If there wasn't video footage to back it up, it'd be easy to write off the first story details for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite as pure fan fiction. In a trailer launched today, audiences got a glimpse at the game's main antagonist, and it was rather unexpected.
In the spirit of joining franchises, a popular villain from Marvel and another infamous face from Capcom will be working together to take down the heroes and villains of both universes. From Marvel, we've got the crazy, homicidal robot with daddy issues, Ultron. And in Capcom's corner is another crazy, homicidal robot from the Mega Man X series, Sigma. They bond over their love of being crazy and their mutual desires to kill all sentient life before Ultron gets the wacky idea to use the Infinity Stones to combine into one super crazy homicidal robot called Ultron Sigma. And so they do, marking Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite as having the first combo character in the franchise's history, but hopefully not the last.
This is the second trailer that has been released for the game since it was announced five months ago at PSX 2016. The first was a short gameplay trailer highlighting the moves of three returning characters and one new addition, Captain Marvel.
In contrast to this, the story trailer is a purely cinematic experience with no gameplay to speak of. Instead it introduces the new big bad and shows off a few previously unannounced heroes that will be joining the game's roster. These characters are Thor, Mega Man, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Strider Hiryu, Chun-Li, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Chris Redfield, and Rocket Raccoon. All are returning characters with the exception of Captain Marvel. There was a possible leak a few day ago which hinted that Frank West and Dante would be returning as well, but neither make an appearance in the trailer.
While there hasn't been any recent information involving new characters, there has been discussion on the game's new 2v2 battle system, which was originally 3v3. A developer for the game recently took the time to explain the reasons behind the change.
The Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite story trailer really sets the stage for what looks to be the biggest game in the series. What's intriguing is that the video's title suggests it might be part of a series, as it is labeled with a "1", so the game's story could possibly get much bigger and even more outrageous – and that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will release on September 19th, 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.