Why Wolverine Should NOT Be in Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite
Before you try and kill me just hear me out, and trust me Wolverine and general MAHVEL fans just because I don't want your boy in this game doesn't mean you are in anyway getting the short end of the stick. I'm going to show how logical progression of the Marvel Vs Capcom franchise shows it's time for classic Wolverine to step aside.
We will start with the infancy of the Marvel franchise in a group ranging from X-Men Children of the Atom to Marvel Vs Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, each of these had good old classic Logan slashing his way through enemies. But it's when we come to Marvel Vs Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes that the progress kicks off. MvC 2 has two versions of Wolverine bone claws and adamantium claws, they had their differences but still the same character. Marvel Vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds still had classic Wolverine who was better than ever and also introduced X-23 this time the two might look similar but they are very different characters. Now we come to Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite which unfortunately lacks a number and cool subtitle. If the progression is going to continue there will be no Wolverine or X-23 because they should logically be replaced by All-New Wolverine and Old Man Logan.
Marvel Vs Capcom has never been worried about how faithfully the comics were adapted because obviously who even gives Capcom a chance but they do at least acknowledge whats going on in the comics which provides another reason why the character change should be made. As far as play styles go I think All-New Wolverine should mainly keep the play style of X-23 maybe throw some of Wolverines moves in there as well and with Old Man Logan he's obviously gotta be slightly different from classic Wolverine maybe a bit slower but also more powerful. If you change the characters titles but basically make them the same with some new flash and polish it will keep players of the characters happy and maybe even update some uninformed casuals of changes in the Marvel comics universe.
Do I have my own reasons for wanting this to happen of course, I really enjoy what Marvel has done with the character of Wolverine and I've always thought X-23 was awesome. I play a lot of fighting games but some of the most fun I've had in any game is playing X-23 in Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3, so I just want the character to look as good as she plays. With the upcoming release of Logan, Capcom could easily benefit from the hype since it will feature both characters and if we still need to satisfy classic Wolverine fans we know the new game is going to have a healthy roster and we know Capcom loves them some DLC so that would be a great way to see classic Wolverine return to slash up some suckers!