Recently there has been some rather interesting news related to Marvel vs Capcom and the potential for a Marvel vs Capcom 4 - now i am not one to believe every rumor i see but considering there are multiple sources that are saying that a Marvel vs Capcom 4, i am a huge fan of the Marvel vs Capcom Franchise and personally Marvel vs Capcom 2 is one of my favorite games so for fun let’s tackle what changes and characters i would like to see in this rumored characters:
Let’s get this one out of the way. Which new characters would i like to see in a brand new Marvel vs Capcom game? Well there are plenty of characters that i would love to see in Marvel vs Capcom 4 that just isn’t possible (Scrooge Mcduck….. :( ) but based on my own personal opinions and research these are the new characters i would like to see make it in. As for brand new characters from previous games. Well i will tackle that in another section.
Marvel - Black Panther:
Ladies and gentlemen, my most obvious pick for Marvel vs Capcom 4. It’s no secret that Marvel has been promoting Black Panther like mad and why wouldn’t they. He is getting a movie and he was very well received in Civil War. Marvel vs Capcom 4 is likely going to be coming out 2017-2018 which will be near Black Panther. It’s obvious that Black Panther should be in Marvel vs Capcom 4 but what about his moveset - well since due to Marvel Copyright Reasons it’s very likely that we won’t end up seeing the Mutants in Marvel vs Capcom 4 - as such i would like to see Black Panther have some close range claw likes attacks like Wolverine while incorporating the Rekka System in his Moveset. Basically every move that Black Panther makes can be comboed into another move afterwards. This could make him a very potent combo focused characters. Besides the Rekka system i would like to see him use more of his Adamantium Weapons he used in Earth’s Mightest Heroes (great show by the way) as well as incorporate acrobatics into his moveset like this scene:
So overall i think Black Panther could be a very fun character to have in Marvel vs Capcom 4.
Capcom - Mega Man X:
While it’s true we have had Classic Mega Man in Marvel vs Capcom before we have never had X in Marvel vs Capcom before so why not bring in the best version of Mega Man to the battle. In terms of moveset i could see hmm being a much more physical fighter compared to Mega Man. Don’t get me wrong Mega Man was a potent fighter due to his projectile game but with the stronger,faster and more durable Mega Man X i could see hmm having a very different moveset. He would be an extremely balanced character have a good combo game on both ground and air as well as having good attacks but be slightly more towards the projectile side while not being a complete projectile focused character like Classic Mega Man and Sir Arthur was. It was absolutely shameful that no version of Mega Man was in Marvel vs Capcom 3 so for Marvel vs Capcom 4 i think to make it up to us the Mega Man fans they should put in X into Marvel vs Capcom 4.
I would also like to see Zero return but if i had to choose between Zero and X, i personally would go with X.
Marvel - Star-Lord:
No way would Marvel leave a Guardians of the Galaxy Rep out of Marvel vs Capcom 4, that’s simply not going to happen so why not put the leader of Guardians in Marvel vs Capcom 4. Personally Star-Lord is my favorite character from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and i would love to see him in. As for how he would play - well he’s got an element gun that uses the four elements into his moveset. He could use all four elements in a projectile focused moveset - for example one of his attacked would fire a stream of fire like Chris’s Flamethrower Move. He could create a wall of water in order to stop projectiles. He could use wind blasts to blast people into the air and he could use the earth element to fire rock projectiles Doctor Doom style. If they want to go with a more MCU moveset they could incorporate more CQC moves while using his jet-pack and two pistols. Either way would work well. While i would love to have Rocket back i think Star-Lord would be the best option.
This needs to be his taunt:
Capcom - Demitri Maximoff.
The fact that best Darkstalkers character still hasn’t gotten a well deserved position in Marvel vs Capcom still continues to baffle me - i mean this guy already has the perfect moveset because he comes from a fighting game and he could be a very well rounded character but be much more aggressive compared to the more defensively focused Ryu. While i don’t think Midnight Bliss would be included in his moveset - Project X Zone showed that he can do fine without Midnight Bliss. Maybe he could have a Dante style transformation turning into his true form for extra damage and increased combo potential. I could see him being a great character for Newcomers that want an extra bit of challenge rather compared with the very basic Ryu and let’s be honest with ourselves - who wouldn’t want to use someone as cool looking as Demitri Maximoff. I really like this guy both in play-style and character design and i would love to see this blood sucking vampire make it into Marvel vs Capcom 4’s Roster.
I could see him teaming up with the likes of Albert Wesker.
Marvel - Ant-Man:
Another MCU Hero - oh gee i wonder how many of those will show up, anyway while i am not so sure if the shrinking mechanic would work in Marvel vs Capcom 4 i could still see him potentially work as a very effective fighter in his own right. Thanks to the Ant-Man we got a bunch of potential abilities he could have - for example he has a couple of moves based around disabling his foes by sending an army of ants. For example he could use the electric ants to stun his foes and disable them. Plus he has those discs that could increase and shrink things. For example he could use the enlarging discs to incorporate small objects into his moveset such as toy trains and pots. There’s a lot you can do with a guy like him but at the same time there are some issues. But combine the Ants, with close range combat moves plus the enlarging discs i think you can have quite a quirky and creative moveset that focused on disabling his foes.
This could be a great idea for Ant-Man’s super move.
Capcom - Gene:
Of course Gene from God Hand was going to show up, it’s Gene from God Hand one of the characters from Capcom that they haven’t introduced that would be absolutely perfect for this game. Not only does he have a close combat fighting styles that relies on combos which is just perfect for a close range fighting game like the Marvel vs Capcom series but the best thing about putting Gene is that his flamboyant and cocky fighting style would be so freaking simple that if Gene doesn’t make it into Marvel vs Capcom 4 i will be very annoyed. As for his moveset like Black Panther i think he could be a Rekka focused combining special moves into damaging combos complete with cheeky taunts to tap it all off. Gene was designed for Marvel vs Capcom 4 and God Hand is fantastic game - you can’t convince me otherwise. If you disagree with my choice - well put punched by my GOD HAND.
He needs to have a dance-off with Star-Lord.
Marvel - Black Widow:
You know what screw what Torrian says, Black Widow is awesome both in comics and her live action version. Considering Black Widow’s recent success in both solo comics and in the MCU i think it’s time to introduce her into the Marvel vs Capcom roster. As for her moveset..well you know about Jill in MVC3 with all of those tricky acrobatic moves and tricky aerial focused combos. Well that’s how i personally think Black Widow would play out in a fighting game - an aerial focused combo characters that could potentially have a very potent and tricky counter game using her CQC in battle to take down stronger foes with ease. Plus she has a bunch of gadgets and guns she could use in battle but personally i would rather have her be more like a Jill then a Chris. Black Widow is very recognizable so i see no issue with including her in the Marvel vs Capcom 4 Roster along with her buddy Hawkeye.
Black Widow certainly has sass and this Russian spy certainly has the looks that can kill.
Rashid - Capcom:
I will admit i am not the biggest fan of Street Fighter around but this guy is easily the best character they introduced in Street Fighter V and not only had the best personality out of the entire Street Fighter V Newcomers but also had the most interesting moveset both in playstyle and technical. Rashid is one of my favorite Street Fighter Characters due to his huge role in the story mode and his fighting style being Wind Based was extremely unique for the series. His moveset would incorporate extremely well to Marvel vs Capcom as he is an extremely potent aerial and rushdown character easily able to chain attacks and be a force of nature towards his foes. We are very likely going to get a new character from the Street Fighter Series in Marvel and while i know Necalli could be a potential combatant - personally i find him to be extremely boring and would be too similar to the likes of Wolverine. While i like the SFV Cast i think out of all of them Rashid is the best choice for Marvel vs Capcom. Let the Turbulent Wind get a shot in Marvel vs Capcom 4, Capcom.
He also hands down had the best theme in Street Fighter V and maybe one of the best themes in fighting games.
Marvel - Ultron:
I am not the biggest fan of Age of Ultron but i do admit in terms of a moveset i think Ultron is a lot better than Vision as there is a lot you could do with his moveset. Since Doctor Doom will likely not be appearing in MVC4 due to Marvel’s Copyright Bull i could see him being a very potential projectile and combo character like our favourite Doctor is. While he has lasers and flight like Iron Man he also has different kinds of projectiles as well as force-fields, barriers and nanites which can be used in all sorts of ways. In his strongest forms he is also a very potent combatant at close range easily able to pick and throw people around with ease with his physical strength. I can easily see him be a slow but very deadly at both close range and long range. Considering the amount of history that Ultron has - there is a lot you could do with his moveset so why not include one of the most dangerous villains in the Marvel Universe on the list that could be a very fun character to play as.
We can even have a Intro-Line where Mega Man X compared Ultron to Sigma.
And now we have the final combatant out of all the fighters i most want to see appear in Marvel vs Capcom 4. This one should be pretty obvious considering the amount of requests he gets but here he is..The Destroyer of Worlds - Asura.
Asura - Capcom:
Oh boy, if their is any character that deserves getting into Marvel vs Capcom 4 more than this guy - well they are wrong. Asura not only would make complete sense due to the over the top nature of Asura’s Wrath but his crazy over the top moves and attacks would fit perfectly with the Comic Book Style of Marvel vs Capcom. I could easily see him being a mix of a grappler type character and a physical powerhouse being slow but if he hits you..well it’s going to hurt. Plus they could very easily incorporate his transformations like Dante and Vergil gaining more power and strength. Asura is one of my personal favourite characters in video games due to his personality and just how fun Asura’s Wrath is. It’s like Dragon Ball Z turned into a game and with Asura would fit nicely with the rest of the Marvel vs Capcom Roster. If Akuma gets into the game i would also like to see some dialogue referencing the time the two of them fought in the DLC. Plus if we get Asura then please give as an Asura’s Wrath stage plus with the music. Maximilian and so many Asura Wrath’s fans would be so happy if this were to happen. So Capcom i implore you when you consider who could be in the new Marvel vs Capcom game - please for the love of god put Asura in the game.
Third Best Capcom character needs to have his epic punch clash with Gene. It would make me so very happy.
This is not every character i want to see appear in Marvel vs Capcom..just the ones i want to see make an appearance. Though characters like Falcon,Elektra,Luke Cage,Daredevil, Simon Blackquill,Leon Kennedy,Regalia from Dino Crisis, A Monster Hunter and maybe just maybe Scrooge (no) are characters i would very much like to see.
At launch i am predicting about 20-30 character roster. Personally this would be my roster (excluding Mutants and FF characters since they most likely won’t appear)
Black Widow (New)
Black Panther (New)
Loki (New - Very Likely)
Captain Marvel (New - Very Likely)
Demitri Maximoff (New)
Mega Man X (New)
Of course there is likely going to be plenty of DLC with new characters such as Nero,Leon and M.Bison but this in my opinion would be a good starting roster. But what about changes and mechanics to the game itself. Well i have two main things i would like to see changed in Marvel vs Capcom 4.
Change Number 1:
More Modes/Story Mode
I do really like Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 but it was lacking heavily in content compared to such fighters as Mortal Kombat X - Content has always been a problem in Capcom fighters especially with the recent Street Fighter V so personally they really need to change this in order to get casuals in - unique modes that change up how Marvel is played as well as plenty of unlockables. But the biggest mode in my opinion that they have to include is a story mode - considering it’s a crossover i would love to see story mode banter between the cast members.While i know more modes won’t be that important for the hardcore audience - for casuals like me it would be very cool.
Change Number 2:
Change to the Combat System:
Let’s be honest with ourselves - as much as i do really like UMVC3 it had a fair of problems mainly on the balancing side. In Tiers and Tourneys there were only a couple of characters that people used since they were so much better than the rest of the cast and there’s the whole issue of one combo and then you're dead.Honestly there are two very simple ways of fixing these problems. The first fix is balance test the game more and make sure that there are no characters who are so superior above the rest like Vergil is or uses patches to fixes any balances and problems players come across. I know some of the hardcore fighting community don’t like patches but in my personal opinion - patches would be extremely useful to prevent any extreme imbalance. As for the second issue well this is a very simply fix - simply decrease the damage of combos or introduce a combo breaker style systems that prevents extremely long combos that cause death. I have faith in Capcom that they can balance their game.
In conclusion, even if these rumors are fake - these are the changes and new characters i would like to see introduced into Marvel vs Capcom 4 should the game ever happen. If this is well received i might end up doing more of these in the future for certain games i would be extremely hyped. I am The Gaming News Guy and i am signing out.