With a remaster, Digital Eclipse hopes to bring Marvel vs. Capcom 2 back to life, and the studio’s president says discussions about the project have already begun. As reported by GamerHubTV, Digital Eclipse CEO Mike Mika stated that both Disney and Capcom have expressed an interest in the project in an interview posted on YouTube.
“We’ve started talking about it right now, and we’re trying to figure out how far we can take it. However, at the end of the day, it’s really not up to us,” Mika stated flatly. “So all we can really do is put together the best case we can and make it as simple as possible for them, and then wait and see if they’re interested.”
In 2009, Digital Eclipse (then known as Backbone Entertainment) released a port of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 digital storefronts, marking the company’s first console release. After Capcom’s licenses to use Marvel’s characters expired at the end of 2013, the game was pulled from the market. When the #FreeMvC2 campaign erupted earlier this summer, it was a collective effort by fans to make the game as accessible as possible.
Since rebranding as Digital Eclipse in 2015, the company has gained a reputation for remastering classic video games. Digital Eclipse has worked on collections for a variety of brands, including Mega Man, Street Fighter, SNK, and Disney, among others.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes was first released in 2000. It first appeared in arcades and on the Dreamcast before making its way to the PlayStation 2 and Xbox in 2002.