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New MvC3 teaser videos show Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorath in action

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Capcom has just released two shiny new trailers for MvC3's upcoming DLC characters, Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorath. We've known about the characters for a while as they were revealed months ago, but his is the first time we've seen the two in action, and one of them looks much more interesting than the other. Spoiler Alert: It's the tentacle monster.

 

Jill Valentine

 

 

Of the two DLC characters, Jill looks a little boring. Her attacks are mostly of the punch kick cartwheel variety and her moveset and playstyle seem to bear a striking resemblance to X-23. Notice the aerial special move that drops her directly down on top of the enemy. While Jill isn't as fast as X-23, she seems to have a Hyper move similar to Wolverine's that dramatically increases her speed and adds a quick warp move for easy crossups. Jill's vanilla moveset is something of a let down after her awesome MvC2 moves, especially the flaming zombie, though I guess Chris's abundance of projectiles has filled her role. Not a fan of her RE5 redesign? If only there was some way Capcom could sell us a new costume for her over the internet...

 

Shuma Gorath

 

 

Shuma, on the other hand, looks to be as odd as his character design. His charging attack seems easy enough to combo out of, and looks as if it can be performed in the air. His Mystic Stare projectile is back and works in the same way, tag an opponent with it and they'll get covered in eyes, manage to not get hit for a few seconds and the eyes explode, doing additional damage. Shuma's air throw also apparently drains energy from his opponent, giving him health back in the process. Unorthodox but interesting, Shuma will take some practice but brings some unique moves to the table.

So, my pro-Shuma bias aside, which character do you think looks better?

Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorath will be available for download on Xbox Live and PSN on March 15th. They will cost 400 MS Points / $5.00 each.

March 8, 2011

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9 comments

  • Fobmescs - June 21, 2011 9:06 p.m.

    Just Jill Valentine? I like Shuma-Gorath.
  • pr0tostar - March 9, 2011 8:42 a.m.

    Cammy Valentine?!?! For god's sake, her ultra is almost exactly like Cammy's in SF4 lol. No skin off my nose though, I'm a Cammy main >.> Shuma just looks legit, love his new voice too.
  • MonkeyMagician - March 9, 2011 2:01 a.m.

    The work was being done on the original budget for the game and as such asking for more money for content already budgeted is a slap in the consumers face. Breaking down the retail cost of the game it's about £1 per character. That's not even taking into account the rest of the game package so per character development costs can reasonably be said to be less than £1 per unit. Far less than the cost of 400MS. Expecting £3.43 per character like this is the second slap in the face and reeks of money grabbing. Capcom ARE taking the piss financially no matter how you want to justify a purchase of their terribly managed DLC to yourself.
  • ventanger - March 9, 2011 1:48 a.m.

    Great going Capcom. You turned one of the most interesting, iconic, memorable, and unique, and well established characters in your arsenal into another blonde thin bitch in a cat suit. Taking pages from Nintendo and their treatment of Samus, are you? Well stop. Idiots.
  • suicidali - March 8, 2011 11:33 p.m.

    @BlankBrush: From what I recall, they were originally found out when GameStop posted images of the special edition several months ago, which had pictures of Jill and Shuma on it. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is the first time Capcom have officially announced these two. @Ded: Actually, they wern't. If you're referring to the hacks of the game, they both had one or two moves missing and their damaged wasn't balanced. Capcom said themselves that they wanted to have them on the game from day one, but the fact that they needed more time to finish them meant that they became DLC. Anyway, Shuma looks awesome. I love how he poses like a boss after half his attacks.
  • Ded - March 8, 2011 9:40 p.m.

    Yeah.. usually would be all over new characters for such a game.. but I'm with BlankBrush. Not paying for these two, particularly as Capcom had them ready to go months before the game was released.. Perhaps if some truly interesting characters came out in the future.
  • DudeDoesntBreath - March 8, 2011 9:39 p.m.

    got the special edition. can't wait for some fresh faces. also jill does seem kinda plain compared to her mvc2 counterpart. whatever. i just don't like shuma-gorath. he ugly.
  • InFeRnOg - March 8, 2011 9:38 p.m.

    GR - it is unorthodox. Not unorthadox.
  • BlankBrush - March 8, 2011 9:35 p.m.

    Definitely Shuma, but im still boycotting this for the reason that Capcom shouldn't get the idea in their heads that they can announce DLC before the game is even released, in a sense withholding characters that could've been in the game to start, and expecting us to buy! NO SIR, NOT ON MY WATCH.

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