Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 and Marvel Vs Capcom 3 will soon be removed from PSN and Xbox Live.
There really isn't any reason for Capcom to remove those games. It seem like a cheap trick to boost digital sales for those games if you ask me.
Well it is like the article suggest, Capcom are probably losing the Marvel license and that might have something to do with this.
Yup, if they're pulling the games from retail channels then it's because they lost the Marvel license, as many people suspected. It's a shame if so, especially since I was hoping they'd put out a MvC game on PC sometime. Other games have been removed from the PSN/XBL stores in the past as well, for similar reasons. First example that springs to mind is Outrun Online Arcade being pulled from online stores when Sega lost the Ferrari license.
Jimbob You know I think Capcom wanted a PC port to happen but for some reason there was no approval from Marvel. At least thats what they were implying. If that is truthful is debatable because Marvel seem fine with releasing other games for PC. Personally I see no reason it couldn't have happened if Capcom would have pushed hard enough.
Whoa, Capcom losing the Marvel license? Is that really happening? That is seriously sucky... Even though Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 have left their awesome marks on the fighting game world, I still feel like more could be done with the series in the future. If Capcom is losing the license to do do, that is actually kind of sad :(
Are they also removing the Origins games? Those are Marvel fighting games too.
Capcom really didn't do much with the marvel licence
Licensing issues is one thing however it should not affect previous games. They were selling MVC 1 and 2 digitally before they regained the license. Look at the movie industry where the superman movies are now owned by a different studio yet you still see the older superman movies for sale. You can still sell them. When you lose a license you cannot create new content using that license. Thats all it stops. UNLESS the content owner demands it. Disney own Marvel now so maybe thats something to do with it but I see this as something else. The thing i'm more worried about is are the files staying online for people who purchased the game to re-download?
"UNLESS the content owner demands it. Disney own Marvel now so maybe thats something to do with it but I see this as something else. " I think it is precisely a polite a vague way of telling you that . Disney obviously not only pulled the plug for future content , but doesnt want the old one to remain . The question is the why . My bet would be some shadow war to force Marvel to accept new terms and get them more money .. more than Capcom is willing to give or is currently able to afford . Maybe also Disney is putting an end to this , because they have their own plans for Marvel games , for the licenses they still hold . "The thing i'm more worried about is are the files staying online for people who purchased the game to re-download? " Yes, i doubt they can do anything about that
if i bought these games and already on my PSN account but not on my PS3 Harddrive do i lose them also?
Just go to your download list to get them again. The link on the store is all that's being taken down.
Nope. It is locked to your download list.
well....there goes the Marvel vs Capcom series. Marvel probably wants to team with a company who is dedicated to making good games. Probably the reason they teamed with Capcom in the 90's, back when Capcom was making good games all the time.
MVC3 is a great game. Admittedly i'm not its biggest fan but even I can see how moist the fighting community get when this game is present at tournaments. At this years EVO it had the biggest draw of spectators and entries alongside SF4 and oddly enough, Smash Bors. Melee.
UMVC3 was very good. Though, it was the only Capcom game I bought this whole generation, so I guess I see what you are saying in general.
You can say what you want about Capcom in recent years, but no other studio is going to handle the Marvel/Vs series like them. Hell, the fighting genre has been the bright spot for Capcom overall, throughout this past generation. This would be really sad if it happens.
"There really isn't any reason for Capcom to remove those games. " Well, Marvel vs Capcom 1 and 2 are both on sale at the moment and both versions of 3 are currently on sale. It's entirely possible that they simply lost the rights to the game or some aspect of the game. It isn't uncommon for license games like this to get pulled over such disputes. This is what lead to the Xbox and PS2 version of MvC 2 being rare by the way. The game was pulled shortly after releasing, so not too many were out in the wild. "It seem like a cheap trick to boost digital sales for those games if you ask me." I just checked the PS Store and only the Vita version (because all of them are) is listed. The sale is also limited to DLC, so it doesn't make a lot of sense that they would be making a ton of money doing a push like this. It seems more like something happened and Capcom is trying to do a "make good" by offering the DLC. Remember, Capcom has done some awful things, but they've also done some good things too. The DLC in MvC3 is cross-buy, so you could pay the additional $15 dollars and get all the extra content if you want it. They can't remove it from your download list after purchase, so there would be no risk.
The capcom blog mentions 2 in their title, but then it says just UMVC3, and MVC3. And I guess if you have them in your download history, you can download them whenever, they just won't be able to be bought.
Wow crapcom stop with this BS i'm sorry but this why your games aren't selliing well
It's the marvel license the issue , not capcom .
Yeah. They are probably losing it soon. Everybody download costumes, Jill and Shuma while you can.
I was going to buy this game for the Vita, but then I realised it was a massive DLC Capcom milk-fest and bought BlazBlue instead
yeah right ... like there aren't dlc for blazblue as well ?
A few voice packs. That's it. Definitely glad I got Blazblue. Capcom could have done what Mortal Kombat did and add all DLC characters for the Vita version, but nope. "£3.99 for a character please!"
Dude almost every game milks the dlc. But when you look at it, its things you can easily unlock if people would just putbsome time into the game.
BB was free few months ago on plus
"A few voice packs. That's it." Thats because Extend was a REALLY old (roughly 2 years) GOTY/semi-updated version of CS. They added a little story (not much more than II), 1 unique character, tossed in the DLC characters, the pallet swap DLC, changed a few modes and charged $40 dollars. However, go buy the upcoming sequel on the PS3 and tell me Capcom is the evil one. Downloadable Content Available October 24 Kagura – 250 yen – *Also unlockable by clearing story mode Noel old costume – 300 yen All unlimited characters – 300 yen - *Also unlockable by clearing Unlimited Mars mode XBLAZE & Magical Beat lobby characters – 100 yen each Character system voice (full set) – 5000 yen Character system voice – 600 yen each Character additional color palette 1 – 200/250 yen each Available November 11 Terumi – 800 yen *Available as first print bonus DLC from October 24 Kokonoe – 800 yen So you have, early unlock/micro-transaction DLC, palette swaps (Capcom at least does legitimate costumes), voice overs, lobby characters, classic noel ($3 dollars for her too!) and two DLC characters totaling roughly $16 dollars (more than the update to Ultra Street Fighter IV). Yeah... Capcom is certainly worse than ARC System Works. -eye roll- "Definitely glad I got Blazblue. Capcom could have done what Mortal Kombat did and add all DLC characters for the Vita version, but nope. "£3.99 for a character please!"" Well, the DLC was cross-buy (it all was actually), so I sort of liked that choice. I thought doing the Injustice / MK updated version within a year with all of the DLC cheapened the value of the DLC. You figure, the DLC for Injustice costs more than a new copy of the GOTY edition, so pretty much everyone that bought that before the GOTY edition got screwed. At least with the Capcom version, that money you spent got some more bang.
Yet another reason to be wary of a full digital future
Quiet! Youre making too much sense!
If they lost the license, then they will also pull hard copies off store shelves. So it isn't that different, just one is digital (though you can download it forever, trade for someone who downloaded it or find a code that unlocks it) and the other is physical.
Your right, if it is a license problem retail copies would be pulled but physical has the second hand market while digital doesn't (at least for now). Downloading it forever on the otherhand isn't going to happen, in 10 years the psn store on ps3 will be gone but those physical copies will still be kicking around. The thing I'm really upset about for digital AND physical is that in 10 years time all the patches for the game will be gone too...
@ mydyingparadiselost As I pointed out in my post, there are STILL ways to get the content after its been pulled, even if we're talking digital. The PSN has game sharing, which allows the content to live on (there are ways to get around the 2 user limit, but I won't make a long explanation). It's also possible on either platform to get a code and redeem it. The CE for MvC 3 had a code for Jill / Shuma, they gave costumes as preorder items and it's entirely possible someone, somewhere has codes for other things. Until these codes expire (they all might have, I don't have time to track it down and ultimately verify they actually expired, since they sometimes expire before or after the date printed), you can buy them and redeem the content, even if it has been pulled. A lot of trophy / achievement hunters look for these codes to obtain rare lists.
Real talk so no one will able to get those games in the future You're going to hear old ps3 and Xbox fans laughing at new gamers saying you young whippersnapper don't know anything about downloading mvc3 and umvc3 lol
Thank God I still have the original PS3 retail copy.
They should drop the price to $5 for 2 days before taking it down. Just to say thanks to the community.
I'd buy at $5
Free would be better!
Meh, I'll buy the retail version later.
And idiots say going all digital is the way of the future.
4 digital idiots and counting.
I remember watching a UMVC3 tournament video where Combofiend was commentating along with Yipes (for those of you who are familiar with the fighting game community)and Combofiend mentioned something along the lines of an adjustment to game mechanics, so there might be a possible update for the game. Knowing Capcom I wouldn't be surprised if they pulled Ultimate Marvel just to re re-release it with updates and make you pay for it again.
Nope it was all wishes and hopes . Thre have been enough s , clear official rebuttals from Capcom , and even proposal for fans of kickstarting a marvel rebalance or expansion . Things are blocked till a potential Mvc4 , as the teams and devs behind mvc are even already on other projects
And with it hopes for MVC4
Not really . They just obviously would have to regain the rights . Wichis precisely what happened between 2 and 3 .
Yeah true but would they honestly go that route again given their current financial status? Seeing that they don't have a lot left in the bank I don't think they will.
key word is current . I doubt they ever planned , license or not , to release MvC4 before a couple years , and the next gen
It's the Mavel licence, unfortunately it can expire or be redacted by the owners of the licence. This isn't Capcom's fault anymore than it's Polyphony's for not having Porsche's Gateway MT6706 2008
I probably should pick it up then, prices might go up like the dreamcast, xbox, gamecube, and ps2 versions did after capcom lost it the first time.
I wanted to like this game so much but Marvel really messed things up. All the characters people really wanted to be added to the game were denied. The game was pretty much just an advertisement for all the Marvel movies that would/will be coming out. Capcom made some dumb decisions too. No MegaMan!? WTF!?
yup thats why zero was only in it but megaman was in tatsunoko. cause the creator left capcom.
What are you talking about ? Not at all . Inafune doesnt own any rights to Megaman . They just chose Zero , maybe due to the fact they already worked on him and his moveset in the spiritual prequel Tatsunoko . If Inafune had the rights , he would be kickstarting a Megaman title , not Might no 9 ... and he would easily get 10x more funding than he already received
Noooo, I wanted mvc4...
since disney now owns marvel it doesn't surprise me why it's being taken down. disney probably has other plans for the license. especially since they have their own inhouse developers and publishers.
Disney on the prowl here. There will probably be no future MvC games. Thanks Disney, ruin everything. O'well, time to be original Capcom, you do remember what that's like right?
u can still get marvel capcom 2 and Origins. so its not that bad. those are better games anyway. MvC3 is damn good but the roster in MvC2 is Priceless.
... oh darn! I guess if you really want them now, you'll have to buy them at retail!
Needed more Gene and Megaman.
is Marvel vs Capcom 2 on ios included?
Well it is time to pass it on to someone else. The general level of imagination in Marvel games compared to their movies is poor. Whilst Capcom did produce good fighting games they were very much rinse and repeat. Just don't give it back to SEGA, their Iron Man games should be put in the video games hall of shame.
Well, Disney obviously have no problem with Lego Marvel. So they're still open to licensing in general, even if it mostly covers obscure characters. I do wonder if disney/marvel would have the balls to get a developer to do an 100% marvel Fighter, like DC have injustice... It would explain why they'd want to pull the rights to MVC3.. I have no idea who they'd get to develop it, but in a world where even the Silent Hill Homecoming devs can make a decent fighter all bets are off. Capcom really should've negotiated a better deal that stipulated Disney can't stop it's distribution. (Not necessarily viable) I might buy it in the sale.
Another reason Physical games are better
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