Guys, brace yourselves, because this news is pretty damn epic. Have you been pissed off beyond belief at the eBay prices for a copy of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 for either the PS2 or Xbox? Have you scoured game stores all around your area in hopes of finding a copy? Let alone finding a copy that's in decent shape? Have you maybe considered just jacking the unused arcade cab at your local pizza place? If you've answered yes to any of those, well, dammit there is relief.

The folks over at TheGameReviews publish a little column they like to call "Rumor Killers" and in it, they predict the likelihood of a rumor as being plausible or not. One recent rumor to have hit the net is that Capcom is planning a downloadable release for Marvel vs. Capcom 2 for the PlayStation Network and XBLA. The rumor started when MvsC2 was recently rated by the ESRB for the PS3 and X360, if you recall we brought you that story last October of 2008. As if that wasn't confirmation enough, a whole list of achievements appeared on Xbox360achievements.org, tallying a total of 200 points, and none of which seem suspicious or fake.

Then, people spotted online retailer ShopTo.net taking pre-orders for a Marvel vs. Capcom Tournament Edition arcade stick for the X360, which has since been pulled. Hmmm, seems like someone's hiding something? Now here's where T.G.R. did a little digging of their own, a teaser site has recently popped up called tu4ar.com, now the logical guess is that it means "Take You For a Ride". T.G.R. did not mention this, but the significance behind "Take You For a Ride" is that it's the name of the character select song in Marvel vs. Capcom 2. And if you visit the site, you can clearly see a countdown with large "2" in the background, although not in the same font/style as that of MvsC2's slanted "2".

The countdown will expire next Monday, which marks the end of the media embargo for Capcom's Captivate '09 Gamers Day. But wait, there's more. If you needed further proof, the domain name tu4ar.com is registered to Capcom, and transfers data from Capcom themselves. Furthermore, and this is the nail in the coffin, T.G.R.'s digging reveals this domain: http://dev02.capcomusa.net/mvc2gmt, where you can see the game's initials written out plain as day.

There is absolutely no doubt left anymore, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is headed to the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade. I do have to wonder, if Capcom has made such a big fuss about keeping this game so under wraps, is it more than just a straight port? After the trouble Capcom had with getting Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD up and running properly, we doubt they'd want to go through the hassle with the massive roster of fighters in MvsC2.

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crump602
crump602
11 years ago

finally!!! the goods!


Last edited by crump602 on 4/22/2009 3:05:51 AM

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

first ps2 game ever released on psn as a download i do believe… i could be wrong, but im pretty sure…

Persist8732
Persist8732
11 years ago

YES!!!!!!! FINALLY OMG I CANT WAIT

BUT…..

THEY BETTER NOT CHARGE MORE THEN $20 LOL

webberfan
webberfan
11 years ago

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!

BigTonesAUS
BigTonesAUS
11 years ago

oh thankyou baby jesus!!

thepill
thepill
11 years ago

All 6 lbs 8 oz of you….

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

Love Ricky Bobby

Mujy786
Mujy786
11 years ago

o cant wait 🙂

crapreviews
crapreviews
11 years ago

yay!! it will be bought the moment its up

MirrorSoul
MirrorSoul
11 years ago

The GODS AT CAPCOME OFFICALLY HAVE MY SUPPORT FOR ANYTHING!!!!I WANTED MARVEL vs CAPCOM 2 Remake more than Street Fighter 4….I…ugh…I need a towel.

djduke316
djduke316
11 years ago

There are achiements listed for 360, so I know it's coming for that platform. I just want a PSN version.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

AAWWW you ruined my excitement by bringing doubt into my life of a ps3 version, lol but we know capcom would nvr for the love of anything be exclusive lol

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

I'll probably buy it even if they make us pay like 15$ for it :O

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I have been looking for this for a couple of years now and this would be super crazy.I would pay almost any amount they ask for.

dveisalive
dveisalive
11 years ago

If this is not remade in HD then I'll pass. Anyways this is Epic. This game goes to 1000 dollars on rarity!

psxmax
psxmax
11 years ago

SOB I just payed $550 on eBay for this game. (j/k!!) Sorry for all those gamers who did pay that much for this game. Can't wait to play MvC2, but I hope Capcom keeps the price below $15.


Last edited by psxmax on 4/22/2009 7:51:01 AM

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I almost paid $160 for it but while I was getting ready to click and pay my pc restarted itself and thus I lost interest.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Why would anyone pay that much for it on Ebay when GameStop has it in stock for $79.99?

Expensive I know!

But if you buy it during GameStop's B2G1 sale or during a week when the store offers a 20% coupon off PS2 games (like this week, valid through Thursday), coupled with your 10% discount if you have an Edge card, you could get the game for $56.

The best thing is GameStop dot com has it in stock, as do a bunch of stores in my area. So, if you really want it, it is not that HARD to find.

I never understood why so many people have been complaining about the scarcity of this game when GameStop has had it in stock for years.

On a closing note, it is ridiculous that GameStop is selling this game for $30 more than its retail price when the game was released. When did GameStop get into the "collectible" market by raising a game's price above the MSRP?


Last edited by Orvisman on 4/22/2009 9:47:34 AM

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

@Orvisman
I see your point luckily my computer saved me from being an idiot,but $79.99 from Gamestop is crazy those money hungry bastards. I expect that from the people in Ebay but a large company like Gamestop has no need to rip people off.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

@Juan,

I agree. I wrote as much in my previous post.

But when you combine one of GameStop's coupons with an Edge card it becomes much more reasonable.

This was my point about people overpaying for the game on Ebay when there is another option.

isaya85
isaya85
11 years ago

Man and I haven't even bought SF4 yet I need to catch up

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

Zemus101
Zemus101
11 years ago

Wow, I haven't played that game since I was like 8 lol I barely remember it, although I have Capcom Vs SNK for the Dreamcast and loved it, so I'll definately be picking this one up.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

Lets be realistic, I for one doubt that this will be a HD remix of the game. It will probably be made to play online and thats it.

And then I get to what I think of the game…

Its not good. MVC2 is probably the most unbalanced fighting game ever created. Its all right if you play it with a buddy you actually know in real life. You two will must likely just do it for fun. But online with a ranking system, against people you don't know? Have any of you played this in arcades against anyone with a competitive nature? Your going to be playing against the exact same team as they spam projectiles at you.

Online will remind everyone why this game was never meant to be online. Give it a week after this comes out and prepare for rants everywhere around the internet.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

That's very brave of you to bash arguably one of the best fighting games ever created.Online?who said anything about online I personally don't want them to add online don't think it would work, just maybe to improve the visuals if not it's fine the way it is.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

I just don't see them upping any visuals with a cast that large. How long did it take them to give the HD treatment to SFII? Yeah lol. And I just don't see them not putting Online in it.

djduke316
djduke316
11 years ago

If you look at the achiements most of them are for online. I wouldn't be surprised if he was wright.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

This is fantastic news. Now the people on ebay that charge upwards of $100 can die.

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! YES YES YES YES YES!

KING313
KING313
11 years ago

Wait…I think….Yep, I just soiled myself. I've been hunting this game for the past three years! 60 bucks used at gamestop for the ps2. I was like "Yea F#&kin right…" This will be awesome!


Last edited by KING313 on 4/22/2009 12:09:08 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

umm isn't this just a basic 2D fighter?

bearbobby
bearbobby
11 years ago

Yes, yes it is. But it has Spider-Man and Ryu, so there. lol

I played the first one a bit in arcades, don't remember if I played the sequel at all, but all this talk of buying a game that's a decade old for MORE than original retail price is retarded, limited print or not, let it go.

I am a caring and loving person, but if you spent that much money for a vid game, you need a helmet cause I don't know how you cross a street without hurting yourself. lol

Still, I wish they'd release a demo version or something for people who don't wanna risk the $10-20 on something they're not intimately familiar with. I love fighting games, and would give the demo a chance for sure.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Agree on the price issue, its sick what goes on these days.

Damaine
Damaine
11 years ago

about F-ING time, but i know they gonna charge some ridiculos price like 60+ dollars…

Prevent
Prevent
11 years ago

My dream has come true finally

shindelion
shindelion
11 years ago

I still have my copy!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
11 years ago

I would never pay $1000 for any game, WTF!
But I did save money by sleeping a Motel-6

(And Tom Bodine made em leave the light on for me, just like his commercial said he would).

sunspider13
sunspider13
11 years ago

@Oyashiro,

I agree with you there, back in the day playing this game in the arcade was a bore and was unbalanced. I always thought that the first one was the better of the two. But for all the people that are glad that MvC2 is being released I happy for you guys.

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
11 years ago

Yeah, Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter was the best out of the series. It was the most Balanced and had some great Hidden characters.

MvC2 suffered from having too many characters. Balance with a number that large was probably imposable. But even then it was as if they didn't even try. 95% of the characters could easily, and with out any effort be taken out by the remaining 5%.with about a good 75% of the characters being near useless.

But if people like it, I hope the make it the best they can for you all!

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

MVC2 isn't that great, it's way overhyped(yes I have it for the Dreamcast)

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
11 years ago

I sort of agree with you… I just felt MVC 1 was better… both for the computer now and still have a lot more fun playing the original.

Megaman + Ryu FTW

cazzy07
cazzy07
11 years ago

i got er for my dream cast 2 and its prob the my least fav sf series.and im a sf fanboy any takers on sf4??cazzy07 psn id.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
11 years ago

I really hope I can use my new arcade stick with thie title

NeutralGamer_86
NeutralGamer_86
11 years ago

I still have my DREAMCAST copy, but a MVC3 would probably cause me to stop playing SFIV.

apofisboricua
apofisboricua
11 years ago

Do u guys believe me when I said that I have the XBOX version of MvsC2 and I paid just $5.00 for it?

I bougth it used (but just like new) from a friend that get bored of it…can u believe that?

That game is just one of the few treasures I have. LOL!! I must play it again thanks to the nostalgia inducing news.

RustEDalex
RustEDalex
11 years ago

I paid 40 for a new copy of it at game crazy for it. I'm glad its coming to the psn and hope they add new stuff and fix some of the glitches

PS3addict
PS3addict
11 years ago

Huge problem here… I have a 40GB PS3. If they did not remake this game, then they now need to provide me with a software emulator to play the game on my PS3.
I am all set for that if it ever comes, or this has been ported as a PS3 title.

I have doubts that this game will be coming to the PS3. I would love it, but unless the reason that the PSN is going down this weekend is to provde the ability to play a PS2 game through the PSN directly or through a software emulator… How am I gonna play this title on a no BC PS3??

Something may be happening here, and I hope it is good news for PS3 users that did not get the 20/60 systems.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

It's being put in PSN so it doesn't matter if is a ps2 or a dreamcast game anyone will be able to play it.