Marvel and Capcom discuss bringing a legacy to life in Part 1 of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite BTS

By on September 29, 2017 at 9:00 am
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With the latest chapter in the historic Vs. series, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, now available worldwide, Marvel Entertainment has released the first part of a behind-the-scenes documentary about this newest iteration in the storied franchise, entitled: “Bringing a Legacy to Life.”

In the short three-minute piece, the title’s producer, Capcom’s Mike Evans, alongside Capcom’s Associate Brand Manager, Brett Elston and Executive Creative Director of Marvel Games Bill Rosemann, speak about the long-standing legacy of the Vs. series, and how special older titles such as X-Men vs. Street Fighter were to them when they were younger, as well as the massive positive response the game’s initial announcement received back in December when it was first unveiled at the PlayStation Experience.

Rosemann felt that now is the proper moment to release the next step in the crossover series, as both franchise’s characters are “at the height of their popularity.”

“It’s been [six] years since the last game, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and we felt that the time was right. Fans has been clamoring for a new installment of the game, and we said, ‘Now’s the time. Let’s get the team back together again.’ I remember when we first announced the game, the room erupted. Grown men and women were hugging each other and jumping up and down, and they had signs, and there was weeping. Everyone was asking, ‘When’s Marvel? When’s Marvel?’ and we were finally able to say, ‘Marvel’s coming.'”

In regards to the significant changes to the battle system, compared to the previous 17 years of history and tradition, Evans felt it was time for a return to the original roots of the series.

“We made some bold decisions, to move away from the past [17] years, which has been a 3V3 game, to a 2V2 system. It was a big shift, but we feel it goes back to what the core of the game is, which, when it comes down to it, it’s the partnership between your main character and your partner character. It goes back to the heart of the crossover game.”

Other topics included the development process, the passion of the fans, the history of the franchise, as well as what they believe makes the series so special and dear to all of us in the community. You can see the full video below.

Source: Marvel Entertainment

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