Thought the iPad 2 lines/delays were a travesty? Quit whining, you knew it was going to happen anyway. Instead, imagine for a moment that you had pre-ordered one of the most acclaimed fighting game's amazing sequel back in January and had still not received it by mid-to-late February? Wouldn't you expect that benevolent game-making enterprise to give you something for your troubles?
Despite initial shipping issues back in February, Capcom has been very generous in its apologies (check out the 3rd entry down in that last link), according to recent Capcom blog post:
We've been working on this for a while now and some of you may have thought we'd forgotten about you.
We've put together something we hope will help make up for the delayed delivery of Marvel Vs. Capcom 3. A free copy of the really tasty Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Signature Series Strategy Guide by BradyGames! It's 400 pages of full color MvC3 goodness.
We're still working out the logistics but look for more information coming to the email address you used to place your order.
I haven't been able to confirm whether the game is still not shipping on time- if so, I may disagree on the merits of sending someone who has been waiting for a game a meticulously-detailed guide to that game, but if the game is back to shipping on time, Hats Off to you, Capcom, for being so cognizant of your fanbase.
Also, check out this GDC 2011 coverage of some MvC3 Gameplay (Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel while you're at it):