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Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (Xbox 360)

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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.


Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Xbox 360 Training mode lets you turn on tracked damage stats for the match.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Xbox 360 Clock tower stage at day.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Xbox 360 Different, snowy version of the stage.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Xbox 360 What Japanese game would be complete without schoolgirls?

Alternate Titles

  • "MVC2" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

Flashy & fun -- the pinnacle of fighters Chris Wright (99) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

The Press Says

Atomic Gamer Jul 29, 2009 92 out of 100 92
Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 29, 2009 9 out of 10 90
videogamer.com Jul 29, 2009 9 out of 10 90
IGN Jul 28, 2009 8.7 out of 10 87
Meristation Jul 29, 2009 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Nexus Jul 29, 2009 B+ 83
Xboxygen Jul 31, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy Jul 31, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 31, 2009 15 out of 20 75
Gamestyle Aug 06, 2009 7 out of 10 70


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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.


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.

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