Is this the end of the X-Men in Marvel VS Capcom Infinite?
Marvel VS Capcom Infinite is the next installment in the Marvel versus Capcom video game series. Now, the newest MVC title is rumored to be developing its cast of Marvel Characters from its own Cinimatic Universe. What this means is that Marvel Characters that have been developed from outside of the entertainment’s corporation, i.e. 20th Century Fox, may not be included in the upcoming game. Characters like, The X-men, Deadpool, Fantastic Four, The Silver Surfer, to name a few. Losing Characters like, Storm, Magneto, Wolverine or Dr. Doom would be a big change to the fans of the last few games in the series. Since the initial announcement, more information has been discussed and that information just might put this rumor to rest. According to NeoGAF.com’s user Ryce, not only will there be X-men in the upcoming title, but Fantastic Four characters as well. He does also mention that they will be coming as DLCs, which suggests that they may not be in the Vanilla or Launched version of the game. For fans of the X-men characters, this is a bit of a relief. Ryce was the individual to first give us the rumors of Marvel VS Capcom Infinite, so it stands to reason that this information has some pretty good validity.
There are some differences in Marvel VS Capcom Infinite that will stand out from the other titles. Like, 2v2 as opposed to the 3v3 that we saw in MVC2 and UMVC3. There will be no assists from other characters on your team but rather a tag-in system. MVCI will also incorporate the use of Infinity Stones to boost your character output in some fashion. For the most part, these are changes that we might have all expected from a brand new title, but, changes to the character list just may have the most impact.
There have been mixed feelings about the exclusion of X-Men characters in the upcoming title. Some welcome the change, and would like to see an all new and all different array of character development with familiar characters from the movies. Others feel like the X-men represent Marvel in a huge way and it would be ludicrous to exclude them in any iteration of a Marvel VS Capcom video game. However you feel, it seems pretty safe to say that the X-Men will be represented in Marvel VS Capcom Infinite as well as some new and welcome additions to the game.