The Marvel vs. Capcom series was created out of spinoffs, the natural extension of the collaboration fighting game X-Men vs. Street Fighter. It spawned a host of crossover fighters to come after it, but Marvel vs. Capcom was the original, the blueprint that could never be perfectly recreated. With its trademark speed and flash, full of multi-character combos, assists and bursting at the seams with character, there’s very little like this series.
With the announcement of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite at the PlayStation Experience 2016, the Vs. scene is experiencing a resurrection, as the full-force of a Disney-fueled Marvel meeting Capcom again in a fighting game is already sparking dreamlike speculation. As everyone dusts off their copy of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, or downloads the re-release onto their PlayStation 4 as Paste did, let’s take a trip down memory lane and recount our favorite fighters from Ultimate.
Note: These rankings are calculated using a highly scientific formula, mostly consisting of a few pro-player’s tier lists, competitive use, overall versatility, charisma, usefulness, likeability and whether a friend has beat me with them on several occasions or not.