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Marvel Vs Capcom 2 Arrives on PSN Today! — UPDATE

John Diamonon's Avatar + Posted by John Diamonon on Aug 13, 2009 // Product Marketing Manager, Capcom

UPDATE: Your friend John D has officially overloaded the PSB servers with his gigantic comment contest. In response, we have temporarily disabled comments for this post. But fear not…the contest lives on! The first 10 people to message John Diamonon at PSN ID: HIERO9D3 with their name and address get a free vinyl!

What’s new PS Nation? Me? Well, I’m still recovering from all the Rock the Bells festivities last weekend where we sponsored Raekwon and MC Supernatural. And no, Capcom’s got beef with no one. That’s what’s up.

Anyway, it’s my pleasure to announce that Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 arrives on PSN today for only $14.99. (Take that eBay!). Go check out the reviews and you’ll find out that this is THE definitive version, complete with new hi-res graphics, widescreen support and lag-free, online play. Marvel was nice enough to provide an exclusive offer to the PSN faithful. The first 15,000 purchasers of the full game will receive a code for a free one month subscription to Marvel Digital Comics! If you are one of the lucky ones, you’ll receive an email sometime early next week with your redemption code.

MVC2 - PLAYSTATION Store

Wait, there’s more. Since I know you all have mixed feelings about the original Jazz soundtrack, we decided to implement in-game XMB music so you can choose what tracks you listen to while executing your 100-hit DHCs on unsuspecting n00bs. “I’m gonna take you for a ride. I’m gonna take you for a ride. I’m gonna take you for a ride.”

Speaking of music, we collaborated with some of hip hop’s true artists to come up with a mix tape inspired by the game. The soundtrack includes songs from Talib Kweli, Raekwon, Hieroglyphics, Living Legends, E-40, Planet Asia, Havoc from Mobb Deep, Mc Supernatural, DJ Qbert, Oh No, DJ Toure and more. If you were lucky enough to go to Comic-Con a few weeks ago and snag one of the super limited vinyls we pressed, well, congrats! I see you up on eBay, don’t lie. We will be offering the full soundtrack on PSN next week, don’t trip.

MvC2 Vinyl

Oh, and I’m offering one of these limited vinyls to post #5000 plus a code of the game (Continental US shipping only! PM me your name and address if you win.).

MvC2 Box

Did I mention there’s a limited edition, retail package of MvC2 for GameStop available today (I know I didn’t.)? If you see one, pick it up. It includes a PS3 box, and codes for the game and the Marvel Digital Comics one month subscription for only $14.99. Why even bother if you can download it directly from the PSN you ask? Well, you don’t have to use your credit card, you get a collectors box and it’s the same price. OK?!?

Lastly, I know many of you are upset that you had to wait two weeks for the game. Hey, don’t let those “other” fanboys get you down. This was the first time we had to coordinate a true global launch while synching up with the release of a retail package, and it wasn’t easy. I’m glad we could at least offer you the exclusive Marvel offer plus the upcoming soundtrack next week.

I’ll be back in a couple weeks to talk about our next fighting game, Fate/unlimited codes, designed for the PSPgo and exclusive to the PSN!

Peace,
John “HIERO9D3” Diamonon

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+ uchiha_bodok on August 13th, 2009 at 8:29 am said:

lets break the blog XP


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    + John Diamonon on August 13th, 2009 at 8:51 am said:

    CHECK POST #1. THE GAME HAS CHANGED!


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+ qwertyuiopasdfgh on August 13th, 2009 at 8:29 am said:

John,

the trophy patch for Bionic Commando: Rearmed is not yet live in Europe. Can you tell us when it will be?

Thanks


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    + John Diamonon on August 13th, 2009 at 8:46 am said:

    I\’LL CHECK ON THAT.


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+ Fishpillow123 on August 13th, 2009 at 8:30 am said:

And I wonder no instruction manual was included?


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    + John Diamonon on August 13th, 2009 at 8:47 am said:

    GETTING DOWN TO A $14.99 PRICE POINT WAS THE CHALLENGE. WHEN YOU SELL GAMES AT RETAIL, THERE ARE MORE CHEFS IN THE KITCHEN, KNOW WHAT I MEAN?


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+ Snuter on August 13th, 2009 at 8:30 am said:

Hey, John.
Since Canada mostly has EB Games (with only a handful of Gamestops), is the retail version available in Canada?


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    + John Diamonon on August 13th, 2009 at 8:48 am said:

    NOT SURE. GOOD QUESTION.


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+ ChrisR4life on August 13th, 2009 at 8:31 am said:

WOOOOOOOOO!


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    + John Diamonon on August 13th, 2009 at 8:53 am said:

    CHECK POST #1. THE GAME HAS CHANGED!


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+ BlooodyCow on August 13th, 2009 at 8:31 am said:

I am not sure who is worste, Crapcom or Activision.
Crapcom has been BS Gamers, PS3 gamers more than others gamers, with their payed for DLC that is already on the disk such as RE5 and Street Fighter 4.


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+ Famrit on August 13th, 2009 at 8:31 am said:

That retail package looks fantastic! I might just have to pick me up one of those…..


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+ SirTrigalot on August 13th, 2009 at 8:31 am said:

its over 5000!!!
well not yet


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    + John Diamonon on August 13th, 2009 at 8:48 am said:

    LOOK AT POST #1


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+ K-ENT on August 13th, 2009 at 8:32 am said:

lol


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+ JackBauer07 on August 13th, 2009 at 8:33 am said:

Blog going down in 3…2…1…


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    + John Diamonon on August 13th, 2009 at 8:52 am said:

    CHECK POST #1. THE GAME HAS CHANGED!


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    + John Diamonon on August 13th, 2009 at 8:52 am said:

    CHECK POST #1. THE GAME HAS CHANGED!


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+ bleu-manga on August 13th, 2009 at 8:34 am said:

@qwertyuiopasdfgh: It’s already live. I downloaded it Monday if you live in the UK.


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+ BlooodyCow on August 13th, 2009 at 8:35 am said:

@49 bleu-manga
I have all right to complain about Crapcom. I purchase their game, only to find out that if I want to experience the full game, I would have to pay for a key to unlock the content on the disk that I already payed $65 for.
Maybe you like bending over for companies that do this to their consumers, but I don’t. I will express my feelings on the matter and I know they will not respond because they are too much of a *****.


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+ DaoFerret on August 13th, 2009 at 8:35 am said:

@40 dirtyfeet33

I think they’re still trying to test the waters for Digital Download only (like what they did with Patapon 2 on the PSP).

Digital Distribution makes sense for the publishers (cheaper to produce, cheaper to distribute), and makes sense for the owner (cheaper to buy, built-in backup)

But it has its own pitfalls. On the buyers side, it locks you out of being able to resell the game (or even lend it to a certain degree). You also need a credit card to buy a game (a problem for younger demographics).

On the Sellers side, the fact that you can’t resell it, might turn shops like GameStop against it, which could impact the game (or even game system’s) bottom line.

The plastic boxes might be a way to find a middle ground. The brick and mortar retailer still has a product they can sell and devote/charge shelf space for (even if they loose out on resell potential), while the buyer who doesn’t have a CC for on-line use, can still enjoy the game and gets a case for their bookshelf (for bragging rights?).

The shelf space also means that brick and mortar stores would devote advertising to a product which can increase awareness for those who DON’T follow everything on-line (they ARE out there :) ).


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    + John Diamonon on August 13th, 2009 at 8:50 am said:

    VERY NICE ANALYSIS. VERY TRUE AS WELL.


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+ DryvBy on August 13th, 2009 at 8:36 am said:

Also, if anyone wantsto have their head stomped in with my MvC2 crew, hit me up.


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+ Happy_Spud on August 13th, 2009 at 8:36 am said:

How about for post #51, for your favorite guy, Happy Spud? Come on!


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    + John Diamonon on August 13th, 2009 at 8:52 am said:

    CHECK POST #1. THE GAME HAS CHANGED!


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+ sNsKid on August 13th, 2009 at 8:37 am said:

Sounds good to me JD.

I really want the soundtrack mang.


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    + John Diamonon on August 13th, 2009 at 8:51 am said:

    CHECK POST #1. THE GAME HAS CHANGED!


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+ LUGIEZ on August 13th, 2009 at 8:39 am said:

sweet?


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+ thegiblet75 on August 13th, 2009 at 8:41 am said:

Come on 5000!


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    + John Diamonon on August 13th, 2009 at 8:50 am said:

    CHECK POST #1. THE GAME HAS CHANGED!


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+ Keebs999 on August 13th, 2009 at 8:41 am said:

Wow oh wow! 5000 here I come! I’m gonna go to GameStop tonight to pick up my retail copy! :D


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    + John Diamonon on August 13th, 2009 at 8:52 am said:

    CHECK POST #1. THE GAME HAS CHANGED!


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+ Watchmann on August 13th, 2009 at 8:42 am said:

John,

can you clarify whether this retail pack will be available in Canada? No Gamestop’s in this neck of the woods, and EB games staff locally have no idea what I’m talking about.

Thanks!


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+ ChrisR4life on August 13th, 2009 at 8:42 am said:

Since I dont have anything to do and since I was planning to play marvel all day and i cant. I’m just gonna sit on this blog til it hits 5000


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    + John Diamonon on August 13th, 2009 at 8:53 am said:

    CHECK POST #1. THE GAME HAS CHANGED!


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+ Destiny89 on August 13th, 2009 at 8:43 am said:

Ok here gose this time i need get something for free lol


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+ ChrisR4life on August 13th, 2009 at 8:43 am said:

I’m gonna take you for a ride.


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+ Ruffday on August 13th, 2009 at 8:43 am said:

Dam man I’m going broke quik this month, my Bday is on Saturday though and I just started a new job on Monday. August is an awesome month for gaming. Truelly


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+ xeno3d on August 13th, 2009 at 8:43 am said:

Awesome!!


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+ DMPrince on August 13th, 2009 at 8:43 am said:

will the vinyl be signed?


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+ snipes1332 on August 13th, 2009 at 8:44 am said:

Marvel Comics Rules!


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+ ChrisR4life on August 13th, 2009 at 8:44 am said:

I’m gonna take you for a ride!


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+ Xoonaka on August 13th, 2009 at 8:44 am said:

I like free stuff…. wish the sound track came with the retail release


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+ Destiny89 on August 13th, 2009 at 8:44 am said:

How long will it take to reach 500? too long i say :(


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+ RedGiant17 on August 13th, 2009 at 8:44 am said:

Keep up the momentum folks. Only 98 pages left to fill!


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+ StalkingSilence on August 13th, 2009 at 8:45 am said:

haha great post, thanks for your honesty and pretty funny continual efforts to destroy the blog with the comment overload.

Does this PSN version include a trial + unlock key (basically a demo with option to buy) as I didn’t get a good feel for the game with the exclusive 2-player demo released earlier.


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    + John Diamonon on August 13th, 2009 at 8:58 am said:

    yeah, it does. but the trial is the same as the demo.


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+ dsigns209 on August 13th, 2009 at 8:45 am said:

Good to have you back John


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    + John Diamonon on August 13th, 2009 at 8:58 am said:

    thanks 209! are u from Stockton?


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+ ChrisR4life on August 13th, 2009 at 8:45 am said:

I’m gonna take you for a ride..


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+ Destiny89 on August 13th, 2009 at 8:45 am said:

Oh waittttttttttt what if i live in Canada? will that count?????? plz reply


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+ Syniz on August 13th, 2009 at 8:45 am said:

5000? oh my…


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+ VivaGardner on August 13th, 2009 at 8:45 am said:

This is awesome, I would love that vinyl


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+ recon_unleashed on August 13th, 2009 at 8:45 am said:

wow.. the marvel vs capcom 2 demo was awesome but is the punisher in it?


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+ MistaTricksta on August 13th, 2009 at 8:46 am said:

this is going to take forever…i dont want to sit here all day..


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+ zopi-san on August 13th, 2009 at 8:46 am said:

5000, LoL.


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+ mahunoy on August 13th, 2009 at 8:46 am said:

@36 pWnEd!


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+ solidiusff on August 13th, 2009 at 8:46 am said:

woooh cool


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+ rxeight on August 13th, 2009 at 8:46 am said:

Awesome can’t wait till tonight.


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+ eksMAN on August 13th, 2009 at 8:46 am said:

its mahvel baybee!


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+ Destiny89 on August 13th, 2009 at 8:46 am said:

Its starting to slow down again


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+ RedGiant17 on August 13th, 2009 at 8:46 am said:

Just saw John’s update on the first page, Vinyl to every 500th post! Only 5,000 gets a code as well right?


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+ hife on August 13th, 2009 at 8:47 am said:

I’m tempted to buy this game now just because I’m so impressed with this post. I’m not going to; it’s just not my kind of game, but kudos nonetheless.


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+ ChrisR4life on August 13th, 2009 at 8:47 am said:

5000 here we come!


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+ Neverendin on August 13th, 2009 at 8:47 am said:

IS IT CAPSLOCK THURSDAY?


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+ emzee83 on August 13th, 2009 at 8:47 am said:

Awesome!


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