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Haggar Confirmed For Marvel Vs. Capcom 3

The man himself is finally included in a fighting game.

What you've been hearing is accurate--Capcom is indeed including Final Fight's Mike Haggar in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. GameSpot has the scoop on the reveal, but confirmation slipped out much earlier than the sanctioned coverage thanks to a video leak.

Over on the Capcom blog, the developer says Haggar essentially plays "like a more bad-ass version of Zangief." The first teaser trailer certainly supports that--Haggar has a wild spinning piledriver as well as a brutal extended leg kick. He can also use the Final Fight pipe to smash people over the head and, best of all, utilizes the dreaded repeated punch from from his brawler days as his Super Combo. 
 
  

     
 
Another character was debuted and leaked this morning as well--X-Men's Jean Grey will join Mike Haggar and the rest of the growing cast. Capcom says she's fast and flashy, and as you'll see, she has the ability to turn into Phoenix before she croaks.  

  
   
 
I can't say that I'm a member of the Haggar fan club, but I do realize that a lot of people are excited by this news. We'll have to see if the wait to see the musclebound mayor in a major fighting game will have been worth it.
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Posted by BradNicholson

What you've been hearing is accurate--Capcom is indeed including Final Fight's Mike Haggar in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. GameSpot has the scoop on the reveal, but confirmation slipped out much earlier than the sanctioned coverage thanks to a video leak.

Over on the Capcom blog, the developer says Haggar essentially plays "like a more bad-ass version of Zangief." The first teaser trailer certainly supports that--Haggar has a wild spinning piledriver as well as a brutal extended leg kick. He can also use the Final Fight pipe to smash people over the head and, best of all, utilizes the dreaded repeated punch from from his brawler days as his Super Combo. 
 
  

     
 
Another character was debuted and leaked this morning as well--X-Men's Jean Grey will join Mike Haggar and the rest of the growing cast. Capcom says she's fast and flashy, and as you'll see, she has the ability to turn into Phoenix before she croaks.  

  
   
 
I can't say that I'm a member of the Haggar fan club, but I do realize that a lot of people are excited by this news. We'll have to see if the wait to see the musclebound mayor in a major fighting game will have been worth it.
Posted by RE_Player1

YEAH

Edited by Praxis

Hooray for Haggar! 

Posted by Video_Game_King

Huh? The hell are you talking about? He's been in fighting games before, like two Street Fighter Alpha games, Saturday Night Slam Masters, and something else.

Posted by BadSniper52

FUCK YEA!!!!!

Posted by MysteriousBob
@Video_Game_King said:
" Huh? The hell are you talking about? He's been in fighting games before, like two Street Fighter Alpha games, Saturday Night Slam Masters, and something else. "
Uh, no.  
Haggar has never been in any Street Fighter game. He's had cameos, but has never been playable. He was however in Final Fight: The Revenge, which does count (despite it being a god awful abomination).
Posted by Video_Game_King
@MysteriousBob: 
 
The blurb never mentioned him being playable, just that he's included. Still, I forgot about the 3D Final Fight fighter, probably because I've never played it.
Posted by Norusdog

phoenix? fucking..
 
SQUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT

Posted by KoolAid

I'm excited.  Because Haggar is the best awesome.  I always use Haggar as my gamer pic, so my opponents will know that they are going to get a mayoral pile-drive.  And a pipe to the head.  
 
Basically, Haggar's moose-stash defines the kind of man I wanna be. 
 

Posted by SquirrelGOD

Haggar for President!

Posted by Foggen

For the record, fuck yes.

Posted by MrGtD

That's the wrong Phoenix to include.

Posted by pratmaN

Actually she is Phoenix (not  really Jean Grey) and she revives as Dark Phoenix when she dies with 5 bars of meter

Posted by damswedon

With Mike Haggar my interest in Marvel Vs Capcom 3 arrives and Jennifer Hale as Jean Grey is a good bonus.

Posted by MysteriousBob
@Video_Game_King said:
" @MysteriousBob:   The blurb never mentioned him being playable, just that he's included. Still, I forgot about the 3D Final Fight fighter, probably because I've never played it. "
I've never played it either. No one has. Not even the creator. I just know about it because I'm a fighting game guy.
Posted by gosukiller

Age-gates! Age-gates everywhere!

Posted by Video_Game_King
@MysteriousBob: 
 
I know about it because I know a lot of obscure-ass games that you probably shouldn't play. For example, Xexyz. Don't play it. Don't even try to pronounce it (zeck-zeez, sheck-shiz, sheck-sheez, what is it?).
Posted by VicRattlehead

turn da beats back? doot doo doo doo doo

Posted by StarvingGamer

Yay for Haggar and Phoenix, booh for gimmicky lv.5 super that is only gonna be good for the occasional laugh.

Posted by bartok

One step closer to the announcement that says "Here comes another OBJECTION".  

Posted by blueaniman93

HAGGAR! HAGGAR! HAGGAR!

Posted by ArbitraryWater

YEAH HAGGAR!. Of course, grapplers never seem to fare very well in Vs. games.

Posted by MysteriousBob
@Video_Game_King said:
" @MysteriousBob:   I know about it because I know a lot of obscure-ass games that you probably shouldn't play. For example, Xexyz. Don't play it. Don't even try to pronounce it (zeck-zeez, sheck-shiz, sheck-sheez, what is it?). "
I don't know, I haven't played it- which I guess supports the view that its obscure.
Posted by MeatSim

Metro city mayor Mike Haggar don't take shit from no one!

Posted by nmarchan

Embedding Gamespot videos here just don't seem right.

Posted by nan0fear

@Brad Nicholson Imbedding gamespot videos on GB errrr.

Posted by MisterMouse

for some reason it seems weird that haggar doesnt have any chest hair... just saying.

Posted by Dynamix

Gamespot's still around?!
Posted by PooffBallzZzZ

Holy Shit
Posted by uberscooby

Hell Yeah, Jennifer Hale!

Posted by doublezeroduck

He is from my favorite game ever, but he IS a grappler. Why not Rolento instead? That would've been a better idea imo. 

Posted by Gabriel
@nmarchan said:
" Embedding Gamespot videos here just don't seem right. "
He's just citing his sources.
Posted by fox01313

Looks neat, still think that they should just put out a list of the Marvel or Capcom people not in this game.

Edited by FLStyle
@BradNicholson said

  Jean Grey will join Mike Haggar and the rest of the growing cast. Capcom says she's fast and flashy, and as you'll see, she has the ability to turn into Phoenix before she croaks. 

  
You play as Phoenix who has the ability to turn into Dark Phoenix before she croaks.         
Posted by AldoTheApache

I get the feeling Ryan'll wanna play this now haha

Posted by LordXavierBritish

TURN THE BEAT BACK!

Posted by Raven_Sword

Damn, reallty want to play this game. hope PS3 versions comes out OK because I have a stick on that console.
Posted by Seraphim84

I was kinda hoping there would be no article and this was just gonna say, "YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY"

Posted by lordofultima
@pyromaster222 said:
" for some reason it seems weird that haggar doesnt have any chest hair... just saying. "
If you have a huge chest like that, you have to show it off. No one wants a big bush on their chest.
Posted by AURON570

Phoenix is HOT...........>.>
 
I'm beginning to suspect that Haggar and Zangief are actually one person.

Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle
@nmarchan said:
" Embedding Gamespot videos here just don't seem right. "
I was thinking that. 
Posted by papercut
@AURON570 said:
" Phoenix is HOT...........>.>  I'm beginning to suspect that Haggar and Zangief are actually one person. "
Shhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Posted by TheChadster789

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIiPq-LyE90

Posted by coonce

who comes up with these animations? this looks bonkers. 
 
jean grey ftw.

Posted by ZarakixKenpachi
@Raven_Sword said:
" Damn, reallty want to play this game. hope PS3 versions comes out OK because I have a stick on that console. "
Eh, well why wouldn't the PS3 version be good? Nowadays most multiplatform games are pretty much equal, and I've always been under the impression that most people prefer fighting games on PS3 over 360 anyways. I don't think there's anything to worry about.
Posted by MisterMouse
@lordofultima said:
" @pyromaster222 said:
" for some reason it seems weird that haggar doesnt have any chest hair... just saying. "
If you have a huge chest like that, you have to show it off. No one wants a big bush on their chest. "
That is a good point...
Posted by Kato

EFF YEAH HAGGAR. 
Day-1 purchase.

Posted by TobyD81

Nobody has done more to clean up the streets of Metro City than Mayor Haggar. Vote Haggar!

Posted by Coleslaw893

Super stoked about Phoenix, Jean Grey is one of my favorite comic book characters, and I was pretty bummed about the few X-Men characters on the roster. Also, yay for Haggar.

Posted by anim8rjb

it just gets better and better.

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