Monday, September 20, 2021

Marvel vs Capcom 2 "Remaster" Discussions Have Reportedly Begun

Whether or not you've been following the #FreeMvC2 movement, here's some potential good news for fans of Capcom's classic fighter...

 

In an interview with GamerHubTV, Digital Eclipse studio head Mike Mika confirmed that talks are currently underway between Capcom and Disney about a potential Marvel vs Capcom 2 remaster.

“The reaction was incredible and I know that both Disney and Capcom have seen that loud and clear," said Mika in response to the #FreeMvC2 campaign. "We’ve begun some discussions on that right now and we’re trying to see how far we can go."

That's all well and good - yes. But, as Mika goes on to point out, there's a few barriers to consider. 

For one, the Capcom/Marvel license will have to be sorted out. And two, the budget and resources needed to get the game running on modern machines has to be carefully calculated. But if it's a question of financial viability, I don't see a cause for concern. Remember; a Marvel vs Capcom 2 remaster was the most requested product from Digital Eclipse's investors. The prospects of said remaster even helped raise over $10 million for the studio.

Digital Eclipse is best known to our readers for their work on the Mega Man Legacy Collection. The studio would go on to produce Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and The Disney Afternoon Collection. But before all that, in 2009, they were behind the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 port Marvel vs Capcom 2. The port was de-listed from storefronts in 2013.

As exciting as all this sounds, it's important to bear in mind that neither Capcom or Disney have commented the possible remaster or the #FreeMvC2 campaign. But given how fast things are (seemingly) coming together, well, it could only be a matter of time.

Keep on fighting the good fight and #FreeMvC2!

6 comments:

  1. Really hoping if this works out a physical release can be done this time around. I already own the game physically on my Dreamcast and digitally on Xbox 360 but this is my favourite arcade game and I'd like to support it as much as possible.

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  2. I could do without this game. As a "filthy casual" gamer, I have no interest in the game which changed the series from a fun-loving, playful romp into some linear, way-too-serious-for-its-own-good experiment about which character combinations could do the most damage effectively.

    Yes, yes, you could argue that they still "had fun", here. Characters like Amingo and Son Son III show that Capcom still liked to enjoy themselves. But really, the game is "all substance, no flavor". They couldn't even be bothered with individual endings, Copy Abilities for Rogue, or a storyline that had anything to do with anything that was going on in either Capcom or Marvel, at the time.

    That's fine for some people. Just not me.

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  3. I've always liked MVC1 better as well. MVC2's roster is undeniably better, but I didn't like the music and wasn't interested in the final boss. Onslaught was such a enjoyable villain to fight, and everyone had a great, memorable theme song. Had MVC2 received the same treatment I might have liked it better, but that wasn't the goal for MVC2 at the time.

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  4. I'd like to see Capcom do another Tatsunoko vs Capcom or crossover of a different sort. We don't have to keep feeding the mouse.

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  5. But what about the real question: Is Noritake Kinashi on board?

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  6. But is Noritake Kinashi on board?

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