Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono recently told Famitsu that the company is planning to release new content for Street Fighter V through 2020. But the publisher might be ready to announce a new fighting game this weekend at the 2016 PlayStation Experience.
Polygon is reporting they’ve spoken to “multiple sources” that say Marvel Vs Capcom 4 will make its public debut this weekend and be released sometime in 2017. Their sources also revealed that Marvel will (unsurprisingly) limit the number of X-Men in the game. Instead, Marvel Vs Capcom 4 will feature a roster comprised mostly of characters that have appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
Fans of the series should expect Marvel vs. Capcom 4’s roster of Marvel characters to draw strongly from the cinematic universe that Marvel Studios has popularized — and has full control over — during the past decade. That means fighting game fans will more likely see characters plucked from The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy films, and not from properties like the X-Men. Expect to see superheroes like Ant-Man and Groot make appearances, with characters of mutant origin — think Wolverine and Magneto — sitting out this entry.
Polygon would go on to receive a standard “Capcom does not comment on rumors or speculation” statement from a Capcom spokesperson in connection to their report. However, Marvel’s Jay Ong hinted at the possibility of a fourth game in the crossover fighting franchise earlier this year during the E3 Expo. So it could be a very fun weekend for fans of Capcom’s fighting games.
The last game in the franchise, Marvel Vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, was released in early 2011 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.