Marvel vs. Capcom 4 Reportedly Coming Next Year

Sans X-Men.

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A long-awaited follow-up in the Marvel vs. Capcom series is in the works and will be announced quite soon, according to a new report.

Polygon reports Marvel vs. Capcom 4 will be unveiled later this week at PlayStation Experience, which takes place December 3-4. That announcement would coincide with the tournament for another Capcom fighting game, Street Fighter V. It's unclear if a PSX announcement is indicative of any kind of exclusivity; the most recent MvC games were released on both PS3 and Xbox 360.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
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There aren't many details to be had at this point about the game itself, except for some interesting tidbits regarding the roster. Rather than featuring X-Men, as is the norm for the series, we'll instead be seeing a focus on characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Ant-Man and Groot are both identified as likely characters, while we won't be seeing Wolverine or Magneto.

Marvel had previously declined to address the future of the series after MvC games were pulled from digital marketplaces. However, it did say earlier this year that it was aware of fan interest in seeing the series continue.

Polygon further suggested there may be "good news" on the way for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players. That's the most recent game in the series, save for the Ultimate version released in late 2011.

We'll report back as more information is made available, but don't expect Capcom to address the situation before PSX.

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There are a lot of games that I would like Capcom to bring back but as the years past and no sign of any of them it seems now to be hopeless that any of this games will ever see the light or day that they will ever be brought back. But here are some of those games that I would like to see again before I die.

1. Dungeons & Dragons

2. Dark Stalkers

3. Mega Man

4. Ghost & Goblins

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Without X_men this game will lose half of fans. I think that thaye will think about that problem.

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This better be the real deal or im gonna riot.

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No Xmen? Then go **** yourself Marvel.

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Marvel Vs Capcom will always hold a special place in my heart from my playing it in the Arcades if I had the money it would be one Arcade system I would want to own along with X-Men Vs Street Fighter

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Gonna be weird not to have the X-Men, considering the series started as X-Men VS Street Fighter.

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Not sure why they would leave off pivital characters like the X-Men. That's like creating a Street Fighter game and not having Ryu, Ken, or Chun-Li. Really Capcom? And you expect gamers to spend extra money in DLC or other editions of the game. I really hope they reconsider becuase I enjoy using Storm, Pheonix, and was hoping that you would bring Rogue back in the sequel to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. And can we loose some of the Devil May Cry characters. This game should be on the level of Capcom vs. SNK with more life=like characters. Not saying that 3 wasn't good, but can we get less cartoony characters and environments. I loved Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and am hoping 4 blows it completely out of the water and hopefully it will be released on XBox 1 also. Capcom needs to go back to the basics as well.

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@CivicGuy84: why you hating on devil may cry? get your butt kicked by those players huh? theres like 6 xmen and 4 resident evil characters 4 street fighter characters. most games only got one character. i look at it as dante was included to represent the game and trish was for the females and virgil was just added dlc cant really dig on that.

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@CivicGuy84: Its not Capcoms fault. Blame Marvel, as they no longer own the rights to the Xmen movies they do own the franchise rights. So they choose to only allow products to be created that will promote there cinematic universe.

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I hate to not be excited about a Vs. game, but capcom just isn't the company it once was. Street fighter 5 was a mess in my opinion. I didn't care for 4, but I felt they made inroads with the community and then just shat upon them with all the 5 Dlc. Dlc is just ridiculous now as many have already said. Its almost as if buying a game now gives you early access to the demo and slowly over the next year they will release the rest and make you pay for every update. If video game companies aren't careful they are going to E.T the whole industry again it seems they forget there are other forms of entertainment.

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Now that capcom has seen this rant. Don't be surprised when X-men season pass DLC pack 2.0 for only 39,90$ (Costumes not included of course) hits day one.

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Learned my lesson last time. I'll wait for whatever ultimate edition comes out.

That's if they manage to get the x-men in there.

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@da_gatmasta: they'll probably come out with "Lattermost Marvel Vs Capcom 4: The Final Curtain" being that they keep one-upping each name as games are updated... I hope it's not an exclusive, but i'm not holding my breath....

About the X-Men, I know they'll screw their crowd over and perhaps place Wolverine as a DLC without a story rather than a stock character....they're really pushing it, but hey, Capcom has been pushing their limits for a long time...look at the street fighter 5 incomplete nonsense they threw at us...

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@gtrman128: yeah, I avoided street fighter like the plague.

I just can't believe they pull some of this crap.

I remember the last MvC coming out. I was so pumped and I pre-ordered.

It wasn't but a month after release that they started talking about the ultimate version and it released 5-6 months later.

I haven't purchased any full price capcom games since. amazing what these companies do to the people who have supported them for years...

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@da_gatmasta: Funny, just revisited this thread after demoing MVC4...god it sux....I hope that's all it is...a demo and not what they're trying to get at. Controls are weird and the story is crud...so far...the the lack of X-Men makes it boring...I might actually wait for the ultimates or whatever...

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@da_gatmasta: so MVC4 is gonna be multiplatform so i'm sort of relieved but either way I agree with you. Capcom has lost so much appeal to me. Also their games usually go down in price pretty quickly. Also, charging people for characters that are already in the game's disc??

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Doctor Octopus finally?

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I'm not sure if I believe the Marvel vs Capcom rumors in general, but if true what a disappointment. I know Disney still has the video game X-Men rights, stop being petty and give us what we want! If the game underperforms will Disney think people lost interest in the franchise?!

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I bet they will release Wolverine later....in a DLC for $4.99.....

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@ChinatownNYC: I just hope with a story and not some jacked up work or MVC3 port...

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no wolverine? **** off capcom...hmmmm lets create a great game and have multiple successful sequels and then for the 4th sequel, change the entire roster up. What could possibly go wrong?? seriously capcom, go **** yourself

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@iGoTKiDs2FeEd: they ruined wolverine for me with that swiss cheese spam move

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@iGoTKiDs2FeEd: it worked for street fighter 3...

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@kamui19x: No it didn't SF3 just became an underground sausage fest game and and top players mainly played Ryu, Ken, Chun. It never got commercial success, just critical success. Capcom confirmed this as well.

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@iGoTKiDs2FeEd: Black Panther will probably be a crappy replacement for Wolverine (not saying Black Panther's crappy). This has bad idea written all over it, Capcom should know better, remember what happen with the original Street Fighter 3! What a mess..

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No X-men characters would be awkward, but that's not going to be Capcoms fault. In a crossover game the respective companies are responsible for their sides of the roster and Marvel sold licensing rights to Fox for X-men. If Fox don't want them in the game then there is nothing Marvel or Capcom can do about it. So if you want to blame anyone for the lack of Wolverine, Magneto, etc blame Marvel for giving too much control to Fox over the characters outside the comics.

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@makimaki: I'm pretty sure Disney owns the video game rights to X-Men they just don't want to give Fox free advertising. Think about the Marvel mobile games or the comic books, it's clear Disney still has the rights outside of films.

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No X-Men that's like;

Jewels without ice

China without rice

The Bible without Christ

Hockey games without fights

Or crackheads without pipes

It's not going to workout.

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@tom_tucker: its not that deep

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At this point, I would be more interested in hd re-releases of past vs. games for current gen consoles instead.

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Hmm.. Only for PS4, no xmen characters, Probably a DLC trap. And then they complain it's not good business.

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@registeredpunk:

When will they learn?

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No X-Men means no buy. That's like not having any Street Fighter characters on the game. Come on. They better reconsider this decision.

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@Henninger: Id be 100% ok if they literally just had ryu representing SF. dont waste good spaces on crap SF characters

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I hope this is true and I want to see a PC release too.

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It should be Rated Mature if they bring back Deadpool.

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@patrick833: No X-Men means no Deadpool.

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Crapcom dead the only way to get rep back is with a solid mega man game to show the fans they listen and if its a fight game they need to add creation kits in game rather play a new soul caliber or tekken only games that do it right.

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Capcom going to pull another DLC stunt and unfinished game again.

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Better NOT be a console exclusive, Capcom!

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You've gotta have Magneto cause it's Mahvel, baby! It just can't be the same without wondering where his curly mustache is at.

Edit: That said, I primarily used Captain America, Hulk, Nova, Zero (I swear he uses different physics than the rest of the game though), Nemesis, Wolverine, and Haggar in MvC3. That means, I'd probably not have to worry about most of my characters going anywhere. I'd miss Wolverine, but I'm not really attached to him.

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I hope they remake the MvC2 OST for this instead of making songs for individual characters like the last one

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Please let this be exclusive lol

xD

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No Magneto is fine but no Wolverine is blasphemy. IMO, there is no MvsC (or any Marvel fighter) without Wolverine. He's literally the RYU of Marvel to me. And you cannot leave out Ryu of almost any Capcom fighter.

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@NightRain: IKR.. wolverine and spiderman are the only heroes that can be the face of marvel

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I will fucking buy a PS4 for this if it's exclusive. Just...gimme.

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No X-Men, well, that's not good.

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