Capcom vs. SNK 2 - oprainfall

First, it was announced late last year that Capcom vs. SNK 2 would be coming to the PlayStation Network in North America. Then it was announced that the game would be making its PSN release in April. Now, in the recent PlayStation Blogcast, it was revealed that the crossover fighter would finally be arriving on the PlayStation Network next week.

Capcom vs. SNK 2 has been called one of the best fighting games of all time with regards to presentation, content, and of course gameplay. It uses the vast library of characters from a variety of classic fighting games belonging to once rival studios Capcom and SNK. While they are collectively using both of their company’s characters, the majority will come from their most famous IPs: Street Fighter, Fatal Fury, and King of Fighters.

With this game being a sequel to Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000, Capcom and SNK decided to do some major revamps, which worked out for the best. Instead of playing more like King of Fighters with the four button system, they opted to change it to resemble Street Fighter; more specifically, Street Fighter Alpha with its six button system.  Another change are the “grooves,” which dictate both the character’s Super Gauge system and special techniques called “subsystems” that include dashes, running, and guard cancels. Being able to match your own style and character’s strengths to a groove that best fits your needs makes for one incredibly deep and satisfying experience.

This is a great chance for anyone who somehow missed out on this gem of a fighting game. If you’re a fighting game fan and have yet to play this, you’d be doing yourself a favor to pick it up.


David Fernandes
(Community Manager) David is an assistant admin and community manager at oprainfall. He joined the Operation Rainfall Campaign at the beginning, and became one of the staff as the first wave of new volunteers were needed back in mid June. He is an avid video game collector, and lover of most game genres. David spends much of his time in a futile effort in clearing out his ever growing video game backlog.