Rumors always swirl around the industry and specifically the internet when getting close to major gaming events. The PlayStation Experience will take place this week, and at the same time the Capcom Cup 2016 Street Fighter 5 tournament will also occur. One major rumor seems to have some backing, especially since Sony and Capcom are both involved. It seems that Marvel vs. Capcom 4 is in the works, and that it will be unveiled this week during the event. Capcom has not officially announced this game yet, but sources and speculation are leading to the fact that this bombshell will be dropped. If this is true, will Marvel vs. Capcom 4 also be a PlayStation 4 console exclusive like Street Fighter V ?
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds came out a decade later than the last game. There was a lack of content beyond the original characters. Capcom’s license with Marvel ended in 2013, and what little DLC there was was pulled from the online stores. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 released before that expiration, and is still very popular among fighting game fans. It is still included at the annual Evo fighting game tournament.
According to sources via Polygon, Marvel vs. Capcom 4 is currently in development and slated for release in 2017. The game looks to be centered more around Marvel’s cinematic universe. This will mean the movies that Disney owns the rights to and not Fox. This ultimately means that characters from The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy will appear in the game, and that the X-Men and Fantastic Four may be absent. It is very hard to imagine this crossover fighting game not having Wolverine as a character. Stay tuned for more information involving the PlayStation Experience and Marvel vs. Capcom 4.