Marvel vs. Capcom 2 official, will be released this summer

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • April 27, 2009 at 8:17 p.m. PDT
Marvel.com has made it official — Marvel vs. Capcom 2 will be released this summer on the PlayStation 3 and XBox 360 platforms.


Here's a little teaser trailer to get you going.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 XBox Live and PlayStation Network Poster, Summer 2009


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Here's what we know so far:
  • It will cost $15 on the PlayStation Network and 1200 MS Points on XBox Live!.
  • Online multiplayer is built in.
  • A wide-screen option is available, the game play will still be in a 4:3 field, but the viewable area will be wide-screen.
  • It’s based on the Dreamcast version.
  • It will use the same net code that powered SSF2T HD Remix.
  • Leaderboards and some stat tracking will be available.
  • There will be a quarter mode and lobby system for online players.
  • Two HD Sprite Upscaling options. "Smooth" and "Crisp" that render on the fly. You can also go with the "Classic" non-upscaled look.
  • No unlocking. All 56 characters will be available from the start.
  • Music can be changed out with your own custom tracks or you can adjust the volume levels.
  • The game was developed by Backbone.
  • American PSN users will be able to play a demo this week, Europe soon after.
  • You will be taken for a ride.
You can find fleshed out details on this post on Capcom-Unity.com.

One very important thing that some people may overlook is this comment by Capcom V.P. Christian Svensson:
The deal took a good while but it’s probably our most requested title to bring back, so Marvel and I and a few other people here at Capcom rolled up our sleeves and got it done. I can’t stress enough, if you ask for something loudly enough and long enough, we’ll work very hard to make it happen.
Also here's a HD sprite comparison from Capcom's JimmyRey, who goes a bit more in depth on the game in his blog.

HD Sprites Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Classic Mode


HD sprites in "Classic" Mode

HD Sprites Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Smooth Mode


HD sprites in "Smooth" Mode

HD Sprites Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Crisp Mode


HD sprites in "Crisp" Mode


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