PS3 owners won’t be getting a taste of the Pringles-tastic action of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 until two weeks after the game releases on Xbox Live Arcade, but there might just be a silver lining here.
We’ve been waiting this long for Marvel vs. Capcom 2 to come out again, so I’m pretty sure we can wait a little bit longer. That goes out to all the PS3-only gamers itching to play Capcom’s re-release of their beloved Marvel vs. Capcom 2. While Xbox Live Arcade is getting the game on July 29, PlayStation Network won’t be hosting it until (get those sad faces ready) August 13, when it’ll debut for $15.
That’s some two weeks after it comes out on Xbox Live Arcade. 360 owners might see this as an opportunity to be smug jerks, as it figures as something of a payback for Xbox Live never getting a demo of the game, but if you think about it that way, well, you’re a smug jerk.
Did Microsoft buy a timed exclusive from Capcom, or is the PSN version lagging behind? I suppose both are within the realm of possibility, but rumors are pointing toward the existence of a possible retail release for the PS3 version of the game, which GameStop once listed as being on August 13, the same date as the PSN version.
That rumored retail package would include a download code, a disc with exclusive wallpapers (presumably like the ones Capcom has been releasing), a month of access to Marvel Digital Comics and 2,000 Capcom-Unity points for $20. The GameStop listing no longer exists, so that might not be happening, though.[Via Joystiq]