Justin’s Most Wanted Characters for Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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Marvel VS Capcom Infinite | title
Marvel Vs Capcom 4 is now at a thing, or rather Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite is now a thing. Many of us thought this would never happen as it was never fully clear whether Capcom would be able to gain the rights Marvel properties again after their movies have blown up in popularity in recent years. However at the last PSX, what was just a rumor was now proved to be a reality. Next year, we will have the next iteration of what is one of my favorite fighting game series. I’ve been following these games ever since X-Men Vs Street Fighter back in the day, both in the arcade and at home on PS1. I always love crossover games like these as people always try to predict the roster for the game. This time, I will jump on that bandwagon as well and show you who I would like to see in the game on both the Capcom and Marvel side.


Marvel vs Capcom | Marvel logo

Marvel Vs Capcom | Venom

Venom – Why Venom was not in Marvel Vs Capcom 3 is beyond me. You might say it was due to a certain “divisive” movie, but he was incredible in the original Marvel Vs Capcom and its sequel Besides with the new Spider-man movie coming out, it would make sense to promote this series more and attempt to regain some of the goodwill back from the 5 people that still read Spider-Man after those last couple of arcs and the cancellation of a particular show

Marvel Vs Capcom | Punisher

The Punisher – For you youngins out there, Capcom actually had the rights to The Punisher back in the day. They even released a Final Fight-style beat ’em up where you can play as both him and Nick Fury. If The Punisher makes it into Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite, that would be an incredible opportunity for Capcom to include easter eggs for fans of their older games and also Punisher is just a badass!

Marvel Vs Capcom | Black Widow

Black Widow – Today, The Avengers are HUGE! Yet for some reason, I notice many people seem to not give Black Widow as much attention as the rest of the guys despite her being a cool character. She has yet to get her own movie (probably because it would be rated R considering her backstory), and also the rest of that team is in the game, why not add her too? An acrobatic gun-slinging assassin has EVERY right to be in this kind of game and I would definitely look forward to kicking butt as her.

Marvel Vs Capcom | Daredevil

Daredevil – I would love to see Daredevil in this game due to the very nature of his abilities. The guy is blind meaning his main attacks wouldn’t necessarily be too offense heavy but instead rely on his other senses to fight enemies. How do you capture this in a 2D fighting game? I would imagine making him more of a counter/defensive character is a solid way to accomplish this, though that would make him a much more technical character. It’s kind of different for these kind of games as they tend to favor the aggressive playstyles, but perhaps having a more defensive character in the lineup could very well be the thing to add a whole new layer of depth to the series.

Marvel Vs Capcom | Fantastic 4

Anyone from the Fantastic 4 – This might be a controversial pick as I know with the recent movies, they are not exactly popular. I do think having these characters in the game could add some genuinely unique approaches to fighting games considering their abilities. It would also be really cool if their super moves can have them calling the rest of the team to help them dish out massive damage!

 

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Marvel Vs Capcom | Jin

Jin Saotome – Jin is one of the craziest characters from the original Marvel Vs Capcom. Each of his punches can set you on fire and when low on health he can activate super armor. He can even call in a mech so big that just the fist takes up half of the screen as he screams BLOOOOODIIAAAA!!! Sure Jin is fairly obscure and relatively unknown to newer gamers, but he has such a unique sense of style that would be more than welcome in this game. It’s such a shame he was cut from Marve Vs Capcom 3 as we never got to see the greatest taunt in HD:

Marvel Vs Capcom | Gene

Gene – Gene, like the already confirmed Mega Man X is a character that got passed over in Marvel Vs Capcom 3 despite ranking high in the controversial character poll. God Hand was a very misunderstood game when it came out. Other than being the butt of a long-running meme involving a certain big name video game journalism outlet, God Hand developed somewhat of a cult following. I’ve been playing the game a lot lately and I have to say, it is absolutely brilliant. The developers will have NO trouble coming up with moves for him, I mean listen to the credits song. This character writes itself!

Marvel Vs Capcom | Fransiska

Franziska Von Karma – The lady with a cold stare and her hand on a whip. Franziska was a force to be reckoned with in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Justice for All and only became more endearing of a character as the series went on. I would hate to count the amount of times she has whipped Phoenix Wright throughout the games. She was supposedly meant to be a character in the highly underrated and overlooked Tatsunoko Vs Capcom, but the developers were not able to get it quite right. Now is the time for them to try again so her and Phoenix can finally settle their differences.

Power Stone | Valgas

Valgas – The final boss from the original Power Stone would make an amazing addition to Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. This man is menacing but also incredibly fun to play as. Honestly, having Power Stone characters, in general, would be great especially since gems will be a gameplay mechanic in this new game. These characters would transition wonderfully!

These are just a small sample of the characters that could be put into this game. Who would you like to see as playable in Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite? Let us know in the comments.

 

About Justin Guillou

Justin joined Operation Rainfall after visiting the site numerous times and reading the articles on Xenoblade Chronicles. He enjoys searching for and collecting some of the more obscure video games out there.




  • Panpopo

    Oh I like this list. What is great about these games is that anyone is possible to get in. Franziska is a fun choice, and black widow has to be a shoe-in to get in. Fantastic Four may not happen since super skrull is a thing, but any of them would be great.

    Let’s see: Loki, Ada Wong, Carnage, and Dr Wily come to mind. No particular reason other than I like the characters lol.

    • Mr0303

      Fantastic 4 won’t happen and neither will Super Skrull. This game only focuses on MCU characters.

    • Panpopo

      Oh I did not know it was around the movies. That’s lame

    • Mr0303

      Yeah, it’s a pretty crap decision that’ll exclude some iconic characters like Wolverine and Magneto.

    • Kelechuckuw K.c.W

      I have two things, one’s is what marvel said some time ago the is a leak and we’ll have see if it’s true or not .

      Here’s what I have from game informer where it involve the X-men

      Quote:

      “The last big question for a Marvel Vs. Capcom game is the roster, but Capcom told me at the start of our meeting they wouldn’t be revealing anyone other than the four characters shown in the gameplay trailer shown off at the end of tonight’s Capcom Cup finals (Ryu, Mega Man X, Captain Marvel, and Iron Man). However, they did offer a few details about their direction.

      When I asked them about the rumor that the game’s roster would not include as many (or any) characters from the X-Men or Fantastic Four series due film rights issues (the current film series for those franchises are owned by Fox and not Marvel Studios) and would instead favor characters already in the Marvel cinematic universe, Creative Director of Marvel Entertainment Bill Roseman didn’t tense up the way PR folks tend to when you ask them a difficult question. While Marvel wants to take a forward-thinking stance with the characters they include in the game, he wants to make sure fans of all of Marvel properties, including X-Men, were happy. “That heritage is not lost,” he told me. Not the straight answer I was looking for, but it left me hopeful about my chances of Berserker Barraging people as Wolverine next year.

      Roseman and Executive Producer at Marvel Games Mike Jones also emphasized that they’re looking at this project the way they have all of their recent projects in games, film, and television (Jones brought up Insomniac’s upcoming Spider-Man game and their current run of well-regarded series on Netflix as a reference point). They want to make sure Infinite’s use of the Marvel license is well-earned, and mentioned the game will have a more expansive, cinematic story mode this time around. “We want to make sure this game is dripping with Marvel,” said Roseman.” End quote

      From: http://www.gameinformer.com/games/marvel_vs_capcom_infinite/b/playstation4/archive/2016/12/03/two-on-two-fights-are-made-more-chaotic-by-infinity-stones.aspx

      fallowing that

      According to a leaker, the rumors that the game is heavily MCU focused are true, but X-Men and Fantastic Four as DLC are a done deal. Well, let’s see if it turns out to be true.

      hope it’s accurate.

  • Mr0303

    I won’t be buying this game, but I’d love if they made a new Punisher beat-em-up game. It should be quite popular given that the Netflix series is releasing next year.

    I’m also for Power Stone characters. One day they may even remake those for the new systems, but I don’t trust Capcom one bit.

    • JGuill

      Even a digital release of it would be great! The genesis port isn’t the best and is also very expensive today.

  • Audie Bakerson

    No Power Pack? No May Parker? No Molly?

    • JGuill

      May Parker would be top tier 😉

    • Hogtree Octovish

      Do you mean Pete’s Earth-982 counterpart’s daughter May “Mayday” Parker or his aunt-by-marriage/adoptive mother May Parker (nee Reilly)?
      Mayday would be cool. Probably runs the risk of being a clone (in the fighting game sense), but the character herself is one of my favourites.
      Aunt May would be interesting, but nah.
      Although, I would like to see Aunt May’s Earth-803 counterpart, if the roster’s large enough.

    • Audie Bakerson

      Spider-Girl of course. May got a lot of use out of her stick/repel ability. Could be an unusual grappler if the devs cared.

    • Hogtree Octovish

      Eh. I had to ask.

      But, yeah, that would probably be the best way to make her separate from her dad.

  • Hogtree Octovish

    Neat list.

    My personal wants at the moment are (assuming all of the UMVC3 characters return):
    Marvel:
    Kamala Khan (None of the other Inhumans though. Especially if there’s no Mutants. I might accept Quake (because Agents of Shield), Medusa and/or Black Bolt, but no more.)
    (Cyclops was right.)
    Daredevil (Mostly a holdout from UMVC3, so I could create a team with him, Jen Walters and Nick Wright. But, yeah, his Earth-199999 counterpart has upped his popularity, so could be a good addition to the cast.)
    Phil Coulson (with robotic arm and photonic shield), Nick Fury (in black (1610/199999) and white (pre-1610) flavours) or Melinda May (if we get alternative dialogue when she fights Chun-Li :P)

    Capcom:
    Another Ace Attorney character (in order of preference: Simon Blackquill > Diego Armando (with some of Scott Summers’ moveset) > Trucy Wright > Franziska Von Karma)
    Roll from Mega Man (Adorable loli robot maid from an extremely popular series, need I say more?) (Also, technically a returning character.)

    • Panpopo

      I would love Trucy Wright lol. Black Bolt is another cool one.