Viewing Company : Capcom

Capcom is a video game developer and publisher headquartered in Osaka Japan. Founded in 1979, the name is a compound of “Capsule Computers” which the company used to describe their exclusive arcade machines at the time. Capcom has created and maintained numerous popular franchises including Street Fighter, Mega Man, Devil May Cry and Resident Evil.


Don’t call it a relisting. Even though Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is once again on sale it hasn’t returned to PlayStation 3, Vita or Xbox 360 where it was delisted in December 2014. In advance of the newly announced Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite, Capcom has re-packaged UMVC3 for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the latter of which is available as of today in North America.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is being re-released for current generation systems; with the “PlayStation 4” digital download version available today and the Xbox One® and Windows PC versions coming in March 2017. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for current-gen systems includes a new gallery mode, is packed with all previous DLC, and features an improved 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second. The re-release of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is being offered as an individual download title on all systems for $24.99.”

I’ll keep an eye on the storefronts and headlines to see if the original games ever pop back up. Unfortunately, the only way to play the game if you owned it previously is to buy it again on a new console.


One of the most frequently lamented delistings is the Marvel vs. Capcom series. The games are readily available on disc and still being played in tournaments but the expired deal has left Capcom with no means to update the most frequently played title, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. There’s no news of a revival or a sequel but Polygon did confirm last week during E3 that Marvel Games is well aware of fan outcry.

“Let’s just say that we hear that [demand for a new MvC title] a lot,” said Marvel Games vice president Jay Ong, “We love our fans and we certainly want to please them. Beyond that we can’t say anything at this time. But who knows what the future holds?”

That’s not terribly promising, especially after Ong’s previous statement to Polygon that he has a “mandate to usher in a new era for Marvel Games” and “create truly epic games”. Revisiting a crossover fighting game series with an increasingly disregarded game company probably isn’t his idea of “epic” … but who knows what the future holds, right?