Many people online have noticed the presence of a site offering a countdown that seems to have some relation to an upcoming Capcom announcement. Most fans believe it’s the announcement of Capcom’s Marvel vs. Capcom 2 for Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network. Could it also be a reference to another sequel (Marvel vs. Capcom 3). Now you may be asking yourself why all of this. Well, here are some clues:

1) What is tu4ar.com? Gamers believe the domain name refer to the game’s theme song “I Wanna Take You 4 A Ride,” the game’s character selection song.

2) The domain name belongs to someone who lives about 20 minutes away from Capcom’s headquarters (http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/tu4ar.com).

3) The number “2” may not look exactly like the one in the real game, but it’s there.

4) A blogger on the Capcom Unity site mentions tu4ar.com [http://www.capcom-unity.com/snow_infernus/blog/2009/04/20/unity_auctions_signed_swag_international_goodness?num=5&pg=2].

5) An event called Captivate 09 is about to start.

6) The JavaScript file within the main page of the site gets the Flash timestampflag command for an accurate countdown (Ex. http://www.tu4ar.com/ui.swf?timestampFlag=1240880400&urlFlag=nestegg.swf).

7) You can see bubbles after the countdown is over (in 30 seconds instead of waiting days). How? Simply type the next URL: http://www.tu4ar.com/ui.swf . You will then see bubbles (a Flash file called nestegg.swf). Read the following blog: [http://www.capcom-europe.com/forum/showthread.php?p=146341].

8) There is a connection between the Capcom’s Countdown Flash file at tu4ar.com and Capcom’s GMT site (http://www.capcom.com/gmt) for the countdown to work. The GMT source code shows it’s an XML file with a timestamp. Another similar GMT site [http://dev02.capcomusa.net/mvc2gmt/] was  announced earlier on another blog [http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2009/apr/21/marvel-vs-capcom-2-annoucement-coming-monday/] but it doesn’t seem to be working now. This one does work [http://dev02.capcomusa.net/gmt/] yet it has no connection with the current Flash file.

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