Capcom To Revive Old Franchises?

Capcom seems to be heading into 2017 with a running start. With a lineup already counting Resident Evil VII: Biohazard and Marvel vs Capcom Infinite, Capcom has also announced that they’ll be revitalising older series’ that haven’t been seen in a while.

In a press release today, Capcom announced details regarding the Marvel vs Capcom franchise, alongside their strategy for the upcoming year. Part of this strategy, according to Capcom, will be to focus on “reviving series that have not had new entries recently, or otherwise dormant IPs”, indicating that games that have been put on hold would also get to see the light of day come next year. They then went on to say that they plan on improving their corporate value even more by “utilising it’s library of rich contents”.

Capcom followed this by going into further details, declaring that the first part of this strategy will be Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. Marvel vs Capcom hasn’t had an entry in 5 years, and while no other franchises have been hinted at or announced, we can expect to see more of Capcom’s older and forgotten franchises return to the spotlight, once Marvel vs Capcom Infinite has released in late 2017 (for PS4, Xbox One and PC)

What do you make of Capcom reviving older franchises? Is it a welcome return to long forgotten gems? Are there any specific ones you hope to see return? Let us know in the comments what you think. We’ll have more information on it as time goes on.


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