Pretty straightforward honestly, Marvel changed the A in their logo to a 4 making Marvel Games…. Marvel G4mes now. Why though? It is a good question. The studio is most likely teasing their next gaming project, seeing as how Marvel G4ming is Marvel’s video game division. They owe all their success last year to the absolutely phenomenal Spider-Man game that Insomniac developed.
What project could this 4 mean though? A lot of speculation surrounds it, one being of Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite. Perhaps they plan to rename and rebrand it as MVC 4 instead. Although this isn’t exactly news that’s worthy of being hyped up as a teaser.
Another theory is an Avengers game. Since the Avengers End Game movie is the fourth part of the series. Plus it marks the end of an era which Marvel might be paying tribute to. There’s also the Avengers Project that’s been reported in development under Square Enix. That’s one desirable outcome.
A slightly less likely but still plausible theory is the fact that Ultimate Alliance 3 is due to release for the Switch this year. The 4 could be a teaser to its sequel, but this theory is the least likely since the third part hasn’t even released yet.
Maybe something related to the Fantastic Four? Since their actual logo does use the 4 symbol in a way similar to how Marvel is currently doing it. The last thing related to the Fantastic Four was that awful movie with the naked Thing…yeesh. Hopefully, a game redeems the team we grew up to love as kids.
The rumored Disney-Fox merger could also be one of these possible outcomes that are being hinted by this mysterious 4. But then again this is Marvel G4mes, not movie studios. So that’s less likely.
Marvel also recently partnered with a team of former Blizzard employees to make a mobile game. If the 4’s for that, a lot of people might be severely disappointed. The backlash for mobile games should never be underestimated. Especially because they don’t usually work for fans of mainstream video games, the audience they usually appeal to.
Marvel G4mes gets somewhat of a pass on this. Mainly due to the reason that Marvel fans aren’t just from the video games. In fact, they’re only a percentage among a few others. The game fans, comic fans, cartoon fans and movie fans all make-up the overall Marvel fanbase. This means a lot of them aren’t necessarily gamers.
Mobile games at their core are targeted towards casual gamers as they should be. Take notes Diablo, so in the case of Marvel G4mes. They have a market to cater to with mobile games. Though again, this is just assuming that the mysterious 4 is actually referencing the mobile game.
Personally, I don’t want it to be that due to my own personal preferences, but there’s no denying how profitable it would be. Since Marvel already has an established fan base with the success of its past mobile games. Like Future Fight or Strike Force.