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 Hulk vs. Zangief 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 second episode of our "Marvel vs. Capcom 2" featurettes! Enjoy!
Fighter Name: Hulk
Real Name: Bruce Banner
Universe: Marvel, Hulk
First Appearance: THE INCREDIBLE HULK #1
Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter," "Marvel vs. Capcom," "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"
Brief Bio: Bruce Banner never asked to be turned into the Incredible Hulk, but fate doesn't care about plans. During the launch of the Gamma Bomb, Bruce ran out onto the testing field to save a young boy only to find himself caught in the weapon's blast, bombarded with gamma radiation and changed forever. Now, you don't want to make him angry. You won't like him when he's angry. From smashing the military's Hulkbuster robots to crushing the Abomination and other gamma-fueled foes, the Hulk has proven time and time again that he's the strongest one there is.
Powers: The Hulk's incredible strength is directly proportional to how angry he is. The madder he gets, the stronger he gets.
Special Moves: Gamma Slam, Gamma Tornado, Gamma Charge
Quote: "Still the strongest in this or any other world!"
Fighter Name: Zangief
Real Name: Zangief
Universe: Capcom, Street Fighter
First Appearance: "Street Fighter 2"
Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "X-Men vs. Street Fighter," "Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter," "Marvel vs. Capcom," "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"
Brief Bio: Zangief fights for the glory of Mother Russia and to prove that he is the strongest, greatest wrestler in the world. Nicknamed the "Red Cyclone" because of his signature spinning lariat attack, he's not someone you want to mess with—the man trains by fighting bears! While the Russian phenom may not excel at combat from a distance, he's a terror up close. You don't want to get within reach of those massive paws, lest you fall victim to the awesome might of Zangief's Ultra Atomic Buster.
Powers: A massively powerful wrestler, Zangief is strong enough to wrestle bears and come out the victor.
Special Moves: Spinning Piledriver, Banishing Flat, Spinning Lariat, Flying, Powerbomb, Running Bear Grab, Final Atomic Buster, Ultra Atomic Buster, Mech-Zangief, Siberian Wildfire, Siberian Blizzard
Quote: "I apologize. I have damaged the floor with your head."
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