Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
Microsoft XBOX 360 (Live Arcade)
Sony PlayStation 3 (PSN)
Sony PlayStation 2
Original by Capcom, Port by Backbone Entertainment
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (a.k.a. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 or MvC2) is the fourth and final game in the Marvel vs. Capcom series of fighting games. With the final installment of this series, Capcom simplified the player controls to make the gameplay more accessible to the wider audience of casual players. The button configuration was trimmed down to 4 main buttons and 2 assist buttons.
The game also features a different air-combo system and 3 on 3 tag, compared to the 2 on 2 tag from previous games in the series.
The original arcade release of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 was the only game in the series to use the NAOMI arcade platform. Though the character artwork feature traditional 2D-animated sprites, the fighting arena (background), the Abyss’ sphere, and many effects animations are 3D-polygon based.
This is the first and only Marvel vs. Capcom game without character-specific endings, as one will get the same end regardless of the characters one uses or how quickly one defeats the final opponent.