Let Me Take You For A Ride?
The latest rumor to overtake the Internet is the possible reveal of Marvel vs. Capcom 4. After a mysterious “4” logo popped up on social media with the logos for Marvel and Capcom at the bottom, the video game community exploded into a frenzy. Some are believers, and others (like myself) are major doubters. But, if Marvel and Capcom were able to get together for another brawl, what would it look like?
A lot like Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 I’d imagine. Seriously though, it probably won’t stray too far from what the company set up in the third MvC game and the “ultimate” edition that hit afterwards. My hope though is that it’ll feature more characters. Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 featured an INSANE amount of fighters on both sides, and while some were just palette swapped versions of other characters (looking at you, “War Machine”), it still made for some pretty epic battles.
Of course, making a roster that is anywhere near the level of Marvel Vs Capcom 2 would be a pretty hefty undertaking. Plus there’s that whole pesky licensing deal that’s now in place. Sure, this wasn’t an issue when the third game hit, but a lot has changed in the past few years in regards to how Marvel treats the characters that they don’t own the movie rights too, and I wouldn’t be surprised if some characters aren’t initially in the game at first. While early rumors are suggesting that there won’t be any mutant characters in the game AT ALL, I can’t believe that Capcom and Marvel would remove Wolverine and Deadpool from the game. Cable, Sentinel, and Magneto however, will probably be gone.
Naturally a bigger question than returning characters is what new characters will enter the game for Marvel. If licensing has changed a lot since MvC 3, you can bet that character popularity has changed as well. While Rocket Raccoon was included in the Ultimate version of the previous game, I think it’s a safe bet that he’ll be in this new one, probably with other Guardians as well. You can also probably rest easy that Doctor Strange will be in it too, since he’s got a pretty successful new flick out. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Ms. Marvel enter the arena either, and her powers would actually make for a pretty awesome fighter.
Whatever ends up happening with the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise, it’s good to see that the fandom is still alive and well for the series. Who knows? If this does end up being a hoax, maybe it’ll show Marvel and Capcom that another go around could be pretty lucrative for the two of them. I know I’d like to see them try again with some new characters.
Posted on November 29, 2016, in Comic Books, Video Games and tagged Capcom, Comic Book Video Games, Marvel, Marvel Vs Capcom, Marvel Vs Capcom 2, Marvel Vs Capcom 3, Marvel Vs Capcom 4. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.