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Disney & Marvel Games Showcase announced but fighting game fans should keep their hopes and expectations in check

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • August 15, 2022 at 3:11 p.m. PDT • Comments: 23

Fighting games based on Marvel's super heroes and villains have created some of the most beloved and most turbulent titles in the genre's history.

The Disney & Marvel Games Showcase was officially announced earlier today, which of course riled up fans hoping to see anything related to Marvel vs. Capcom, but we should all be keeping expectations in check for the reality we find ourselves in.

This special event is set to take place at the annual D23 Expo next month on Friday, September 9 at 1 p.m. PT, with the promise of new announcements and trailers for upcoming games based on Disney's wide array of properties.

As for what is confirmed to be there, the company has confirmed reveals from Disney Dreamlight Valley, Marvel's Midnight Suns, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and a sneak peek at the upcoming Marvel ensemble game from Skydance New Media plus more.

The most common response we've been seeing to the news online thus far is fans requesting to see something or anything related to MvC at the show.

It's easy to see why considering Arcade1UP recently announced they'll be releasing Marvel vs. Capcom 2 cabinets later this year, but the overall circumstances just don't line up for further games to be at the event.

Capcom is currently knee-deep in in the development and marketing of Street Fighter 6 as the company's premier next generation fighting game experience, so they're still likely years away from trying to push out another title in the genre.

A brand new collection of classic Capcom Marvel fighters would be very welcome from the community, but again, that too doesn't make much sense at the moment since that would dampen the interest in the upcoming Arcade1UP machines.

Then obviously, there's still the whole Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite fiasco from just a few years ago when support for the game was pulled after just a few months and seemingly re-soured the working relationship in some fashion between Disney and Capcom.

If we were to receive anything at the showcase, the best bet would be the rumored Marvel fighting game supposedly in the works at NetherRealm Studios.

We're putting the chances of that happening pretty darn low too, however, considering a reveal of that magnitude is much more likely to be reserved for larger shows like The Game Awards.

The online response so far certainly still confirms that fans and players remain deeply invested in the Marvel vs. Capcom series, and that push does not go unnoticed at the big corporations.

This isn't to say that we'll never see another Marvel vs. Capcom game or collection again.

It's just not really the time to think that's going to realistically happen right now unfortunately.

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