First costume DLC for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 announced
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is getting it’s first costume pack on March 1st and I’m pretty sure nobody is surprised. The new alternate costume pack will provide some fresh duds for three Marvel characters and three Capcom characters. Your first three Marvel folks to get spruced up are Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor. On the Capcom side, you’ll be getting gear for Ryu, Chris Redfield, and Dante. The six new costumes will run you $5, so if you do the math and figure there are 36 characters (not including the two DLC characters) you’ll be coughing up a whopping $30 total if you purchase the entire first round of costume packs. There’s definitely the possibility of a second wave of costume packs, which wouldn’t surprise me at all.
I normally don’t mind some quality DLC, and I know Capcom is a company I don’t mind giving my money to, but it just bums me out sometimes to see DLC withheld from a release just for money’s sake. Capcom has already left Jill Valentine and Shuma-Gorath out of the game and announced they will be available for purchase on March 15th. No price point has been nailed down for the two characters, but anyone who picks up the Special Edition of the game will get a voucher for a free download which will allow you to download the characters today. If you ask me, I think people who purchase the Special Edition should also get free access to any alternate costume DLC packs that come out down the road. I just don’t really care much for this specific flavor of DLC, it kind of tastes like paying for content that’s already on the disc, and that really kind of sucks.
I’ll probably end up picking up the game a little later when it’s cheaper and then maybe I’ll be able to spring for the alternate costume packs and character pack with the money I saved. Sorry Capcom, I can’t shell out at least $90 for your game in the long run, so I’ll have to wait.
Having said that though, those of you that are planning on picking up Marvel vs. Capcom 3… Newegg.com is having a special where you can get $10 off the purchase of MvC 3 and you get free shipping as well. The deal ends tomorrow, so if you’re going to do it, do it now!