Norio Hirose, Programmer on the Original Marvel Versus Series, Named Director on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

By on December 7, 2016 at 12:30 pm

Capcom are really going back to the roots of the Versus Series with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, as it has been revealed that Norio Hirose will be the director on the latest entry in the series. Confirmed to be working on MvC:I in an interview with Japanese gaming website Game.Watch, Hirose is a veteran programmer from the early days of the Vs. Series, working on X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Street Fighter, the original Marvel vs. Capcom, as well as Project Justice and Capcom vs. SNK.

With Infinite attempting to be a reboot of the Marvel vs. Capcom formula by returning to its 2v2 roots, it makes sense to call in one of the programmers from those early games to head up the project. With the Infinity Stones also being said to be similar to the Groove system seen in Capcom vs. SNK, Hirose’s work on the original title in that franchise will also prove valuable in creating something equally as engaging in MvC:I.

The whole interview is worth a read if your Japanese is decent, as it discusses the reasoning behind some of the character choices for this original trailer, the thought that Marvel vs. Capcom 4 could have been a 4-on-4 fighter, as well as their plans on the outline of MvC:I’s cinematic story.

Source: Game.Watch via Ian Walker

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