Last year, as one of the first feature pieces to debut on The Game Bolt, I wrote about five characters I would love to see in Marvel Vs. Capcom 4. While the next iteration in Marvel and Capcom’s crazy fighting game bonanza may never see the light of day, I thought it would be fun to continue the speculation.
5) Jessica Jones
Superhero turned private detective, Jessica Jones enjoyed mainstream success when a Netflix series based on the character debuted to critical acclaim, as it joined the seemingly unstoppable Marvel Cinematic Universe. The hero, formerly known as Jewel, would make a great character to have in the off-beat fighting series. She could mix up her super strength with dirty tricks, such as using dirt from the ground or delivering special attacks revolved around cheap shots. It would also be cool to switch between costumes inspired by Brian Michael Bendis’s version, and the one brought to life by Krysten Ritter.
One of several iconic characters from the Megaman franchise, Bass was first introduced in the introductory level in Mega Man 7. He has a similar design to Mega Man himself, and there is also a separate Bass costume for Zero in Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, but it would be cooler to see the character make his own appearance separate from simply a skin. Bass was originally a Robot Master, so it would make sense to create and implement him as a bad guy. Dr. Wily designed him to closely resemble Mega Man, so it would be cool to see an evil version of the Blue Bomber re-enact some of their iconic battles with colorful commentary from cast members such as Deadpool and Phoenix Wright.
Guile was last seen in Marvel vs. Capcom 2, so why bring him back into the fighting fold once more? Well, it seems like many of the fighters that are thrown into the crazy mash up are actually just as focused on ranged attacks as they are with close ranged attacks. It’d be great to have Guile enter the ring with a skillset that is almost entirely dependent on bone crushing combos pulled off with military precision. Combine him with Captain America and Chris Redfield to create one of the most militant Marvel vs. Capcom teams ever.
2) Frank Tenpenny
Hear me out. While Rockstar Games originally published Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Frank Tenpenny’s home game, in North America, Capcom actually published the game in Japan. Sure, this doesn’t make Tenpenny a Capcom-owned character, but it would still be fun to see him thrown into the fray. I’d imagine he would play like a cross between Chris Redfield and Phoenix Wright, with goofy, off-beat attacks mixed with ranged gun play and other weapons traditionally found in Grand Theft Auto. I’m sure they’d have to tone down the vulgarity, but the character’s MvC debut would earn even more brownie points if he were voiced by Samuel L. Jackson, who portrayed the character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
In 2014, Groot stole the hearts of die hard geeks, casual nerdy hipsters, and general audiences when Vin Diesel portrayed the live action version in James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy. While he may not be the best fighter of the bunch, he’d just be a big, goofy addition, similar to Nemesis and Roll. His branches wood provide for some solid heavy attacks, proving that his bark is just as strong, if not stronger, than his bite. I imagine his Guardians of the Galaxy teammates, such as Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Gamora, would all have cameos during his numerous super attacks. As a die hard Marvel fan, I have to admit I would love to see the face on Galactus’ face when I leaf him speechless as I save the universe one more time.
There you have it! My second annual character list for Marvel vs. Capcom 4 is complete, filled with all kinds of geeky goodness. What do you think? Any you agree or disagree with? Sound off in the comments below and let us know who you would add!
Liam Crossey is the Executive Editor of Features for The Game Bolt. Follow him on Twitter for too many retweets.