Capcom Announces Marvel vs. Capcom Origins (Trailer Inside)

Two of my favourite fighting games of all time are getting the HD remaster treatment and will arrive on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade this September for $14.99/1,200 MS Points.  Which two games?  Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom!  The compilation will see both games remastered in 1080p, feature online gameplay and a wealth of new gameplay modes and unlockables.

Looks pretty awesome, no?  Capcom’s been getting a lot of flack these past few years for some questionable business practices (multiple releases of slightly tweaked fighting games, on-disc DLC, etc.), so it’s nice to see a little fan service.  While I think it would have been even better to include X-Men: Children of the Atom or X-Men vs. Street Fighter, I’ll gladly accept this compilation.

Who else is interested in this one out there?

8 thoughts on “Capcom Announces Marvel vs. Capcom Origins (Trailer Inside)”

  1. As another thought, Capcom really needs to extend this treatment to some more classic games. I’d love to see a redone version of UN Squadron, for example. A slick version of Darkstalkers: The Chaos Tower with bonus extras for PSN/XBLA would also be pretty rad, and a good way to generate interest for Darkstalkers IV if that’s ever produced. Plus, Powerstone and Plasma Sword would be neat games to get the HD makeover treatment. Load them up with bonus features, online, artwork and unlockables, etc, release them at $10 to $15 a pop and call it a day. I’d buy those up for sure.

    I don’t really get what people have against re-releases. So many people actively hate them. Re-releases simply let more people experience great games. Imagine if movies were limited to platforms, can you fathom how ridiculous that would be? To have so many movies lost to time, because of old systems and formats? Re-releases just let people get to experience it again. Or if your old copy is worn out, damaged, lost, or simply in storage, that can make a difference. Other times, it’s just convenient. I have Okami on the PlayStation 2. But I have my Playstation 3 hooked up to my TV. Sometimes getting an alternate version is just convenient, plus it has extras (like improved visuals and added content) to sweeten the deal. Again, look to movies, literature, or virtually ANY media. They aren’t restricted to platforms so much so that games are. Could you imagine if classic novels were never reprinted? It just seems to me that gaming still has a few big hurdles; one of the biggest is that gamers tend to have an extremely elitist attitude about gaming. “It’s MY hobby, they have to stay out!” So many gamers feel that in order to “really” experience gaming means you have to buy the game originally and be there, and if you’re late, then you’re just a naive fool. I love retro gaming. I spend just as much time on classic games as I do on modern ones, but I think it’s BS to keep ragging on people today for not experiencing something I happened to play years ago. For example, I’m not going to fault someone for not playing Earthbound–it came out in 1995 and has never been re-released! Now Chrono Trigger, on the other hand, has been re-released. It happens to be my favorite game, so I can recommend that one and people can play it. If it was limited to the SNES still, I’d imagine many people couldn’t enjoy it today.

  2. Yeah for sure Tim. Re-releases are great for this very reason. There are so many people that are getting into games right now and who have never had the chance to play through tons of the games we have. This allows them to do just that, and more often than not the publishers want the games released in HD, with online multiplayer, etc. Sometimes it can be a little tough to get because of expired licenses or whatever, but I’m all for re-releases like this.

    Speaking of Earthbound, I really don’t understand why Nintendo has never brought the Mother series over here. They had a great opportunity with Mother 1&2 released a while back, but they ignored it. To be honest I was shocked when they officially released Fire Emblem and now that’s a big hit for the big N.

    Anyways, I’m with you on this one through and through. More developers and publishers should support the digital download platforms with re-releases to classic games just so other generations can experience them. I’m even willing to see some not-so classic games get re-released if only to give them another chance at success.

    1. Yeah. I imagine it can be difficult to get the rights to some games (especially if the license has expired), but it would be great if publishers could put more games up on digital distribution services like Virtual Console, PSN, XBLA, Steam, etc. There are so many classic games out there that will probably be lost to time, which is just sad. Games like Earthbound, UN Squadron, Demon’s Crest, Secret of Evermore, EVO: The Search for Eden, Journey to Silius, Metal Storm, Castlevania Bloodlines, Contra Hard Corps, and more should be put up on Virtual Console.

      I’d also love to see more of Sega’s catalog be put online. Sonic CD finally made it and NiGTHS is on the way, but it would be awesome to see Shining Force CD, Shining Force 3, Panzer Dragoon (one, zwei, and Saga), Shenmue I and II, Grandia II, Mars Matrix, Gunbird II, Gigawing, any number of excellent shoot ’em ups for the Saturn or 90s arcade, the Sakura Taisen series, Record of Lodoss War, and more. Plus it would be cool to have some obscure games come back to get another chance, like D or Enemy Zero.

      Since Capcom is putting together Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom 1 here, I wonder if there will be a Marvel vs. Capcom Origins Volume 2 with X-Men Children of the Atom and X-Men Vs. Street Fighter. I wouldn’t really mind all that much if they did that, honestly.

          1. I’m legitimately curious about this–if they’ve lost the source code, is there no hope of it ever coming back? Would it just be better then to try and remake the game from scratch and see how well a remake performs? I guess they could try and gauge interest by re-releasing other RPGs first, but I think the time is right for that game to be revisited.

          2. This is actually a really epic tale Tim. Apparently Team Andromeda (the devs behind the series) had a MAJOR falling out with Sega during the Saturn days, much like all their other developers. This just wasn’t a good time for Sega. Management was all over the place, RPGs were basically ignored in North America and all around it was as if Sega management was actively trying to bury the company. One thing led to another and the rumor says that before they broke off from Sega Team Andromeda purposely deleted the source code to Panzer Dragoon Saga so that no other developer would ever be able to use their original goods.

            After all these years I think that’s likely what really happened. When Sega went third party they released a ton of games as part of the Sega Ages Collection in Japan, and mysteriously PDS wasn’t included. Today we have a whole other problem as Sega just closed many of its international offices. It’s looking more and more like Sega is going to have to buckle down and only release what they know will sell. They’ve got a new Total War hitting PCs, which should do well, they’ve got some other big console games hitting, but just canceled over 40 internal projects, again if rumors are to be believed. So I think remakes of these older titles will eventually happen, but they won’t bother starting from scratch given their financial situation right now, which is a real shame because more people need to experience PDS.

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