The popular fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom 2 has been delisted for almost nine years, but it will make its return later this year. Arcade1Up has announced that the cabinet will be launched on September 8, the first officially licensed version since its delisting. Orders will ship the following month in October.
The re-release will include both online multiplayer and leaderboard support. The cabinet itself will also include exclusive side panel art featuring Hulk, Spider-Man, Ryu, and Zangief.
The wait is over for Marvel Vs. Capcom 2. The iconic fighting game that was previously unreleased in 2013, has now been released for free on Arcade1Up with a WIFI PLAY! #freedMVC2 Ready to game like a hero? https://t.co/vuyNylnhzK pic.twitter.com/usTR6Krn60
The original Marvel vs. Capcom, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men: Children of the ATOM, and Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems will be included in the cabinet.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 was initially released in arcades in 2000, and it came to a wide range of systems thereafter. It is often regarded as one of the greatest fighting games of all time, with a dedicated competitive scene.
In 2013, the game was removed from digital stores due to licensing problems with Marvel. Fans have clamored for an official re-release. Last year, fighting game YouTuber Maximilian Dood started the #FreeMvC2 hashtag on Twitter, calling for Capcom and Marvel to release the game out of digital jail. However, it might be a sign of things to come.
#FREEMVC2 12 years since Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 was re-released & 7 years since it was removed from stores & sent to digital jail. One of the most popular games of all time