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.
Make sure to pick up "Marvel vs. Capcom 2" when it's released for X-Box Live Arcade on July 29 and PSN soon.
Enjoy today's Storm vs Jill 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" video featurettes and six screenshots! Enjoy!
Fighter Name: Jill
Real Name: Jill Valentine
Universe: Capcom, Resident Evil
First Appearance: "Resident Evil"
Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"
Brief Bio: Jill Valentine was just an ordinary member of S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics and Rescue Service) when she was sent into a mansion in Raccoon City to help with a supposed natural disaster that had occured there. Little did she know that the mansion had been overrun by an army of zombified creatures and that her superior, Albert Wesker and the Umbrella Corporation were behind it all. Hunted by feral, mutated dogs, zombies, flaming zombies and a whole host of creepy biological experiments Jill proved her mettle by staying alive. She even managed to destroy Nemesis, a super soldier created by Umbrella that stalked her throughout the events of "Resident Evil 3." Jill's been through a lot and there isn't anything she can't handle.
Powers: As a member of the S.T.A.R. tactical police squad Jill is highly trained with all types of firearms and explosive devices and after the events of "Resident Evil", Jill can call on the undead to help her out. Though whether they're trying to help her or eat her is somewhat up in the air.
Special Moves: Elbow Tackle, Grenade Launcher, Baretta Counter, Zombie Call, Dog Call, Crow Call, Hyper Elbow Tackle, Rocket Launcher, Code: T-002
Fighter Name: Storm
Real Name: Ororo Munroe
Universe: Marvel, X-Men
First Appearance: GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1
Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "X-Men: Children of the Atom," "X-Men vs. Street Fighter," "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"
Brief Bio: Orphaned after her parents were killed when a plane crashed into their home, the young Ororo was buried under her parents and tons of rubble. This awakened a total phobia of enclosed spaces that still persists to this day. But out on the open African plains, Ororo was anything but blocked in. She was worshipped as a goddess and protected her tribe against danger, bringing them rain enough to farm and live happily. Later recruited by Charles Xavier to aid the original X-Team on Krakoa, Storm has since fought against evil alongside the X-Men and her husband T'Challa, the Black Panther. Strong, assertive and one of the most powerful heroes in the Marvel U., there's a reason she's a leader of the X-Men and a queen of one of the most advanced nations in the world.
Powers: Storm controls the weather. While it may seem simple on paper, her mastery of the elements is so complex it boggles the mind. She can make it rain and snow, form hurricane's and tornadoes, and call lightning from the heavens to smite her enemies
Special Moves: Whirlwind, Double Typhoon, Lightning Sphere, Lightning Attack, Flight, Lightning Storm, Hail Storm
Quote: "Never fight anyone who controls nature herself."
|Jill kicking Storm|
|Jill firing her rocket launcher|
|Jill sends a zombie after Storm|
|Storm casts a mini tornado|
|Storm shocks Jill|
|Storm tornado kicks Jill|
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