Marvel vs. Capcom 4 rumour teases an impressive roster
Lace-up your gloves and get ready to pummel because Marvel vs. Capcom 4 could finally be on the way. Be warned, though, these rumours might not be all they're cracked up to be.
Crossover fighting games are nothing new, and while the likes of Smash Bros. and Mortal Kombat's guest characters often take the crown, let's spare a thought for Marvel vs. Capcom as one of the longest-running.
What's the latest Marvel vs. Capcom rumour?
Over on Reddit, u/Optimal-Ostrich-6981 claims to have an exclusive leak on which heroes and villains might be on the way. They say there will be 21 Marvel characters and 21 Capcom favourites, however, some could get cut and be added as DLC extras.
If you want to know who is on the way, the OP says the impressive roster includes Avengers staples like Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, with others ranging from Loki to X-Men's Storm, Star-Lord to Thanos.
In terms of Capcom characters, we could be punching into action with Mega Man, Resident Evil's Leon S. Kennedy, and Devil May Cry's Dante duking it out.
They concluded there will be 12 new characters alongside 30 returning, with two planned seasons of DLC. The OP writes, "Disney wasn't huge on making a new mvc but eventually agreed. they're going for a 'modern' 'street' vibe or whatever, similar to Street Fighter 6."
Should you believe the Marvel vs. Capcom 4 rumours?
As much as we'd love to imagine all of the above is the real deal, we're massively going to err on the side of caution. If we've learned anything from Reddit and 4chan leaks, if there's no source and it's simply "trust me bro," it's probably a fake.
Others were equally sceptical, with one calling out the fact they said the game isn't that far into development and yet the entire roster has supposedly been leaked. Someone else joked, "This isn't true but i would like another one anyways."
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was released in 2017 but was hardly the massive hit that the franchise's early days were. We've come a long way from X-Men vs. Street Fighter, but as the entries have gone on, Marvel vs. Capcom has struggled to keep up with the others.
There are obvious benefits to releasing a new Marvel vs. Capcom game now, with the ongoing success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and even more love for Resident Evil thanks to the Resident Evil 4 remake.
Capcom is currently hard at work on Street Fighter 6, and even if we were to believe these rumours, marking Marvel vs. Capcom 4 for next year seems unlikely.