Marvel Super Heroes And Marvel vs. Capcom Being Updated With Online Play

By Ishaan . July 5, 2012 . 9:00am


Similar to last year’s Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Capcom are updating two more of their older fighting games for an Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network release. This time, the titles in question are Marvel Super Heroes and the original Marvel vs. Capcom.


Both games will be bundled in a single pack, titled Marvel vs. Capcom Origins, for $15 (or 1200 Microsoft Points), and will include new graphics filters, new in-game achievements, online play with spectator modes and replay saving. Marvel vs Capcom Origins will be available in September, and you can watch a trailer for it above.


It appears as though Capcom are celebrating their relationship with Marvel of late, as recently, Udon announced an original Marvel vs. Capcom Complete Works art book that goes through every Capcom-developed Marvel game, including arcade titles like The Punisher.

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  • Anime10121

     Damnit! Capcom has suckered me into giving them 15 bucks. I said I
    wouldn’t give’em a dime after Legends3 and I have so far been
    successful, but this, I cant help but to want this SO BAD. The original
    Marvel vs. Capcom is SO great:)

    I just wish they’d included Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter and not just Marvel Super Heroes :(

    Oh well, Capcom you have my money this time, but no more (unless the aforementioned MSHvsSF/Xmen vs. SF someday shows up!

    Oh and DAT MUSIC! Man those original Marvel fighting games had
    such AWESOME music/mixes, I really wander what happened with MVC 3.
    The only decent song in it was Vergils song from Ultimate:(

    • Way to stick to your guns.

      • Anime10121

        Cant help it, this is back when Capcom was a GOD among game devs!  These games were top class and were released in the stage that Capcom actually made good games and not half games where you have to buy DLC to get the rest.  And plus I gave my originals (psone versions I owned) to my little cousin years ago and they no longer live on this side of the country, and have you SEEN the asking price for even used copies online?

        And besides this is a one time thing, and its only because its digital, otherwise I still would have bought it used.

        • If you really want Capcom to change in any way, you need to be firm about it. Giving them even a cent is a signal to them that things don’t need to change, because they are still profiting.

          • Anime10121

            Well honestly my “boycott” of Capcom is more for me and not for any “change” since I know that by myself (and not being a part of some larger Capcom boycott) nothing will change anyway. Besides they would never even be able to tell I was boycotting to begin with, so they wouldnt even know what kinda change I want and even if they did, they wouldnt provide it, as many people have already pointed out things they want changed at Capcom, including but not limited to: 100,000 strong for L3, disc locked DLC, shipping incomplete games only to sell an upgraded version less than half a year later (guess what the solution was here Disc locked content that you’re charged $20 for half a year later). Ive stopped purchasing new titles from Capcom developed/published titles since the whole Legends 3 fiasco and trust this is 1 purchase and 1 alone.

            They’ve lost sales from me for about 10 titles which roughly translates to less than $600 (because some of them would have been re releases like Ultimate MvsC, DR2 OtR, RE4).  As I’ve said me being one person wont even be a blip on their radar in the grand scheme of things and they wont even recognize my sales as lost. 

            My “boycott” was because I dont like the way they’ve been handling their fans on the Legends 3 fiasco among other things this gen, and I will continue to avoid their releases new and only purchase Capcom used (since they get no cut).  This is 1 item that goes for $50-$200 online that is updated with online play that costs $15.  I’ll let them have that (which you understand isn’t anything to a multi million dollar company) but thats only because MvC1 was one of my favorite games as a kid and I’ve been waiting for a way to get it without having to pay the ridiculous prices online. 

          • There’s really no reason to boycott if not for the sake of changing the state of the industry because if you’re doing it only for yourself, you’re hurting only yourself. Just splurge and buy Capcom stuff again because as you just said, nothing you do will change anything.

          • Anime10121

            Im not hurting myself though, since I still buy Capcom games, I just get them used (since they dont see a dime from used games).  And as I said I’m not trying to be a revolutionary or anything because my one customer count lost means nothing to Capcom.  My “boycott” is not to change Capcom as I know I cant change the mind of a multi million dollar company, its just something that I’m doing because I want to do it.  I just dont want to reward a company that treats its “fans” like dirt or idiots. 

            I’m not buying the SFxT character pack nor have I bought SFIII , RE4HD, RECVHD, REDCHD, or any other digital release by Capcom.  This one game, I have no other choice but to buy it digitally considering its one of my favorite games, and thus giving them 15 bucks which is a VERY small percentage of the almost 600 they would have had had I bought all my Capcom games new (like I normally do to support the industry, the only games I buy used are Capcom made) since last year.

          • When you decide to try to effect change in the industry, you take the bad with the good. Once you give the enemy any money at all for any reason, you’re back at square one.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Eh…I’m waiting for them to give us Capcom vs SNK 2 with Online play instead…

    • Just Tim

      LOL, I interpreted that as, “Gimme my Sagat vs Blanka 2 and you’ll earn $$$ from me” xD

      Jokes aside, I just want a break from being bombarded by Flowchart Kens and constant TIGER spam!

  • MrSirFeatherFang

    Oh i thought they combined the two games or some crap like that. Well that would’ve taken some effort so, now I realize how stupid I am…
    I don’t think I’ve played Marvel Super Heroes, but I have played MSH vs. Street Fighter and damn do love the intro!

    Capcom and Marvel have joined force once again to bring you…

    • Anime10121

      Yes! Marvel Super Heroes vs SF is the BEST vs game in the series IMO.  It had everything, music, characters, gameplay, Cyber Frekin Akuma.

      God help us that game is epic! So disappointed that they picked the plain MSH game instead of the Godly MSHvsSF:(

      Watch the epic defeats :P

      • MrSirFeatherFang

        Damn, reminds me when I fought him…The music was so great too…

        • Anime10121

          He was the definiton of an overpowered boss, but he was so FUN to lose/win against.  I’d never had so much fun losing over and over again when I first got to him:P
          and dat Shun Goku Satsu!

          •  Yeah, highly damaging that it eats up almost a character’s entire life bar, and worse, it’s only a Level 1 Hyper Combo as opposed to Level 3.

          • Anime10121

            Yep Cyber Akuma the ultimate badass :P

            Although his Japanese name sounded a little less intimidating, Mech-Gouki, once you meet him you’ll learn not to judge a man by his name:)

            No one defies the cyborg/mech with  the top knot.

      • Solomon_Kano

        I remember when I was younger me and my uncle went online to see if you could unlock Cyber Akuma and this dude had some drawn out guide to it and it never worked lol. Spent hours getting our asses handed to us, but it was fun!

        • Anime10121

           It was possible to get him though.  If I remember correctly all you had to do was beat arcade mode without losing a single round.  Then you highlight Akuma at the character select screen press select 5 times and then X to play as Cyber Akuma (pressing it 6 times would result in playing as Apocalypse) although Cyber Akuma counted as both of your characters.

          • Solomon_Kano

            :O What? Oh, what the hell. Now Capcom has to re-release that game. I need to play as Cyber-Akuma!

          • Anime10121

            Yeah you really need to:)

            He is like Akuma, but SO much faster and stronger.  He was one of my favorite characters to play with.  You could even shun goku satsu people in the freakin air!

          •  Yup. Guy was a complete cheapo. His standing and crouching HP’s are all one button projectiles. (Rocket Punch.)

  • Zonic505

    MSH is a bonus to me, as I’ve long wanted to play the original MvC (heck, I would’ve settled if it was just a PS1 port despite knowing it was inferior to the arcade version). Adding in all the bonus stuff, and I’m sold.

  • pgover

    As a Marvel fan, a Capcom fan and a 90s kid, I’m completely and utter excited for this. Words cannot express the feeling I have right now. Capcom, you just earned yourself my $15.

  • Crevox

    No personal interest, I’m sure others will like this though.

  • NeoAthanasius

    This is going to be so great! I hope that one day Capcom will remaster X-Men Children of the Atom like this as well. 

  • Go2hell66

    Oh hells yes!
    now can we get CvS2 HD capcom!

    loving dat cap america theme song

    • Solomon_Kano

      If they give us Capcom vs SNK 2 in HD… I can’t even tell you what I’d do. Can’t even tell you.

  •  Kinda missed the ball to do this with SF Alpha 3 (rather have 2 but people like that one cuz of the roster) and Vampire Savior/Darkstalker 3… meh

    •  There is still time to release those in the future, especially if this release in particular turns out to be successful.

  • Still hoping that they’ll give Pocket Fighter this treatment.

  • Muffum

    “Iconic characters”
    Mega Man the first one shown. Go figure.

    • Just Tim

      …I seriously thought Capcom will switch their mascot from Classic Megaman to Nemesis, given MvC3, leading to Marvel Zombies.

  • capristrider

    Great news! Now I can fight like a hero, play like a legend…

  • I understand that Capcom is trying to recapture their former fighting game glory, but most of their fighting games they’ve put out recently just don’t seem to compare when they were rivals with SNK & they were trying to one up each other with each release it seems.
    Now Arc System Works seems like SNK’s only competition but considering how bad KOF 13 (I know KOF’s never been big in the states & 12 definitely didn’t help) sold, even in Japan, I wonder if they’re even gonna be around anymore.

    • Pope The Rev XXVIII

       KOF XIII DID NOT sell Poorly

      • Just curious because I haven’t really seen anything–do we have any data for how KOF did in North America? Atlus are usually cagey about that stuff, so…

    • sibarraz

      KOF sold amazingly well in the USA

  • Pope The Rev XXVIII

    Glad I have a Saturn so Xmen VS Street Fighter will never die

    •  Indeed, those with Saturn back then are lucky to experience 100 percent faithful arcade to home console ports of Marvel Versus series games, thanks to the extra helping hand of 4MB RAM cartridge. PS One ports are just uber nasty; especially with the glaring loss of the tag team feature due to RAM limitations of the said console.

  • Guest

    Port over Tatsunoko vs Capcom and make a sequel

  • Just Tim

    It looks like Capcom finally figured out the whole #SuperHero TM hoopla, given that Marvel & DC co-own it and variants…

    This is a definite buy for me!

  • The glory of Capcom 2D Marvel fighting games here again~!  Watching the trailer takes me back to junior college days when me and some of my buddies used to play these games in the arcades after class dismissals.

  • OatMatadoQuatro

    As long as it’s not the PS1 port of Marvel vs Capcom I’m happy. Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter was my favorite since it was the only for the PS1 that allowed me to use two characters

  • konsama

    Yes and yes! Now the only game left is Resident Evil Outbreak collection with online enabled.

  • Göran Isacson

    Oooh, I remember these games from many joyous game-moments on my mugen-emulator…. because there were no arcades when I was growing up, and anyone who had consoles had Sony consoles and didn’t like beat-em-ups. Mine would’ve been a sad existence without emulators. BUT NOW I can pony up some actual cash for good times! And hey, supporting any game with Megaman in it has practically become a nervous habit for me at this point…

    • We’ve seen megaman in ultimate as dlc, in project x zone and sfxt…it leading to something big i tell you!

      •  Hopefully.

      • Göran Isacson

        Ha ha, one can always hope! I’m not ready to give up on the Blue Bomber just yet, and if Capcom feels the same way I’d be over the moon.

  • Solomon_Kano


    You don’t even understand how much I played these games as a kid. I used to play my uncle’s PS1 (only had a N64 for a while) all the time and the only games I played were Crash Bandicoot 1/3, Marvel Super Heroes, MvC, X-Men vs Street Fighter, and Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter.

    Thank you Capcom!

    •  Yuck, PSone ports of Marvel Versus 2D games (Also labeled EX-Edition with move cancel feature that would later on be implemented in MvC2 to UMvC3) are somewhat lesser shells of the original arcade port; long loading times, slowdown, animation cuts and the glaring loss of the tag team feature that defines the series would make want more to rely on Saturn and Dreamcast back then.

      Though thankfully, this one came out also for those who were disheartened with the PSone ports.

      • Solomon_Kano

        Thankfully, I was too young to notice that they weren’t good ports. Only versions that I knew and they still managed to be fun.

  • Scallion

    Oh, I thought they’d done something innovative like remixed the two games’ features and rosters into one (which would’ve been awesome).

    • Marvel vs. Capcom Zero?

      Marvel vs. Capcom 2D? (Marvel vs. Capcom: Second Dimension.)

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