While XBox 360 users were given a three week jump on their time with Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Sony doesn’t want to leave their loyal fanboys in the dust. As a thank you for the patience of their fans they will be releasing an exclusive retail edition of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 through Gamestop. The exclusive packaging will contain a download code for the Playstation Network to download the game and be sold for $15.00. So then, people ask, why bother going to the retail store to pick up the game when they could just download it from home.
Included with every retail package of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 will be a voucher for a free one month subscription to Marvel Digital Comics (a $9.99 value). Marvel Digital Comics is Marvel’s online instant comics back issue service with literally thousands of issues of Marvel comics including everything from the first legendary one hundred issues of Amazing Spider-Man and Uncanny X-Men to obscure titles like Blink’s four issue 2001 miniseries with more titles being added all the time. Not a bad deal for a three week wait on the game as Playstation 3 owners get a $25 value for what it would have cost them to purchase Marvel vs. Capcom 2 regardless.
Marvel vs. Capcom 2′s exclusive retail edition with Marvel Digital Comic bonus for the Playstation 3 will be available on August 13th for $15 at Gamestop. The standard download only version of the game is currently available on XBox 360 through XBox Live Arcade for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15.00).