Marvel Vs Capcom 2 coming to XBL and PSN

News Aaron Birch 28 Apr 2009 - 13:29
Marvel Vs Capcom 2

Crossover combat rides again as the Capcom classic goes high def...

It's recently been officially confirmed that the classic Capcom scrapper, Marvel Vs Capcom 2 will be arriving on both the Xbox 360 and PS3. Due to arrive sometime over the summer period, the game, officially revealed on www.capcom-unity.com, will bring the much-loved title back to life, with the usual range of next-gen enhancements.

Marvel Vs Capcom 2 has long been one of the best 2D fighters around, with an army of fans claiming that it's the ultimate example of the genre. Mixing together the best Capcom heroes with super-powered characters from the Marvel universe, it's a fast-paced, eyeball-melting festival of OTT special moves, crazy crossovers and addictive multiplayer combat. Popular characters such as Capcom's Street Fighters, Mega Man, Strider, Jill Valentine and Captain Commando appear alongside Marvel icons like Wolverine, Spider-Man, Venom, the Hulk and Iron Man, to name but a few, making for some memorable bouts of fisticuffs.

Like Street Fighter, MvC2 is essentially a one-on-one scrapper, but players instead head into the fray with a team of three fighters (similar to SNK's King Of Fighters series reviewed here). During the battle, you can switch fighters at will, and can call upon inactive fighters for quick assists. All characters have the expected special moves, while the ultimate display of pyrotechnics comes into play when you've charged up your power meter and unleash all three characters' super moves on your foes in a single, screen-filling attack.

Responding to a never-ending slew of requests to revive the game, Capcom finally decided to capitulate, and have stated that, also due to popular demand, the new release will be based on the superior Dreamcast code rather than the PS2 or Xbox versions.

Changes made include the usual visual enhancements to make the game look good in HD, support for widescreen displays, the option to turn off or change the god-awful music that shipped with the game, and the complete unlocking of all content. This time, you'll no longer need to play the game for aeons to earn enough points to unlock your favourite characters in the shop, as all 56 combatants will be accessible from the off.

The game will reportedly retail for around $15 when it arrives, so expect to pay similar in your chosen console's currency.

Marvel Vs Capcom 2 was, and still is one of the finest examples of the genre, so it's great to see it return on current platforms, especially as it's also one of the hardest and potentially most expensive games to get hold of for older consoles. We can't wait.

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