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Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Vita features detailed

All the info on its touch screen fighting and online battles

Capcom has detailed how Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 will be making use of the PlayStation Vita's touch control, near-field communication and Wi-Fi features when it launches alongside the handheld in Japan next week.

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Although fighting game traditionalists will stick to good old buttons, those open to the idea of using gesture controls will be able to use the Vita's touch screen to move by dragging a finger across the screen, jump by flicking, and attack by tapping.

Assists, supers and hypers can all be activated by tapping on the corresponding bar or character icon.

The handheld's local communication abilities can be used to exchange 'gold' versions of characters with other players and Wi-Fi can be used to watch and play online matches.

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