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"
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"
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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