Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 getting PS3 retail box?

PlayStation 3 owners wishing to purchase the downloadable Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 may have the option of buying a boxed edition of the game, complete with an eight-page manual, one month of free access to Marvel Digital Comics, and 2,000 Capcom-Unity points, among other treats. A new GameStop listing shows that the Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 Retail Pack is set for release on August 13 for $19.99 USD — that’s $5 more than the cost of the regular game.

Of course, like other boxed releases for downloads, the package will not include a game disc; rather, you’ll get a redemption code to get the title online. The package will also include a nifty DVD case with sleeve, and a data disc containing exclusive artwork (wallpapers, icons, character and content art), four trailers and screenshots. GameStop has not provided an image of the retail box yet.

Since Capcom did not comment on the retail box release, we are keeping this news as a rumor, but it’s not unlikely that we’ll see a retail boxed version of the game at some point.

There does not appear to be an Xbox 360 version of the retail box, so this could be a PS3 exclusive.