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MARVEL VS. CAPCOM FIGHTING COLLECTION Restores Seven All-Time Gaming Classics

Some classic Marvel and Marvel vs. Capcom arcade video games will be back on current-generation consoles and hardcore soon. Capcom today announced the upcoming release of the MARVEL vs. CAPCOM Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics. The upcoming gaming compilation features seven all-time video game classics all together with new and enhanced features on PC and Consoles.
Marvel vs. Capcom Fighting Collection

Some classic Marvel and Marvel vs. Capcom arcade video games will be back on current-generation consoles and hardcore soon. Capcom today announced the upcoming release of the MARVEL vs. CAPCOM Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics. The upcoming gaming compilation features seven all-time video game classics all together with new and enhanced features on PC and Consoles.

The Fighting Collection will be available with physical and digital versions across Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC via Steam later this year. The collection was announced during today’s Nintendo Direct. The upcoming release features the following games all in one incredible package:

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  • X-MEN® CHILDREN OF THE ATOM
  • MARVEL SUPER HEROES™
  • MARVEL™ vs. CAPCOM® CLASH OF SUPER HEROES
  • MARVEL™ vs. CAPCOM® 2 New Age of Heroes
  • MARVEL SUPER HEROES™ vs. STREET FIGHTER®
  • X-MEN™ vs. STREET FIGHTER®
  • THE PUNISHER™

    You can also check out the newly revealed announcement trailer for the game collection below:

    MARVEL VS. CAPCOM FIGHTING COLLECTION: ARCADE CLASSICS BRINGS BACK SEVEN ALL-TIME GAMING CLASSICS

    This marks the first time ever that the arcade beat ’em up of The Punisher will be available on PC and Modern consoles in the U.S. The game was only ever released on the SEGA Genesis console about 30 years ago. The seven-game collection will go on sale later this year for an MSRP of $49.99. Capcom also confirmed the following new and enhanced features for the upcoming release:

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    • Battle It Out Online – All of the fighting games in the collection will have online ranked, casual, and lobby matches unlocked for players to showcase their abilities with friends, family, and other players from around the world!
    • Robust Rollback Netcode – Online play for the collection is supported with rollback netcode for a strong and stable online experience!
    • Be the Best! – Global high score leaderboards come to every game in the collection so players can track their journey to the top of the list!
    • Practice Makes Perfect – Training Mode comes to all fighting games in the collection so players can learn, practice, and master their moves!
    • A Rare Gem – The classic beat ‘em up arcade game THE PUNISHER comes to PC and modern consoles for the first time ever in the U.S.!
    • Watch This! – Spectator Mode is available so you can enjoy watching your friends and co-combatants battle it out!
    • Additional Features – Check out the collection’s enhanced features like a music jukebox, in-game Museum, new display filters, and more!
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    That looks to be a nice amount of new features, plus the first-ever modern console release of the 1993 The Punisher video game. All these games are certified classics, so it’s awesome to see they will be all together in one place.

    Some other classic Marvel arcade beat ’em ups that could also utilize updated releases are Spider-Man: The Video Game from SEGA, Captain America and the Avengers from DATA EAST, and the 1992 X-Men arcade game from Konami. Getting all those together in one collection might be a bit more difficult due to their different publishers and developers, but there’s always hope. A Marvel arcade beat ’em up collection would be awesome as well.

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    Nevertheless, it’s great that Capcom is releasing this arcade collection on consoles and PC, and it will also be available in both physical and digital editions. Interestingly enough, Arcade1Up put together an X-Men ’97 arcade cabinet compilation that features some of the games, but it also has some 16-bit console releases mixed in as well, such as Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems and X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse.

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    The compilation set does not yet have an official release date. It’s only listed for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC later this year.

    About MARVEL vs. CAPCOM Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics

    Marvel vs. Capcom Fighting Collection

    Release: 2024 (TBA)
    Developer: Capcom
    Publisher: Capcom
    Genre: Fighting; Action; Beat ‘Em Up
    Modes: Single Player, Multiplayer
    Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC

    About: Join fans from around the world in celebrating the legacy of some of the most beloved fighting games with the release of MARVEL vs. CAPCOM Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics with physical and digital versions across Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4, and PC via Steam in 2024!

    What do you think of the news? What’s your favorite Marvel Capcom video game? Did you play any of the classic Marvel vs. Capcom games? Let us know your thoughts about the upcoming compilation release for MARVEL vs. CAPCOM Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics on The Illuminerdi’s social media.

    SOURCE: Capcom

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