode, where the player fights against AI-controlled opponents to reach the final boss character, Galactus; Versus Mode, where two players engage in combat; Mission Mode, which includes a series of trials for each playable character; and Training Mode.[10] "Heroes and Heralds" is a free downloadable single-player and multiplayer team-based mode where players earn new abilities with upgrade cards, customize their characters with new powers, and compete in factions as either the heroes defending Earth or as one of Galactus' Heralds.[11] The "ability cards", which feature various characters from the Marvel and Capcom universes, unlock special power-ups, such as invisibility and projectile invincibility, for use during mode-specific combat. Up to three different cards may be equipped at once, with more than 100 cards available to collect.[12] A new offline mode, called "Galactus Mode", allows players to fight as Galactus against AI-controlled opponents.[13]

An optimized netcode is present in the game, providing smoother online play compared to Fate of Two Worlds.[14] A new spectator mode allows up to six players to watch online matches between other players.[15] Rematch features and leaderboard functionality have also been improved to enhance the game's online experience.[15]


Every character from the original Marvel vs. Capcom 3 returns as a playable character. They have all been rebalanced and most of them have new or upgraded moves. Alongside that, 12 additional fighters (five new Capcom characters, one returning Capcom character and six new Marvel characters) are included in the game, making the roster a total of 50 playable characters. Jill Valentine and Shuma-Gorath, the two characters released as downloadable content (DLC) for the previous game, remained available for download, up until all DLC content for the game was removed from online stores in December 2013; however, they are included with the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC re-releases.[16]


Name Comic book/series Capcom rival
Captain America The Avengers/Captain America Felicia
Deadpool X-Men Dante
Doctor Doom Fantastic Four Chun-Li
Dormammu Doctor Strange Viewtiful Joe
Galactus+ Fantastic Four None
Hulk The Avengers Chris Redfield
Iron Man The Avengers Morrigan
Magneto X-Men Arthur
M.O.D.O.K. The Avengers Nathan "Rad" Spencer
Phoenix (Jean Grey) X-Men Mike Haggar
Sentinel The Avengers Hsien-Ko
She-Hulk The Avengers Zero
Shuma-Gorath Doctor Strange Jill Valentine
Spider-Man Spider-Man Albert Wesker
Storm X-Men C. Viper
Super-Skrull Fantastic Four Trish
Taskmaster The Avengers Akuma
Thor Odinson The Avengers Amaterasu
Wolverine X-Men Ryu
X-23 X-Men Tron Bonne

+Final boss, playable in "Galactus Mode".

Newcomers (Marvel side)[]

Name Comic book/series Capcom rival
Doctor Strange Doctor Strange Nemesis
Ghost Rider Ghost Rider Firebrand
Hawkeye The Avengers Strider Hiryu
Iron Fist Heroes for Hire Vergil
Nova Nova Phoenix Wright
Rocket Raccoon Guardians of the Galaxy Frank West


Name Game/series Marvel rival
Akuma Street Fighter Taskmaster
Albert Wesker Resident Evil Spider-Man
Amaterasu Ōkami Thor
Arthur Ghosts 'n Goblins Magneto
Chris Redfield Resident Evil Hulk
Chun-Li Street Fighter Doctor Doom
Crimson Viper Street Fighter Storm
Dante Devil May Cry Deadpool
Felicia Darkstalkers Captain America
Hsien-Ko Darkstalkers Sentinel
Jill Valentine Resident Evil Shuma-Gorath
Mike Haggar Final Fight Phoenix (Jean Grey)
Morrigan Aensland Darkstalkers Iron Man
Nathan "Rad" Spencer Bionic Commando M.O.D.O.K.
Ryu Street Fighter Wolverine
Strider Hiryu Strider Hawkeye
Trish Devil May Cry Super Skrull
Tron Bonne Mega Man Legends X-23
Viewtiful Joe Viewtiful Joe Dormammu
Zero Mega Man X She-Hulk

Newcomers (Capcom side)[]

Name Game/series Marvel rival
Firebrand Gargoyle's Quest Ghost Rider
Frank West Dead Rising Rocket Raccoon
Nemesis T-Type Resident Evil Doctor Strange
Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney Nova
Vergil Devil May Cry Iron Fist


Official art[]

To view all official character artwork, see: Official Art.

Promotional Art and Packaging[]


  • This was the first crossover game from Capcom involving Marvel that saw a PC release.
  • Ingrid was planned as a playable fighter for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 but she didn't make the cut.[17]


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External links[]

Marvel vs. Capcom Series
X-Men vs. Street Fighter · Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter · Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes · Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes · Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two WorldsUltimate · Marvel vs. Capcom Origins · Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite