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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBLA, PSN This Summer

Post by DaMadFiddler » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:27 pm

:D

http://www.joystiq.com/2009/04/27/marve ... -xbla-psn/
As expected, Capcom has made the return of MvC2 official via Capcom Unity. The biggest news: a demo of the game will be available on PSN this week (most likely during the usual update on Thursday, April 30. Christian Svensson, the company's VP of strategic planning and business development, calls this the "definitive version" of the classic fighter, providing some details to back up his claim.

In addition to the already confirmed online play, it's been revealed that the game is based on the Sega Dreamcast release, features HD upscaling and widescreen options, and will support custom soundtracks on both platforms. Also, all 56 characters will be "unlocked" from the beginning. No word yet on a 360 demo, but we've dropped Capcom a line for comment. [PlayStation.Blog confirms the demo is exclusive to PSN.]
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Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBLA, PSN This Summer

Post by Code-Red » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:25 pm

Fuck off. They should port proper fighting games like Third Strike and not lame baby shit like this.

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Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBLA, PSN This Summer

Post by Luriden » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:31 pm

I'm normally not into fighting games, but I love MvC2 just for the huge quantity of fighters. I remember playing it with a friend for awhile just trying out all the characters and their moves. I may get this as long as it's not over 800.
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Post by pixel » Mon Apr 27, 2009 10:47 pm

I'm glad the characters are unlocked. For most people, they want to get in and start playing and not mess with any crap like that. It was fun when everyone played it years ago, now we want HD versions of the older games we still enjoy.
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Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBLA, PSN This Summer

Post by melancholy » Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:41 pm

Awesomesauce. I could have used this when I hosted that MvC2 tournament at Best Buy three weeks ago. The Dreamcast version was still fun to use, though it didn't look near as good on a 50" plasma as an XBLA version would have.
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Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBLA, PSN This Summer

Post by DaMadFiddler » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:19 pm

melancholy wrote:Awesomesauce. I could have used this when I hosted that MvC2 tournament at Best Buy three weeks ago. The Dreamcast version was still fun to use, though it didn't look near as good on a 50" plasma as an XBLA version would have.
From what I've read across various sites:

- they're keeping the original 2D assets (so the characters will all still be in Legovision), but have added optional filters. You can either have the 2D elements unfiltered, fed through an hq2x filter, or fed through a tweaked hq3x filter.

- the 3D assets were originally created in a higher quality (this was not clarified) than either home consoles or the arcade hardware could handle at the time, and were scaled down. The original assets are still archived, and will be used in this version. Thus, this version will have higher quality backgrounds than any existing version of the game.

- the underlying game engine is based on the Dreamcast port, with the network infrastructure borrowed from Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix.

- Capcom hired a couple of diehard fighting game players to play-test the game, and track down glitches for elimination. (Specifically, they mentioned that several technical issues in the PS2/Xbox version will not be in this version).



Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go sell my PS2 copy before it depreciates any further ;)
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Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBLA, PSN This Summer

Post by DaMadFiddler » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:22 pm

As a final note, I am a little disappointed that they don't allow for custom soundtracks. I love this game, and have been playing it for years on various systems, but I'm a little tired of getting taken for a ride :lol:
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Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBLA, PSN This Summer

Post by Lartrak » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:35 pm

DaMadFiddler wrote:As a final note, I am a little disappointed that they don't allow for custom soundtracks. I love this game, and have been playing it for years on various systems, but I'm a little tired of getting taken for a ride :lol:
it's been revealed that the game is based on the Sega Dreamcast release, features HD upscaling and widescreen options, and will support custom soundtracks on both platforms
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Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBLA, PSN This Summer

Post by DaMadFiddler » Tue Apr 28, 2009 2:45 pm

Lartrak wrote:
DaMadFiddler wrote:As a final note, I am a little disappointed that they don't allow for custom soundtracks. I love this game, and have been playing it for years on various systems, but I'm a little tired of getting taken for a ride :lol:
it's been revealed that the game is based on the Sega Dreamcast release, features HD upscaling and widescreen options, and will support custom soundtracks on both platforms
...?
Okay, must have totally overlooked that :oops:

However, I did find a sample of the upscaling filter:

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They did warn that, since the assets were created for a 4:3 screen, setting the game to widescreen may result in certain effects (namely, large items that come in from an edge of the screen) not looking quite right, as the art isn't large enough to extend to the new edge of the visible area.
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Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBLA, PSN This Summer

Post by Eviltaco64X » Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:37 pm

This is great news! :D

All they need to do now is release SF III: Third Strike on PSN/XBLA.
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Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBLA, PSN This Summer

Post by Code-Red » Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:57 pm

They should have released it first. MvC2 is such a watered down version of the series it sickens me.

Dumbass: "Hey lets throw a bunch of shitty characters into Marvel vs. Capcom's engine"
Idiot: "Oh man, awesome idea. And instead of high kick or high punch, we'll have one of your teammates come in and do a shitty move!"
Dumbass: "Great. While we are at it, lets make all the specials ridiculously easy to do....wait, lets have it so that high punch and high kick do your specials FOR YOU!"
Idiot: "This game is going to rock."

I'd take parrying and proper combo/special moves that take talent (i.e. Third Strike) any day of the week.
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Post by Christuserloeser » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:31 pm

DaMadFiddler wrote:However, I did find a sample of the upscaling filter:

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Correct labels would be "bad JPG", "super blurry", "unlicensed 2xSai", I guess.
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Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBLA, PSN This Summer

Post by Christuserloeser » Wed Apr 29, 2009 2:56 am

haha, yeah, sorry, I couldn't resist. :P

- this surely is great news for those that don't have the game yet, and I am sure that "classic" and "crisp" will look pretty good.


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Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBLA, PSN This Summer

Post by Kevin Beckman » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:25 pm

Demo is now available on the PSN
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Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBLA, PSN This Summer

Post by Eviltaco64X » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:17 pm

I just wonder how Activision is releasing Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 this summer.

I guess Capcom might've been able to strike some sort of deal with Marvel to rerelease this game only.
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Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBLA, PSN This Summer

Post by DaMadFiddler » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:40 pm

Eviltaco64X wrote:I just wonder how Activision is releasing Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 this summer.

I guess Capcom might've been able to strike some sort of deal with Marvel to rerelease this game only.
I think it's maybe a different set of rights. Bear in mind, digital distribution was pretty uncommon until just a few years ago, so it's quite likely that the Activision contract (and the Capcom contract before it) don't adequately address the issue, leaving the window open for legal workarounds.

A Capcom rep did mention in an interview that they don't have the rights to release a physical copy of the game any more, which (combined with storage limitations) is why the Wii is not getting the game as well.

Incidentally, I downloaded the demo today. You can only play multiplayer, and you can only choose from the center six characters, but the game seems to work just fine. The sprite scaling looks better than you might expect, and the environments are *really* crisp. So far, I haven't run into anything that looks screwy as a result of the expanded playfield (ie. opening the view up for widescreen), except for Strider Hiryu's edge grab. Since he's grabbing onto a spot that's not where the edge is any more, it looks like he's hanging from the health bar. Which works just fine with the tone of the game, IMO. I haven't tried online play yet, but local multiplayer looked and worked exactly as expected.

I will definitely be getting the full version.
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Re: Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming to XBLA, PSN This Summer

Post by Polymira » Wed May 13, 2009 10:46 am

The Xbox Live Marketplace is a freakin cash cow now a days, from XBLA, additional game content, video, etc....

I personally buy at least one XBLA game per month, I buy all the halo, gears of war, and call of duty map packs, and when Apple had my laptop in for repair I was purchasing House and Lost via the video marketplace.

I've spent more on xbox live purchases then I did my launch xbox 360.
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