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Capcom’s Next Fighting Game? Enter the Avengers vs. X-Men Video Game
With three words, the world changed forever:
“No more mutants.”
The reality-bending Scarlet Witch’s bewitching words turned a once thriving and evolving side of the human race into an endangered species.
With less than 200 mutants left, an epic fight for survival began as the survivors were hunted across the globe.
Then, an unexpected hope was born: the first mutant child since those three words were spoken.
This child was special and in the hands of Cyclops, leader of the X-Men, she was handed off to Cable who took her into the future to keep her safe.
This child, Hope, grew up in a horrible situation destined to be someone she never asked to be.
Her journey culminated when her fate bonded with the unbelievably powerful and sentient Phoenix Force.
The power that once infested Jean Grey and eventually became the instrument of her death had returned and set its gaze on the most coveted mutant in existence.
This event birthed a war between two beloved teams: the Avengers and the X-Men.
There ya go! I just got you up to speed with what Avengers vs. X-Men was all about. This 12-issue comic event was mainly marketed for its dream fights and all-out brawling between some of the world’s most beloved heroes and teams. Was it good? That’s debatable. There’s only so much you can do with a story created and banking on the excitement readers should have with Cyclops vs. Captain America, Colossus vs. Red Hulk, Iron Man vs. Magneto, and much more. Still, I found the event to be largely enjoyable past the combat. There’s a healthy story here that can be expanded on but there’s also a huge opportunity for something we all hold dear: another Capcom fighting game based on some comics.
While I’m sure we could all pine over the thought of Marvel vs. Capcom 4, it’s time for something fresh in the Marvel camp. An Avengers vs. X-Men video game would offer a rich roster of involved heroes including nearly every single Avenger against a distressed and desperate X-Men. This just screams fighting game and honestly, with the way the comic covers and marketing were done, I could almost hear Marvel screaming at the Capcom headquarters holding boxes of money.
As much as I enjoy playing as popular and obscure Capcom characters, having full rosters of Avengers and X-Men is a lot more tantalizing to me as both a gamer and a comic book fan. The only thing better would be an unbiased fighting game featuring a giant-sized roster of Avengers and Justice League characters but with NetherRealm taking the DC license to the bank with Injustice, Marvel needs to hit back with a full roster of characters generated by the fighting gurus over at Capcom.
Take a look at this potential roster and tell me you wouldn’t be excited:
That’s a total of 50 characters that could go toe-to-toe in digital glory. Couple that mega roster with a story that follows the war, Hope, and the Phoenix as things unfurl (I won’t spoil anything, go read the story!) you have a fighting game that just screams of pure comic fandom. Throw it all on top of a mastered Marvel vs. Capcom 3 engine or even a brand new one and offer some DLC focused on adding villains in the mix such as Ultron and Doctor Doom, for the hell of it, and you have yourself a winner.
Marvel vs. Capcom is a fun game and the crossover is cool but I want to see a new, fully Marvel fighting game aimed at this exciting event. An Avengers vs. X-men video game offers Marvel and fighting fans a lot and evolves the dream fight scenario that the comic event was created to feed on into some hard hitting, digital entertainment.
Come on, Marvel and Capcom! This needs to happen. As a fan myself, I’m salivating over the thought of Cable, Nova, and Warlock in one game together. … What? Warlock has fans, too!