Marvel and Capcom Fight over Who Created Unpopular New Character
Honolulu, HI – Last week during Capcom’s annual Captivate press event the publisher revealed the existence of Marvel vs Capcom 3, a modern sequel to the well-loved series of fighting games pitting Marvel’s biggest superheroes and villains against characters from Capcom’s considerable library of intellectual property.
Capcom hinted that there should be more than 30 characters playable in the game at release, but so far they have only announced seven of those characters through a cinematic teaser. confirmed are Wolverine, Iron Man, Hulk, Ryu, Morrigan, Chris Redfield and a new character, Super Nerd.
The representatives from Capcom and Marvel presenting the game seemed taken aback by the hostile reaction from the assembled press when Super Nerd appeared on screen. When the Capcom rep tried to explain that Super Nerd was from a new comic published by Marvel, the Marvel representative looked surprised and quickly interrupted.
He claimed Super Nerd was “most definitely not a Marvel property!” Tempers began to flare and the disagreement quickly escalated into a shouting match before it devolved into a physical altercation. Members of the Capcom marketing team rushed to break up the squabble and played the incident off as a joke before announcing the next presenter. The blood dripping from the nose of Marvel rep Adam Prince suggested otherwise.
At press, requests for clarification on Super Nerd’s genesis to both Marvel and Capcom have gone unanswered. The character has also mysteriously disappeared from the official press release posted on Capcom’s website, as well as a piece of character art, though we managed to save a copy before its removal.
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 will be released in April, 2011 for the Xbox 360 and PS3.