You might find yourself swamped with genres and sub-genres in the modern gaming scene. Well here’s a spoiler for you: There are two genres of video game in this heavily packed-out market: Games with Juri in them, and shitty games. Adding Juri is what makes a game a five-star classic. You could put her in fucking Garfield Kart and it would, by definition, become instantly better than Forza Horizon 5.
Presented for your consideration: Juri in Capcom’s excellent comic-book slugfest Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. While the sneaky taekwondo-kickin’ lass did not make the cut for the original 2011 release (Yes, it was that long ago), nor its “Ultimate” variant released *checks notes* nine months later, skilled modder MarrowOchi is attempting to rectify this major issue, by putting Street Fighter‘s bad gal into the UMvC 3 roster herself!
She wants to play. pic.twitter.com/33WvJGPCJH
— Alice I MarrowOchi (@MarrowOchi) January 25, 2022
As you can see in the clip above, MarrowOchi (with help of fellow modder Lean) has already got Juri locked into MvC‘s comic book world, and has even implemented several of her “normals,” (that’s standard strikes to you RPG players), into Juri’s arsenal. Juri’s basic movement, character portrait, and health bar are present and correct, but it will be quite some time before her fans are able to take her out for a spin(kick). Still, she’s looking good! Of course, she is. Duh.
Juri isn’t the first character to find herself added to Marvel vs Capcom 3 courtesy of the mod community. As reported by GameRant, Street Fighter‘s Rashid and Urien and Marvel’s Thanos, Cyclops, and Psylocke have also previously put in an appearance thanks to some smart skin-swapping. All of this goes without saying that it’s pretty wild to see the UMvC 3 faithful keeping the game alive, over a decade after its initial release. It should come as no surprise, really, it’s Mahvel baby.
So, let this be a lesson to all game devs out there. Bung Juri in your game, something something, profit. I’m hoping that we’ll see The Spider make her grand debut in The Witcher, Tekken 7, Horizon Zero Dawn, NieR Automata, Chase H.Q., and Wordle very soon.