Capcom plans to revive more 'dormant' franchises after Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

Could IPs like Mega Man and Dino Crisis receive new entries?


In a press release issued today, Capcom announced that Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite will released in late 2017 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The game was announced this past weekend at PlayStation Experience.

The Marvel vs. Capcom franchise began in 1999. Until Infinite's unveiling, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, released in 2011 for Xbox 360 and PS3, was its most recent installment.

Capcom announced that it is "focused on reviving series that have not had new entries recently, or otherwise dormant IP. Beginning with MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE, a return for the series following a five-year hiatus, Capcom looks to enhance its corporate value even further by utilizing its library of rich contents."

Naturally, long-time fans are wondering which of the publisher's numerous properties could be in line for an update. Mega Man and Mega Man X, Dino Crisis, Lost Planet, Onimusha, Ghosts 'N Goblins, Final Fight, and Breath of Fire are just some Capcom franchises about which fans reminisce.

Craddock's Corner: Earlier this year, I wrote a piece on Capcom franchises I'd love to see expanded. What are yours?

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David L. Craddock writes fiction, nonfiction, and grocery lists. He is the author of the Stay Awhile and Listen series, and the Gairden Chronicles series of fantasy novels for young adults. Outside of writing, he enjoys playing Mario, Zelda, and Dark Souls games, and will be happy to discuss at length the myriad reasons why Dark Souls 2 is the best in the series. Follow him online at and @davidlcraddock.

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