Contrary to what Marvel said last month, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is not coming to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network today, but will arrive late next month.
With Garou: Mark of the Wolves out on XBLA as of last week and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 getting its long-awaited re-release today, these two weeks should have been the ultimate one-two punch for beloved 2D fighters getting their downloadable debuts on modern consoles. Or so we thought. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is not out today – it’s coming late in July.
“MvC2 is not actually coming out on June 29, sorry guys,” Capcom wrote on Twitter last Friday. “Not sure where that rumor came from, but it’s going to be closer to the end of July.”
That rumor came from Marvel’s financial report last month, in which the company set the game for a June 29 release date, leading most of us to take it as official confirmation and not as rumor. Apparently the comics giant wasn’t totally on the same page as Capcom, or somebody just decided to change the date of the game without letting us know.
Marvel and Capcom probably want the release of the game to coincide with this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, which is taking place July 26-29. That’s fine, but maybe if they could have given us the heads up sooner than a couple days in advance? I mean, I canceled a hot date I had tonight (we were going to go see Transformers 2) so I could play the game. Okay, that’s not true. This is still disappointing, though.