Fans of charismatic characters pounding one another until time runs out are celebrating today as Capcom and Marvel have announced a re-release of the classic brawler Marvel vs Capcom 2 as a $15 downloadable title releasing in Summer 2009 for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Xbox 360. This surely puts a cramp on the outrageously expensive out-of-print PS2 and Xbox versions of the game, but so what? Those of us without deep pockets and time to kill on eBay finally get a crack at the game with upscaled HD visuals, online multiplayer, and custom soundtrack options. Neat, eh? A free demo of the game will be released on Thursday, April 30 in North America on the PlayStation Network. What's in the demo? The PlayStation Blog has the details.
- Two-player local matches
- Six available characters – Ryu, Chun-Li, Strider, Spider-Man, Iron Man and Wolverine
- Seven selectable environments
- Upscaled 1080p graphics
- Widescreen or 4:3 aspect ratio
- Two graphic filter options for character sprites
- And other cool options to check out
I'm looking forward to this one. I've played all of the other Capcom/Marvel productions (Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men vs Street Fighter, etc.), but never got around to this one. It has been hard to find for a reasonable price. I've never even seen the older versions in used game shops with the single exception of a GameStop that wanted $90 for the worn PS2 version without a manual or original case. The used game market can certainly be a demanding beast.