Behold geeks, Capcom released the latest trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. The trailer reveals a quite crazy storyline and new characters.
The fighting game will hit the shelves on September 19th, and as the game’s title suggests with the “infinite”, this installment is different from the previous ones.
This new game is not just another sequel
Infinite was first announced in December 2016, during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event. In 2012, Capcom lost the use of the Marvel Comics license after The Walt Disney Company went on to self-publish its own gaming titles.However, Capcom was able to reacquire the license in May 2016. Now, the upcoming fighting video game is the sixth installment in the Marvel VS. Campcom series of crossover games, and it comes with some changes. The video game features two-on-two fights, as opposed to the three-on-three format used in the previous installments.
Also, you better say goodbye to the series’ traditional characters assists because now it incorporates a tag-based combo system. This tag-based combo allows players to create continuous combos between their two characters.There’s also a new gameplay mechanic in the form of the Infinity Stones, which gives players extraordinary abilities and stats boots.
There’s also another detail. It seems kinda fishy that the long-running series from the Marvel against Capcom universe lacks the next sequential number, and instead, it adds “Infinite.”Well, this is because Infinite is a different entry from the previous installments. Infinite’s storyline is a new one that will focus on heroes from both universes dealing with the Infinity Stones used by combined signature threads.
“That’s why we’re not calling it ‘4,’” executive producer Mike Evans said. “It’s not the next version of. It’s a complete overhaul.”
This time, Ultron from the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Sigma from Capcom’s Mega Man X series team up to follow a quite evil plan.The duo uses the Infinity Stones to fuse and becomes, not surprisingly at all, Ultron Sigma who seeks to exterminate all forms of biological life.
This way the game finally gives some sense. Whether it’s pretty cool having these two universes crossover and facing each other in some pretty dope fights, the storyline never explained how did they get to that point.
There’s something missing…and more details
The trailer reveals some pretty cool details. First, it shows us this storyline that turns out to be mindblowing. And if you pay attention to it, it gives away a few things.It reveals part of the new playable characters, and it seems to have some focus on MCU. It shows Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye and Rocket Raccoon. Another revelation as playable characters is, Chun-Li (Street Fighter), Chris Redfield (Resident Evil), Strider Hiryu (Strider).
We already knew that Ryu (Street Fighter), Mega Man X, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Captain America, and Morrigan (Darkstalkers) were playable characters.And there’s something missing. While we see this renewed emphasis on the MCU characters, we notice the lack of other Marvel heroes, The X-Men, and its extended cast.
Storm, Wolverine, Cyclops, and Sentinel are all “Marvel vs. Capcom” stalwarts, but they are notably missing from any big reveal.This absence is explained by a long-running tiff between Disney and Fox. Marvel sold the movie license to Hollywood Studios before being purchased by the Hos of Mouse.
While Sony got out our favorite Spidey, Spiderman and his many movie series in the last couple of years, Fox got the properties o Daredevil, Ghost Rider, Fantastic Four and the X-Men.
That’s why there’s no hint of the mutants in the video game. One would think that miracles do happen and that eventually, we’ll see them collide in the crossover universe, but that scenario seems impossible since Fox even sued Marvel for using the word “mutant” at a show.But let’s focus on the video game we do have and that hits the shelves in September. Well, there’s no need to wait until September.
You can already pre-order the game for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. It will include single-player Arcade, Training and Mission modes, as well as multi-player content.
The game is coming in three editions and we even have the prices.There’s the Standard Edition, which costs $59.99. If you pre-order it, it includes the “Warrior Thor” and “Evil Ryu” premium costumes.
Then there’s the Deluxe Edition which costs $89.99. This one includes what they call the “2017 Character Pass.” Which gives you access to six post-launch characters, including Sigma itself. If you pre-order it, it includes the “Warrior Thor” and “Evil Ryu” costumes, as well as the “Gladiator Hulk” and “Command Mission X’ costumes.
Finally, there’s the Collector’s Edition costing $199.99 which comes with four detailed, interlinking dioramas (Mega Man X, Chun-Li, Captain Marvel, and Iron Man) from TriForce, plus LED-powered Infinity Stones, and the Deluxe Edition of the game.
But let’s go to business and enjoy the trailer which is at last here! Pay attention to the badass fusion, the cape and Thor’s smooth moves.