So, apparently Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on the Vita is getting some touchscreen controls. I mean, why the hell not. The screen is touch sensitive after all.
Why you would use these controls over the standard layout is beyond me, but here are the controls, which seem to me to be more convoluted than a stick and four buttons:
Attack – Tap (almost) anywhere on the screen*
Move – Drag your finger forward or backward, your character will follow
Dash – Flick your finger forward or backward
Duck – Drag your finger down
Jump – Flick your finger up
Assist attack – Tap a character icon
Character change – Hold your finger on a character icon
Hyper Combo – Tap the Hyper Combo gauge
X-Factor – Tap the X-Factor icon
Yeah. Who in their right mind would want to trust a touchscreen for a game as precise as MVC3? The fact that you have to stop doing everything to tap an assist pretty much removes this as a potential alternative for serious players.
Now, Capcom, where’s that rumored joystick adaptor for the Vita?