Ryota Niitsuma, producer at Capcom had a few things to say to Destructoid at Comic Con regarding Marvel vs Capcom 3 and the subsequent Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Niitsuma said that they would have loved to support the original Marvel vs Capcom 3 with DLC but apparently it was out of their control. He said,””After the release of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 there were plans to release DLC. But, as you know, less than a month after the game was released we had the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.”
Because of this this caused a development lapse and they decided that it would be best to release an entirely new disc with more modes than the original. The added characters are “half and half” between DLC and new characters for UMvC3 alone. He also went on to say that the leaked character list was “a shame” but that “fans of our fighting games, that’s where the real fun is — seeing those characters move and act.” So this means that despite the leak of every character we will see the slow slog of character announcements and trailers like we did with MvC3.