There are zero X-Men in the rumoured roster for Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite

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You can’t have a Marvel Vs Capcom game without a few staple characters. You’ve got to have Ryu swinging fireballs around. You’ve got to have Morrigan being a sultry seductress because I have really really weird tastes that I demand to see on my flatscreen. Other characters you also need to help wreck Capcom’s face with if you’re a true believer in Mighty Marvel? A few X-Men.

If you’ve never introduced Dante’s pretty-boy looks to the business end of some Adamantium claws or caught Chun-Li with an optic blast of pure concussive force, then you’ve missed out on some classic MvC action. Action which is apparently absent from Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite entirely. Take it with a massive pinch of salt, but NeoGAF has the roster for Marvel vs Capcom Infinite listed and there’s not a single trace of the X-gene inside of it:

  • Arthur
  • Chris
  • Chun-Li
  • Dante
  • Firebrand
  • Jedah
  • Monster Hunter
  • Morrigan
  • Nemesis
  • Ryu
  • Spencer
  • Strider Hiryu
  • X
  • Ant-Man
  • Captain America
  • Captain Marvel
  • Doctor Strange
  • Gamora
  • Hawkeye
  • Hulk
  • Iron Man
  • Nova
  • Rocket/Groot
  • Spider-Man
  • Thanos
  • Thor
  • Ultron

That’s a Marvel roster that’s mostly comprised of characters who have or will still appear in the MCU. On the one hand it makes sense: You’ve got characters whose big screen incarnations have been racing towards a showdown with Thanos and the fabled Infinity Stones, a theme that Marvel Vs Capcom Infinity continues within its own narrative by tying those characters further into the fold.

On the other hand Darryn, it’s an exclusion. The Avengers may be the top-tier team at Marvel thanks to the movies being a license to print money and make horrible cartoons off of, but the X-Men haven’t been completely forgotten. They’ve had a revival in the wake lately through the ResurreXion initiative, after years of playing second fiddle to the Inhumans because of film rights and other dickish reasons on the part of Disney. Comic books are weird.

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Marvel and Capcom are well within their rights to make a game with the characters that they choose to have inside of it. It’s just a pity that the X-Men appear to be sitting on the backburner once again because of studio politics. If this roster turns out to be true that is.

Last Updated: May 31, 2017

Darryn Bonthuys

Something wrong gentlemen? You come here prepared to read the words of a madman, and instead found a lunatic obsessed with comics, Batman and Raul Julia’s M Bison performance in the 1994 Street Fighter movie? Fine! Keep your bio! In fact, now might be a good time to pray to it!

  • Jim of the Banana

    Bah! It’s from Neogaf… I’d rather trust Jacob Zuma!

    • You shut up!

      • Jim of the Banana
        • At least I don’t bath in it like you!

          • Jim of the Banana

            The meat extract is good for my skin – but I should probably clarify my point about Neogaf. It’s not just a random nanaism (i.e. a statement intended to cause outrage).

            Neogaf used to be this amazing forum where the common man, industry insiders, game developers and even members of the press could find common ground. In fact, for many years, sites like IGN, Kotaku etc. used it as a source for most of their gossip or news.

            But it’s no longer what it used to be. Most of the developers and insiders have left (ages ago), and what remains is a very toxic little community that circle-jerk in their little sewage pond. It’s funny to read the forum now, because for the most part, they’ve become a source of amusement for those with an interest in lolcows (creatures on the internet that can be milked for lulz).

          • ouch man

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