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Capcom Aware of Botched Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Character Designs, Hopes to Fix Prior to Launch

This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo has come and gone – however a reoccurring concern is how downright awful and strange the character models in Marvel vs Capcom Infinite looked in the game’s latest build.

The new character models for characters Dante (Devil May Cry), Chun-Li (Street Fighter), and even Chris Redfield (Resident Evil) looked even weirder than Street Fighter IV’s designs, and in some aspects – unfinished to where they stick out like a sore thumb.

Featured above, you can view a direct comparison between Dante’s in-game form and his Devil May Cry 4 visage – it’s quite staggering when you see them side by side. Here’s a look at Chun-Li and her half-missing eyebrows:

The designs are so bad Capcom themselves have even taken notice, with Capcom boss Mike Evans addressing the problem in an interview with Gamespot.

“I never wanted to look at it again. It’s super–no, okay. It is disgusting,” Evans said. “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.”

Evans went on to note that these are still screenshots, which sometimes are not a fair representation of what the game looks like in motion.

“It’s interesting to see the feedback on that kind of stuff. Not to say that the fans are wrong or nitpicking stuff like that. That feedback is coming and we’re hearing that feedback and we’re taking it in stride and figuring out how we can improve on things,” he said.

“That said, 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. 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 will launch across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 19th of this year.

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95 comments
  1. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    June 23, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    “We’re not an evil overlord company, despite the rumors.”
    Of course not.Just greedy.And lazy.:)

  2. evilmajikman
    evilmajikman
    June 23, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Take notes from the guys doing the Chris Redfield DLC and just delay MvC:I. Don’t rush this out to market to make a quick buck. :/

  3. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 23, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Face status: tired.

  4. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 23, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I don’t know about that. What they did with DmC was pretty evil in my book. How about making the ending of Asura’s Wrath DLC? And on disc DLC in SFxTekken. I could go on, but I’ll just get frustrated and conclude that Capcom is the devil.

  5. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    June 23, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    Isn’t that just old-fashioned greed?

  6. bgrunge
    bgrunge
    June 23, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    I think this game is just a big advertisement for MvC2- so shitty it makes you want to run out and buy a copy of the last actually good game in the series.

  7. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 23, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    You could be both greedy and evil. Depending how you want to extract the money from people. Selling costume DLC is greedy, but locking out parts of the game behind a paywall edges on evil.

    Plus DmC was a major slap in the face that didn’t have much to do with greed.

  8. Professor_Icepick
    Professor_Icepick
    June 23, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    But are they going to fix the botched roster?

  9. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    June 23, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    It’s amazing at what amazing rate Capcom keeps fucking up,first SFV now this.Capcom fanboys should never make fun of SNK ever again because with the budget Capcom has this is just pure incompetence.

  10. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 23, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Their track record in terms of messing up is quite impressive.

  11. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    June 23, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Indeed and yet fanboys keep defending them.

  12. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 23, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I suppose there are some people still defending them, but my guess is they will be limited to the fighting game community, who are more interested in the sport rather than the quality of the game.

  13. OSad
    OSad
    June 23, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    I thought that Chun-li looked fine, or passable at least. The hands look really amateur-ish and the dress could rest a bit better on the body, but it’s better than the ginormous overgrown manfeet and manhands that every character had in SF5.

  14. Migi
    Migi
    June 23, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    .Capcom must have hired EX Mass effect Andromeda staff.

  15. Migi
    Migi
    June 23, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Fanboys will defend any kinda bullshit happening to their favoriite franchise and take it like little bitches.

  16. CrimReps
    CrimReps
    June 23, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Just hire ARIKA

  17. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    June 23, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    DB FighterZ will totally wreck this in sales.

  18. Migi
    Migi
    June 23, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I hope so cause i’m planning on getting it. Just hope the character roster is very small like most Arc system work games start.

    Arc system works has one flaw and that is the yearly releases of the same game, And i hope it doesn’t become a trend with DB Fighters

  19. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    June 23, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Or Netherrealm staff.

  20. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    June 23, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    Or both.

  21. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    June 23, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Agree.The yearly releases i don’t like it too but they do a god damn good job.After DBZ i would love to see a new Hokuto no Ken and Yu Yu Hakusho from ASW.

  22. lucben999
    lucben999
    June 23, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    I kept having faith in Capcom more than most, I had this idea that they were good at heart but kept fucking up due to incompetence and dumb ideas, but SFV was the last straw for me.

  23. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    June 23, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Did you buy SFV?

  24. lucben999
    lucben999
    June 23, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Hell no.

  25. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    June 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Well done.I knew they fucked up when a former friend kept forcing himself to play SFV.He was pretending the game is great and everything’s fine but he couldn’t fool me.

  26. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    June 23, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    The only game series I ever cared from them is Onimusha and it looks they simply forgot about it at this point.For better or worse.
    I understand they have horrible business practices but to count as evil in my book you need to be the kind of fucked up publisher like Microsoft,Activision or EA that are closing off studios.Or Bethesda with their refusal to pay Obsidian their bonus for half a point missing on Metacritic or suing studios for “infringing” on their copyright.Or Take Two and Rockstar trying to shut down modding communities.Oh and the fucked up shit Konami is trying to pull.

  27. Gaspar
    Gaspar
    June 23, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    The years have not been kind to Dante…

  28. Gaspar
    Gaspar
    June 23, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    The problem is that even if they fix the faces, the roster is still super weak because of MCU bullshit. It’s a ME Andromeda situation where the ugly faces are just the tip of a huge ugly iceberg.

  29. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 23, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Next thing you know he’ll hold Ebony and Ivory backwards.

  30. Travis Touchdown
    Travis Touchdown
    June 23, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Just another blunder in a long line of blunders.

  31. Kiryu
    Kiryu
    June 23, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Indeed,no amount of patching can fix a mess of a job.

  32. Squirrel on crack cocaine.
    Squirrel on crack cocaine.
    June 23, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Knowing Capcom they’ll probably turn it into DLC and charge extra for it.

  33. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    June 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    There are worse publishers than them, but this doesn’t excuse their behaviour. Intentionally dicking over the consumer is malicious in my book and thus I can comfortably call them evil.

  34. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 23, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I’ll believe it when they fix it.

  35. 2501
    2501
    June 23, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I don’t know it if’s Marvel’s doing but it really stumps me how a fighting game veteran like Norio Hirose can make a game look like this. Not even the FGC is excited for it.

  36. Funtime Happysnacks
    Funtime Happysnacks
    June 23, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    This just makes the entire debacle even more baffling. If they are calling in Ono-san and high-level executives to look into it, I suspect there were things going on behind the curtains that even Capcom as a whole wasn’t fully aware of.

  37. JFpaes15
    JFpaes15
    June 23, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    There’s a simple solution to fix the visuals, delay the game and overhaul the graphics enterely with a completely new art style that isn’t both ugly and boring to look at. And while at it, they could also add the DLC characters into the base game as well, because the roster is ass.

    But that would mean Capcom actually putting effort and losing money for the comsumer’s sake, and that’s a no no for them.

  38. Gale
    Gale
    June 23, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    “Capcom aware game looks like shit. Hopes (Read: Doesn’t plan to) fix before launch.”

  39. Funtime Happysnacks
    Funtime Happysnacks
    June 23, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    MVCI also has a mountain of on-disc DLC, sadly.

  40. Shogun1x
    Shogun1x
    June 23, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    How is it possible that they got to the point of releasing a trailer without someone saying “Hey, this looks like shit.”?

  41. Funtime Happysnacks
    Funtime Happysnacks
    June 23, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    A quick buck is literally all they could possibly be expecting when the game looks THIS bad 3 months from launch, and less than a month from being sent to shipping.

  42. Gaspar
    Gaspar
    June 23, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Capcom: Sorry, can’t hear you over the sound of me rushing this game the fuck to market just like I did with SFV.

  43. Offendatron_5000
    Offendatron_5000
    June 23, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    I can’t promise I am willing to spend money on a game with characters that look like ass.

  44. Funtime Happysnacks
    Funtime Happysnacks
    June 23, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    nah if they hired netherrealm we’d have unfitting guest characters up the ass, like Scorpion or the killer from “Scream”.

  45. Funtime Happysnacks
    Funtime Happysnacks
    June 23, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    It’s mostly the head and face that is fucked up on Capcom’s side. The Marvel characters only look weird because they have MCU influences and their outfits in the movies are boring as fuck.

  46. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 23, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Makes me think of the Ash Pedreiro meme for some reason.

  47. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 23, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Tekken, and even Arms, is wrecking it already.

  48. Captain Vidya
    Captain Vidya
    June 23, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    What about the botched character roster?

  49. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    It’s funny, he’s obviously based on his DMC3 design, yet he looks older than in DMC4.

  50. Uncle Ocelot
    Uncle Ocelot
    June 23, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    I don’t buy this, if they knew it was this bad why wasn’t anything done until after the fact?

  51. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 23, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    They’re not evil overlords; they’re just incompetent as fuck and just as greedy…..oh wait, forgot they run their employees so hard they end up in the hospital and if true, they also ruin lives to the point of suicide.

  52. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 23, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Wouldn’t be that hard since Marvel has ran off almost all of its fanbase too.

  53. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 23, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    Only because they gotta pay royalties for the faces and voices they used in Onimusha.

  54. Madbrainbox
    Madbrainbox
    June 23, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I thought it was Konami that was working their employees to death.I stand corrected then.That’s evil.

  55. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 23, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    This stuff happened years before the Kojima shit. I remember it was Ono that ended up having to go to the hospital.

  56. David Curry
    David Curry
    June 23, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    I have a feeling they’ll make players pay for the “”Fox and Sony” characters later. Which us really just insult to injury.

  57. RichardGristle
    RichardGristle
    June 23, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    1) Marvel is involved 2) It uses their mobile game assets 3) Capcom is involved

  58. 2501
    2501
    June 23, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Capcom still knows how to put out a fighting game – as long as Ono isn’t involved that is. Still, to follow up MvC3 with this is just depressing.

  59. VLOCKUP
    VLOCKUP
    June 23, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    That is just Donte being forced to wear white mop wig.

    He hates himself.

  60. Guest
    Guest
    June 23, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    What the fuck is even going on? The models look like shit compared to their own 9 year old game, and they’ve JUST become aware of it? Did they think they could just slip it out like this and nobody would bat an eye? How about you don’t rush shit and cut corners when you’re planning on charging people 60 dollars for your game?

    “We do want to make our fans happy. Can’t promise anything.”

    I can promise I won’t be buying this slapped together joke. “We’re gonna look at it”. What a slap in the face. You fucking made it, and now you’re gonna look at it? Then two paragraphs of downplaying the criticism. Fucking slimy.

  61. Magnifico Ginormous
    Magnifico Ginormous
    June 23, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    I swear the game spent half of it’s life as a mobile game it plays and looks just like one that it’s almost uncanny.

  62. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    June 23, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Japanese companies as a rule have something called “salaryman suicide”. The strict work conditions mean employees pass out at their desks or suffer health complications. After one man was worked to death- the Japanese government opened a branch to investigate those claims in other cases. They have yet to prosecute anyone IIRC.

    Multiply that by how stressful game dev can be- and it’s a recipe for misery.

  63. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    June 23, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    You might be onto something. I wonder if this was supposed to be in development for another year or two- then Disney/Marvel/Capcom execs decided it was better to have their money now then to “come back” after being absent.

  64. RichardGristle
    RichardGristle
    June 23, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    An updated UMvC3 engine would look a trillion times better.

  65. RichardGristle
    RichardGristle
    June 23, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    “We’re not an evil overlord company, despite the rumors”

    Despite the on-disc DLC, the rootkits, releasing unfinished games, paying people to shill, and “getting left behind” we’re actually really good guys!

  66. OldPalpy
    OldPalpy
    June 23, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    No vision for it beyond MCU tie in bucks which seems to have made this game has generic and bland as possible.

  67. Gaspar
    Gaspar
    June 23, 2017 at 10:37 pm

    As much as Capcom had it’s scummy DLC hits, I don’t think that’s the case. It’s probably Marvel/Disney vetoed list. It’d be WAY more advantageous to them to be able to maintain a familiar roster that already had assets made and balancing than what they are doing here. Plus the better DLC would be timely characters from the next few movies as they come out and become super popular, like Black Panther and Captain Marvel.

  68. Gaspar
    Gaspar
    June 23, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    To be fair everybody hates him.

  69. Nagato
    Nagato
    June 23, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    Can’t say Capcom is a stranger to barebones early access-style releases after SFV.

  70. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    TheOnceAndFutureKing
    June 23, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    dat dedication

  71. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    TheOnceAndFutureKing
    June 23, 2017 at 11:48 pm

    Its nice to see a cutting edge PS4 fighting game looking like a late gen PS2 game

  72. David Curry
    David Curry
    June 23, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Marvel would rather keep Sony and Fox characters out, but fans aren’t happy, and I’m sure Capcom would be more than happy to add in old characters and recycle MvC3 animation data. Marvel is the only one acting like a big baby here.
    There are other recent Marvel games with Spider-Man and X-Men, so it’s not written in stone that those characters are banned from licenses. Some arm twisting should convince Marvel to add them for pity DLC.

  73. GuyGuysonEsquire
    GuyGuysonEsquire
    June 24, 2017 at 5:06 am

    SJWs learned their lesson after Andromeda and this time made both women and men fugly.

  74. Eugenio Gil de la Madrid
    Eugenio Gil de la Madrid
    June 24, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Yet nothing on fixing Morrigan’s boobs :/
    Fuck Crapcom, still preparing myself for a censored Jedah

  75. A Loli de 42 'anos
    A Loli de 42 'anos
    June 24, 2017 at 10:01 am

    Capcom just kinda sucks with character models. even the ones in Street Fighter 5 don’t look all that good.

  76. 2501
    2501
    June 24, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    The lack of any colour and cel-shading in Infinite just sucks, what i loved most about the MvC games is that it had that comic-book aesthetic.

  77. Phasmatis75
    Phasmatis75
    June 24, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    Japanese developers and publishers are quickly learning not to trust their western counterparts.

  78. Jade Nepia
    Jade Nepia
    June 24, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    People make fun of snk? King of fighters > street fighter

  79. LaTaleFan1985
    LaTaleFan1985
    June 24, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    I’ve watched some matches of MvCI and it looks quite solid in the gameplay department so far. However, while some characters such as X, Zero, Arthur, Morrigan, Ryu, Thanos, Nova, Captain Marvel, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange look fine, others such as Dante and Chun-Li need work. It’s good to see that Capcom is listening to these design issues. Anyways, can’t wait to get it on Steam! =D

  80. Ckarasu
    Ckarasu
    June 24, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    The on-disc DLC is arguably the largest kick in the nads, since it was what Capcom said they’d stay away from after the mess that was SFxT. Did they suddenly forget that on-disc DLC pisses people off?

    To be fair, they could be placeholder/unfinished files like some of the Dark Souls stuff pre-Artorias of the Abyss. But I doubt it.

  81. Blackbelt_Jones
    Blackbelt_Jones
    June 25, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Looks like poo,plays like poo…is poo.

  82. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    June 25, 2017 at 10:09 am

    The quality is so good that if they made a DBZ episode with that engine and assets, I think it would look amazing (unlike a certain anime about a certain guy with a huge sword).

  83. ProxyDoug
    ProxyDoug
    June 26, 2017 at 10:39 am

    That seems very possible.

  84. Psichaos
    Psichaos
    June 26, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I guess they’re feeling pressure from competition now that DB Fighterz was revealed and lookin absolutely sexy. They can’t half-ass their game now lest it gets slaughtered in both sales and e-sports coverage.

  85. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    June 26, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    It’s Japan, working your workers to death is the norm when it comes to office work.

  86. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    June 26, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    what happened with her bewbs?

  87. Snorlaxation
    Snorlaxation
    June 26, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    You’re optimism is making me teary eyed. What timeline are you from, sweet child?

  88. Alexandre Martins Hoppen Corre
    Alexandre Martins Hoppen Corre
    July 25, 2017 at 10:13 am

    There’s been a rumor from an inside-developer that Disney wanted capcom side to look bad. He said that many characters from Capcom doesn’t even have major roles in the Story Mode, like Ryu, who does almost nothing. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if this confirms.