A couple of days ago, Neogaf’s user ‘cednym’ informed everyone about a supposedly new version of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. According to cednym, his local GameStop shop had a listing for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3X. That new version of UMVSC 3 would feature 8 new challengers and would be priced at $14.99 as a DLC and at $39.99 as a packaged disc version. Naturally, fans asked Capcom whether those rumors were true or not and Capcom’s Christian Svensson went ahead and answered to them.
According to Svensson, this is completely fake and Capcom is not preparing anything like that. Svensson would have replied earlier on a thread at Capcom’s forums, however he was – at that time – in GDC where he had limited internet access. Since he got back a few hours ago, Sven felt the need to put all those rumors to rest.
So there you have it. No Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3X. We’ll remain sceptical for the time being, as GameStop’s listing was quite convincing. Dates seemed appropriate as that rumored new UMVSC 3 game was supposed to be released a few days before Captivate 2012. Hell, even the placeholder looked legit. Could this be an attempt at damage control by Sven as it was leaked too early? Who knows. Capcom’s official stance at the time is this though: There is no Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3X game.