Classic Crossover Smackdowns Return in Marvel vs. Capcom Origins
Coming to PSN and Xbox Live this September, two arcade Versus classics are being smashed into one downloadable package. Both the seminal Marvel Super Heroes in its gem-happy entirety and its eventual successor Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes will be combined to form the Origins set.
Origins is returning with more than just arcade perfect versions of these aged fighters, though. Modern day fighting infects the titles with an HD uplift, GCPO supported online play, savable replays, online spectating, and new Third Strike HD-like challenges to accomplish mid-bout. No specific date in September was given, but Marvel vs Capcom Origins can be yours at $14.99 (which is a steal considering what both games are going for on eBay nowadays).
If you can’t wait until then, dust off your fightstick and head to 2012’s EVO where Capcom is debuting the remastered fighter. Not a fan of MvC3’s shift in style? Looks like you’re going to have a fantastic outlet for that frustration soon enough.
“If it’s 3am and you have to work the next day, but you’ve still got the urge to play again, you know you’re doing something right. You only have to walk through SuperBot’s studio and see all the staff being scolded to stop playing their own game and get back to work to know that they’ve really got something special cooking.”
Seth Killian writing on the PlayStation Blog about his new gig with Sony Santa Monica and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.
A gamer turned designer, Killian spent years mastering Street Fighter’s inputs only to end up being paid by Capcom for his input on the series. Now, Seth has been courted by Sony and put to work on their crossover fighting extravaganza as the title’s lead game designer, and his influence just may push All-Stars into the realm of fighting game legitimacy…well, as close to legitimacy as a game where Fat Princess slaps around Parappa can get. Suddenly, I’ve got a keenly interested eye planted on Sony’s surefire cash cow.
‘Cold Stream’ DLC Finally Coming to Left 4 Dead 2 on the Xbox 360
The first user created map to ever be doctored and distributed by Valve is heading to the Xbox 360 on July 24th. After almost a year of play testing, Left 4 Dead 2 fanatics will be privy to the entirety of “Cold Stream” as well as L4D1’s “Blood Harvest,” “Dead Air,” and “Death Toll” campaigns. Hell, Valve is even throwing in the mini DLC campaign “Crash Course” in the bundle. That’s one very complete, zombie blasting package.
As if that wasn’t enough, Cold Stream’s arrival on the 360 also marks the deployment of a new patch for both the home console and PC versions of L4D2 which will give players access to every one of the game’s mutations any time you want to tackle them. Valve, you seriously know how to make every other developer look bad.
More details and even surprise announcements are to come in the following weeks according to Valve (including, hopefully, specific pricing — and, no, I sincerely doubt Microsoft would allow such a whopping download to pass through their servers for free).
PC people have had little reason to uninstall the game, but if you Xbox folk have committed the crime of letting Left 4 Dead 2 cycle out of your collection, you have about a month to right that wrong. Add me when you do and we’ll see if we can’t make the apocalypse that much safer.
Capcom Offering a Trio of iOS Discounts Until Independence Day
The smartphone scene has eluded me for the past few years now. Steep pricing and a desire to keep my spine from bending into an upside-down L-shape by having my attention span stolen by an i-device in my hands has kept me from upgrading thus far…but I’ll evolve one day. In the meanwhile, I’m not going to let my technological stagnation keep you from getting on some hot iOS deals.
The following titles are being offered up for the low, low price tag of $0.99 each on the App Store. The initial prices and wavering reviews may have kept these ports and reconfigurations off your device thus far, but for the same cost as a Coke, why not pick up something that’ll last longer (and not rot your insides with tasty sugar poison)? Jump on these deals now as they’re ending on the 4th.
- Mega Man X (originally $4.99)
- Monster Hunter Dynamic Hunting (originally $4.99)
- Street Fighter IV: Volt (originally $6.99)