Based on how much I spent on DLC costumes for SSFIV, it should be no surprise that Capcom would follow a similar business model for MvC3. The first costume pack will cost $5 on PSN, 400 MS Points on XBLA and feature alternate outfits for Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Chris Redfield, Dante, and Ryu.
The Thor and Ryu outfits are especially rad, but I’m definitely going to wait till there’s a combo pack of all DLC costumes before jumping in. I just can’t shell out that kind of cash again as the reward just wasn’t worth it. The costumes were nice, but I felt a bit empty. I definitely would have enjoyed the costumes more if I earned them. Heck, it’s one of the main reasons I started writing about costumes.
Don’t get me wrong, I do believe one of the big reasons we even got a Marvel vs Capcom 3 was because of the potential profit from DLC and that can’t be a completely bad thing. If the price is not obscene, I’ll purchase the Jill Valentine/Shuma Gorath pack as soon as it’s released. The alternate costumes I’ll wait on and maybe even pass over altogether if I’m no longer playing the game by the time the all-in-one pack gets released.
If I ever grab a Nintendo 3DS, the fighting game of choice will definitely be Dead or Alive Dimensions instead of Super Street Fighter. Part of that is because it’s been a while since the last proper DOA game and I’ve had my fill of SSFIV over the last two years, but the bigger reason is that there are some sweet items to unlock. One of the reasons I still own Tekken 6 is that I still haven’t unlocked everything. To me that is a bigger reason not to resell a game over the promise of new DLC.
Wow, didn’t mean to go on a rant. Good news is I should have more proper posts on the blog soon. Follow me on twitter for daily comments on costume happenings and other unrelated musings. Yay!