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Marvel vs. Capcom 2

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Description

Marvel 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.

Screenshots

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Xbox 360 Triggering a special move
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Xbox 360 Power moves trigger anime-style backgrounds.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Xbox 360 Updated characters for HD.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Xbox 360 Different, snowy version of the stage.

Alternate Titles

  • "MVC2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

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

Gaming Target Dreamcast Jun 30, 2000 10 out of 10 100
Da Gameboyz Dreamcast Jul 08, 2004 9.125 out of 10 91
AceGamez Xbox Nov 22, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Meristation Xbox 360 Jul 29, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy PlayStation 3 Jul 31, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Meristation Xbox Dec 27, 2002 8 out of 10 80
1UP Xbox May 09, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Dec 03, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameZone Xbox Apr 07, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot Xbox Apr 02, 2003 6.3 out of 10 63

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Cameos

Some 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 version

The 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

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