Marvel vs. Capcom 2 arrives on PS3 August 13

Publisher confirms Sony console edition of downloadable fighter will lag two weeks behind its Xbox 360 counterpart.

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At the same time that Marvel vs. Capcom 2 was first confirmed for release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, a single-player demo version of the game arrived exclusively for Sony's console. No doubt some Xbox 360 users looked at their PS3-owning counterparts with jealousy as a result, but the tables have now turned.

A dropkick from the Hulk should count as a fatality.
A dropkick from the Hulk should count as a fatality.

Capcom today announced that Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is set for an August 13 release on the PlayStation Network, two weeks later than its July 29 debut on Xbox Live Arcade. The Xbox 360 launch date was confirmed last week as part of Microsoft's second Summer of Arcade promotion. Regardless of when gamers will be able to purchase it, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 will set them back $15 (1,200 Microsoft points).

Originally released in arcades in 1998, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 features a roster of more than 50 fighters and introduces three-on-three tag-team fighting to the crossover series' formula. The PS3 and Xbox 360 editions will add online play to the game, as well as an optional visual filter to hide some of the game's blemishes in high definition.

For more on Marvel vs. Capcom 2, check out GameSpot's review of the title's first home release.

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