Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite Trailer Pisses People Off By Advertising Six DLC Characters
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite DLC Controversy
(Last Updated On: April 25, 2017)

We haven’t seen the full roster yet. We haven’t seen all the game modes yet. We don’t know what all the features are like. And we have no idea what the extent of the multiplayer and story scope will be. Nevertheless, despite everything we don’t know about Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, there is one thing we do know: there will be six DLC characters and six premium costumes sold for the game for those who pre-order the Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite Deluxe Edition.

The information spawned from a recent story trailer where they revealed the main antagonist of the game, a Mega Man X villain going by the name of Sigma. Working with Ultron, the duo fuse together while using the Infinity Stones to take control of both the Marvel and Capcom dimensions, bringing together a wide assortment of heroes from both universes to fight side-by-side to take down Sigma.

As is typical for most arch-villains, Sigma Ultron manages to defeat Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, and Mega Man X in an epic battle.

The trailer’s story and revelation of interactions between characters like X and Rocket Raccoon were overshadowed by the ending of the trailer, which revealed that Capcom is already making and selling DLC before the game is even out!

Some shills and corporate podsuckers are in the comment section trying to defend the practice, claiming that this sort of DLC practice is rampant in the FGC with games like Mortal Kombat X, Injustice 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd and Tekken 7.

Real gamers weren’t having much of that, claiming that this was like the Street Fighter x Tekken situation all over again.




For those of you who are unfamiliar, Capcom locked 12 characters and nearly 100$ worth of DLC behind a paywall on the actual Street Fighter x Tekken disc. You would have to pay to unlock the content already on the $60 disc. Hackers managed to get through the paywall and exposed it to the world using modded Xbox 360s. They then went onto Xbox Live and showed gamers all of the DLC locked behind the paywall on the actual disc.

Capcom actually had the gall to go to the community and ask for help in ratting out the hackers so they could be banned.

The on-disc DLC plan was foiled, and Capcom ended up selling all of the disc-locked content for just $20.

In this case, it seems pretty scummy to announce that they already have an ample DLC plan rolled out for the game even though it isn’t due for release until September 19th. So five months out from release and they’re already talking about what content to hide behind a paywall, as opposed to squeezing in as much content as possible and then selling more content later if the game turns out to be a success.

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite - Rocket Raccoon

In a way, it almost seems as if maybe Capcom wants to commit corporate suicide. They also bungled the release of Street Fighter V last year when they launched the game without an offline CPU versus mode or an arcade mode, basic features in every other fighting game out there. Nevertheless, Capcom had a series of DLC characters and content lined up for release even though they opted not to include other base features.

Some people just have to learn things the hard way… and Capcom seems to like learning the hard way, just like they learned with Street Fighter V underperforming, as reported by PlayStation Lifestyle, identical to how Street Fighter X Tekken underperformed… all because they valued fleecing customers more than they valued putting out a quality product at launch.


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  • Disqusted

    Story trailer? For a fighting game? No thanks.

    Also, f**k DLC characters.

  • Disqusted

    Story trailer? For a fighting game? No thanks.

    Also, f**k DLC characters.

  • I’m looking forward to the day it’s discovered that, just like SFxT, all the DLC is already on the disc.

  • SevTheBear

    Capcom never learn

    • Disqusted

      Probably because people still buy their shit.

      • SevTheBear

        jup

      • SevTheBear

        jup

    • Disqusted

      Probably because people still buy their shit.

  • Louis

    What bothers me about this isn’t the fact that they’re already showing off the DLC, it’s the fact that Sigma is one of the main villains of the game, an actual important character, and he’s DLC. Injustice 2 is all about Brainiac coming to earth after Superman’s defeat to try and destroy the planet; this is like if Brainiac was locked behind a paywall.

    Like, I’m not surprised that they’re already talking about DLC, but that’s supposed to be saved for bonus content. Extra features. Things that aren’t already part of the main game.

    • MONAD

      Yeah. That ..kinda bothered me a little as well. You’d think that with Sigma being as important to the story as he is, he’d be included in the main lineup, but with him being DLC, that kinda has me a little worried.

    • Disqusted

      It’s gonna be a fun day when the main protagonist is DLC.

    • Disqusted

      It’s gonna be a fun day when the main protagonist is DLC.

  • Ax

    Oh hey! the game is not even out yet so here some character’s we removed from the base game so you can pay us 10 bucks or more for them!

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Ultron Sigma with all of the Infinity Stones? That’s actually pretty badass.

  • Reven

    This is bad. Although not nearly as bad as Evolve. That was the WORST I’ve seen of this. They announced the season pass and dlc before showing even a SCREENSHOT of the base game. I’m glad the only Capcom games I support now are basically Monster Hunter. Always free DLC from there, and the games are good.

    Edit: One thing I want to clarify. I don’t mind it being announced that there will be DLC for a game, as DLC can be what we used to call “Expansion Packs.” My problem is when they start showing DLC content before the base game has had a lot of content shown. They should be trying to sell me on the BASE GAME first, not the DLC. Seems Capcom is hoping to sell me on the dlc.

    • They should be trying to sell me on the BASE GAME first, not the DLC. Seems Capcom is hoping to sell me on the dlc.

      Exactly. The end of the trailer completely took me by surprise because we haven’t seen the full roster nor the full extent of the gameplay but they’re already trying to get people to commit to DLC packs. It’s complete and utter BS.

      • MONAD

        I think I’m gonna cut ’em some slack. At least for a little bit. As many people have already pointed out, we don’t even know how full the roster is going to be. It could be comparable to Injustice 2 and have a 24+ character roster along with DLC characters. Though, if they pull the same Street Fighter X Tekken shenanigans, then I’ll be with everyone else bitching about it. Until then, well, we’ll see.

        • lol… you’re like the resident optimist.

          • MONAD

            I did say that if they pulled the locked DLC on the disc shit like they did with Street Fighter x Tekken, I’d be just as pissed off as everyone else. Honestly though, I think Capcom learned from that shit. Let’s just hope they don’t ship an incomplete and broken game like they did with Street Fighter V.

        • Bamf

          Well…at least they made one sale 🙂

          • MONAD

            Dude, I’m just stoked to see another MvC game. After the buy up of Marvel by Disney, I was afraid we’d never see another one again.

          • Disqusted

            I’d rather play the old good ones than see newer shitty ones.

          • Disqusted

            I’d rather play the old good ones than see newer shitty ones.