It turns out that Mother Nature is to blame for the minimal amount of DLC that Capcom released for Marvel Vs. Capcom 3.
This week's unveiling of Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 was a bit of a surprise to fans of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, since there hasn't been much post-release DLC for the latter yet. According to producer Ryota Niitsuma, this was because the tsunami that hit the country in March.
Speaking to Destructoid at Comic-Con, Niitsuma explained that the game's development team actually planned to release a lot of DLC for the game, but mother nature got in the way, which "threw off our whole development schedule":
"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."
As a result, Capcom decided to release the proposed DLC on a new disc, along with adjusted gameplay, new content, and and a spectator mode. As a result, the makeup of Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is split "about half and half" between the originally-planned DLC and completely new content.