Many classic fighting games have risen over the past few years. Street Fighter made a comeback making “V” for the franchise. Mortal Kombat took a giant step with “X” shattering records, and providing bloody moments. Now according to Polygon, Marvel vs Capcom 4 is in development.
A lot of the fans for this franchise remember Marvel vs Capcom 3 being an okay fighting game, especially with beginners picking up air attacks easily. But will the fourth one of the franchise live up to its potential?
Lets take a look back on the history of these fighting games. The first Marvel vs Capcom game had a limited set of characters. It was two on two and pretty much players can pick Marvel characters from Spiderman to Wolverine, and Capcom characters like Strider and Ryu. They introduced it on Dreamcast, PlayStation and other past systems, which was a hit at the time.
Then came along a competitive/skilled game in Marvel vs Capcom 2. They took it to another level with over 35 characters ranging from comics to video games. It was three on three matches consist of actually memorization executing combos. Most players would just be pressing buttons for stuff to happen against their friend or random opponent. Still a game that is played in today’s world.
Marvel vs Capcom 3 was a good game, but underachieved. The game added a few new characters such as Dante, Deadpool, Zero and even Chris from Resident Evil 5. Without a doubt this was the easiest game of the franchise. Practically a noob can become an expert in one week.
Where does Marvel vs Capcom 4 stand compare to these games? It might make a few additional to the franchise. Maybe Doctor Strange and Raccoon will be added or other Marvel characters that have yet made an appearance. Maybe Megaman X from Capcom joins the roster, battling it out against classic Marvel characters. These are some possible ideas for the roster.
The gameplay side of it is interesting. No one knows what they will add, but anything is possible. It can be four vs four or harder ways of laying out combos. Maybe they’ll make arenas destructible for additional damage on the character, which can be a game changer.
It’s been five years since Marvel vs Capcom 3 came out. Everyone will get to see a preview at the PlayStation event in December, possibly getting answers to what fans should expect in 2017.