Out of the thousands of games on PS5, Michael B. Jordan just wants to play Marvel vs. Capcom 2 again
Written by KingCnote on November 12, 2020
The eve of PlayStation 5’s arrival onto the gaming scene is finally upon us, and while the next gen console will come packing the ability to play thousands of games both new and old, there’s still some classics left out in the cold that we wish would come back.
Michael B. Jordan, best known in these parts for playing Killmonger in Black Panther and starring in the Creed films, recently partnered up with Sony to promote the PS5, but the game he came away from talking about was not actually any of those new launch titles — it was Marvel vs. Capcom 2.
Though it would have been a bit cooler if he shouted the FGC classic out in the video, he still took to Instagram to show his love for Mahvel.
“I been on playstation from jump and the experience gets better and better,” wrote Jordan. “Gameplay and graphics are [fire]. We gotta figure out how to bring back Marvel Vs Capcom 2!”
Two generations ago, MvC2 did see a re-release on PS3 and Xbox 360 with online play, but it’s no longer available considering it was de-listed alongside Marvel 3 and every other title in the series all the way back in 2013.
This year also marks the 20th anniversary since the influential hyper fighter’s release which had fans wondering if a new port might be on the way to celebrate the occasion, but Capcom and Disney have so far been silent on that front — and 2020 is almost over now.
Most of the other 2D Marvel fighting games did make a reappearance this year, however, in Arcade1Up cabinets where MvC2 was also notable absent.
Technically and ironically, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 could possibly work right now on the Xbox Series X through backwards compatibility though neither the 360 or original Xbox versions are listed as working titles.
Jordan himself has the rare distinction of having played two different Marvel characters in the film scene, as he previously portrayed the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four reboot before joining the MCU in Black Panther. Chris Evans is also a member of that club for Human Torch and Captain America.
If you’ve ever paid attention to his posts on social media, this Marvel 2 love probably comes as little surprise considering he often posts about other video games and anime series like Dragon Ball.
The PlayStation 5 itself is launching in North America and select countries on November 12 with the rest of the world following a week later.
While it’d be too much wishful thinking to wonder if this is some kind of hint, perhaps Michael can help get something going behind the scenes for the sake of Marvel vs. Capcom.
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