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What You Need to Know About Marvel VS Capcom: Official Complete Works - A Comprehensive and Definitive Collection of All the Content from the Series


Marvel VS Capcom Official Complete Works.66: A Celebration of Two Legendary Franchises




If you are a fan of comic books or fighting games, chances are you have heard of or played one of the games in the Marvel VS Capcom series. This crossover series pits characters from Marvel Comics against characters from Capcom, a Japanese video game company known for franchises such as Street Fighter, Mega Man, Resident Evil, and more. The series is famous for its fast-paced, flashy, and chaotic gameplay, as well as its colorful and diverse roster of characters.




Marvel VS Capcom Official Complete Works.66



But did you know that there is a book that collects all the artwork, interviews, and extras from this amazing series? It's called Marvel VS Capcom Official Complete Works.66, and it's a must-have for any fan of either franchise. In this article, we will explore what this book is all about, why it's worth reading, and what you can expect to find inside.


The History of Marvel VS Capcom




The origins of Marvel VS Capcom can be traced back to 1994, when Capcom released X-Men: Children of the Atom, a fighting game based on the popular comic book series. The game was well-received by critics and fans alike, thanks to its faithful adaptation of the characters, its innovative gameplay mechanics, and its stunning graphics. The game also featured a secret character named Akuma, who was originally from Street Fighter II.


This sparked the idea of creating a crossover game between X-Men and Street Fighter, which resulted in X-Men VS Street Fighter in 1996. This game introduced the tag-team system, which allowed players to switch between two characters during a match. The game was a huge success, both commercially and critically, and paved the way for more crossover games.


The next game in the series was Marvel Super Heroes VS Street Fighter in 1997, which expanded the roster to include other Marvel characters such as Spider-Man, Captain America, Hulk, and more. The game also introduced the variable assist system, which allowed players to call their partner for a brief attack. The game was another hit, and cemented the popularity of the series.


The third game in the series was Marvel VS Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes in 1998, which added characters from other Capcom franchises such as Mega Man, Strider, and Resident Evil. The game also introduced the duo team attack system, which allowed players to unleash a powerful attack with both characters at once. The game was widely praised for its gameplay, graphics, and soundtrack, and is considered one of the best games in the series.


The fourth game in the series was Marvel VS Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes in 2000, which featured a massive roster of 56 characters, the largest in any fighting game at the time. The game also introduced the three-on-three system, which allowed players to choose and switch between three characters during a match. The game was acclaimed for its gameplay, variety, and replay value, and is regarded as one of the greatest fighting games of all time.


The fifth game in the series was Marvel VS Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds in 2011, which was released after a decade-long hiatus. The game featured a new graphics engine, which rendered the characters in 3D models with cel-shaded effects. The game also introduced the X-Factor system, which allowed players to activate a temporary boost in speed, damage, and recovery. The game was well-received for its gameplay, presentation, and online features, and was later updated with Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 in 2011, which added 12 new characters and balance changes.


The sixth and latest game in the series was Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite in 2017, which featured a new story mode that involved the fusion of the Marvel and Capcom universes by the Infinity Stones. The game also featured a new gameplay system, which replaced the three-on-three system with a two-on-two system, and allowed players to use one of the six Infinity Stones for various effects. The game was met with mixed reviews, with praise for its gameplay and roster diversity, but criticism for its graphics, story, and lack of content.


The Art of Marvel VS Capcom




One of the most appealing aspects of the Marvel VS Capcom series is its art style, which combines the comic book aesthetics of Marvel with the anime-inspired aesthetics of Capcom. The series showcases a variety of artistic techniques and styles, from pixel art to 3D models, from realistic to cartoonish, from serious to humorous. The series also features a plethora of talented artists who have contributed their vision and skills to create memorable and iconic images.


The Characters of Marvel VS Capcom




The characters of Marvel VS Capcom are arguably the most important element of the series, as they are the ones who bring the gameplay and story to life. The series boasts a diverse and eclectic roster of characters from both franchises, ranging from superheroes to villains, from humans to aliens, from robots to monsters. The series also features some original characters who were created specifically for the crossover games.


Some of the most iconic and popular characters from Marvel include:


  • Spider-Man: The friendly neighborhood web-slinger who uses his agility, web-shooters, and spider-sense to fight crime.



  • Wolverine: The clawed mutant who has a healing factor, an adamantium skeleton, and a berserker rage.



  • Captain America: The patriotic super-soldier who wields a shield made of vibranium and leads the Avengers.



  • Iron Man: The genius billionaire playboy philanthropist who wears a high-tech suit of armor powered by an arc reactor.



  • Hulk: The green-skinned behemoth who is fueled by anger and has incredible strength and durability.



  • Thor: The god of thunder who commands lightning and wields a mystical hammer called Mjolnir.



  • Deadpool: The mercenary with a mouth who breaks the fourth wall and has a healing factor and an arsenal of weapons.



  • Doctor Strange: The sorcerer supreme who protects the world from mystical threats and uses various spells and artifacts.



  • Captain Marvel: The cosmic-powered heroine who can fly, shoot energy blasts, and absorb energy.



  • Thanos: The mad titan who seeks to balance the universe by collecting the Infinity Stones and wiping out half of all life.



Some of the most iconic and popular characters from Capcom include:


  • Ryu: The wandering martial artist who seeks to improve his skills and overcome his inner darkness.



  • Chun-Li: The Interpol agent who uses her lightning-fast kicks and chi-based attacks to fight crime.



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The characters of Marvel VS Capcom are arguably the most important element of the series, as they are the ones who bring the gameplay and story to life. The series boasts a diverse and eclectic roster of characters from both franchises, ranging from superheroes to villains, from humans to aliens, from robots to monsters. The series also features some original characters who were created specifically for the crossover games.


Some of the most iconic and popular characters from Marvel include:


  • Spider-Man: The friendly neighborhood web-slinger who uses his agility, web-shooters, and spider-sense to fight crime.



  • Wolverine: The clawed mutant who has a healing factor, an adamantium skeleton, and a berserker rage.



  • Captain America: The patriotic super-soldier who wields a shield made of vibranium and leads the Avengers.



  • Iron Man: The genius billionaire playboy philanthropist who wears a high-tech suit of armor powered by an arc reactor.



  • Hulk: The green-skinned behemoth who is fueled by anger and has incredible strength and durability.



  • Thor: The god of thunder who commands lightning and wields a mystical hammer called Mjolnir.



  • Deadpool: The mercenary with a mouth who breaks the fourth wall and has a healing factor and an arsenal of weapons.



  • Doctor Strange: The sorcerer supreme who protects the world from mystical threats and uses various spells and artifacts.



  • Captain Marvel: The cosmic-powered heroine who can fly, shoot energy blasts, and absorb energy.



  • Thanos: The mad titan who seeks to balance the universe by collecting the Infinity Stones and wiping out half of all life.



Some of the most iconic and popular characters from Capcom include:


  • Ryu: The wandering martial artist who seeks to improve his skills and overcome his inner darkness.



  • Chun-Li: The Interpol agent who uses her lightning-fast kicks and chi-based attacks to fight crime.



  • Mega Man: The blue bomber who fights for justice and peace with his arm cannon and various abilities copied from his enemies.



  • Dante: The half-demon half-human devil hunter who slays demons with his sword, guns, and stylish moves.



  • Jill Valentine: The special forces agent who survives zombie outbreaks and bioterrorism with her skills, weapons, and intelligence.



  • Strider Hiryu: The futuristic ninja who infiltrates enemy bases and assassinates targets with his plasma sword and robotic allies.



  • Morrigan Aensland: The succubus who rules the dark realm of Makai and seeks excitement and pleasure in the human world.



  • Amaterasu: The sun goddess who takes the form of a white wolf and uses a celestial brush to manipulate nature and reality.



  • Phoenix Wright: The ace attorney who defends his clients in court with his evidence, logic, and objections.



  • Nemesis: The monstrous bioweapon who relentlessly pursues and tries to kill his prey with his tentacles, rocket launcher, and brute force.



The Gameplay of Marvel VS Capcom




The gameplay of Marvel VS Capcom is what makes the series stand out from other fighting games, as it combines elements from both franchises to create a unique and exhilarating experience. The series is known for its fast-paced, flashy, and chaotic gameplay, which involves high-flying combos, super moves, team attacks, assists, counters, switches, cancels, and more. The series also features various systems and mechanics that add depth and strategy to the gameplay, such as the tag-team system, the variable assist system, the duo team attack system, the three-on-three system, the X-Factor system, and the Infinity Stone system. The series also offers different modes and features for players to enjoy, such as arcade mode, story mode, versus mode, training mode, online mode, gallery mode, mission mode, trials mode, heroes and heralds mode, etc.


The Impact of Marvel VS Capcom




The Marvel VS Capcom series is not only a fun and exciting fighting game series, but also a influential and cultural phenomenon that has left its mark on the gaming industry and culture. The series has sold millions of copies worldwide, received numerous awards and accolades, and spawned a loyal and passionate fanbase. The series has also inspired and influenced other games, media, and creators, who have paid homage or tribute to the series in various ways.


The Legacy of Marvel VS Capcom




The Marvel VS Capcom series has spawned several spin-offs, adaptations, and homages over the years, which show the popularity and influence of the series. Some of these include:


  • Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems: A 1996 side-scrolling action game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, which features characters from Marvel Super Heroes fighting for the Infinity Gems.



  • Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects: A 2005 fighting game for various platforms, which features characters from Marvel and a new group of original characters called the Imperfects, who were created by Electronic Arts.



  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance: A 2006 action role-playing game for various platforms, which features characters from Marvel forming teams of four to fight various villains and threats.



  • Tatsunoko VS Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars: A 2008 fighting game for the Wii, which features characters from Capcom and Tatsunoko Production, a Japanese animation studio known for shows such as Speed Racer, Gatchaman, and Casshern.



  • Marvel Pinball: A 2010 pinball game for various platforms, which features tables based on characters and stories from Marvel.



  • Marvel Puzzle Quest: A 2013 puzzle game for various platforms, which features characters from Marvel in a match-three gameplay.



  • Marvel Future Fight: A 2015 action role-playing game for mobile devices, which features characters from Marvel in a team-based gameplay.



  • Marvel Contest of Champions: A 2014 fighting game for mobile devices, which features characters from Marvel in a one-on-one gameplay.



  • Marvel Strike Force: A 2018 turn-based strategy game for mobile devices, which features characters from Marvel in a squad-based gameplay.



  • Marvel Super War: A 2019 multiplayer online battle arena game for mobile devices, which features characters from Marvel in a five-on-five gameplay.



The Future of Marvel VS Capcom




The Marvel VS Capcom series has faced some challenges and opportunities in recent years, which may affect the future of the series. Some of these include:


  • The Disney acquisition of Marvel: In 2009, Disney acquired Marvel Entertainment, which gave them the rights to the Marvel characters and properties. This may have affected the licensing and creative decisions of the series, as well as the availability and accessibility of the games on various platforms and services.



  • The rise of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: In 2008, Marvel Studios launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a series of interconnected films and shows based on the Marvel characters and stories. The MCU has become one of the most successful and popular media franchises of all time, which may have increased the demand and expectations for the series, as well as influenced the selection and portrayal of the characters in the games.



  • The decline of Capcom: In the 2010s, Capcom faced some financial and creative difficulties, which affected their output and quality of their games. This may have impacted the development and reception of the series, as well as their willingness and ability to continue the series.



  • The competition of other fighting games: In recent years, there have been many other fighting games that have emerged or evolved in the market, such as Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat 11, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Injustice 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, etc. These games may have posed a challenge or an inspiration for the series, as well as offered alternatives or preferences for the players.



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Now that we have covered the history, art, gameplay, and impact of the Marvel VS Capcom series, let's take a look at what the book Marvel VS Capcom Official Complete Works.66 has to offer. This book is a comprehensive and definitive collection of all the artwork, interviews, and extras from the series, spanning from 1994 to 2017. The book is published by Udon Entertainment, a Canadian studio that specializes in comics, manga, and art books based on video games and anime. The book is available in both hardcover and softcover editions, and has 272 pages of full-color content.


The Interviews of Marvel VS Capcom Official Complete Works.66




One of the most interesting and informative features of the book is the interviews section, which features exclusive and in-depth interviews with some of the creators and developers of the series. These interviews reveal some of the behind-the-scenes stories, insights, and secrets of the series, as well as the challenges and joys of working on such a legendary project. Some of the interviewees include:


  • Shinji Mikami: The producer of X-Men: Children of the Atom and Resident Evil.



  • Noritaka Funamizu: The producer of X-Men VS Street Fighter and Marvel Super Heroes VS Street Fighter.



  • Atsushi Tomita: The planner of X-Men VS Street Fighter and Marvel Super Heroes VS Street Fighter.



  • Yoshiki Okamoto: The executive producer of Marvel VS Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes and Marvel VS Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes.



  • Shinji Ueda: The planner of Marvel VS Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes and Marvel VS Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes.



  • Ryota Niitsuma: The producer of Marvel VS Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3.



  • Takashi Kubozono: The director of Marvel VS Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds and Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3.



  • Michael Evans: The senior producer of Marvel Games.



  • Peter Rosas: The associate producer of Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite.



  • Motohide Eshiro: The producer of Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite.



The Artwork of Marvel VS Capcom Official Complete Works.66




Another highlight of the book is the artwork section, which features a stunning and diverse collection of artworks from the series. These artworks include official illustrations, promotional materials, character designs, concept art, sketches, storyboards, backgrounds, sprites, models, covers, posters, logos, etc. The artworks showcase the talent and creativity of the artists who worked on the series, as well as the evolution and variety of the art style over the years. Some of the artists whose works are featured in the book include:


  • Akiman: The character designer and illustrator of Street Fighter II and X-Men: Children of the Atom.



  • Kinu Nishimura: The character designer and illustrator of Street Fighter III and Capcom VS SNK.



  • Bengus: The character designer and illustrator of Darkstalkers and Street Fighter Alpha.



  • Shinkiro: The character designer and illustrator of SNK games and Tatsunoko VS Capcom.



  • CRCR: The character designer and illustrator of Marvel Super Heroes VS Street Fighter and Marvel VS Capcom 2.



  • Nishimura Kinu & Ikeno Daigo Studio: The character designer and illustrator studio that worked on Marvel VS Capcom 3 and Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3.



  • Tsuyoshi Kanda: The art director and illustrator of Resident Evil 5 and Marvel VS Capcom 3.



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Another highlight of the book is the artwork section, which features a stunning and diverse collection of artworks from the series. These artworks include official illustrations, promotional materials, character designs, concept art, sketches, storyboards, backgrounds, sprites, models, covers, posters, logos, etc. The artworks showcase the talent and creativity of the artists who worked on the series, as well as the evolution and variety of the art style over the years. Some of the artists whose works are featured in the book include:


  • Akiman: The character designer and illustrator of Street Fighter II and X-Men: Children of the Atom.



  • Kinu Nishimura: The character designer and illustrator of Street Fighter III and Capcom VS SNK.



  • Bengus: The character designer and illustrator of Darkstalkers and Street Fighter Alpha.



  • Shinkiro: The character designer and illustrator of SNK games and Tatsunoko VS Capcom.



  • CRCR: The character designer and illustrator of Marvel Super Heroes VS Street Fighter and Marvel VS Capcom 2.



  • Nishimura Kinu & Ikeno Daigo Studio: The character designer and illustrator studio that worked on Marvel VS Capcom 3 and Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3.



Tsuyoshi Kanda: The art director and illustrator of


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