DescriptionMarvel vs. Capcom 2 is the sequel to the 2D fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes.
The game allows you to tag in all three players (instead of two, while the third is only used for special attacks, in the predecessor).
There are now up to 56 characters to use (most you have to unlock), including new characters like Jill Valentine from Resident Evil and Tron Bonn from Mega Man Legends.
Another new gameplay feature allows your team mates to come in during battle and give you a little health boost. This helps in lasting the distance in Survival mode, but they can also be hit by on coming attacks from the enemy.
- "MVC2" -- Common abbreviation
Part of the Following Groups
|Button-mashing raised to the level of art||Dreamcast||WizardX (116)|
|Addictive yet repetitive||Dreamcast||Robyrt (51)|
|Capcom delivers another good 2D fighter||PlayStation 2||Mike Fink (3)|
|"I Wanna Take You For A Ride..."-Lyrics from Marvel vs. Capcom 2||Dreamcast||MasterMegid (897)|
|Flashy & fun -- the pinnacle of fighters||Xbox 360||Chris Wright (99)|
|Marvel vs. Capcom, what more can i say.||Dreamcast||Derrick Igbo (3)|
|It wont get u hooked||Dreamcast||Lee Redfern (20)|
The Press Says
|IGN||Dreamcast||Jun 29, 2000||9.3 out of 10||93|
|Da Gameboyz||Dreamcast||Jul 08, 2004||9.125 out of 10||91|
|AceGamez||Xbox||Nov 22, 2006||9 out of 10||90|
|GameFocus||PlayStation 3||Aug 17, 2009||8.4 out of 10||84|
|GameSpy||Xbox 360||Jul 31, 2009||80|
|TeamXbox||Xbox||May 06, 2003||7.1 out of 10||71|
|Gamereactor (Sweden)||Xbox||May 07, 2003||7 out of 10||70|
|Game Revolution||PlayStation 2||Jan 01, 2003||B-||67|
|GameSpot||Xbox||Apr 02, 2003||6.3 out of 10||63|
|TalkXbox||Xbox||Aug 11, 2003||43 out of 100||43|
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1001 Video GamesMarvel vs. Capcom 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
CameosSome of the Capcom roster of characters are taken from old or obscure Capcom games such as SonSon or Amingo (who is rumored to be from a canceled Capcom game), or from Japanese games never released anywhere else at the time of this game's original release (such as Jin). The only character that doesn't originate from any previous Capcom game, however, is Ruby Heart, the female pirate character who was created specifically for Marvel vs. Capcom 2.
Xbox versionThe Xbox release of this game was originally going to have online play. However, it was scrapped at the last minute.
Information also contributed by Alexander Michel