According to Planet Xbox 360, it looks like there is some good news to come out of Capcom's latest Captivate event, which is going on now in Hawaii. However, without an official release nor any other sites we've seen giving coverage (likely due to an embargo). Among other titles said to be seen and revealed at the event are Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, Lost Planet 2, Dead Rising 2, and the big one, Marvel vs. Capcom 3:
It's about time we got a real, high-definition upgrade to one of the best fighting games ever created. From the information we have heard the game will be disc-based (no more XBLA or PSN for MvC fans) and the graphics will be seriously upgraded, running at a full 720P. Another little hint was the fact that Marvel-employee Agent M (Ryan Penagos) was in Hawaii this past week, at the same hotel, showing off something he could not yet talk about. Oh anyone else notice the Twitter account for MvC has popped back up, making tweets randomly. Something is about to happen with that franchise and I'm willing to guarantee this is just that announcement (throw that in with the fact that my mole is inside, learning everything they need to know on this fighting game). The only information still scarce on this game is that of the roster, we can confirm that Wolverine, Spider-Man, The Hulk, Magneto, Storm, and a few others will be back; but the team behind MvC3 have said they will be blowing fans out of the water with the sheer number of characters this game includes on the disc. Surely the unlock-able gameplay will be back and in full force. As far as gameplay goes the Capcom team decided to stick with what we know best, 2D - that being said it is not traditional 2D fighting, think more of a cross between Street Fighter IV and the original Marvel vs. Capcom 2, which sounds like a blast. Other details, screenshots, trailers, and more will be released next week once the official embargo lifts. Another rumor my mole told me was that gamers attending this year's E3 2010 conference in Los Angeles will have a chance to go hands-on with Marvel vs. Capcom 3 - it should ship later this year or early 2011 for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. There are many other rumors swirling around but we think we pled our case just fine, MvC3 is coming to next-gen consoles and will be officially announced very soon (like next week).
Naturally, we mention this because, even though there is no specific mention of any characters from the Mega Man franchise in the title, it's practically inconceivable that Capcom would release a Vs. title without any sort of presence from the Blue Bomber or his allies and friends.
In addition, we want to point out and emphasize that, being an Xbox 360 website, Planet Xbox 360 omitted any and all information pertaining to other platforms from its report. So Wii, PlayStation 3 owners: don't get your knickers in a twist, the rest of the information will no doubt come in due time. And if you whine about Capcom ignoring the Wii/PS3 in the comments, everyone else reserves the right to make fun of you for it (but nothing too spiteful, okay?).
For the rest of Planet Xbox 360's report, click here.
Update: The game is officially confirmed now, as many of you no doubt know. There has been no announcement of Mega Man characters so far, but we're certain they'll be coming in due time. At any rate, despite the lack of Mega Man, here's the teaser trailer below.