I'm amazed that there was any hype for MvC:I in the first place. I had lost all hope when they cut the X-Men out of the game.
It seems like they've been distributing a lot of the X-men characters' mechanics amongst other characters. Thor got a big "re-work" from his MvC3 build, but he's basically just Storm. He gets the crazy plinks, a lot of the lightning attacks, and even the dive kick and the big dashes. Ultron seems to have adopted a lot of Wolverine's moveset; obviously there are big visual differences, but it ~seems~ like the overarching concept of heavy offensive pressure, slightly disjointed normals, and just a constant barrage of hitboxes in front of him at all times, plus some downwards scooping aerial normals (the same anti-anti-air options that Wolverine has always had) and some moves with nearly identical hitboxes.
On the Capcom side, we're pretty much just getting X and a bunch of returning characters. A few supposedly credible leaks have stated that we'll be getting Jedah from Darkstalkers and a Monster Hunter character.
So basically, in terms of characters, we're not getting very much that we didn't have before. Some of the "new" characters for Marvel are just old characters with a new face, and the list of new characters is just small regardless.
Gameplay better be fantastic, because so far they've done more to make the MvC fanbase lose interest than they have done to rope in new fans.
DBZ, on the other hand, is looking to be a huge hit. They would honestly have to fuck up the gameplay to an extreme degree in order to not become the fighting game of the year.
So I missed some of Nintendo's conference this morning, but I'm tuning in now and trying to find everything that I missed online. Apparently, this is what has happened:
- Mario Odyssey releases October 27th of this year. That's soon.
- MAIN SERIES POKEMON GAME FOR THE SWITCH
- Metroid Prime 4 in development
- New Kirby game
- New Yoshi game
- Rocket League for Switch
- Some Xenoblade stuff I don't care about
- Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions
- Metroid for 3DS
- Breath of the Wild DLC
- Fire Emblem Warriors
So I think it's safe to say Nintendo won E3 this year. Seems like every other presentation was super underwhelming, but Nintendo brought the heat.
I'm sold on a Switch now. Everything else looked nice and had me intrigued, but Pokemon was the title the Switch needed in order to guarantee that I'll buy one.