Another week, and another great addition to the PlayStation Network; this one will appeal to old-school fighting fans everywhere.
On Thursday, you can log on to the Store and pick up Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and if you're wondering why it took so long, bear in mind that Capcom had to produce the boxes for retail. …wait, what? Well, according to Siliconera , the publisher will be releasing a special retail pack of the title, which you'll be able to pick up at your local game store. It doesn't include an actual disc, but it does feature a download code, an 8-page color manual, one-month subscription to Marvel Digital Comics, and 2000 Capcom Unity points. You can grab it all for only $14.99 and it makes us wonder: might there come a time when every retail box only holds a download code and a bunch of extra goodies? Might this be the way places like GameStop continue to be relevant in an increasing age of digital reliance? And if you're wondering, this game should cost the same on the Network, too, so if you take the time to drive down to the store, you'll get all those aforementioned extras for free . You gotta give people incentive to move these days, you know?
So anyway, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 becomes the latest title to be available on the PSN and via retail stores, but perhaps the first to be disc-less in both cases. Interesting.
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