Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is the first installment of the series in 10 years, and scheduled to hit Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in spring 2011. Naturally, there’s been a lot of speculation as to which Marvel Comics and Capcom characters will be included in the game, and thanks to preview videos and what’s been demoed, we already know a few, including Captain America, Deadpool and Wolverine on the Marvel side, plus Ryu, Chun-Li and Morrigan on the Capcom side.
But it looks like a reader of French Web site PS3Gen may have cracked the code, quite literally, allegedly viewing the source code of Capcom’s Japanese site to find what could be a complete roster of playable characters for the game. (View a translated version of the page here, plus enjoy fun phrasings such as, “When the official channels are silent or too slow, some fans redouble their imagination to get their hands on what they want.”) Here’s what they’ve got:
Spider-Man, Hulk, Wolverine, Mr. Fantastic, Captain America, Iron Man, War Machine, Elektra, Thor, X-23, Magneto, Dr. Doom, Shuma-Gorath, Emma Frost, Deadpool, Super Skrull, Taskmaster, Juggernaut, She Hulk.
Ryu, Mike Haggar, Frank West, Chuck, Spencer (Bionic Commando), Dante, Chris Redfield, Morrigan, Arthur, Amaterasu, Albert Wesker, Zero, Chun-Li, Viewtiful Joe, Trish, Tron Bonne, Hsien-Ko, Akuma, Felicia.
Feel free to get psyched about who’s there and bummed about who’s not (no Venom?) though keep in mind this is in no way official or confirmed, just what a particularly enterprising fan has apparently managed to uncover. It’s also only 38 characters, as opposed to the 56 playable characters in Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes. (Still a lot more than the 12 playable in X-Men: Children of the Atom back in 1994.)
EDIT: Given the news coming out of San Diego that the Fantastic Four wouldn’t be playable in the game and Mr. Fantastic’s presence on this list, Magic 8-Ball says all signs point to “fake.” Thanks to the commenters for the assist. (Yes, even you “NewsaramaBLWs.”)