Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to Allow Use of Vita As Controller on PS3 Version; New Screenshots Released

The feature-packed PlayStation Vita version of fighter Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has just picked up another one: the ability to use the Vita as “the ultimate controller” for the game’s PlayStation 3 version.

The Vita version of UMVC3 doesn’t just come with PS3 controller functionality, though. The game has local and online multiplayer, Near support, Spectator Mode and Replay functions (which enable players to watch or share matches via Wi-Fi). The Vita version also has exclusive Gold Herald color options. All of these are in addition to everything from the PS3 version and touch control support.

Capcom has released ten new screenshots from the upcoming Vita version of their fighter today. The screenshots showcase some of the Vita version functionality mentioned above:

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be made available on PlayStation Vita on February 15, 2012 to coincide with the release of the handheld’s First Edition bundle. The platform itself launches February 22, 2012.