Arcade1Up has unveiled a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 home arcade machine, and fans won’t have to wait long to get their hands on it. Arcade1Up’s Marvel vs Capcom 2 cabinet is releasing this fall, and you can sign up now to receive pre-order notificationswhich will be available from September 8. The exact release date has not been revealed, but the cabinet will be available “a few weeks” after the pre-order date.
While Arcade1Up has released cabinets themed around beloved classic fighting games from the Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat series, as well as the first Marvel vs. Capcom, the upcoming cabinet is arguably the most exciting yet. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is widely hailed as one of the best fighting games of all time, especially in the competitive fighting game scene.
Even though more than two decades have passed since its initial launch, people are still playing Marvel vs. Capcom 2 competitively. Although not at this weekend’s Evo 2022 tournament, it was a longtime fixture at the event, appearing in the lineup for nine consecutive years from Evo’s inaugural tournament in 2002. .
The Marvel vs Capcom 2 competitive scene might even see a spike in interest due to the new cabinet and its Wi-Fi multiplayer support. You can also play against a friend in local multiplayer, as there are two sets of sticks and buttons on the control panel. The cabinet will include the full lineup of 56 fighters.
Marvel vs Capcom 2 is undoubtedly the most exciting aspect of the new cabinet, but as usual the cabinet will be preloaded with a bunch of other games. Including Marvel vs. Capcom 2, the lineup includes eight games, all of which support online multiplayer worldwide:
- Marvel vs. Capcom
- Marvel vs. Capcom 2
- Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
- X-Men vs. Street Fighter
- Marvel Super Heroes
- X-Men Children of the Atom
- X-Men Mutant Apocalypse
- Marvel superheroes in War of the Gems
The five-foot cabinet (with riser) has all-new Marvel vs Capcom 2 art, a light-up marquee, and a 17-inch screen. If you have never purchased an Arcade1Up cabinet, rest assured that they are very easy to assemble and disassemble, should you ever need to move the cabinet.
This isn’t the first time Arcade1Up has released a cabinet around the Marvel vs. Capcom series, but it’s the first to include the iconic Marvel vs. Capcom 2. The first (discontinued) Marvel vs. Capcom cabinet included five games –Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of the Heroes, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men vs. Street Fighter and Marvel Super Heroes in Gem War. So yeah, if you own that one too, you get some of the same games, but if you like Marvel vs Capcom 2, the other games in the lineup are probably just nice bonuses.
There’s also an Arcade1Up Marvel vs Capcom gaming table, which comes with eight games. This one is still available, and right now you can get it for $300 off on Amazon and Best buy.
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