First off, I could be completely wrong, this is purely anecdotal. However, hear me out, based on a few pieces of historical information and the upcoming release of Spider-Man Homecoming, (which has been receiving stellar reviews I might add) along with even the dubious MVCI “Zip File Leak”, I think our favorite wall crawler may be revealed for the vs game very soon, this month in fact.
Bill Rosemann, executive creative director at Marvel Games has been busy sharing, via twitter, information which pertains to Spider-Man in other Marvel games. Apparently, Venom, revealed as a “Returning Hero”, has been revealed for Avengers Academy. Currently the game is having an in-game special event to celebrate the release of Spider-Man Homecoming. Additionally, Marvel’s other title “Contest of Champions” has been updated to include Homecoming content as well and was previously data-mined/leaked before its release. Contest of Champions will contain Spider-Man’s movie variant, and Vulture’s movie variant.
This wouldn’t be the first-time Marvel has done cross-promotions for various media of their intellectual properties. Just recently Marvel revealed Black Panther as DLC for Marvel vs Capcom Infinite via their second story mode trailer. The Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Story Trailer 2, with Black Panther, was released on June 12th 2017, just following Marvel’s Black Panther, cinematic, Trailer which was revealed on June 9th.
Ryce of NeoGAF isn’t the only leaker of Marvel vs Capcom Infinite news, another leak appeared on r/Kappa which claimed Spider-Man’s inclusion with Venom and even news of a Super Street Fighter V
Lastly, I will add that Marvel did something similar in the past with Marvel vs Capcom 3, before Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Years ago, long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe was mainstream, just after EVO 2010 (July 9th – 11th), Thor was revealed for Marvel vs Capcom 3 on July 23rd 2010, possibly at Comic Con 2010 (July 22nd – 25th)
Look at that EVO 2010 line up, Marvel vs Capcom 2 was still being played, time really flies…
Super Street Fighter IV
Melty Blood: Actress Again
Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
Marvel vs Capcom 2
Do you think Spider-Man will be revealed for the game this month? Do you think he will be in the game at all? Let me know what you think below, I will be covering news on the game continually till release and will have a review once I’ve had a good amount of time with the game.