If you've been holding out on picking up Marvel vs Capcom 2 or Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (or any of the downloadable content for the latter two) for the Sony PlayStation 3 or Microsoft Xbox 360 and you're still interested in throwing down with Ryu or Iron Man, then time is running out. Capcom has announced that the games and DLC are to be removed from both the PlayStation Store and Xbox Live's marketplace very soon. Tracey Lien at Polygon summarizes:
The last day the DLC can be bought on PSN is Dec. 17 in North America and Dec. 19 in Europe. The last day the DLC can be bought for XBLA globally is Dec. 26. The removal of the games from the store will not remove the games from the libraries of those who have already bought them.
Have Capcom and Marvel gone their separate ways once again? Bringing the two brands together again after so long was like catching lightning in a bottle, and with changing license agreements and the increased popularity of certain Marvel characters since the release of additional films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I'm not surprised that the current deal is over and the digital versions of the games are headed back into the vault. Discs will still be around, of course, but for content that was only available online, it's either buy it now or let it go. The MvC3 DLC is on sale up until the end of availability, and while I've groused plenty about the money I've burned on that game over the years, I turned out the lights by buying the value costume pack with some lingering store credit. Thanks for everything, Capcom, and hopefully we'll see everyone back someday for Marvel vs Capcom 4.