ultimatemvc3Digital Release:PlayStation Vita
December 17, 2011 (JP)
January 31, 2012 (AU, EU)
February 15, 2012 (US)

Xbox 360 Games on Demand
November 27, 2012 (AU, EU, US)
Delisting:PlayStation Vita
December 17, 2013 (JP, US)
December 19, 2013 (AU, EU)

Xbox 360
December 26, 2013 (EU, JP, US)
Developer:Capcom
Publisher:Capcom
Available On:Retail (PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Links:Capcom-Unity announcement
PlayStation.com page

Delisting

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was delisted on PlayStation Vita and Xbox 360 in December of 2013 alongside Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. The delisting was announced on the Capcom-Unity forums on December 13th, 2013 with specific dates per region:

  • 12/17 for PSN in North America
  • 12/19 for PSN in Europe
  • 12/26 for XBLA globally  

No explanation was given but Capcom’s license to Marvel properties was clearly the cause for the delistings.

Nearly one year later in December of 2014, Capcom’s remaining digital Marvel title, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins, would be delisted on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Shortly after that, on January 1st, 2014, many of Activision’s Spider-Man and X-Men titles would be delisted. Similar expired licenses from Marvel were the cause for all of these delistings.

New Release, not Relisted

During E3 2016 Marvel Games vice president Jay Ong acknowledged the ever-present demand for a new Marvel vs. Capcom game and teased the possibility with a vague “who knows what the future holds” remark. Later in 2016 Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite was revealed and with a new license came the opportunity to revisit Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. While a new update of the game was released on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, the original digital versions on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 were not relisted.

 

About the Game

PlayStation 3:
Rematch! Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 takes the conflict to all-new heights. This Ultimate battle adds twelve new characters and eight new stages to the cross-over brawler that warranted a decade of hype. New games modes and a refined combat system make Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 the next great Capcom fighting game.

Features:

  • BEEFED-UP ROSTER: Twelve new legends from Marvel and Capcom join the fray, bringing the total roster of characters up to 50.
  • MORE LEGENDS: Includes the first fighting game appearance of some of the most iconic and celebrated characters from the Marvel and Capcom universes, including Strider, Firebrand, Nemesis, Vergil, Phoenix Wright, and Frank West from the Capcom side and Ghost Rider, Hawkeye, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Nova, and Rocket Raccoon from the Marvel universe.
  • NEWLY BALANCED: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 offers re-balanced gameplay that will provide accessible depth for both newcomers and pros alike.
  • ENHANCED MODES: After many fan requests, Spectator Mode is now available as part of an overall improved online experience along with other new modes and enhancements.
  • LOW PRICE: The ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom experience can be had at just $39.99.

PlayStation Vita:
The epic rematch is here! Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will take the battle to all-new heights. With new iconic characters from the Marvel and Capcom universes, 48 characters included, a refined fighting system, eight new stages and new modes, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 continues the Capcom fighting game legacy when it releases at launch of the PlayStation® Vita System.

PLAYSTATION® VITA System FEATURES: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for PlayStation® Vita System will feature online and local multiplayer, touchscreen functionality, NEAR, Heroes & Heralds mode, special gold herald skins, replay mode, and everything you would find in the PlayStation® 3 experience.

  • THE ULTIMATE ROSTER: Twelve new legends from Marvel and Capcom join the fray, bringing the roster of characters on the disc up to 48, and a total of 50 with DLC.
  • MORE LEGENDS: Includes some of the most iconic and celebrated characters from the Marvel and Capcom universes, including Phoenix Wright on the Capcom side and Nova from the Marvel universe. The revamped roster also includes Vergil, Nemesis, Frank West, Strider and Firebrand from Capcom and Iron Fist, Doctor Strange, Rocket Raccoon, Ghost Rider and Hawkeye from Marvel.
  • NEW STAGES: Includes eight new stages, including tons of tweaks and surprises added to existing stages.
  • ENHANCED MODES: After many fan requests, Spectator mode is now available as part of an overall improved online experience along with other new modes and enhancements.
  • NEWLY BALANCED: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 offers re-balanced gameplay that will provide accessible depth for both newcomers and pros alike.

 

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