Several well-known members from the NorthEast kicked our first round of Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite interviews. Today, we head out to Cali with Evil Geniuses' Eduardo 'PR Balrog' Perez-Frangie, one of the West Coast's notable tournament players. PR Balrog was quite formidable throughout the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 era, and achieved multiple first place tournament finishes.
Although he stopped competing in mid-2015, we were sure the news of a new Versus iteration would draw him back in. PVP Live caught up with PR Rog to hear his thoughts on Capcom's newest project.
Infinite looks like it will be the first crossover fighting game that’s accessible to casual players. What do you think the game’s biggest challenge will be in maintaining enough depth for veteran players?
If the game turns out to be like Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, then I can see the game being more accessible for casual players. But crossover fighting games (Marvel type) have always being fast paced and execution heavy and that's what veteran players look for.
What was your reaction to the announcement trailers last weekend?
To be honest, I never get super hyped about announcements until I play the game, but there's one thing for sure that I can say..... MAHVEL LIVES
How important is it that Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite includes the X-men and other popular mutants?
We've been seeing the same characters for a long time in Marvel vs Capcom series, so I don't think it'll be important if we don't have a few X-men and other popular mutants. You have to give the spotlight to the new generation!
Do you think Infinite will create the same following as its predecessors?
It's hard to say without touching the game, but if the game becomes an esport title, I feel that it has the potential to be even bigger than Street Fighter.
What are your thoughts on Infinite reintroducing the Gems to be used as a groove à la CvS2?
I think it's an awesome idea. People forget that there used to be gems in games like Marvel Super Heroes, which allowed for a lot of creativity.
What are the must-have features to guarantee Infinite will resonate with veteran players and new players alike?
Good combo system, no infinites, and fast paced.
What characters are you looking forward to play (returning or new additions)?
I honestly hope they bring Gambit and Sabretooth back. And for new additions, I would like to see Mystique, Emma Frost, and Mister Sinister.
What advice would you offer to skeptical players?
Always support the game that you like no matter what.