Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins hits in September

Downloadable combo pack of Marvel Super Heroes and original Marvel vs. Capcom arcade games set to make debut on PS3, Xbox 360.

Capcom is teaming up two of its superhero fighting games for one downloadable offering, as the publisher today announced Marvel vs. Capcom Origins will launch in September for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The compilation will include two of the publisher's arcade brawlers: Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes.

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Originally released in 1995, Marvel Super Heroes was loosely based on Marvel Comics' Infinity Gauntlet storyline. The one-on-one fighter incorporates the story's infinity gems into the game by letting players grab them mid-match to boost their characters' different abilities. Three years later, Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes launched in the arcades as a follow-up to the tag-team fighting action of X-Men vs. Street Fighter and Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter. The game had no gem system, but it did have an assist feature where a third character could be called in a limited number of times during each match to provide a helping hand.

The Marvel vs. Capcom Origins compilation will introduce online play to both games based on the GGPO networking technology used in the publisher's previous downloadable fighters. It will also have lobbies for up to eight players, a spectator mode, new in-game challenges, replay saving, and a variety of HD filter options. The game will be available to download for $15 (1,200 Microsoft points).

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