After 11 Years, a Successful Revival of the Series
Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) is pleased to announce that the latest entry in the “Marvel vs. Capcom” series, “Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds” has shipped 2 million copies worldwide.
“Marvel vs. Capcom 3″ features over 30 dynamic and iconic characters from MARVEL Entertainment, a globally-recognized brand, as well as Capcom’s extensive game library, battling it out in a collaboration for the ages. Fluid animations, stunning, beautiful graphics and the addition of “Simple Mode” controls provide a game experience that a wide variety of users can enjoy.
With an 11 year gap between the last entry in the “Marvel vs. Capcom” series, demand for a sequel was at an all-time high, and expectations were soaring. Capitalizing on the resurgence of the fighting game boom that began last year, “Marvel vs. Capcom 3″ was able to exceed its predecessor and ship 2 million units worldwide.
Additionally, downloadable content in the form of new costumes and characters will be available over the PlayStation®Network and Xbox Live® Marketplace, which will further extend the game’ s appeal and drive sales further.
The “Marvel vs. Capcom” series kicked off in 1999 with the release of “Marvel vs. Capcom” on various platforms. Establishing itself as a popular fighting game in the western market, a follow-up, “Marvel vs. Capcom 2″, was released in 2000, featuring many new characters as well as being one of the frontier games to utilize online play. “Marvel vs. Capcom 2″ was re-released as a digital download on the PlayStation®Store and Xbox Live® Arcade in 2009. In gaining the million-hit seller record, it has established itself as a multi-generational title.
We here at Capcom remain committed to developing for multiple platforms, reaching out to as wide a variety of users as possible to deliver the very best in quality entertainment.