A brand new Marvel vs. Capcom gameplay trailer released today that features the upcoming DLC character from the Monster Hunter series.
The legendary hunter known as Monster Hunter has entered the fray and she is loaded for bear. She brought along every weapon at her disposal to take on all challengers, including a bow, claws, and a gigantic sword — all made from various monster parts. As is usual with these types of videos, audiences get a good, long look at her ability kit and super moves.
According to her official Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite background, Monster Hunter is from a nomadic desert town that fused with Wakanda. Since the merger, she’s become Black Panther’s right hand. She doesn’t have a given name, other than Monster Hunter, which could indicate the ability to change sexes, as the name is gender-neutral.
Monster Hunter, along with Venom, Winter Soldier, and Black Widow were confirmed to be joining the roster after Capcom’s own Ada Wong leaked the remaining characters earlier this week. Monster Hunter will be part of the 2017 Character Pass that also includes Sigma, Winter Soldier, Venom, Black Widow, and Black Panther. Once the DLC is released, it will put the total number of playable characters at an impressive 36.
The roster is a nice even mix of characters from both companies. While fans of the series are definitely feeling the loss of favorite characters from past games, like the X-Men, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has managed to somewhat fill in those gaps with several new and interesting faces.
The game’s biggest hurdle is its shift in art styles from previous titles in the series. The characters in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite don’t appear as polished as they once were. Poor Chun-Li got the worst of the design changes, with a bizarre face that didn’t resemble the character fans knew and loved. The negative feedback was so great that Capcom announced it would fix Chun-Li before the game launched.
Now that day has come. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite released yesterday, so those who want to grab a copy can. Along with its release, Capcom dropped a launch trailer that encapsulates everything players can expect from the game. They’ll get a preview of the various characters in actions, along with portions of the game’s story, and a sprinkling of reviews from various outlets. Go ahead and take a gander if buying the game is a possibility.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.