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Report: Marvel vs. Capcom 4 Coming Next Year

by Joe Juba on Nov 28, 2016 at 12:19 PM

One of the most popular fighting franchises could be returning soon in the form of Marvel vs. Capcom 4, if a new report is accurate. Polygon cites "multiple sources" confirming the game's development and a release timeframe of 2017.

Polygon says its information points to a formal reveal later this week alongside Sony's PlayStation Experience event. 

The last big release in the franchise was 2011's Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (pictured above), but the series has been a favorite among fighting game fans over the years.

We reached out to Capcom for a response, but we were told "Capcom does not comment on rumors or speculation."

[Source: Polygon]

 

Our Take
This is an interesting development for the dormant series. Marvel properties have only gotten bigger since the last game, which has the potential to help and harm the development of a new installment. Given the popularity of its characters, Marvel may try to exert an even greater degree of control over their portrayals...but that same popularity is likely to attract interest from a wider audience. Assuming the whole thing is true, of course.