Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 coming to iOS next week

Never content to sit on a pre-existing fighter when another port could milk fans of just a little bit more cash, Capcom is bringing their beloved mash-up Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 to yet another platform–the iPhone.

While a price point has not yet been announced, a European and American release date has: April 25th. This will be a full port, with all the standard characters and features included.

Underneath all my jaded sarcasm, I can’t deny that I am actually really excited about this. Anywhere MVC2 shows its glorious face, I am willing to go. I don’t care if I’ve heard “I wanna take you for a ride” more than just about any sentence in the English language. I don’t care if the touch controls will be about as effective as yelling commands at my phone. I hate myself for funding this port-obsessed behavior, but this is MVC2 we’re talking about. I would eat it if I could.

Does this make me part of the problem? Probably.

What about you guys? Anyone going to pick this up for the umpteenth time?

[Source: Destructoid]

  • I’m trying really hard to think how a game of this speed would translate well at all on a touch screen. If there is a demo, I will try it. And if you get this Josh, I will challenge you. TO THE DEATH.

    Also, Josh, stop being part of the problem.

    • How did Street Fighter 4 work on iOS? I’ve never tried it but I believe they simplified it quite a bit. Maybe they’ll do the same thing here?

  • Josh Newey

    @Scott
    Challenge accepted.

    Yes I am part of the problem. Next thing you know I’ll be buying Operation Raccoon City.

  • @Josh

    I see what you did there.

  • Josh Newey

    @Alex
    SFIV on the iOS isn’t bad, but performing some moves and combos is kind of a shot in the dark, since it’s so hard to keep track of where your thumb is on the digital joystick. Movesets are simplified, too, so it’s certainly easier to play.

    I don’t think MVC2 would work the same way though, since it’s such an old game, and a straight, lazy port would just be so much easier. I could totally be wrong, but Street Fighter IV’s ports all seemed to carry their own signifying benefits while every port of MVC2 has been nearly identical, so I have a hard time buying that the trend would change here, especially with MVC2 coming out on iOS so far down the line. It just seems to me like a last minute chance to snag an extra buck with a game that is guaranteed to rake in cash no matter what.

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