Capcom has already announced Strider Hiryu, Ghost Rider, Firebrand, and Hawkeye for their newly announced Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. They promised 12 new characters, so you’d think they were probably going to do a slow drip on the other eight, right?
Well, someone at Capcom is about to be fired because someone goofed up.
Someone accidentally uploaded the official artwork to the eight characters onto Capcom’s press site. They have been removed, but as with everything on the internet, they’re now online for everyone to see if you look hard enough.
Pictured above from left to right is Doctor Strange, Frank West (from Dead Rising), Iron Fist, Nemesis (from Resident Evil 3), Nova, Phoenix Wright (from Ace Attorney), Rocket Racoon, and Vergil (from Devil May Cry 3). You can check out the images at full resolution at places like Eventhubs or Neogaf.
Of course, Capcom hasn’t officially announced these characters yet. Still, this artwork is in line with the rest of the character portraits from Marvel vs Capcom 3, so it’s hard to doubt them. Plus, not only are Frank West and Phoenix Wright here, but Rocket Racoon as well? I don’t even know who he is but I need to see this little dude in action.
I foresee Google searches of “Rocket Racoon” going up by 300% today.