Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Achievements tease progression system, Mission mode

Given the slow, slow drip its developers have had us on since the game was first announced, the recent release of the Achievement list for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 represents one of the biggest info bombs we've been hit with so far. While the list doesn't do much to confirm any rumored characters (though the "Fate of the Satsui no Hadou" certainly seems to hint at the inclusion of Ryu's near-clones, Ken and Akuma), it does reveal some features which have made it into the final cut of the game.

For instance, the "Combat Specialist" Achievement mentions a player level progression system, while "A New Avenger" and "Passed the Field Test" reference a Mission mode, which will presumably assist in the aforementioned progression system. Check out the full list of Cheevos after the break for more even speculation fodder.
  • Passed the Field Test (20G) -- Clear 160 missions in Mission mode.
  • A New Avenger (40G) -- Clear 320 missions in Mission mode.
  • Welcome to Avengers Academy! (10G) -- Clear 80 missions in Mission mode.
  • Leading the Charge (30G) -- Surpass the rank of Fighter.
  • Combat Specialist (30G) -- In Ranked Match, surpass the "1st" class rank, or fight someone who has.
  • Comic Collector (50G) -- Unlock all items in the Gallery.
  • Back at 'Cha! (10G) -- Perform 10 successful Crossover Counters. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Excelsior! (10G) -- Perform 10 Team Aerial Combos. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Be Gone! (10G) -- Perform 10 Snap Backs. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Mega Buster (20G) -- Use 1,000 Hyper Combo Gauge bars. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Ultimate Nullifier (10G) -- Perform 30 successful Advancing Guards. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Playtime Is Over (10G) -- Surpass the rank of Amateur.
  • Herculean Task (30G) -- Beat Arcade mode on the hardest difficulty.
  • Saving My Quarters (20G) -- Beat Arcade mode without using any continues.
  • Waiting for the Trade (50G) -- View all endings in Arcade mode.
  • Master of Fate (50G) -- Unlock all achievements.
  • I Buy the Issues (10G) -- View one ending in Arcade mode.
  • World Warrior (10G) -- Earn 5,000 Player Points (PP).
  • Brusin' Bruce (20G) -- Land an Incredible Combo. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Charles in Charge (30G) -- Land an Uncanny Combo. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Average Joe (10G) -- Land a Viewtiful Combo. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Champion Edition Hero (30G) -- Earn 30,000 Player Points (PP).
  • Super Turbo Brawler (50G) -- Earn 100,000 Player Points (PP).
  • Big Bang Theory (30G) -- Perform 30 Hyper Combo Finishes. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Brave New World (10G) -- Participate in any mode on Xbox LIVE.
  • Steel Battalion (20G) -- Block 100 times. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Fate of the Satsui no Hadou (20G) -- Decide who is the true master of the fist in a Xbox LIVE match.
  • Copy This! (20G) -- Put an end to this game of spider and fly in a Xbox LIVE match.
  • Raccoon City Incident (20G) -- Settle things between former S.T.A.R.S. members in a Xbox LIVE match.
  • Passport to Beatdown Country (10G) -- Fight in all of the stages.
  • Need a Healing Factor (10G) -- Win a match without blocking. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • School for the Gifted (15G) -- Get a 5 game win streak in Ranked Match.
  • A Hero Stands Alone (10G) -- Win a match without calling your partners or switching out. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Full Roster (40G) -- Battle against all characters in a Xbox LIVE match.
  • Who Will Answer the Call?(10G) -- Participate in an 8 player Lobby on Xbox LIVE.
  • Duty and Deus Ex Machina (20G) -- Make a match on Xbox LIVE between a national hero and a killing machine a reality.
  • One Step Ahead (30G) -- Land 50 First Attacks in a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Avengers Assemble! (15G) -- Make a team composed of the Big 3 and win a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Turn the Tables (10G) -- Land a Team Aerial Counter in a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Galactic Smasher (40G) -- Perform 30 Crossover Combination Finishes. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Wreak "Havok" (10G) -- Use X-Factor in a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Badds to the Bone (15G) -- Make a team of three who have altered their bodies, and win a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Whose Side Are You On? (20G) -- Bring about an end to the Civil War in a Xbox LIVE match.
  • Fate of Two Worlds (20G) -- Make a match on Xbox LIVE between the marquee characters for this game a reality.
  • Female Flyers (15G) -- Make a team composed of women who can fly, and win a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Darkstalkers(15G) -- Make a team composed of those who dwell in the darkness, and win a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)
  • Weapon X (15G) -- Make a team composed of Weapon-X test subjects, and win a match. (Arcade/Xbox LIVE only)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.