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Updated: Marvel vs. Capcom 4 in Development, Out in 2017

Marvel vs. Capcom 4

Update:

Following a rumour earlier this week, Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite has been announced at Sony’s PlayStation Experience. Further details on the game are scarce, but are expected to emerge as the week goes on.

Original Story:

Marvel vs. Capcom 4, a long-awaited sequel to 2011’s crossover fighter, is set to be announced at this week’s PlayStation Experience event for release next year, according to a recent report.

Polygon’s report is relatively light on details, though that is, perhaps, to be expected given that the title remains cloaked in secrecy for the time being.

Though making no mention of specific gameplay mechanics, the game is said to draw its roster of Marvel characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, meaning that players should expect to see the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, Doctor Strange, and Spiderman in the game. That being the case, this new iteration would mark a departure from previous entries, which prominently featured characters from the X-Men comics.

The potential Capcom roster is unmentioned, though it should be expected to reflect the publisher’s ouevre, and include characters from Street Fighter, Resident Evil, and Devil May Cry, among others.

The long wait between entries is likely related to licensing issues, as the deal between Capcom and Marvel that allowed previous iterations ran out in 2013, and Marvel has since made a concerted effort to return its characters, across various mediums, to its own control. If this report is true, then Marvel vs. Capcom 4 should mark the signing of a new deal.

More details should come to light with the official unveiling of the game within the next few days.

If the report is to be believed, Marvel vs. Capcom 4 will add to a growing slate of games linked to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which currently consists of Insomniac’s Spider-Man, and, purportedly, Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

OnlySP will bring you more details as they come to light.

 

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