Marvel.com has dropped the news about the 3 main play modes for Marvel vs Capcom 3, along with some additional gameplay information.
The first two modes are more or less what you would expect, namely single player and multi-player, with the latter of course having both off and online functionality. The third main mode has been dubbed Mission and will feature character specific challenges. It will also employ one of the games touted new features, the License Card which is described thusly by the fine folks at Capcom:
“Your own License Card will in fact record your data, let you choose your favorite icon to represent you and record your battles and player points. The data in the License Card will allow you to see positive and negative points about your play style. By reviewing player data online, you can find friends and rivals to play against and then do “recon” as the fight starts up. The License Card will allow you to see who an opponent’s favorite team of characters is, number of wins and losses, what kind of attacks they like and much more.”
It sounds like an expanded take on the PSN or X-Box Live account, with some intriguing additional bells and whistles. Players will be able to see for themselves when the game is released in both a standard and collectors edition, which features an art book, exclusive prequel comic, and Jill Valentine and Shuma Gorah as downloadable content, on February 15, 2011.
Source: Marvel.com http://marvel.com/news/story/14693/new_marvel_vs_capcom_3_game_mode_details