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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 XBLA: July 29

Dated!

Mag-effin'-neto. 
Capcom has announced that its upcoming digitally downloadable version of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 will be available on Xbox Live Arcade on July 29. This ends our long, national nightmare, which was peppered with speculation and incorrect dates for this beloved fighting game.

No PlayStation 3 release date was announced, and Capcom claims that date will be announced "soon." Considering the game is part of Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion, I wouldn't be surprised if there's a bit of a gap between the 360 and PS3 releases.

Speaking of the Summer of Arcade thing, it kicks off the previous week, July 22, and will also include Shadow Complex, 'Splosion Man, TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-shelled, Trials HD, and Monkey Island Special Edition. Jeff Gerstmann on Google+
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Posted by Jeff
Mag-effin'-neto. 
Capcom has announced that its upcoming digitally downloadable version of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 will be available on Xbox Live Arcade on July 29. This ends our long, national nightmare, which was peppered with speculation and incorrect dates for this beloved fighting game.

No PlayStation 3 release date was announced, and Capcom claims that date will be announced "soon." Considering the game is part of Microsoft's Summer of Arcade promotion, I wouldn't be surprised if there's a bit of a gap between the 360 and PS3 releases.

Speaking of the Summer of Arcade thing, it kicks off the previous week, July 22, and will also include Shadow Complex, 'Splosion Man, TMNT: Turtles in Time Re-shelled, Trials HD, and Monkey Island Special Edition.
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Posted by Gearhead

I think Monkey Island, and maybe Splosion Man are the only two things on that list that are interesting to me.

Posted by Linkyshinks

Awesome. I guess I will be getting the 360 version, screw waiting.

Posted by solidlife

Hmm least we cleared that up. I wonder if the rumors of the MvsC2 joy pads are true.

Posted by StarFoxA

The only two I'm not interested in are Trials HD and 'Splosion Man.

Crap. I have no money.

Posted by Eelcire

Great! Just need to pick up a points card and I'll be all set.

Posted by SexVicar

Monkey Island is next week though. So it probably starts on the 15th. This is forgeting the most important part though

IS MAHVEL BAYBEE~!

Posted by ch13696

I'm dissapointed. This game was a PS2 and arcade exclusive (from what I know of). And they turn around and dis Sony like that? C'mon it's not that hard to have a simultaneous release Capcom. You've done it for Street Fighter. Well, they'll probably release it the following thursday like all PSN games.

Posted by Jeffsekai
@ch13696 said:
" I'm dissapointed. This game was a PS2 and arcade exclusive (from what I know of). And they turn around and dis Sony like that? C'mon it's not that hard to have a simultaneous release Capcom. You've done it for Street Fighter. Well, they'll probably release it the following thursday like all PSN games. "
Your dumb, this game was out on Dreamcast and Xbox
Posted by TheHBK
@ch13696:
What are you talking about?  The game was out on the Dreamcast after the arcade and is the best home version which is the one they are bringing to the PSN and XBLA.  Also the PS2 and XBOX versions sucked.
Posted by Scullinator

My local Gamestop has been gettin in random SF4 arcade sticks in.  Great time to pick one up.  Already baught the point card to download MvC2.  "Wanna take you for a ride"

Posted by Media_Master

Dang it! I have to wait ....

Posted by TheFreeMan

I am getting this day one-I loved the original but never got the chance to play MvC2.

Posted by PhilSebben

Capcom Europe has the Playstation 3 version listed as july 29th as well.

Posted by Loomis2

I don't think MISE is part of Summer of Arcade, but it should be.

Posted by Reverseface

X-MEN GONNA RIDE THE TRAIN THEN BEND THE METAL IN THE TRAIN

Posted by ArbitraryWater

Oh crap. I need to buy a Xbox points card. Maybe two.

Posted by agentboolen

$15 price tag makes it a hard decision for me.  I have it on the Dreamcast and really played it to death.  If it was $10 i would be all for it, but at $15 I don't think i miss it enough.

Posted by RHCPfan24

Yeah! But this series is so insane that I may pass this one. Still, a trial will be downloaded...

Posted by Luke

No thanks @ MvC2, as I already have the Dreamcast version... and if I want to play online, well, I'll just play the best online fighting game ever made: BlazBlue 

I might have to pick-up Shadow Complex, Monkey Island, and TMNT though. 

Posted by DavidSnakes

This summer of arcade sucks next to last year's

Posted by Death_Unicorn

Shadow Complex makes me giddy.

Posted by JJOR64
  
Posted by phlegms

The summer is always such a good time for arcade downloads.

Edited by onlineatron

Really wish people would stop swooning over blatent cash-ins.

Capcom need to focus on their new IPs rather than whoring out their old games. TMNT: TIT and Monkey Island are other prime examples... it's the same game with updated graphics! Don't support these developers, instead support fresh and interesting games such as 'Splosion Man and Shadow Complex!

XBLA has a great line up (better than the PSN) and it would be a crying shame for people to give their hard earned money to the publishers/developers doing NOTHING new.


/rant

Posted by Mourer

I was excited for this game but remembered I'm terrible at fighting games.

Posted by DrainDeimo
@Mourer:
So am I but I still remember having a blast with this one.
Posted by jNerd

I'm accepting all MvC2 challenges. lol.

Posted by Sample
@onlineatron said:
"

Really wish people would stop swooning over blatent cash-ins.

Capcom need to focus on their new IPs rather than whoring out their old games. TMNT: TIT and Monkey Island are other prime examples... it's the same game with updated graphics! Don't support these developers, instead support fresh and interesting games such as 'Splosion Man and Shadow Complex!

XBLA has a great line up (better than the PSN) and it would be a crying shame for people to give their hard earned money to the publishers/developers doing NOTHING new.


/rant

"
What kind of company, in their right mind, would stop using franchises that make awesome games and sales ?

Gee, I really wish I could play MvC 2 without it looking shitty on my big TV that didn't exist 10 years ago, or I wish I could play it online against real people because arcades are dead. 

Oh wait it's coming for XBLA ?! for only 15 bucks ?! Nah, I'm not gonna get it because I have a moral integrity and I hate corporations. Forget my personal happiness !
Posted by Mechabolic
@Sample said:
" @onlineatron said:
"

Really wish people would stop swooning over blatent cash-ins.

Capcom need to focus on their new IPs rather than whoring out their old games. TMNT: TIT and Monkey Island are other prime examples... it's the same game with updated graphics! Don't support these developers, instead support fresh and interesting games such as 'Splosion Man and Shadow Complex!

XBLA has a great line up (better than the PSN) and it would be a crying shame for people to give their hard earned money to the publishers/developers doing NOTHING new.


/rant

"
What kind of company, in their right mind, would stop using franchises that make awesome games and sales ?

Gee, I really wish I could play MvC 2 without it looking shitty on my big TV that didn't exist 10 years ago, or I wish I could play it online against real people because arcades are dead. 

Oh wait it's coming for XBLA ?! for only 15 bucks ?! Nah, I'm not gonna get it because I have a moral integrity and I hate corporations. Forget my personal happiness !
"
I agree online, I would gladly pay 15 dollars to play classic games like MvC 2 and TMNT on glorious HD.  Besides, if you are sweating over 15 dollars I think the last thing you should worry about is how much companies are charging for games.  The only thing I didn't agree with is the rumor that Shadow Complex will be 2400 points.  Now THAT is a cash grab if i've ever seen one.
Posted by Agnogenic_delete

I can't wait! I spent so many hours at arcades playing this game.

Posted by wosifat
@Luke said:
" No thanks @ MvC2, as I already have the Dreamcast version... and if I want to play online, well, I'll just play the best online fighting game ever made: BlazBlue  I might have to pick-up Shadow Complex, Monkey Island, and TMNT though.  "
I just go rid of my Dreamcast a few months ago, and my MvC2 with it, so I'm looking forward to having that again.  Garou as well.  I know it's  not a part of Summer of Arcade, but my copy of Garou hasn't worked in years.  Shadow Complex and 'Splosioin Man also have me intrigued.  I've never played any of the Monkey Island games, and I'll probably try that one.  Don't remember playing Turtes in Time much before, but I'll probably check out the demo at least.  And I definitely want BlazBlue!
Posted by jonnyboy

While I'd have preferred a Marvel Vs Capcom 3 for example, I understand that licencing would have been a nightmare. I loved MvC2 so I'm sold. Also Monkey Island is a cert as well, I adore that game!

Posted by DayOneAdvantage

Pretty much common sense as to what was going to be released when during the Summer of Arcade, but it sure is a nice surprise that Shadow Complex is only 1200 points...So I can get that and MVC2 for half the price of a normal retail game, yummy!

Posted by Dryker

I'm suprised Trine isn't a part of the Summer of Arcade, even if it hit PS3 first. Sounds like a solid title that'll probably end up being better than most of the Summer of Arcade titles.

Posted by Mechabolic
@DayOneAdvantage said:
" Pretty much common sense as to what was going to be released when during the Summer of Arcade, but it sure is a nice surprise that Shadow Complex is only 1200 points...So I can get that and MVC2 for half the price of a normal retail game, yummy! "

Holy cow, really?!  Man, I might pick up Shadow complex then if it's only 1200.  I could of sworn I heard the dev say on E3 that it's gonna be around 2400 points though.
Posted by MeatSim

Looking at this list, I am excited about Monkey Island Special Edition and interested in Shadow Complex.

Posted by Kou_Leifoh

Finally, after this game, Street Fighter III will finally be the next game that Capcom re-releases. 

Posted by DrRandle

Servebots!

Posted by turbomonkey138

Yay this might be the game to make me buy a fightstick :P

Posted by PhilESkyline

Mame...*cough* sorry about that lol