Rumor: Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Revamp Will Rebrand as Marvel vs Capcom 4

Rumor: Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Revamp Will Rebrand as Marvel vs Capcom 4

Neither company has given up on the crossover fighter, it seems.

Last week, Capcom released its annual company report for 2018, which noted that things were looking up, with the exception of one game: Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite.

"Sales of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, which targeted the North American and European markets, were weak," said Capcom in the report. The release document also included a lengthy section about Capcom's efforts to rehabilitate and reboot Street Fighter 5, a task which has proven successful. Now it looks like Capcom may turn those efforts towards Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite.

There might be more life left in the tag-team fighter.

Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite was dealt a huge blow after a troubled launch when organizers of Evo 2018 announced that it wouldn't be a part of the main lineup of titles. It was a stunning vote of no confidence. The official Marvel vs Capcom Twitter account stopped posting anything in February of this year, and the game's last patch, 1.08, was back in May. Fans had given up completely.

That which is dead may live again though. According to Reddit rumor poster DasVergeben, Capcom is planning a massive update for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite. That update may also see the game rebranded as Marvel vs Capcom 4. DasVergeben isn't perfect, but the poster has correctly offered up previous leaks, like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles coming to Injustice 2 and Ridley and Simon Belmont being in Super Smash Bros Ultimate. Taking all of this with a grain of salt, here's what the poster is saying about the rumored Marvel vs Capcom 4.

"I should probably mention that when it does get announced, it will be called Marvel vs Capcom 4. I do not know what that could mean for the game itself and the changes, but it will be a complete rebranding effort to make people forget that [Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite] existed. They are rinsing the shame of that away," says the poster.

"No one knows anything substantial. Believe me. I've been asking around. All that is known is that an update is real and happening. No one has any details that have leaked out regarding what exactly is happening with it or what all characters it will be adding," they mention in another post. "The characters that I and people like [Fighting game Youtuber Maximilian Dood] have heard (Star-Lord, Ms. Marvel, Asura, Gill, Lady, and Rashid / Vergil) would be the most locked in logical inclusions to expect though. That is at least until something substantial does come out about it, that is the place to start with when it comes to expectations."

In another post, DasVergeben notes that the update is "early in development" and nothing will likely be revealed until next year. Former Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite producer Peter "Combofiend" Rosas left Capcom in 2017 to join Marvel Games; according to the poster, Rosas is responsible for re-opening the dialog between Capcom and Marvel regarding MvC.

One of the big missteps of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite was the lack of X-Men characters, in favor of heroes that have appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With Disney's acquisition of Fox, it's possible that those X-Men characters could see a return. Regardless, this is wholly a rumor right now.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

In other news

SNK Is Building a Brand-New Console For 2021

A new SNK box is on the way, it seems.

The Mortal Kombat Movie Reboot Will Test Its Might Next April

Warner's pushing back its toasty release for a dual debut in theaters and on HBO Max.

The Last of Us Part 2 Takes Home Top Prize at The Game Awards: Here Are All the Winners

Hades, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Among Us did get some well-earned love too.

Need help?

All Mortal Kombat 11 Characters and Future DLC Fighters

Here's our full Mortal Kombat 11 characters guide, including the current roster, and all forthcoming DLC characters.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Character - Every Fighter in Smash Bros Ultimate

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Full Character Roster, plus guides on every fighter in the game, covering changes, moves and alternate outfits.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate Terry Bogard Tips

SNK’s Terry Bogard has been added to Smash Bros. Here’s how to play him.