Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hands-On with MvC3's Shadow Mode

Capcom released their first wave of DLC today for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 with the free Shadow Mode and alternate costumes for Ryu, Dante, Chris, Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor. As of now, Shadow Mode consists of facing off against AI opponents, but against the game's developers, Capcom employees, and soon the best tournament level players in the world. As of now, we get the producer Nitsuma, and two other tester dudes as they're not that hard to defeat. There is a star rating when selecting shadow opponents as the higher the star rating the harder to defeat. These three are a start as Capcom expects to release more on a regularly scheduled basis, so you can unlock more of those titles you can't figure out how to get them till now. Also as expected, it is in the Capcom tradition of being on the disc at the get go as you're pretty much downloading the unlock key for them. Don't expect much out of Shadow Mode till Capcom releases tougher "tourney-level" opponents for us to challenge in the coming weeks.

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