This week in many ways is kind of like E3 all over again as we have two major video game events: The 2016 Game Awards this Thursday which always has reveal trailers of unanncouned games (if you recall last year it was when Batman: The Telltale Series was unveiled) as well as the PlayStation experience this weekend. One of the games that may be revealed at one of these events has been leaked if the rumours are to be belived and it’s one that fans have been eagerly anticipating for quite some time: Marvel Vs. Capcom 4.
Supposed promotional art has been finding its way to various outlets including Gaming Humour & News who posted this image on Twitter:
Though this could just be someone on the internet trolling fans by creating this, website GameZone also looked into this by searching the NeoGAF forums to find that many reliable sources, including those in the fighting game community, have indeed confirmed the existence of the yet to be announced title with one stating that early testing could commence in the starting months fo 2017. The most anyone from an official capacity has said about a fourth entry in the MvC franchise was this summer when Jay Ong of Marvel Games had this to say:
“Let’s just say that we hear that a lot. We love our fans and we certainly want to please them. Beyond that we can’t say anything at this time. But who knows what the future holds?”
Should this turn out to be true, and I like many certainly hope it is, it would be an ideal time for Capcom to make this announcement. This year marks the 20th anniversary of what we now refer to as the “Vs. Series” as it was in 1996 when Capcom released X-Men Vs. Street Fighter in Japanese arcades. Though the game clearly wouldn’t make it in time to be released by years end, it’s still a milestone year for this beloved series of fighting games.
With a possible Marvel Vs. Capcom 4 in the works and Injustice 2 coming as well, could 2017 perhaps be the closest we’ll get to a Marvel Vs. DC in the fighting game space? Keep checking back here over the week to find out if this rumour becomes a reality.