What if a DC vs Marvel video game happened?

Imagine if the powers that be came together to give us the greatest crossover video game of all time!

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By incrediblesuperbatspider - 10/31/2011
The top two comic book companies in the business have collaborated on numerous occasions to bring us great comic book stories, but imagine if they worked together to bring us an epic action-adventure fighting video game.

X-Men vs Street Fighter came out in 1996 and it was the first video game in which Marvel pitted their characters against another brand's characters, in this case Capcom. A few sequels later, we get Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of the Superheroes, a very successful game which became its own franchise and series with the most recent one "Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3", being released in November of this year.

Surely DC wouldn't fall too far behind in the video game fighting crossover genre and released their answer to "Marvel vs Capcom" in 2008 with "Mortal Kombat vs DC." A bizarre combination which ultimately proved to be a success for both DC and the Mortal Kombat franchise.

Now what if the two comic book giants decided to work together and make millions of fans' dreams come true?

Well then, we would get Marvel vs DC: The Video Game

I've played both games and I love Marvel vs Capcom's tagging and assist system and I enjoyed Mortal Kombat vs DC's finishing moves and combos, along with the 3-Dimensional gameplay.

The roster for this collaboration would need to incorporate characters from both companies that are not only fan favorites, but would bring something to the game. I've included in this roster, characters that give the gameplay a good balance, popular characters, and a few lesser known characters that are nonetheless interesting.

Because of the apparent power gap between DC and Marvel (with DC having the more powerful characters), I've listed the characters side by side with what I believe would be an equally powerful counterpart, i.e Superman and Thor could conceivably be a well-matched fight.

Like every good video game, it needs an engaging story to keep the audience invested in the game.

"Dr. Doom, the penultimate villain in the Marvel Universe, is power hungry and mad! With his mystic powers he discovers another universe, one that might just be more interesting than the one he currently occupies. He encounters a sophisticated form of Artificial Intelligence, codenamed: Brainiac. A mutual understanding and goal leads to the two working together to conquer not only one universe, but all of them, starting with the two worlds that they have been unsuccessful in enslaving, the Marvel and DC Earths. Only by banding together, can the heroes from both worlds stop this evil alliance."

The gameplay would be similar to MK vs DC, with a cross dimensional dilemma being the reason for these characters getting together and fighting each other in the first place and a choice to play as either side in story mode.


Roster

Superman
Hulk

Batman
Captain America

Wonder Woman
Storm

Green Lantern
Magneto

Flash
Spider-Man

Martian Manhunter
Loki

Black Adam
Thor

Circe
Invisible Woman

Deathstroke
Wolverine

Cyborg
Iron Man


Of course, there would have to be unlockable characters right?

Aquaman
Human Torch

Green Arrow
Doc Ock

Brainiac
Dr. Doom

There you have it, a good mix of heroes, villains, males and females, bruisers and projectile users and other varieties of the fighter and super-powered type. Having this good mix is essential and as the story would progress, the player would run into NPC popular characters from each world, such as Robin, Joker, Luthor, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Giant-Man, Black Panther, etc.
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marvel72 - 10/31/2011, 3:09 PM
i would love to see it using the tekken 6 game engine.

it would also have to feature the following characters......

-captain marvel
-nova
-darkseid
-thanos
-ms.marvel
-powergirl
-daredevil
-nightwing
Spidey91 - 10/31/2011, 3:14 PM
"What if a DC vs Marvel video game happened?" It would create a paradox of awesomeness that would destroy the universe,that's what would happen!
JDUKE25 - 10/31/2011, 3:15 PM
^^^agreed and also

- doomsday
- green goblin
- venom
- robin(tim drake)
- silver surfer
- cyclops
- phoenix
and maybe sinestro too
marvel72 - 10/31/2011, 4:33 PM
@ jduke25

good call on.......

-doomsday
-venom
-silver surfer
-sinestro

the others are good as well but the above 4 are a must.
OdinsBeard - 10/31/2011, 4:49 PM
Dromeo@

me and you would get a long great! I put this "game" together once. had over 50 characters with alt costumes for each and two DLC packs.

was definitely indulging my inner nerd for a few days making it.

good stuff i like it! i forgot about all that "power-match-up" stuff tho because i just wanted to have a good time and see these characters clash! like a lot of MvC fights or super smash bros... it doesn't matter who would "actually win" cuz its a video game and these characters aren't real anyways! i wanted mine to be a total retro throwback! like street fighter - no story, just brawling.

My ending money shot for the imaginary trailer was a city in ruins and close up General Zod pointing at the ground yelling "KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!" and out from under the rubble a large figure rises. it's THE HULK. "NO!" queue double fist pound right at Zod. smash cut to: MARVEL VS DC.

you and i would make one hell of a video game.
JDUKE25 - 10/31/2011, 4:55 PM
@marvel72 yeah, This is looooooong overdue. I want to be able to be Thor and beat Batman's a$$. I want to be Superman and rip off every piece of Iron Man's armor and throw him in to the ground. And I especially want to be Hulk and motorboat the heck out of Powergirl lol.
Mrcool210 - 10/31/2011, 5:27 PM
if u have deathstroke, u gotta put deadpool in there
incrediblesuperbatspider - 10/31/2011, 5:33 PM
@Odin
My imaginary trailer would be insane as well! Wish i had some animation experience to put together a mock trailer for the video game. Remember that trailer for DC Universe Online? It would be very similar, throw in some of the action from the opening cutscene of Marvel Ultimate Alliance and there you have it!

@ Mr. Cool
I thought about Deadpool in there, but realistically, those two characters would have very similar powers, with the exception of deadpool's teleportation.I would save him for the sequel, give him different moves using his two swords
gamecreatorjj - 10/31/2011, 5:39 PM
we are getting a DC/MARVEL crossover in Lego Superheroes the Video Game
incrediblesuperbatspider - 10/31/2011, 5:47 PM
@gamecreator

I just looked into that, turns out that both Marvel and DC have inked deals with LEGO to create toy lines, but NOT a videogame. Sad, but true.:(
TheWingedWonder - 10/31/2011, 6:26 PM
This would be a most awesome game! I would definitely buy this if it came into existence!
gamecreatorjj - 10/31/2011, 7:11 PM
@DROMEO, i saw somewhere it was anounced with lego batman 2
Berger45 - 11/1/2011, 2:26 PM
LOL @Intruder. The entire JLA would destroy Thor, SS and Hulk with ease.
SageMode - 11/1/2011, 10:00 PM
Well, no one ever thought an Avengers movie would actually happen, but it did. even though it easier to do being that its from the same publisher, but you never know what can happen. Cmon Capcom, get Marvel and DC in a conference center meeting and makes this COLOSSAL gem happen. :-)
Wolverine19742 - 11/2/2011, 8:54 AM
How about fights like:

Green Arrow V. Hawkeye
Flash V. Quicksilver
Aquaman V. Namor

Kinda match the DC and Marvel equal against each other.
aRandomSinisterClone - 11/2/2011, 10:03 AM
games like this actually do exist. i have it on my arcade machine at home. its called M.U.G.E.N. i have a DC vs Marvel game with over 200 characters, every location as a background N custome music.
aRandomSinisterClone - 11/2/2011, 10:03 AM
and MUGEN is free
gamecreatorjj - 11/2/2011, 2:29 PM
@BBjones he means official games
CorndogBurglar - 11/2/2011, 7:16 PM
CorndogBurglar - 11/2/2011, 7:19 PM
CorndogBurglar - 11/2/2011, 7:20 PM
This is the MUGEN of which BarnabeeJones speaks. I have it also, its awesome!
CorndogBurglar - 11/2/2011, 7:22 PM
go to scruffydragon.com. you can become a member and download the full version for free. Pick up a cheap controller and its tits! If you like Marvel vs. Capcom 2 that is.
CorndogBurglar - 11/2/2011, 7:26 PM
also, Scruffy Dragon is constantly creating new characters that you can download and add to your game.
Christuffer - 11/7/2011, 2:51 PM
This is more of a fanfic :-/
cosmicstranger - 11/7/2011, 10:10 PM
If this game were to be made and distributed, I would have to demand that it be more than a superficial, boring fighting-genre game (i.e., let the game have missions and a story line).
comiccow6 - 11/9/2011, 2:04 PM
I would BOW DOWN and devote my life to the company that makes this.
MikeTheJedi - 12/24/2012, 9:45 AM
LOL That game already exists, in fan form though, here are the links
http://www.moddb.com/mods/dc-vs-marvel
http://www.facebook.com/dcvsmarvelfangame

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