Yesterday, we pulled back the curtain on Marvel vs. Capcom 3, offering a few first impressions from our hands-on time with the title, and today we can officially pull back to the curtain a bit further on two of the super-secret characters who’ve made the roster this time around. Please give a warm welcome to Marvel favorite, Phoenix, and Street Fighter staple, Haggar!
Overall, Phoenix is a ranged character – a “rush down” character – capable of using fireballs. Her assists aren’t exactly the most powerful as the rest of her moveset is fairly beefy. There’s no doubt in our minds that she’ll be a (very frustrating) fan favorite.
And speaking of “beefy,” the muscle-bound mayor, Haggar, makes his appearance this time around. An extremely powerful grappler, Haggar exercises a series of highly effective grabs and piledrivers when at close range. He’s a big, burly, bumbling figure, so don’t expect a massive amount of nuance. Just go in swinging, but be aware that you make a pretty sizeable target. Haggar generally works best when paired with long-range, projectile-assist characters and smaller, faster allies such as Arthur.
Check back with G4TV.com as the roster for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 continues to grow.