Capcom and Disney are reportedly in talks about reviving the critically acclaimed fighting game Marvel vs Capcom 2. The two companies began discussing the possibility of remastering the title after a prominent member of the fighting game community “Maximilian Deathstarted the #FREEMVC2 campaign, trying to get enough community support to re-release the game on modern consoles.
#FREEMVC2 12 years since Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 was re-released and 7 years ago it was pulled from stores and sent to digital prison. One of the most celebrated games of all time. Plz RT if you want MVC2 out of jail. @CapcomUSA_ @MarvelGames & @DigitalEclipse https://t.co/OPWf6YS5RD pic.twitter.com/Gdwkbdqtqq
— Maximilian Death (@maximilian_) August 2, 2021
Though regarded as one of the best fighting games released in recent years and an important part of past competitive fighting game tournaments such as EVO, marvel vs. Capcom 2 has been scrapped from digital stores for nearly a decade. As a result, recent EVO tournaments are no longer organized MVC2 competitions due to the difficulty of legally acquiring the game.
That doesn’t stop dedicated fighting game fans from urging the two companies to re-release the game, though. Earlier this year, Maximilian Dood posted on Twitter an urgent request to Capcom, Marvel (owned by Disney), and Digital Eclipse — a studio that has collaborated with Disney and Capcom in the past to remaster some of its classic titles — to bring new life to life. blow marvel vs. Capcom 2. The tweet received a lot of attention from fans and gamers alike. According to Mike Mika, studio head of Digital Eclipse, it even caught the attention of some people at Disney and Capcom.
In an interview with GamerHubTV, Mika seems to suggest that Disney and Capcom have been “in communication” about the possibilities and that Digital Eclipse is also involved in the talks. However, he tempers fans’ expectations, noting that the project would have significant legal ramifications due to the sheer amount of licensing costs involved. Mika notes that these costs “often can be as much, if not more, than the budget of the game itself.”
Thankfully, Mika herself seems completely on board with the concept of re-released the game. And if Digital Eclipse is involved, marvel vs. Capcom 2 would be in good hands; the studio previously worked on the reissue of Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, as well as other fighting games like Samurai Showdown and the SNK 40th anniversary collection.