With the release of new, legitimate copies of MvC2 in a few months how do you think the community’s embrace of using pirated copies will effect the games’ success? There’s no denying that the current community uses modified copies of MvC2 pretty much exclusively. Custom colors and custom soundtracks are everywhere. The 100+ thread on how to mod the game in this very forum is further proof.
A re-release of MvC2 already failed once. The PS2 and XBOX versions including minor fixes (and several breaks) but sold poorly and so DC is still the standard. Most people will say the newer versions failed because they weren’t arcade perfect but I think the failure was at least partially because people didn’t want to go back to listening to Take Me For a Ride and not representing the Lakers with their purple and gold Sentinel.
The PS3 and 360 version will have online but I doubt that will be a factor in whether it’s accepted by the community. Lag, any kind of lag, makes marvel unplayable. Will we still play it? Oh yeah. Beating scrubs who believe that their dream team of Spider-man, Wolverine and Captain America can compete is gonna be way fun.
Will MvC2 players be willing to fork up the cash to play a game that they’ve probably never paid for? Will the newest versions become the newest standard?