Rumor: Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite's Final Roster Missing X-Men and Other Key Characters

The rumor points out a disturbing lack of X-Men, Fantastic Four, Viewtiful Joe, and other iconic figures on both sides of the fence.

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With the announcement of Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite at last year’s EVO, rumors of who will make the roster have been debated to death. However, a rumor on NeoGaf has surfaced and all our fears have been realized. Another tipster on Twitter known for breaking rumors chimed in to vet the NeoGaf post.

According to the rumor, Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite will feature 28 fighters. That roster does not appear to feature Viewtiful Joe, Ace Attorney, Final Fight or Okami characters, with the biggest news being the leak of the game having absolutely no X-Men characters whatsoever. Can’t say we’re surprised. After all Disney has input into the game's development and it would make sense for them to favor characters that would help promote popular and upcoming films for the summer to help with the box office gross. However, this is a rumor, so take it with a few Hulk-sized grains of salt.

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      May 30, 2017 8:15 PM

      3 words. On Disc DLC.

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      May 30, 2017 8:17 PM

      Season 2, 3, 4 etc

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        May 30, 2017 8:31 PM

        Nah in 6 months it'll be "Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite 2.0" Only 49.99!

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      May 30, 2017 9:22 PM

      Got to pay 2 p0wn

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      May 30, 2017 9:41 PM

      sucks but I doubt the xmen characters will ever be a thing if Marvel wants to promote their film licenses :/

      no more optic blast or berzerker barrage

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      May 31, 2017 12:04 AM

      No one that plays the Vs games gives a shit about Viewtiful Joe or Ace Attorney they're joke characters that are a "ok they're in there" the only thing that is only worth mentioning is the omission of the X-Men universe characters, which I'm sure is a licensing deal.

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          May 31, 2017 5:50 AM

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            May 31, 2017 6:55 AM

            OPTIC BLAST
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              May 31, 2017 7:11 AM

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        May 31, 2017 7:36 AM

        I care about Viewtiful Joe.

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          May 31, 2017 7:43 AM

          He means FGC peeps, not casuals.

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            May 31, 2017 8:08 AM

            But, he's Viewtiful.

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              May 31, 2017 8:10 AM

              I like him in Tatsunoko vs Capcom but I'm a pleb. Funny enough, the serious FGC people are using TvC to practice for this new MvC since it's the closest in mechanics.

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                May 31, 2017 8:13 AM

                That was a good one, I was a Zero guy myself, hope he makes a comeback (he should, given the primary villain) if not in the original roster then as DLC.

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      May 31, 2017 12:31 AM

      Heard this too. =/

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      May 31, 2017 5:14 AM

      Everything about this game is a disappointment. 2-character teams, much smaller roster, lots of characters I loved in 2 and 3 missing all add up.

      It's going to have to play incredibly well for me to be interested at this point.

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        May 31, 2017 6:52 AM

        Got to re-badge/make money on that xtekken engine somehow.

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      May 31, 2017 5:52 AM

      Really not surprised once they showed the Avengers looking like the movie characters.

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        May 31, 2017 8:10 AM

        Not all of them though, Hawk Eye looks a lot more like his cartoon counterpart, for example.

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      May 31, 2017 7:59 AM

      no Spider-Gwen, no buy.

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      May 31, 2017 8:16 AM

      I'm so confused about how licensing these characters works with video games. I get it from the movie standpoint: Fox has the rights to the X-Universe, mutants, and Fantastic Four (and probably some others) while Marvel Studios gets the rest (teamup with Sony for Spider-Films aside), but video game licensing is different. I'm playing 2 free-to-play iOS Marvel games, Contest Of Champions and Future Fight. CoC has characters from the X-Universe as well as Avengers and Spidey, but Future Fight is missing all things X... Including Deadpool, but not counting GWENPool which I guess is safe from whatever licensing deals are in place. Oh and I forgot about Marvel Heroes on PC and consoles! That game has X-Characters mingling with the rest of the Marvel Universe.

      I guess what I'm wondering is how much of this is licensing deals and how much is Marvel having a say in who's going in their games?

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        May 31, 2017 8:48 AM

        Specifically the X-men license and Fantastic Four licenses says Fox gets a significant cut of any item belonging to those universes produced. So if someone makes a game and Mr Fantastic is in it, even if it isn't related to the movie, fox gets a cut. Also any new characters created in those books automatically become available for fox to use. It was a bad deal and Marvel can't seem to get out of it though they did get Daredevil back. Marvel has 100% control of non-movie X-men and F4 license merch. So they are burying it.

        Marvel Heroes has some flexibility because the contract was drawn up before Disney bought marvel and they can use the characters until 2022.

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          May 31, 2017 9:25 AM

          Got it, that makes a bit of sense. I mean it's all a gigantic mess, but that makes some sense hah.

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      May 31, 2017 8:38 AM

      makes sense. Marvel has been writing off Xmen and Fantastic Four for years.
      would be weird to put them in.