Capcom has unleashed a slew of new information on the upcoming crossover fighter Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite, as well as a story trailer. The new Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite trailer fleshes out the game’s plot by introducing the story’s major players, while also explaining the reason why all of these heroes and villains are duking it out in the first place.
The answer isn’t anything audiences haven’t already surmised, and basically revolves around the heroes needing to acquire the Infinity Stones to stop Ultron Sigma. The catch, revealed in the trailer, is that they will need Thanos’ help to do it. On top of everything else, they have also got to deal with a giant Symbiote monster and an assortment of classic villains. There’s a lot to see in two and a half minutes, so check it out below.
More playable characters have recently been officially confirmed for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite. Joining the fray are Jedah, Ghost Rider, Dormammu, and Firebrand. They were discovered to be included weeks prior, through early gameplay videos and variant comic covers. According to Capcom, more information on these characters, including gameplay details, will roll out next week. These new fighters bring the final roster at launch up to thirty playable characters.
Additionally, Capcom has released information on the game’s various single player and multiplayer modes.
Offline Modes and Features:
- Story – puts players at the center of a fierce battle as heroes from both universes come together to stop Ultron Sigma, the combined form of two robotic villains.
- Arcade – recreates the classic arcade experience. Keep winning to move forward and confront the final boss in an epic showdown of skills.
- Mission – players can do various tutorial missions, or try their hand at advanced character-specific challenges.
- Training – set up a training area with various parameters and hone skills to improve fighting abilities.
- Vs. Player 2 – go head-to-head against another player locally.
- Vs. CPU – play solo against an AI-controlled opponent.
- Collection – the Dr. Light Database contains numerous unlockable items, including cut scenes from the story mode, character/stage information, concept artwork and character/stage audio tracks.
Online Modes and Features:
- Ranked Match – battle other players online to advance in the rankings.
- Casual Match – battle other players online without the results affecting the rankings.
- Beginners League – a special league fought between players of Rank 14 or lower.
- Lobby – search for or create a lobby where up to 8 players can engage in simultaneous player-vs-player matches.
- Rankings – view the rankings of players from all over the world.
- Replay Settings – configure replay settings and view replays.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was announced at PlayStation Experience 2016 to a modest reception. At that time, other than the major change in art style and a somewhat convoluted trailer, there wasn’t a lot to analyze. Worse yet, there was next to nothing in terms of gameplay footage.
Now, with just a month until its launch, there’s plenty of media to consume on the title. New characters and trailers are dropping weekly, and Capcom is noticeably gearing up for the game’s release. In fact, due to the leak of an internal pitch video, it’s been revealed that Capcom is already hoping to bring Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite to eSports arenas.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite releases September 19, 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.