Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Showdown Spotlight: Ryu vs. Wolverine

It's a classic "Marvel vs. Capcom 2" showdownâ€" Ryu vs. Wolverine! See how we size 'em up and then vote in our poll to pick who you think gets the KO

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One of the most celebrated fighting games in history returns for another round! Nine years after taking the arcade gaming scene by storm and over six years after making its original home console debut, "Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes" will soon juggle-combo its way onto Xbox 360's Xbox Live Arcade and PS3's PSN!



In anticipation of the "MvC2"s next-gen debut, we're bringing you daily showdown spotlights pitting a Marvel character against a Capcom character. Each entry features official game artwork, character bios and polls to determine which universe really brings the heat.



Enjoy Ryu vs. Woverine spotlight, make sure to vote in the poll below, visit the official "Marvel vs. Capcom 2" site and come back on Monday for our next throwdown, right here on Marvel.com!



Oh, and we actually have a special treat for this showdown, the first episode of our "Marvel vs. Capcom 2" featurettes! Enjoy!




Fighter Name: Wolverine

Real Name: James Howlett

Universe: Marvel, X-Men

First Appearance: THE INCREDIBLE HULK #181

Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "X-Men: Children of the Atom," "Marvel Super Heroes," "X-Men vs. Street Fighter," "Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter," "Marvel vs. Capcom," "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"

Citizenship: Canada

Brief Bio: Living the calm and cool pampered life in 19th Century Canada until traumatic events triggered the onset of his mutant powers, Wolverine's life has been anything but quiet ever since. From fighting in world wars, training in the ways of the samurai in Japan or working as an assassin for the CIA, Wolvie's been just about everywhere. And for the longest time, he couldn't remember any of it—a result of the process that grafted adamantium to his skeleton and claws. Nearly driven mad and used as a weapon time and again, Wolverine's long since established himself as one of the most heroic members of the X-Men, Avengers, humanity and mutantkind. Remember, he really is the best there is at what he does.

Powers: Wolverine has a mutant healing factor that keeps him going no matter how hard you hit him. Couple that with an unbreakable adamantium skeleton, six razor sharp claws, animal-like senses, and an anger management problem and you've got one very dangerous mutant.

Special Moves: Berserker Barrage, Drill Claw, Tornado Claw, Berserker Barrage X, Weapon X

Quote: "Still the best there is at what I do!"





Fighter Name: Ryu

Real Name: Ryu

Universe: Capcom, Street Fighter

First Appearance: "Street Fighter"

Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "X-Men vs. Street Fighter," "Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter," "Marvel vs. Capcom," "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"

Citizenship: Japan

Brief Bio: The heart and soul of the "Street Fighter" series, Ryu is probably the most well known fighting game character in the world. Master of the Hadouken (fireball), he is more out to perfect his craft and hone his skills than win fights. An orphan trained alongside Ken, Ryu has a personality you could call stoic or boring. Either way, he is often seen as the greatest pure fighter in the world, always out for the next challenge to his abilities, with very little else in his way, save for vengeance against Akuma, the man he thought killed his very alive master.

Powers: Ryu is quite possibly the most skilled student of the Shotokan karate style. As such he has a ton of special attacks at his disposal, the most familiar being the chi-powered fireball, the Hadouken.

Special Moves: Hadouken, Shoryuken, Tatsumaki Senpuu-Kyaku, Shinkuu Hadou-Ken, Shinkuu Tatsumaki Senpuu-Kyaku, Shin Shoryuken

Quote: "You must believe you can win, in order to win!"

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libres12
libres12

common why do the marvel characters always win we all know ryu is more powerful than everone , the only one who can defeat ryu is akuma

Malstorm
Malstorm

matches are 1v1, so the healing won't matter. unbiased, Ryu's got this.

theshock621
theshock621

[quote@Battlecataclysmi [quote@theshock621 No need to break it down for me....Ryu attack at long range to keep Wolvie at a distance because he knows Wolverine is a match for his close-combat skills....but once Wolverine's healing factor heals up the damage he's take and he is close enough, one swipe o' the claws has Ryu bleeding like Niagara Falls and passing out from blood loss.Wolverine wins via TKO![/quote] (...you do know that Wolverine doesn't have his healing factor in MVC2, right?)[/quote] Depends....The battle's aren't just on the MVC2, right? We could be talking in the realm of a real battle between the two (which was where I was coming from) or about the game, which is a 3-on-3 match-up, not 1-on-1....and in the game, the characters DO heal, if you switch them out and they have the red bar where there health was.I'm sure everyone commenting so far about these match-ups haven't been talking just about the game.

KIQUE-MAN
KIQUE-MAN

COULD ANYBODY TELL ME PLEASE HOW MUCH MICROSOFT POINTS I NEED TO BUY THE GAME??? THANKS

Battlecataclysmi
Battlecataclysmi

[quote@theshock621 No need to break it down for me....Ryu attack at long range to keep Wolvie at a distance because he knows Wolverine is a match for his close-combat skills....but once Wolverine's healing factor heals up the damage he's take and he is close enough, one swipe o' the claws has Ryu bleeding like Niagara Falls and passing out from blood loss.Wolverine wins via TKO![/quote] (...you do know that Wolverine doesn't have his healing factor in MVC2, right?)

theshock621
theshock621

No need to break it down for me....Ryu attack at long range to keep Wolvie at a distance because he knows Wolverine is a match for his close-combat skills....but once Wolverine's healing factor heals up the damage he's take and he is close enough, one swipe o' the claws has Ryu bleeding like Niagara Falls and passing out from blood loss.Wolverine wins via TKO!

Battlecataclysmi
Battlecataclysmi

...Whew. Somebody's gonna be mad no matter how I gauge this.First of all, there's two Wolverines on the game: Adamantium and Bone. Adamantium has more Hyper attacks and slightly higher defense; Bone can use tornado claw in midair and attacks slightly faster (if you don't believe me, on the first stage of the boss, you can create an infinite combo with Bone Wolverine just by tapping LP mercilessly; Adamatium stops swinging after a few hits)The Wolverine in the picture is Bone Wolverine. But, at the end of the day, against Ryu, it doesn't really matter which Wolvie you pick; the battle lines come out the same:1. Ryu's defense is FAR greater than Wolverine's; he takes damage VERY well. Wolverine doesn't take damage well at all. Even Adamantium Wolverine.2. Ryu has better range than Wolvie because he has fireballs. HOWEVER, Adamatium Wolverine has an answer for this with his dashing slash. Unfortunately, Bone Wolverine has no answer for this at all.3. Wolverine is WAY faster than Ryu in every way. That means he combos MUCH easier for great damage on short notice. Even though Ryu takes damage well, Wolvie can cause so much damage that it evens the playing field.4. Wolverine OTG attacks MUCH easier than Ryu. Mostly, once Ryu drops you, that's the end of his attack. Wolverine can drop you, scrape you up off the ground, and chain-combo into a special, or even into a hyper attack. Ryu has no answer for that.5. If Ryu tags Wolvie with Shinku Hadouken or his Shinku Hurricane Kick, Wolvie's gonna have one foot in the grave for the rest of the match. If he catches Wolverine on the ground with the Shin Shoryuken, it's a one-shot-kill. Period. Strongest move in the game versus one of the lowest defenses.Scenario: Ryu gains three super bars. Wolverine attempts Berserker Barrage X. Ryu blocks. Wolverine reaches final slash and lags. Ryu unloads Shin Shoryuken. End of match in one shot.In the comic world, Wolverine would beat Ryu to death because of his healing factor and berserker state. But in THIS game, Ryu has the advantage over Wolvie. But not so much so that it wouldn't be a good match.Ryu beats Wolvie, 6.5-out-of-10

Tirliwig
Tirliwig

wolverine will win but only because he would wear ryu down no becasue on skill