Ultimate MvC3 first planned as DLC

The new characters to be found in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 were originally planned as downloadable content, a new report says.

According to an interview with the game’s staff in the latest issue of Famitsu (as translated by Andriasang), among the reasons Capcom opted for a budget $39.99 retail release were the tsunami that hit Japan back in March and staff health issues.

As puzzling as those factors seem, it doesn’t look like they were clarified upon.

Another bit to come out of the chat was that despite Ultimate not being DLC itself, DLC is planned for it. Expect costumes and new game modes.

Ultimate is out later this year, in November.