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 Cyclops vs. Ken 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!
Fighter Name: Cyclops
Real Name: Scott Summers
Universe: Marvel, X-Men
First Appearance: UNCANNY X-MEN #1
Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "X-Men: Children of the Atom," "X-Men vs. Street Fighter," "Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter," "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"
Brief Bio: Leading the X-Men has never been easy, but Scott Summers always makes it look like a walk in the park. After losing his parents in a plane crash, Cyclops found a new family in the first X-Men team alongside Beast, Iceman, Angel and future wife, Marvel Girl. His strategic thinking, courage, and awesome optic blasts made him the most obvious choice to lead the motley crew of mutants and he has been the field leader of the X-Men ever since. Whether he's battling the worst that humanity and mutantkind have to offer or even becoming the unwilling host for Apocalypse, one of the X-Men's greatest enemies, Cyclops proves that with heart, determination and a little help from your friends, anything is possible.
Powers: Cyclops fires incredibly powerful force blasts from his eyes, beams strong enough to shatter mountains. Cyke's also a master strategist and skilled hand-to-hand fighter.
Special Moves: Optic Blast, Optic Sweep, Optic Hold, Gene Splice, Cyclone Kick, Rushing Punches, Running Tackle, Super Optic Blast, Mega Optic Blast
Quote: "You should have stepped aside."
Fighter Name: Ken
Real Name: Ken Masters
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 2"
Brief Bio: One half of the main duo in "Street Fighter," Ken has been around from the beginning. The American fighter trained with Ryu under Gouken and has a similar, but subtly different fighting style. The best example is that while Ryu is the master of the Hadouken, Ken is the best at the fiery uppercut Shoryuken. A well-known fighter internationally, Ken is always seen as Ryu's equal, but has much more of a social life. He eventually has a child named Mel with his wife, Guile's sister-in-law, and goes on to train a new fighter named Sean, one of Ryu's rivals in "SFIII."
Powers: Ken is a brilliant and creative martial artist trained in Shotokan karate. His signature move is the flaming Shoryuken, the Dragon Punch.
Special Moves: Hadouken, Shoryuuken, Tatsumaki-Senpuu Kyaku, Zenpou Tenshin, Shoryuu-Reppa, Shinryuken, Shippu-Jinrai Kyaku
Quote: "So now you know what it feels like to be a loser."
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