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 Silver Samurai vs. Sonson 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: Silver Samurai
Real Name: Kenuichio Harada
Universe: Marvel, X-Men
First Appearance: DAREDEVIL #111
Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "X-Men: Children of the Atom," "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"
Brief Bio: Kenuichio Harada is a self-styled samurai warrior who has played both hero and villain. Gifted with the unique ability to create tachyon fields that enable his katana to slice through anything but adamantium, he is a threat to anyone staring down the end of his blade. The Silver Samurai has been a bodyguard, mercenary, crime boss and even the leader of Japan’s first super hero team, Big Hero 6, but has spent more time giving in to his darker impulses than working for good. He has clashed violently with Wolverine over the years and the two warriors' battles are nothing short of epic. However evil the Samurai acts though, he is honorable to those who have earned his respect. If you have offended him on the other hand, running is probably your best option.
Powers: The Silver Samurai surrounds his katana with a tachyon field, making it sharp enough to slice through everything but adamantium. He is also a master of Kenjutsu and martial arts with a specialty in edged weapons.
Special Moves: Shuriken, Hyaku Sakuchi, Chou Shuriken, Touki Ikazuchi, Raimenken, Touki Honoo, Infernal Spiral, Touki Mizu, Glacial Spike,
Quote: "Your lack of training is obvious to all."
Fighter Name: Sonson
Real Name: Sonson
Universe: Capcom, Sonson
First Appearance: "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"
Marvel/Capcom Game Appearances: "Marvel vs. Capcom 2"
Brief Bio: Sonson is the granddaughter of Sonson, the monkey-man hero from the arcade game of the same name. She has all of the abilities of her grandfather including his elongating staff and flying nimbus, along with a whole host of new abilities. It seems that Sonson doesn't appreciate Abyss destroying the Marvel and Capcom universes and will fight to ensure their survival. If that means defeating a nearly invincible foe, so be it.
Powers: Sonson can transform into a gigantic fire-breathing ape, float on clouds, create tiny copies of herself, pummel people with her size-changing bo staff and cook up her enemies in a stew.
Special Moves: Fuusetsuzan, Shenbu, Seitenregeki, Kingin No Hisago, Tenchi Tsuukan, Hyper En'ou, POW!
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