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Marvel vs Capcom 2

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Introduction

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Marvel vs Capcom 2 (a.k.a. "MvC2") was released in the year 2000 by Capcom. It was the last Marvel entry in the popular Capcom's Versus Series until Marvel vs Capcom 3 was released over 10 years later. MvC2 featured 3 on 3 battles instead of the standard 2 on 2 gameplay of the previous Versus games and has been widely played at fighting game tournaments world wide.

The game introduces a more refined version of the "Variable System" used in past Marvel vs. Capcom games, which allows players to tag in other team members at any point during the match. Unlike Clash of Super Heroes, which features unplayable partner characters, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 re-implements the "Variable Assist" gameplay mechanic introduced in Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, allowing players to call upon one of their off-screen team members to perform a single special move to aid them. Each playable character possesses 3 different types of assists, denoted by the Greek letters α, β, and γ, which can range from projectile attacks to healing moves with the risk of assist characters receiving extra damage if struck by the opponent. As characters fight, the team members not in play will also slowly regenerate their life gauges if possible. A match lasts until one team completely runs out of vitality for all three fighters; if the match timer reaches zero before either team is knocked out, the player with the most remaining health is declared the winner.

Story

Two years after the battle against Onslaught, peace in the planet Earth was restored until a mysterious entity named Abyss, shrouded the atmosphere with his dark energy. It was consumed within a sphere that the being was holding close to him; With his immense strength, it blew passed a desert and the plant life was also ruined. A pirate known as Ruby Heart discovered the energy and warned the heroes and villains from the two camps who were fighting amongst themselves. Together, they must stop this new nemesis before the Earth and the universe is destroyed by Abyss' terrible power.

In the end of the battle, the heroes and villains make a truce while taking a joy cruise on Ruby Heart's ship flying through the skies of the Earth. She holds the orb in her hand then casts it into the sea thus seeing the last of Abyss and closing the rivalry between Marvel and Capcom.

MVC2 Navigation

Gameplay
FAQ
Controls
System
HUD
Glossary
Esoterics
Metagame
Tiers
Teams
Capcom Characters
Akuma
Amingo
Anakaris
B.B.Hood
Cammy
Captain Commando
Charlie
Chun-Li
Dan
Dhalsim
Felicia
Guile
Hayato
Jill
Jin
Ken
M.Bison
Mega Man
Morrigan
Roll
Ruby Heart
Ryu
Sakura
Servbot
SonSon
Strider
Tron Bonne
Zangief
Marvel Characters
Blackheart
Cable
Captain America
Colossus
Cyclops
Doctor Doom
Gambit
Hulk
Iceman
Iron Man
Juggernaut
Magneto
Marrow
Omega Red
Psylocke
Rogue
Sabretooth
Sentinel
Shuma-Gorath
Silver Samurai
Spiderman
Spiral
Storm
Thanos
Venom
War Machine
Wolverine - Bone
Wolverine - Claw
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
(MVC2)
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Version

NAOMI Rev A, Dreamcast

Developers

Capcom
Backbone Entertainment

Publishers

Capcom
Virgin Interactive

Systems

Arcade
INT: February 24th, 2000

Dreamcast
JP: May 30th, 2000
NA: June 29th, 2000
EU: July 16, 2000
Playstation 2
JP: September 19, 2002
NA: November 19, 2002
EU: November 29, 2002
Xbox
JP: September 19, 2002
NA: March 27, 2003
EU: 2002
Playstation Network
August 13, 2009
Unlisted since December 17, 2013
Xbox Live Arcade
July 29, 2009
Unlisted since December 26, 2013
iOS
April 26, 2012
Unlisted since 2013
Online Play

Rollback on PSN/XBLA

Rollback via Flycast GGPO
Player Resources

MvC 2: Deconstructed

Marvel 101 thread
Community Channels

Discord Server

Wiki Roadmap

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In Progress / Completed To-do

Completed:

  • Character pages exist
  • Some documentation on strategies
  • System Page

In-Progress:

  • Creating comprehensive frame and move data, starting with God tiers to high tiers, proven mid/low tiers, assists, and finally the entire wiki
  • Fill out pages with numpad notation as default, with togglable button for old notation
  • Add videos and notable players for characters/teams. Certain low tiers are difficult to find footage for
  • Strategy, combos, and anti-strategy for top tiers
  • Guide to playing online in 2021(Flycast and eventually Fightcade rollback, BEAR, PS3 Hen)
  • Expansion of esoterics, bugs, and various systems regarding the game(Example: Fastfly, Unfly)
  • A much more comprehensive page on meta teams and shells, and how to play them(tech/anti-strats/combos/strategy)