V's voice actor from DMC 5 hints at new Capcom fighting game
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Update: Following all the excitement his tweet has caused, Brian Hanford posted a follow-up tweet in which he states that he has no knowledge of any new Capcom games. He clarifies that his original tweet was simply a fan expressing his love for Capcom characters.
V's voice actor from Devil May Cry 5, Brian Hanford, has hinted at a new fighting game from Capcom. It was only some weeks ago that his words incited a rumor that a Devil May Cry character could appear as a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character.
"Absolutely pumped for the next #CapcomVS game," stated Hanford in his tweet. "New characters but could be VERY familiar..," he went on to add.
Absolutely pumped for the next #CapcomVS game!!! New characters but could be VERY familiar...— Brian Hanford (@brihanford) February 15, 2020
"CapcomVS" is a term that could indicate the game will be one of the developer's crossover titles like SNK vs. Capcom. The last of such games the developer released was Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite in September 2017, but due to several issues fans had with it, the game's popularity quickly waned.
One of the bigger issues fans had with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was the adoption of 2v2 matches instead of 3v3, which the franchise is known for. Surprisingly, a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 eight-player invitational was announced for EVO 2020 to commemorate the franchise's 20th anniversary. Named Marvel vs. Capcom 2: 20urnament of Champions, the event would make the ideal time for Capcom to reveal a new game in the franchise.
During an AMA with JoJo Wifi, last month, Hanford made a statement that had fans believing that Dante would be the last character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's first DLC pack. This rumor began after popular Smash leaker, Sabi had previously announced that the demon hunter would not be making it into the game at that time.
With no official word from Capcom, it's best to take this news with a grain of salt. However, the possibility does look good, and Marvel vs. Capcom 2's presence at EVO 2020 instead of Mortal Kombat 11 further strengthens this idea.