First we have Virtual On: Oratorio Tangram, the classic mech fighting game. I know I spent a lot of time playing the console version of this, but remember the controls weren’t as fulfilling without the twin sticks from the arcade version. Maybe this new version will remedy that. Regardless it adds online multiplayer and some graphical enhancements. It will be $15 and its just on XBLA.
Then there was the announcement everyone’s been waiting for, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is coming this summer. This is absolutely huge, since this game is often heralded as one of the all time great fighting games. With its huge roster and insane gameplay, it was probably my favorite Dreamcast game.
Today, it’s a real bitch to find a copy of the game. I’ve seen the PS2 version a couple times, but it is always marked up to like $80, and you know I’d never drop $80 on a single game.
Which is why this is so exciting. We don’t have a release date yet, but based on the history of XBLA and PSN, we can assume it will only cost $15, $20 max. That’s more than acceptable. Plus, Capcom has already confirmed it is adding online multiplayer. Based on the videos that I’ve seen, it doesn’t look like this game has been given the HD remix, but it still looks pretty good.