UMvC3′s Arthur, Firebrand, Hulk Ancient Warrior Pack Costumes Explained

By on March 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm
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Brelston of Capcom-Unity recently posted the write-up for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3’s final alternate costume package. The Ancient Warrior pack contains new outfits for Arthur, Firebrand, and Hulk, offering some interesting variations on their looks based off past designs. Chris Baker from Marvel was on hand to give some insight on Hulk’s new costume, so check out the descriptions below. The complete Value Pack is also available today, which nets you every alternate costume for a discounted price.

The dev team really wanted to get skeleton Arthur – seen every single time you die in this notoriously difficult series – in the game somehow, so they were quite pleased when they came up with this idea. When using this DLC costume, his default appearance is a blue skinned, underpants-only Arthur. Since he begins with just his bare skin, it only makes sense he would transform to an assemblage of bones once his armor breaks during  battle. The powered-up version of Arthur (accessed via hyper combo) is the Cursed Armor found in Ultimate Ghosts n’ Goblins (which itself bares a slight resemblance to Bishamon from Darkstalkers).

Firebrand is just one of many Red Arremers, a race of troublesome, winged demons who plague Arthur throughout the Ghosts n’ Goblins series. Arremers can  take on many forms, and this piece of DLC imagines Firebrand as a Red Arremer King, with added facial features, additional armor and a brand new tail. It’s a pretty aggressive look for the relatively heroic Firebrand, but I think it looks great on him – love that sneer!

During 2007’s WORLD WAR HULK storyline, Hulk was not a happy camper. If you didn’t know, a secret society of heroes known as the Illuminati had tricked him off Earth into banishment on the faraway world of Sakaar (as seen in Greg Pak’s classic PLANET HULK, itself adapted as an animated film and Flash game), where he became the world’s greatest hero and started an entirely pleasant new life. At least until the ship he arrived on blew up and killed millions people, including his new wife and unborn child. That sucked. So, the Green Scar (as those on Sakaar knew Hulk) gathered his group of Warbound and made his way back to Earth to kick some butt. Wearing this.

Source: Capcom-Unity