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NetherRealms’ 2011 reboot of Mortal Kombat was applauded for its inclusion of a fleshed out single player story mode, and their next fighting game, the just-released Injustice: Gods Among Us, looks to have a similarly styled campaign. In light of this, Capcom have expressed interest in following suit by increasing the focus on story mode in their future fighters.

Within a recent thread on the Capcom forums, many fans were dismayed by the fact that the publisher’s fighting franchises, such as Street Fighter and Marvel vs. Capcom, still have not adopted more narrative-driven single player modes that would allow more insight into the game’s characters, as was the case in Mortal Kombat.

In response, Capcom Senior Vice-President Christian Svensson came along and made the following statement:

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What this means is that you can probably expect future Street Fighter, Street Fighter X Tekken and Marvel vs. Capcom titles to adopt more of a focus on story and intricate structure in their offline modes, perhaps incorporating unlockables, branching story paths with multiple endings, and more. Judging by the amount of complaints in the forum thread, the demand is certainly there.

How do you feel about this, single players? Would you like to know more about favorite characters like Ryu and Chun-Li via a cohesively plotted story? Let us know!

Michael Urban
Now an occasional contributer, Michael Urban is the former Editor-in-Chief at OnlySP and has the nickname "Breadcrab" for reasons his therapist still doesn't understand. From the moment he first got hacked in Runescape, he's been uninterested in multiplayer games and has pursued the beauty of the single-player experience, especially in terms of story and creative design. His hobbies include reading, writing, singing in the shower, pretending to be productive, and providing info and feedback regarding the games industry. It is an industry, right? You can ask him a question or send him spam at michaelurban@onlysp.escapistmagazine.com. Also, follow him on Twitter or the terrorists win. (@MichaelUrban1)

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