As good as Marvel vs Capcom Infinite looks, there is one little aspect of the upcoming brawler that is a cause of concern for the fighting game community.
The character models, more specifically the faces, of some of the recent additions to the roster are hideous to say the least. Chun-Li, for example, looks nothing like what we remember her as in preceding games. The same is the case with Dante and Chris Redfield, both of whom look absolutely frightening. In another comparison, the character models from last-generation iterations looked far better. Hence, the reason that everyone is questioning the developer of what went wrong.
Thankfully, Capcom agrees that the faces of certain characters need to be reworked before the game launches later this year.
“I never wanted to look at it again. It’s super–no, okay. It is disgusting,” said director Mike Evans in an interview with Gamespot. “Of course we will look at it again. We’re gonna look at it. Can’t promise anything right now, but we want to make our fans happy, man. We’re not an evil overlord company, despite the rumors. We do want to make our fans happy. Can’t promise anything. We’ll look into it. I believe Ono already said something about that.”
According to the developer, most of the outcry from fans was based on faulty screenshots. The characters look much better in the game when they are in motion. Nonetheless, improvements will be made based on the feedback received.
“The game comes out in three months so there’s gonna be things that we can do in that time remaining and things that we can’t do,” he noted. “When it comes to the overall look of the game, I feel like when people get it in their hands and they see it in motion, they really get what we’re trying to do with the cinematic look.”
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite is scheduled to release on September 19 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It hopes to sell at least two million units worldwide.