Pre-order bonuses and more announced for Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Capcom let out a treasure trove of information surrounding upcoming fighter Marvel vs. Capcom 3, including pre-order bonuses, new characters, and yes, an official release date.

First thing’s first: the game’s coming out February 15th, 2011. There it is–take this time to mark your calendars.

Capcom also announced a collector’s edition of the game–and a hefty one at that–with the following features included:

– Steelbook case featuring exclusive art work.

– Comic/Art book – A 12-page prologue comic, written by Marvel’s Frank Tieri, plus campaign art and a curated selection of fan art.- 1-month subscription to Marvel Digital Comics, providing unlimited online access to Marvel content

And this last one’s a doozy…

– Two playable characters will be added for DLC: Resident Evil 5’s version of Jill Valentine and returning Marvel vs. Capcom 2 veteran Shuma Gorath. Players who buy the collector’s edition will receive codes to download the two characters 4 weeks post-launch.

Capcom also mentioned a nice little bonus for players who pre-order the collector’s edition: a set of three console decals featuring Ryu, Wolverine, Deadpool, and Dante–complete with essential move sets for each character.

Best get on that pre-order.