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Report: Marvel vs. Capcom 4 coming next year

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Fighting game fans might have been slightly burned by Capcom’s Street Fighter V earlier this year, but there’s good news on the horizon if multiple sources talking to Polygon are to be trusted. The publication is reporting that Marvel vs. Capcom 4, the next entry in the incredibly popular crossover fighting series, will be revealed at PSX this weekend. Furthermore, the game will be coming sooner than you think, with a release date somewhere in 2017.

Polygon reports that Marvel are seeking to inject the series with many of the characters you’ve probably seen on the silver screen already. Characters such as Groot, Doctor Strange and Ant-Man are likely to take up the roster in place of the usually rich X-Men cast, given that Marvel has the rights to most of them in all formats. The X-Men are reportedly going to feature a lot less too, with only a handful of staples making a return.

That’s a big shift too, given that previously titles leaned heavily into the mutant roster to build a game that is still played on the professional circuit today. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 was released all the way back in 2011, but yanked from sale when Capcom’s deal with Marvel expired in 2013. Despite that, the game still features on the EVO scene, and is still held up in high regard amongst fighting fans everywhere. A sequel then seems well overdue.

It is surprising that it’s due to come so soon after the middling response to Street Fighter V, but we’re bound to learn a lot more when PSX kicks off later this week. Frankly I’ve never been huge into fighting games, but I do have a soft spot for getting utterly hammered in Marvel vs. Capcom 2 way back when. A more modern, infinitely better looking installment sounds just perfect to me.

Last Updated: November 29, 2016


  1. Don’t know how I feel about this, fighting games seem to be moving into cash-cow territory.


    • Andre Fourie

      November 29, 2016 at 09:56

      Not my cup of tea either.


    • Andre Fourie

      November 29, 2016 at 09:59

      • Lord Chaos

        November 29, 2016 at 10:00

        I don’t like you anymore.

        Though I will say I got the deluxe 3 CD with some live tracks.


        • Andre Fourie

          November 29, 2016 at 10:01



      • Original Heretic

        November 29, 2016 at 10:03

        I’d be jealous if I didn’t already have this.

        Metallica S&M is still my favourite album. Damn, wish they’d done that again.


        • Andre Fourie

          November 29, 2016 at 10:04

          Came in a bundle sale. All three for R250 or something.


          • Original Heretic

            November 29, 2016 at 10:06

            Through the never wasn’t bad. If you’re a Metallica fan.

            The movie portion was just there as an excuse. The whole thing is basically a music video of a concert.

          • Andre Fourie

            November 29, 2016 at 10:09


  2. Admiral Chief Argonian

    November 29, 2016 at 09:58

    Fighting games, so very meh


  3. Robbie Flynn

    November 29, 2016 at 11:44

    <3 Fighting games. Go home and play some COD kiddies.


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