Originally Posted by Newniverse
Let me explain how I got to this understanding. The problem lies on the character choices, but more specifically, the Capcom side. All the characters on this list are literally low tier characters. Characters that anyone who has ever played UMVC3 knows you could toss and the majority population will be quite fine with.
Next is Arthur and Firebrand together. As well as Nemesis? These characters before the likes of Wesker and Vergil? (I hate both. JS) This just screams "Let's show off our lesser characters and use are more popular characters as hype train reveals until release date"
Like, do y'all really think Capcom would really use MVC3 assests just to select the characters they did and call it a day? No... There's more. And you can come back to this post when you see it.
It screams "sell the game with shit characters, then make up the difference by DLCing the ones people want".
Originally Posted by enzo_gt
Remember some of the first tidbits of info we got on the game was that the roster was huge (informally stated though, I will note) and that they won't release it until it's right.
IMO the reaction to the roster inclusions is pretty blown out of proportion. Disappointing? Yeah. Terrible/pre-order canceling bad/you have disgraced my family bad? No way that all of a sudden the gameplay doesn't look as fun to me or those characters don't look like they could add something. And the product being "right" is probably inclusive of an MCU roster that most modern Marvel fans are into. I don't know how many non-enthusiasts are in tears right now because Ant-Man is in and MODOK is not. I don't even know how much of an intentional bastion of obscure Marvel characters MvC ever really was when the quirkiest picks were because Japan had no idea what characters people liked or not at the time.
Also inclusive, is probably the feature set. They can't get away with releasing an MvC3-esque title again, and if there's been anything at the forefront of their messaging and marketing, it's been the story mode. We saw this iteration in the franchise get a different name and heard the different direction it's taking, now it's just coming into focus - assuming they've got a lot left to reveal in terms of modes, of course. And it has to be exceptional; like SFxTK or Injustice 2 amounts of content.
Remember when the first tidbit we got on MvC3 was the awesome story mode they were planning out?