NEWS - Thursday, February 27, 2003

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Coming To Xbox

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — February 27, 2003 — Capcom® today announced plans to release Marvel vs. Capcom 2 this March for the XboxÔ video game system from Microsoft. The game will not be Xbox™ Live compatible. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 will deliver absolute arcade perfection in classic Capcom style. The game pits Capcom’s legendary characters and Marvel’s world famous super heroes against each other for dream matches of epic proportions. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 boasts a record number of playable characters: more than 50! The game also delivers new innovations with real three-on-three tag team matches and numerous modes of play. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is rated “T” for teen audiences by the ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board). “I’m glad to see this classic fighting game coming to Xbox owners,” said Todd Thorson, director of marketing, Capcom Entertainment. “Marvel vs. Capcom 2 offers players more than 50 playable characters, more than any other video game, and a wide variety of game modes. Where else can players pit an adorable Servebot against the maniacal powers of Doctor Doom or Jill, from Resident Evil against all time favorites like Spider-Man?” Marvel vs. Capcom 2 offers the following enhancements and the return of popular modes of play including: · Real 3-on-3 tag team battle! · More than 50 playable characters · Team Hyper Combo – Allows three characters to perform Super Combos successively. · Snap Back – Forces opponents to change characters · Assist Type Select – Players choose their favorite assist attack · Crossover Attack – Players can change characters in the thick of battle · Crossover Assist – Waiting character rushes on screen to assist your playing character · Crossover Counter – Waiting character performs lifesaving counterattacks · Crossover Combination – Three characters perform a Super Combo simultaneously · Advancing Guard – Allows players to push back their opponent At the beginning of the game, players have access to 24 playable characters. From the Marvel universe players can choose from Cable, Marrow, Cyclops, Captain America, Dr. Doom, Rogue, Psylocke, Wolverine (bone claw version), Iceman, Spider-Man, Hulk or Venom. The line-up of Capcom characters includes Jill, Tron, Rubyheart, Son Son, Amingo, Hayato, Sakura, Guile, Ryu, Zangief, Anakaris and Strider. As players meet certain conditions they will gain access to many hidden and secret characters.


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