There’s only a couple of months away before Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite hits shelves, and new information about the game has surfaced today in the form of an official ESRB rating. While the T rating was expected, what proved to be an entertaining surprise was the ESRB’s rating summary of the fighting game as it reveals that a character will be chugging alcoholic drinks mid-match.
The ESRB’s summary of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite starts off innocently enough, describing the title as an “arcade-style fighting game in which players control characters from the Marvel and Capcom universes.” However, things take a turn for the weird (and hilarious) when the second half of the summary reveals that one character will drink a bottle of alcohol mid-match in order to gain bonus experience points, only to later dry-heave their way to defeat (or victory). Here’s the description in question:
“In one fight sequence, a character drinks a bottle of alcohol, gaining extra experience points; he is depicted making dry-heaving motions (i.e., attempting to vomit).”
Of course, now the important question to be asked is who is this mysterious character that will have the audacity to start chugging drinks mid-fight in order to gain an edge. The description indicates that the character is male (which rules out Captain Marvel), but additional details are scarce for now. Given how the roster features a number of characters who love a drink (such as Tony Stark), the aforementioned description could be applicable to a number of fighters.
The weirdly entertaining ESRB descriptions don’t just end with alcohol-loving fighters. The summary also reveals that a “succubus character is depicted wearing an outfit that reveals large amounts of cleavage and portions of her buttocks,” which is an obvious and unsubtle nod to Darkstalkers’ Morrigan, and players can expect some kind of profanity as the “word ‘a*s’ appears in the dialogue.”
There’s much fun to be had speculating over which character (confirmed and unconfirmed) will be chugging drinks mid-fight, but it ultimately remains to be seen what surprises Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has in store for fans. But regardless of the identity of this alcohol-loving fighter, there’s no doubt that this extra character detail adds an extra entertaining element to what’s shaping up to be one of Summer 2017’s most exciting games.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is scheduled for launch on September 19 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.