marvel vs. Capcom 2 too big for WiiWare
Capcom announced yesterday that the team-based fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is currently being reworked for release on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network. These versions should be released in the summer and a demo will also be available online soon, exclusively for the PlayStation 3.
However, visitors to the Capcom forum wondered why this remake isn’t being released as WiiWare. The answer was short, concise and clear: the game is way too big for WiiWare. Christian Svensson of Capcom stated:
- “This is a downloadable play, not a retail play. We don’t actually have any retail rights on this project. And there’s no way to get anywhere near the WiiWare file size limit here.”
marvel vs. Capcom 2 is based on the code of the Dreamcast version, with which Capcom claims to bring the best version into the HD era. The game supports online play and multiple HD upscaling options to customize the visual settings to your liking. However, don’t expect the same HD graphics as in the Street Fighter II Turbo remake.
Furthermore, it is not necessary to unlock characters, because they are all available right from the start. Think Marvel characters like Wolverine, Cyclops, The Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man and Venom, while the Capcom roster includes household names like Ken, Ryu, Chun-Li, Zangief, Mega Man and Ruby Heart.
marvel vs. Capcom 2 will be released this summer on Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network for a cost of 1200 Microsoft Points or $14.99 respectively. Check out a few gameplay trailers below.