With the game less than two weeks away and the final roster revealed, many organizers are prepared to start running tournaments for MvC3.
The only thing I believe that is left to be cleared is will the DLC characters (Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorath) be eligible to use right away. So far, they are available for download to those who purchase the collectors editions of the game four weeks after launch, but I haven’t read anything about them becoming available to regular buyers. So if that has been addressed, please post it here and I’ll make the appropriate edit.
I guess another question to be answered for everyone is, will the unlock-able characters (Akuma, Sentinel, Hsien-Ko, and Taskmaster) be allowed to use upon launch. For now, I’m seeing that being at the sole discretion of the tournament organizer as many will be hosting a midnight launch tournament for the game. Some businesses will have them early (most of them will) and some will get them the day of. I don’t think this title will be ‘street dated’ where retailer will not be allowed to even open pop in a copy for demo purposes before midnight.
For now, run them straight from the retail package to be fair (for those hosting midnight launch tournaments) and for those running them on the following weekend, I’m sure people will have unlocked a few characters by then and using them will be ok.
**Midnight Release Tournament Rules (NOT OFFICIAL) **
You may use anyone who isn’t an unlock-able character.
You may not use three of the same character (if its possible).
Random Stage (if you’re able to choose stages).
Standard 2/3 Games.
Double Elimination (Single if you are limited to time).
Players will be allowed to use ‘Simple Mode’ at any time during the tournament.
*In the following weeks, if any game breaking bugs are found and believe to give an unfair advantage to the individual using them, use this thread to list them here to be reviewed and suggested for a possible ban in future tournaments. *
And on that note, “Let’s get it on!”