Capcom’s long running fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom is expected to release a new entry in 2017. While it’s still not an official announcement from Capcom, the company should be showing off first images of the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event held in Anaheim, CA this week.
Marvel vs. Capcom 4 should make a return of all the characters that have been playable in the past games plus new characters. With all the characters Marvel has been making popular in their cinematic universe, the roster for the game might be pulling characters from their movies and TV shows. But since Fox still owns the movie rights to X-Men it’s possible we won’t see any mutants this time around. Marvel has not done much with the X-Men because of that. So sadly characters like Wolverine might not be in the game.
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds was released in 2011 fallowed by Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 later in the year. Marvel’s license with Capcom ended in 2013. When it ended the Marvel vs. Capcom games along with downloadable content left Microsoft and Sony’s digital stores. This left fans wanting updates for the game even though Capcom could do nothing about it.
Marvel Games vice president Jay Ong told Polygon that he is well aware how much fans want to see another Marvel vs. Capcom game, but is currently remaining silent.
“There’s nothing we can say at this time. 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?”