Capcom has recently announced that they’ll release Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins this September for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. The digital package, which will cost $14.99, will compile classic fighting games Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Super Heroes. Fans of the series will be happy to know that the titles will receive the HD treatment and will include online multiplayer with eight lobbies, spectator mode and the possibility of saving replays.
It’s worth pointing out that the multiplayer portion of the game will be GGPO-enhanced so purists who are really looking forward to play these titles online can expect a near-lagless experience. For those unfamiliar, Marvel Super Heroes is the successor to X-Men: Children of the Atom. The former featured heroes and villains from the Marvel universe in one-on-one battles where players could collect Infinity Gems to improve the fighters’ various abilities. Marvel Super Heroes was originally released on arcades, but was later ported to the SEGA Saturn and PlayStation.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Super Heroes, on the other hand, was a classic fighting game that combined characters from both Marvel and Capcom, but instead of one-on-one brawls, the title featured tag team battles. Additionally, Super Heroes was the first title to introduce the possibility of attacking with two characters simultaneously. Clash of the Super Heroes received console ports for the Dreamcast and the PlayStation. Unfortunately, I owned the inferior PlayStation version which lacked many vital features due to the console’s memory limitations. Thankfully, Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins isn’t likely to have this issue.