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 today's Colossus vs. Jin spotlight, make sure to vote in the poll below, visit the official "Marvel vs. Capcom 2" site and come back tomorrow for our next throwdown, right here on Marvel.com!
Fighter Name: Colossus
Real Name: Piotr Rasputin
Universe: Marvel, X-Men
First Appearance: "GIANT SIZE X-MEN #1"
Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "
Brief Bio: Once just a simple Russian farm boy, Piotr Rasputin became a core member of the X-Men's second generation. While his organic steel skin protects him from bullets, this X-Man has dealt with just as much heartache as he has bone breaks, losing his brother Mikhail, his sister Illyana and his love Kitty Pryde. Colossus joined the X-Men's archenemy Magneto for a time, seemingly sacrificing his life to cure the mutant-killing Legacy Virus Having since returned, Colossus fights for the people he loves and the ideas he believes in. Don't get in his way.
Powers: Colossus can transform his entire body into an organic steel-like substance. While armored, his strength and endurance are vastly increased and he can survive temperatures of up to 9000 degrees Fahrenheit!
Special Moves: Giant Swing, Power Tackle, Super Armor, Power Drive
Quote: "Now you know what it feels like to battle the X-Men!"
Fighter Name: Jin
Real Name: Jin Saotome
First Appearance: "Cyberbots: Fullmetal Madness"
Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "Marvel vs. Capcom," "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"
Brief Bio: Living in a world where piloted mechs fight each other like street fighters, only bigger, Jin isn't too far from his robot, the BX-02 Blodia. In fact, you'll see its hand delivering him to his matches in "MvC2." Out to avenge the death of his father like any good fighting game protagonist, Jin will get the truth one mangled mech at a time. Aside from "MvC2", Jin and his mech are hidden characters in the Dreamcast classic and untapped franchise "Tech Romancer."
Powers: Jin calls on his giant robot, BX-02 Blodia, to pound and blast his opponents. His own attacks tend to light his opponents on fire.
Special Moves: Saotome Fire, Saotome Dynamite, Saotome Typhoon, Saotome Typhoon, Blodia Punch, Blodia Vulcan, Saotome Cyclone
Quote: "Whether you're metal or flesh, I'll destroy you!"
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