‘Marvel Vs. Capcom: Fighting Collection’ Packs Arcade Nostalgia Into 7-Game K.O. Bundle

There’s always a place for beloved classics, and all-time arcade gem Marvel vs. Capcom is making its present-day return in the form of an all-in-one bundle. The Marvel vs. Capcom Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics has been announced for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5 & 4, and PC via Steam, and will be available in physical and digital versions later in 2024.

As revealed during the recent June 2024 Nintendo Direct showcase, the seven-game compilation comprises X-Men Children of the Atom, Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom Clash of Super Heroes, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, and beat ‘em-up The Punisher.

The inclusion of both Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and The Punisher, in particular, is a big win for the community. Where fans have long bemoaned the former’s lack of availability on current storefronts, the 1993 title is making its way to home consoles and PC for the first time — barring the Sega Genesis port back in 1994.

Marvel vs. Capcom Fighting Collection: Arcade Classics will introduce new features, such as Training Mode, Spectator Mode, global high score leaderboards, a music jukebox, an-in-game Museum, and more. Online play is also supported with rollback netcode, with casual matches, lobby matches for friends, and ranked matches available.

The bundle’s upcoming release has ignited speculation of a potential Marvel vs. Capcom 4, seven years after 2017’s Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Since then, there hasn’t been another mainline entry since, so hopefully this serves as a prelude to something brewing on the horizon.