You know how the drill works with licensed material in video games. Once that contract is up between the two respective companies come to an end, bye-bye game!
While you can still download games like Forza Horizon 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 if it’s a part of your digital library, you can no longer buy them digital as a result of the licensing deal due to the cars, characters, music, etc.
Maximilian Dood is a YouTuber who specializes is in the fighting game genre because he knows his shit. He started an online campaign earlier this week regarding Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes due to the fact that one of the best fighting games ever released can’t be purchased online from digital storefronts and you haven’t been able to for years now.
Sure, you can go buy a copy online through eBay but no matter which version you have your eye on, it’ll cost you $100 or much more to do so. That is why Sir Maximilian started this campaign that we fully support!
#FREEMVC2 12 years since Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 was re-released & 7 years since it was pulled from stores & sent to digital jail. One of the most celebrated games of all time. Plz RT if you'd like MVC2 out of jail. @CapcomUSA_ @MarvelGames & @DigitalEclipse https://t.co/OPWf6YS5RD pic.twitter.com/Gdwkbdqtqq— Maximilian Dood (@maximilian_) August 2, 2021
In just a few short days two major devs at Digital Eclipse, the team behind the PS3/Xbox 360 ports, spoke up on Twitter saying they’re willing and ready to make it happen!
Mike Mika, the Studio Head at Digital Eclipse showed his support.
We made what I think was the last MVC2 release on console when we were known as Backbone. (16×9, etc) I love the outpouring- We’d swap in GGPO and do documentary and museum work, etc. Will need to talk to Disney and Capcom to make it real. We’re game if they are. #FREEMVC2— Mike Mika (@MikeJMika) August 3, 2021
As did Stephen Frost, an Executive Producer at Digital Eclipse.
Would love to work on an updated release of MVC2, adding some quality-of-life improvements, as well as our signature @DigitalEclipse behind-the-scenes goodies. Feel free to reach out to us, @CapcomUSA_… We're standing by. https://t.co/JNc8wpv6iH— Stephen Frost (@frostman007) August 3, 2021
Unfortunately things didn’t go so well between Capcom and Marvel with Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite with some nasty rumors from both sides of the equation.
There is still hope though! If Marvel Games, Capcom, and everyone that’s involved can see the demand is there along with the finicial jackpot waiting for them, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 could escape its ‘digital jail’!
As a huge fan of both companies, I full support the #FreeMVC2′ campaign and hope you’ll share Max’s tweet above, Brah!
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