Could it be time to tag into big combos and assists in a new fighting game?
Rumors have begun to spread like wildfire. The Marvel Vs. Capcom series is rumored to be getting a new installment, and the internet is abuzz with the hopes that developer Capcom will listen to their hype.
The Marvel Vs. Capcom community has been wanting this to happen for years. Support for Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is nonexistent, and the game has been left for players to figure out what remaining tech they can get out of it. Even players such as IFC Yipes, perhaps the most iconic individual to have stepped onto the Marvel scene, is hoping that a new title is in the works.
It would make sense that Marvel Vs. Capcom 4 be turned into a reality. The reception of rumors alone has sparked prayers from fighting game enthusiasts. In terms of hype and excitement, Marvel Vs. Capcom exhibition and tournament matches are among the most explosive and unpredictable. Of course, this has dwindled over time. As with all things, even the most complex of tech is able to be hidden from those who hope to crack the game for its ridiculous combos and strategies. Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 has seen its fair share of Doom, Morrigan, Vergil, Sentinel, and Akuma. The list goes on, and a new Marvel Vs. Capcom game would breathe new life into players and their desire to pick up the sticks.
Where did the rumors originate? According to a report by Eventhubs, leaked images have surfaced across the internet that appear to be in reference to a new Marvel Vs. Capcom title. As you can see, the number “4” stands alone with their respective logos beneath it. Many reports thereafter have stated that these images are fake, but fans are hoping that there’s still something in the works.
Why wouldn’t Capcom want to jump on the opportunity to bring out a new game of such epic possibility? It would certainly help in the financial department. Pro gamers and casuals alike can enjoy the insanity of watching multiple characters duke it out in teams of three. Ryu beating the stuffing out of Wolverine again? Vice versa? Dream matches are achieved through the inclusion of each company’s iconic characters jumping onto consoles and arcades.
Still, the hype for Marvel Vs. Capcom 4 is just that: hype. According to Tech Raptor, director Ryota Niitsuma has all but crushed the hopes of fans with Twitter posts debunking the rumor that a new game was in development. He responded to inquiry about Marvel Vs. Capcom 4.
As you can see, it looks as though we won’t be seeing a new title for some time. Fans remain hopeful, as the cry for a new Marvel Vs. Capcom is visually evident.
Whatever the case, Marvel Vs. Capcom 4 would be a step in the right direction. Of course, there would be plenty of licensing and other tape to cross. It wouldn’t be easy to throw characters into the mix without the proper steps being taken, but that would be a small drop in the bucket of hype that Marvel Vs. Capcom has developed over the years.
For now, games like Street Fighter V and Tekken 7 will have to satisfy fighting game players. Both games have plenty of life in them, and you can bet that we’ll be seeing support for these titles and others for a long time.
What are your thoughts on the possibility of Marvel Vs. Capcom 4? Do you believe that a new title would boost or harm the community as a whole? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.
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