A new report has confirmed Capcom is discussing a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 remaster, alongside longtime partner Digital Eclipse.
The news that Capcom is discussing a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 remaster comes via an interview with YouTuber GamerHubTV and Digital Eclipse boss Mike Mika.
“We’ve begun some discussions on that right now and we’re trying to see how far we can go. But ultimately, at the end of the day, it’s really not up to us,” Mika said. “So all we can really do is just make the best case possible and try to make it easy for them, and see if they’re interested.”
Originally released back in 2000 for arcades and home consoles, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 garnered a big following and was eventually re-released digitally for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 back in 2009. However, this digital re-release was discontinued after Capcom’s license with Marvel ran out when Disney acquired Marvel Comics.
This new acquisition from Disney is what has prevented a re-release for the beloved crossover fighting game from being re-released on more recent platforms. A third game, Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, was released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 back in 20211.
The fourth game, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, was released back in 2017 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4, and was generally not received well in comparison to the second and third games. Many fans of this crossover fighting game series still play Marvel vs. Capcom 2 to this day, and game tournaments still host the game.