With a film focus
After a five-year wait, we finally have word of a new Marvel vs. Capcom title. The next game is said to be in development for a 2017 release. However, if rumors prove true, it will be officially announced this weekend at PlayStation Experience.
These reports come from Polygon, which says it vetted multiple sources. The game will be titled Marvel vs. Capcom 4 and its reveal will be in conjunction with the Capcom Cup tournament at PlayStation Experience. It’s unknown if it’ll happen in Sony’s keynote on Saturday morning, or if it’ll be a part of something that’s more Capcom-centric. No word of platforms was indicated.
As Polygon mentions, Marvel vs. Capcom 4 will have more of a focus on the recent Marvel movie universe rather than the comic books. That means that films like The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy will make up the bulk of the roster while series mainstays like X-Men will go underrepresented.
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was the most recent game in the franchise to be released, all the way back in 2011. It still resonates with its player-base though, as it’s one of the more popular games at Evo every year. Polygon also reports that “there may be good news for fans of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 coming soon.”
Marvel vs. Capcom 4‘s approach sounds as if it’ll be a departure from form of sorts for the franchise. However, it makes sense given how focused on its films Marvel has been. It’s likely that the cinematic angle was the only way Marvel was willing to renegotiate its rights with Capcom. If that’s what it takes to get another Marvel vs. Capcom, well, that’s what it takes.
Marvel vs. Capcom 4 coming in 2017 [Polygon]