Capcom has suffered from a few odd decisions regarding their marquee fighting franchises. The Street Fighter V release could generously be called “weak,” as the title was missing several basic modes expected of all fighters, suffered from weeks of shoddy online connections, and generally seemed unpolished and unfinished. Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite, the next in the popular crossover series, does not release until mid-September, but fans are already worried that it may suffer the same unpolished release. Capcom is already working on solutions to this mild unrest, promising a day one patch that will fix one of the main trouble areas.
A Capcom rep sent a message to Eurogamer after they pointed out several concerns that fans have with a few of the character models. The main sources for fan complaints seem to be the character models of Dante (of Devil May Cry) and Chun-Li (of the Street Fighter series). For example, Ryan “Filipino Champ” Ramirez, a professional fighting game player, posted the following comparison of Chun-Li:
2016 Chunli vs 2017 Chunli pic.twitter.com/FWiXvD9YK4
— FChamp Ryan Ramirez (@fchampryan) June 13, 2017
Obviously, character models change to fit certain art styles and design choices, but those two pictures show characters who do not remotely resemble one another. Many of these complaints surfaced after game trailers were released, as well as the playable story demo that Capcom released after E3. Here is the message Capcom sent to Eurogamer:
“The development team is hard at work finishing the game for the September 19 release date, and based off the feedback we heard, we are currently making improvements to Chun-Li as well as other Capcom characters. Since the work is still in progress, we don’t have anything final to show you just yet, but stay tuned”.
Stay tuned indeed. Hopefully, Capcom gets the models fixed up, as the Marvel Vs Capcom series has always been a blast to play (and spectate, due to the over the top combos). It releases on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One September 19. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.