E3, LOS ANGELES ? May 11, 2000 ? Capcom® Entertainment today announced plans to release its number one arcade hit, Marvel vs. Capcom 2? to Sega Dreamcast game console this fall. Delivering absolute arcade perfection in classic Capcom style, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 pits Capcom?s legendary characters and Marvel?s world famous super heroes against each other for dream matches of epic proportions. The game features a record number of playable characters: more than 50! The game also delivers new innovations with real three-on-three matches, VMU support and numerous modes of play. The sheer size of the gigantic characters showcases the power of the Sega Dreamcast and its ability to process the high frame rate required to deliver gaming of this magnitude. It is expected to carry a ?T? rating by Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB).
?Capcom has gone all out to produce the most expansive fighting game ever created,? Todd Thorson, director of marketing, Capcom Entertainment. ?Marvel vs. Capcom 2 offers players more than 50 playable characters, more than any other video game, and a wide variety of game modes. Capcom took Marvel vs. Capcom and delivered it bigger and better in Marvel vs. Capcom 2. This game is an outstanding example of incredible arcade gameplay coming home in its purest form. Only by utilizing the massive power the Sega Dreamcast can players experience all the gameplay that thousands and thousands of arcade gamers love. Where else can players pit an adorable Servebot against the maniacal powers of Doctor Doom or Jill, from Resident Evil against all time favorites like Spider-Man.?
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 offers the following enhancements and the return of popular modes of play including:
Real 3-on-3 battle!
More than 50 playable characters
Team Hyper Combo ? Allows three characters to perform Super Combos successively.
Snap Back ? Forces opponents to change characters
Assist Type Select? Players choose their favorite assist attack
Crossover Attack ? Players can change characters in the thick of battle
Crossover Assist ? Waiting character rushes on screen to assist your playing character
Crossover Counter ? Waiting character performs lifesaving counterattacks
Crossover Combination ? Three characters perform a Super Combo simultaneously
Advancing Guard ? Allows players to push back their opponent
VMU compatible ? The more time played the more characters that can be unlocked on the Virtual Memory Unit
At the beginning of the game, players have access to 24 playable characters. From the Marvel universe players can choose from Cable, Marrow, Cyclops, Captain America, Dr. Doom, Rogue, Psylocke, Wolverine (bone claw
version), Iceman, Spider-Man, Hulk or Venom. The line-up of Capcom characters includes Jill, Tron, Rubyheart, Son Son, Amingo, Hayato, Sakura, Guile, Ryu, Zangief, Anakaris and Strider. As players meet certain conditions they will gain access to many hidden and secret characters.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 includes all the features from the arcade version. Now as never before, players can choose a character to experience three-on-three fighting mayhem. Players can perform limitless Hyper Combos, Crossover Counters, Advancing Guard and Super Jumps, all popular features from the acclaimed ?vs? series.