Marvel vs. DC
Marvel vs DC
Cover Art
Developer(s) Clover Entertainment
Publisher(s) Marvel and DC Games
Platform(s) Xbox 360 Playstation 3, Wii U Neo
Release Date(s)
December 2nd, 2012
Campaign, Multiplayer, Brawl, Training,
Age Rating(s)
Genre(s) Action, Fighting, Crossover
Media Included Disk
Marvel vs DC is an action-fighting game created by Clover Entertainment. It is a crossover between the Universes of Marvel and DC. It will be released on December 2, 2012. It will be released on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U, and the Neo.


A dimensional portal has been created by Iron Man in an attempt to see if alternate universes really do exist. However, when this portal malfunctions, it causes the universes of DC and Marvel to collide. Now, the Marvel and DC heroes must fight to set things right and stop the DC and Marvel villains from taking over both dimensions.


The game is an action 3-D fighting game. You play as one of several Marvel or DC heroes or villains. Each character has his own unique attacks. Iron Man and Green Lantern rely on laser attacks primarily as their strongest point. The Hulk and Bane are best at physical strength. SpiderMan and Batman are the most agile. And those are just examples. You can fight against up to 8 players in Single Player and Multiplayer. Classic Characters and environments are all there: Gotham City , Metropolis, New York, SHIELD Headquarters, The BatCave and more. The game plays out much differently from other fighting games like Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In that game, it was structured side-scrolling battles, which made it hard to focus on your character.

Marvel vs DC Gameplay

Batman, Superman and Spider-Man fighting to stop The Hulk from destroying Gotham City.

In Marvel vs DC, however, fights include 8 players in a simultaneous fighting structure. The camera is in third-person perspective, allowing the player to focus solely on their character. Just like in every fighting game, characters have 2 bars: Health and Energy. If the character takes damage, their health drops until it is completely depleted, resulting in defeat. Battlefields are much larger than those in traditional fighting games. Players can climb buildings and other structures, run through alleyways and do lots of other things. The environments themselves can also be affected by the battles. Small 5-story buildings and rock structures can be completely destroyed. Skyscrapers and mountains cannot be completely destroyed, but can be severely damaged in the fight.

The environments are rich in detail, with civilians walking on the sidewalk and running away at the sight of the fight. There's also traffic driving on the streets, creating a limitless supply of destructible objects or projectiles you can use against your opponents However, you cannot kill them. If a character jumps from a great height and lands down hard on the ground or is slammed into it by an opponent, it can leave big craters and cracks in the ground and create debris that you can actually throw. Characters can use the environments to deal out damage to their foes by making weapons of various objects found in the battlefield, such as vehicles and rubble as projectiles, steel girders, lamp posts and stone columns as clubs. There are also power-ups, such as green and blue orbs you can use to restore your health and increase your energy bar. If your energy bar is full, you can use a special attack that can deal significant damage to your enemies and anything else in the area you're in.

Characters also have unique moves as well as traits. Iron Man, Green Lantern, and Superman for example are capable of flying. Hulk, Bane, Venom, and other super-strong characters can jump great heights. Spider-Man and Batman have their own form of ziplines to help them swing across the environments to get to their enemies. Spider-Man with his webs, and Batman with his BatGrapple.



Play as a character from either the Marvel or DC universe and do battle with other Marvel and DC characters in intense, destructive battles. This is one of 2 modes where you can unlock new characters and tokens to buy bonus content and comic covers. Engage in a gripping storyline as you fight to save both dimensions from destruction.


Brawl with up to 1, 2, 3, or 4 players in the same room. Great if you have friends over or want to create your own custom matches to play.

Team Battle

This is the one where Marvel characters team up to battle DC characters. Whichever team gets the most kills wins.


Do battle with up to 8 players online. They can be your friends, or people around the world that you don't know. All modes mentioned above can be played online except Adventure, as well as new ones you can't play offline, as the following:


Name Image Description
Metropolis is portrayed as one of the largest and wealthiest cities on Earth. It is Superman's domain and is where his workplace, The Daily Planet, is located.
Gotham DC
The birth of Gotham City is one shrouded in both mystery and mysticism. Millennia ago, an evil warlock was buried alive beneath what would one day become the central island of Gotham. It is alleged that while the warlock laid in a state of torpor, his evil essence seeped into the soil, poisoning the ground with his dark, corruptive touch. They believe this could be why the city is infested with crime.

New York City

New York City 3
New York City is the largest city and largest metropolitan area, by population, in the United States. It is an iconic city It is home to not only places like the Empire State Building, but in the Marvel World, it is home to many superheroes like Spider-Man, Stark Towers, and the Fantastic Four.
SHIELD Helicarrier
This is the headquarters for the S.H.I.E.L.D Agency led by Nick Fury as well as the base of operations for The Avengers. It is a flying base you could say.
One of the oldest planets in the universe, Oa serves as the home and headquarters for a race of blue-skinned powerful humanoids who have dubbed themselves the Guardians of the Universe. The Guardians administer the Green Lantern Corps, a group of powerful universal police officers equipped with green-colored power rings.


Marvel Characters

Name Image Description
Spider-Man 2
The Web-Swinger was bitten by a radioactive spider, thus granting him the powers of a spider. He lives by the rule "With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility."
Iron Man
Iron Man comic
A billionaire playboy and ingenious engineer Tony Stark suffers a severe chest injury during a kidnapping in which his captors attempt to force him to build a weapon of mass destruction. He instead creates a powered suit of armor to save his life and escape captivity. He later uses the suit to protect the world as Iron Man.
Dr. Bruce Banner was a brilliant scientist who was exposed to gamma rays, thus transforming him into the Hulk whenever he gets angry. He is a gigantic, green, irradiated mutated humanoid monster with incredible strength and an inability to control his rage. The Hulk is characterized as hyper-aggressive and brutal.

Captain America

Captain America
Captain America is the alter ego of Steve Rogers, a frail young man who was enhanced to the peak of human perfection by an experimental serum in order to aid the United States war effort. Captain America wears a costume that bears an American flag motif, and is armed with an indestructible shield that can be thrown as a weapon. An accident put him in suspended animation and placed him in modern times.
Dr. Doom
Dr. Doom
The son of a gypsy witch named Cynthia Von Doom, Doctor Doom is a recurring supervillain archenemy of the Fantastic Four, and leader of the fictional nation of Latveria. He is both a genius inventor and a sorcerer.
Thor is the god of Thunder, based of Greek Mythology. He is a key member of The Avengers and wields the power of thunder via a magic hammer.
Venom Venom character The creature is a Symbiote, a sentient alien, with a gooey, almost liquid-like form that requires a host, usually human, to bond with for its survival, as with real world symbiotes, and to whom it endows enhanced powers. When the Venom Symbiote bonds with a human, that new dual-life form refers to itself as Venom.
Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider is stunt motorcyclist Johnny Blaze, who, in order to save the life of his mentor, agreed to give his soul to Satan (later revealed to be an arch-demon named Mephisto. Instead, his soul bonded with the entity called Zarathos. When utilizing Zarathos' powers, Blaze's flesh is consumed by hellfire, causing his head to become a flaming skull. He rides a fiery motorcycle and wields trademark blasts of hellfire from his skeletal hands.
Wolverine is a mutant who possesses animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, three retracting bone claws on each hand and a healing factor that allows him to recover from virtually any wound, disease or toxin, at an accelerated rate. It enabled the supersoldier program Weapon X to bond the near-indestructible metal alloy adamantium to his skeleton and claws without killing him.
The Thing
The Thing is the super-strong member of the Fantastic Four. His trademark orange rocky appearance, sense of humor, blue eyes, and his famous battle cry, "It's clobberin' time!" makes him one of the most recognizable and popular comic book characters. The Thing's speech patterns are loosely based on those of Jimmy Durante.

DC Characters

Name Image Description
Superman 2
Superman is a human-like alien from the planet Krypton. He was sent to Earth, and has since been protecting Metropolis from villains that could harm it.
Batman Lee
Bruce Wayne an American millionaire playboy (much like Iron Man, except not as rich), industrialist, and philanthropist. Having witnessed the murder of his parents as a child, he swore revenge on criminals, an oath tempered with the greater ideal of justice. Wayne trains himself both physically and intellectually and dons a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime
Green Lantern
Green Lantern
This particular Green Lantern is named Hal Jordan. He is the first human shown to join the Green Lantern Corps and a founding member of the Justice League of America.
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman is a warrior princess of the Amazons and is known in her homeland as Diana of Themyscira. She is gifted with a wide range of superhuman powers and superior combat and battle skill. Also well-known is her arsenal of weapons, such as the Lasso of Truth, a pair of indestructible bracelets, a tiara which serves as a projectile, and, in some stories, an invisible airplane.
The Joker
Joker DC
The Joker is a highly intelligent psychopath with a warped sadistic sense of humor. He got his appearance by falling into a tank of chemical waste, which bleaches his skin white and turns his hair green and his lips bright red, giving him the appearance of a clown.
Flash posesses super-speed, which includes the ability to run and move extremely fast, use superhuman reflexes and seemingly violate certain laws of physics.
As a child, Bane was imprisoned with a life sentence in Santa Prisca for the sins of his dead father. Growing strong while fighting other inmates, he became a test subject for the drug Venom (no relation to the Marvel Comic character) that he was the only survivor of. He engineered a prison break from then on focusing on making a name for himself as Bane.
Aquaman is the King of Atlantis. He has the ability to speak with marine animals telepathically and posesses superhuman strength. In the game, he is at his strongest when fighting in water.
A jewel thief in a cat suit, Although originally wasas an equal opponent for Batman, Catwoman's status as hero or villain is ambiguous; she has her own moral code (she abhors killing, though did eventually kill  Black Mask) and has occasionally teamed up with Batman and other heroes against greater threats, even saving the lives of the entire on one occasion. 
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