Marvel and Capcom welcome you back to the Stage of History with the release of two Classic Fighting Games.
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Video gaming in the 1990's was definitely a much different experience. With the internet in its' extreme infancy, "Social Gaming" mainly took place in Arcades where the Fighting Game was king. Besides Broken Controllers and even more Broken English, the potential of the genre had yet to be truly explored, adding to a very pure sense of wonder in its' audience. With fighting games still enjoying significant popularity from their renaissance interest in experience re-experience games from this era is at an all-time high, and in a couple of months players will be able to play a slice of history via Marvel Vs. Capcom Origins.
As for the release itself, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins is the latest in series of re-releases of Capcom's games from past eras and will include both Marvel Super Heroes (originally released in 1995) and Marvel Vs. Capcom (originally released in 1998). Both games in the collection will sport several features beyond HD Graphics and Online Play, including 8-Player Lobbies, Replays (of matches against human competition) and Spectator Mode (which allows you to view matches you aren't fighting in). The games will also include Challenges connected to gameplay with a myriad of in-game and game related unlockables to complete the overall package. Players will be able to dive into the world Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins this September for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.
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