Fans of fighting games could have a few extra presents coming this holiday season. Both Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 will soon be delisted from both the Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation Network. If you don’t have these games, not only is this your last chance to download them, but you can get them with all downloadable content for very cheap.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is 83 percent off, normally priced at $29.99, you can get this game for only $5.09. Downloadable characters such as Jill Valentine and Shuma-Gorath can be purchased for $1.24 each and all of the 47 costumes can be purchased for a total of $4.99. All of the downloadable content will be removed before the game is. Today (December 17) is the final day to buy any extra downloadable content, unless you live outside of the U.S.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is ordinarily priced at $14.99 but is 75 percent off and as such is only $3.74. This game first came out on the Dreamcast in 2000, but was later ported to other systems such as the Xbox and PlayStation 2. The game has a roster of 56 characters and is still bigger than its sequel. The game was so popular with fans of fighting games that tournaments were still being held more than ten years after it’s release.
Fans would love to see the vs series continued but Capcom didn’t necessarily see enough of an incentive in profits to make more content or a sequel. Although, nearly half of the copies sold came at a later date after the game had been out for a while; proving that fighting game fans will pick up a game if it is good no matter its age. If this sale brings a lot of attention to the Marvel vs. Capcom line then Capcom might be willing to add more downloadable content to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 or even try to make Marvel vs. Capcom 4.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is one of the most competitive fighting games in the market. Below is a video of the finals at this years biggest fighting game tournament, Evo 2013. High-level matches between professionals can be hard to follow due to the speed and complexity of moves. For those new to the series that need a slower start, the game includes an easy mode that has buttons with pre-set moves and specials.
As for Marvel vs. Capcom 2 the game is not nearly as balanced as it’s sequel. However the outrageously large roster is nothing to shake your head at. The amount of different characters and assists really make Marvel vs. Capcom 2 a fun game to play with friends over and over again. Not to mention the soundtracks is as jazzy as a soundtrack can get.
This sale will be gone just before Christmas eve and the downloadable content ends today for the U.S. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 are both creative fun fighters that give players the chance to control classic Marvel Heroes and Capcom Fighters for 3-on-3 action. Once the sale is finished, both titles will be delisted from XBLA and PSN. A number of related games are also going on sale including the Spiderman series and even Deadpool.