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Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 Revealed, Demo Exclusive to PSN!

John Diamonon's Avatar Posted by Product Marketing Manager, Capcom

I Wanna Take YoU 4 A Ride this Thursday!

What’s up P-Essers? I’m here today to announce the imminent arrival of one of the worst kept secrets in the industry. You’ve seen the ESRB leak. You’ve seen the MadCatz joysticks. You probably visited a cryptic sight called that just counted down to zero.

If you’ve been paying attention to my blogs and interviews, I’ve been leaking info about this day for quite some time. We conducted this Gamespot poll back in March of 2008 to gauge interest on what games you want to see us bring back. We listened to your feedback and tried to work quietly on the project. Well, as you know, I’m not the quiet type (the PR Ninjas here don’t like me so much). There was this MTV interview in June of last year, my PS blog on August 14th alluding to a Street Fighter surprise, and numerous blogs after that teasing this announcement.

So what’s the announcement? Here it is, officially:

Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 Summer 2009

Yes that’s right. Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 will finally arrive on PSN this summer! For more information on the full game, go visit

But wait, there’s more. Here’s the freaking ace up our sleeve:

Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 Store Banner

This Thursday, April 30, PlayStation Network users will enjoy a free, exclusive MVC2 demo! No need to purchase another game, just download it straight to your PS3 and get ready for some triple tag team action (A big thank you goes out to Rommel Hernandez who helped make this exclusive demo possible).

Here are the details of the demo:

  • Two-player local matches
  • Six available characters – Ryu, Chun-Li, Strider, Spider-Man, Iron Man and Wolverine
  • Seven selectable environments
  • Upscaled 1080p graphics
  • Widescreen or 4:3 aspect ratio
  • Two graphic filter options for character sprites
  • And other cool options to check out

Make sure you visit for the latest MVC2 news and follow us on Twitter for special promotions and prizes!

And I’ll leave you with one last, cool little video, exclusive to the PlayStation Blog. This is an alternate music version of the trailer on


From your friendly neighborhood Capcom employee,

John “HIERO 9D3” Diamonon

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mixedkidbx said:

April 27th, 6:58 pm

Ugh still gotta wait till the summer though. was hoping this thursday would be the main release for a game i’ve wanted to play again for so long.

watch the price be like $20. i’ll still buy it just don’t make it more than that.

lowhonor said:

April 27th, 6:58 pm

this is amazing news!!

so are trophies ever going to come to bionic commando rearmed?

Wafi24 said:

April 27th, 6:59 pm

OMG thanks John for replying and great work and hopefully somewhere in the near future it will be out and @ john thanks for replying again your awesome mate hopefully there will be trophies for stf 2 hd remix JOHN your awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

gdogg666 said:

April 27th, 6:59 pm

hey john any chance u can do the whole code thing like u did for xmas/new years time and see if we can make it to 20,000 again as that was good times and fun and kepted me busy durin that boring part of dec

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    John Diamonon said:

    April 27th, 7:10 pm

    that was a lot of work.. maybe we do a 20k post when MVC2 releases.

swiftshot93 said:

April 27th, 6:59 pm

John just gave away ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE YEAR.

Capcom FTW!

Tr3p1dat10n said:

April 27th, 7:00 pm

My gut instinct tells me this game is going to be 15 bucks.

And I have an inflated gut right now, so I’m pretty sure I’m going to be right, give or take 5 bucks.

mixedkidbx said:

April 27th, 7:01 pm

oh yeah forgot to say….


Jenovah said:

April 27th, 7:01 pm

Woo! Love it when you throw us PSN dudes some loving! Now about that Lost Planet 2…… ;)

OverlordSpike said:

April 27th, 7:03 pm the whole game exclusive, or just the demo?

WiCkEd_Co said:

April 27th, 7:04 pm

Wicked!!! I just hook up my Dreamcast yesterday to play this too.

Whats the price?

Moosehole said:

April 27th, 7:05 pm

If Capcom as a whole was a chick I would do you SO hard right now!

I’m assuming there’s trophy support…

ShoeHorn69 said:

April 27th, 7:05 pm

I have been waiting for this for so long, when you guys say Summer please tell me we arent talking September and more along the lines of oh June or so?

iExile said:

April 27th, 7:07 pm

Thank you John & everybody else at Capcom!

Man it’s been one hell of a Monday for PS3 owners. First the Uncharted 2 multiplayer news, then a new trailer for Infamous and now this. Marvel VS Capcom is back YAY!

tenuous said:

April 27th, 7:07 pm



April 27th, 7:09 pm


Slayer612 said:

April 27th, 7:10 pm

Should I get this game, I really don’t like these types of games but I just feel like buying it. Need advice!

dulcediana said:

April 27th, 7:10 pm

hahaha I already said it…this week ps blog MURDERS 360!

Lanmanna said:

April 27th, 7:11 pm

Awesomeness! How about a MvsC2 fight against me John Diamonon? :O


April 27th, 7:11 pm

LoL YESSSSSSSS Keep this Sony!!!

4 Life!

Jeigh said:

April 27th, 7:12 pm

It’s the return of the Sprites, baby! Seems like everyone’s jumping on the Sprite-based-graphics-wagon lately. If it means a stronger focus on the gameplay, I’m all for it! :D

I, of course, still enjoy the polygon-heavy romps that we receive en masse, but it’s all about moderation between all sorts of games. After all, the PS3’s power should expand the potential of titles, not limit them. (At least that’s how I see it.)

gdogg666 said:

April 27th, 7:13 pm

hell ya now that will be fun john hey john add me on the psn so we can play sometime

Tikicobra said:

April 27th, 7:15 pm

Actually, if you consider that 360 arcade games automatically have demos, the demo isn’t exclusive.

Still, cool news.

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    John Diamonon said:

    April 27th, 9:00 pm

    it\’s exclusive because the PSN get\’s the demo pre-launch…

Moosehole said:

April 27th, 7:16 pm

Good looking out, Capcom… You’ve now made two of my 3 dreams come true (Mega Man 9, MvC 2)

Just one more to go John! (Mega Man X9 w/SNES sprites)

You know you want it as bad as I do ;)

Thanks a ton for the demo this week too… that’s awesome!

mixedkidbx said:

April 27th, 7:16 pm

oh yeah one more thing…


will there be HOME launching support???

Armstrong said:

April 27th, 7:18 pm

Hey this is exciting news!

DryvBy said:

April 27th, 7:18 pm

TROPHIES!!! (and please patch SFIIHD)

D-Squad3 said:

April 27th, 7:19 pm

Thank you for the exclusive support! We need more of these.


April 27th, 7:20 pm

greatest 2d fighting game ever made… day one

DMPrince said:

April 27th, 7:20 pm

Is there going to be voice chat?

pody said:

April 27th, 7:21 pm

Hey John, are you allowed to say why its exclusive to the psn?

Letters2Kay said:

April 27th, 7:21 pm

Hey John!

Can we get some HD screenshots and a bunch of character sprite artwork put up somewhere? I’d love to make an awesome MvC2 PS3 theme with a different character for each icon. Any chance of that? I’d love to see more artwork posted for all Capcom games so I can make themes for them…

Search “by DK” or “by L2K” on any decent theme site to see my other work!

Kamikaze135 said:

April 27th, 7:23 pm

Hey, John, can we play against the computer in this demo? BTW, make a petition for a raise for whoever the hell made that trailer. I’m sure we’ll make it happen =)

maxxy209 said:

April 27th, 7:24 pm

You guys did see that it said free right ? Since when do you pay for demo’s on PSN.

Anyway when I get my wifi back, ill be sure to download this game =).

Zookey said:

April 27th, 7:25 pm


Now remake Alpha 3 please and I will be set!

Keysersoze10033 said:

April 27th, 7:27 pm

Finally! Sony is finally taking notes and taking charge. First, the Joker exclusivity for Batman Assylum, then putting the Uncharted 2 beta in Infamous, and now an exclusive demo to an incredible fighting game. Well done guys :). Next we should get XMB voice chat, cross-game invite, and a price drop and watch the money roll in :D.

Anubis80 said:

April 27th, 7:28 pm

This might be one that I buy. I havent bought any of the SF series for the PS3 yet.

CarlosX360 said:

April 27th, 7:30 pm

Consider the game bought. Although I already have it on PS2, but I loove this fricken game.

Sarges24 said:

April 27th, 7:30 pm

bloody sweet!!

tooo bad I blow at fighting games. Even though I suck and probably wont play it much you got me sold. For $10 that is. ;)

Invisibleman306 said:

April 27th, 7:30 pm

Who’s bright idea was to add “the Touch” to that vid cause that man deserves a raise!!! If only Capcom can make Transformers vs Capcom game fighting. hmmmmmmmm awwwwwwwsome.

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    John Diamonon said:

    April 27th, 9:04 pm

    i knew u guys would like that song!! :)

Invisibleman306 said:

April 27th, 7:31 pm

*fighting game

llucariny said:

April 27th, 7:31 pm

Great! Now Sammy/ArcSystemWorks needs to bring Guilty Gear XX to PSN and all my fighting wishes are going to be made true.

DanB91 said:

April 27th, 7:32 pm

First I wanna say: THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!! I love this game and have it on the Dreamcast. Interesting fact that it’s being ported from the DC and not the arcade.

Question though:
You must have a second player to play the demo? You can’t verse the computer?

Invisibleman306 said:

April 27th, 7:33 pm

Don’t forget MGS4 trophies. It’s almost the 1 year anniversary since MGS4’s release.

grashopper said:

April 27th, 7:34 pm

So is the widescreen just stretched into fatty characters?
Man cool character choices for the demo…gotta download that

Chase167 said:

April 27th, 7:34 pm

hey good song
but i liked it better in
the transformer movie (1986)

Maze13 said:

April 27th, 7:34 pm

Will the exclusive demo have online available?

freeluv said:

April 27th, 7:35 pm

Good job on the exclusives! That’s the way to go

thuginomix said:

April 27th, 7:35 pm


Kenshin71 said:

April 27th, 7:36 pm

Why is no demo for Bionic Commando going to be available for PS3?

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