Regular readers of this site know my feelings on Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3. I feel like this is the game that should have been released in the first place, so even at a lower price point, I'm not going to buy it. But damn if these alternate costumes aren't slowly chipping away at my resolve. My inner fanboy can't resist some of these! Come on Storm with her fierce mohawk look? Who wouldn't want to play as that? (Also, can somebody explain Elvis MODOK?) No, I must be strong. Maybe Capcom will do an Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3EX or something that includes all the alternate costumes from the start so I don't have to pay extra.
Anyway, the massive list of costume packs and pricing details are after the jump because there's a lot of them. You know what else is after the jump? A metric crapton of screenshots of the costumes. You're welcome.
Okay, so each pack is $4.00 on PSN or 320 MP on Xbox LIVE, and will include an alternate costume for at least four costumes. The first pack to be released will be The Rising Dead Pack, which includes alternate looks for Frank West, Nemesis, Phoenix and Ghost Rider. That will be out on November 22. However, there is a Value Pack that will include all 48 DLC costumes from the original MvC 3 costume DLC pack as well as all 11 of the Ulitimate MvC 3 DLC packs listed here for just $20 on PSN and 1600 MP on Xbox LIVE. The catch? To save all that money, you have to wait until March 6, 2012. Sorry!
But here's the full release schedule including characters included and release dates:
Costume Pack (MvC3) (11/15/11)
· Chris Redfield, Ryu, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Dante
The Rising Dead Pack (11/22/11)
· Frank West, Nemesis, Phoenix, Ghost Rider
The Evil Twin Pack (12/6/11)
· Hsien-Ko, Vergil, Deadpool, Spider-man
Ancient Warrior Pack (12/20/11)
· Arthur, Firebrand, Hulk, Magneto
Brawler Pack (1/10/12)
· Spencer, Haggar, She-Hulk, Iron Fist
Femme Fatale Pre-Order Pack (1/17/12)
· Morrigan, Chun-Li, X-23, Storm
Villain Pre-Order Pack (1/17/12)
· Wesker, C.Viper, Super-Skrull, M.O.D.O.K.
New Age of Heroes Pre-Order Pack (1/17/12)
· Akuma, Strider, Dr. Doom, Sentinel
Animal Pack (1/24/12)
· Felicia, Amaterasu, Wolverine, Rocket Raccoon
Weapon Expert Pack (2/7/12)
· Trish, Zero, Taskmaster, Hawkeye
Viewtiful Strange Pack (2/21/12)
· Viewtiful Joe, Tron, Phoenix Wright, Dormammu, Dr. Strange, Nova