Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite was announced at this year’s PlayStation Experience, and fans are hyped to see more.
For weeks, rumors began to float around the internet. There was some talk of a new Marvel vs. Capcom title, but no one knew just what was in store for fighting game fans and enthusiasts. After what seemed like all hope had been lost, we were treated to a trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite. As reported previously by the Inquisitr, the game will feature two-on-two fighting between some of the most iconic Marvel and Capcom worlds.
Ryu, Mega Man X, Captain Marvel, and Iron Man have all made their debut in the Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite reveal trailer. If that wasn’t enough to get fans going, however, Capcom has also released a trailer that shows footage of in-game fighting. Mega Man and Ryu take the stage against Captain Marvel and Iron Man, each character showing an impressive amount of physical prowess. The combos should remind players of the old Marvel vs. Capcom games, especially in how the fighters do more than just come in for an assist. They’re able to enter the screen mid-combo, tagging in and tacking on their own damage. On top of this, each character ports a signature move designed to deal damage with a big finisher.
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite looks to be a classic Marvel vs. Capcom title, keeping its roots while bringing a new look to its visuals. There’s also the addition of Gems, which look to grant each team a different power-up depending on which is chosen. In the trailer, we see the use of the “Power” Gem. Ryu looks to hit and combo harder than he normally would after absorbing the gem. Captain Marvel makes use of the “Time” Gem, utilizing it to teleport through characters and take advantage of positioning.
Seem familiar? Similar mechanics are used in the classic Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins. There’s been some negative feedback in regards to the two-on-two mechanic, but developers have discussed why they feel that two-on-two would be better than the previous three-on-three in a Marvel Vs. Capcom game. In a report by Eventhubs, the developers talk teamwork and its significance during a live stream at the PlayStation Experience 2016 event. The developers felt that having a character come in for nothing more than an assist didn’t truly capture the meaning of teamwork. As we’ve seen in the trailer, assists will now bring more versatility to the table. Of course, it’s too early in development to tell whether or not further change will come to Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite.
According to PlayStation Blog, Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite will feature an Arcade Mode, Training Mode, and a cinematic Story Mode. It looks as though Capcom is trying not to repeat the mistake of releasing a game without plenty of content. Street Fighter V is one such lesson, but the game appears to be doing quite well thanks to DLC. If Capcom has taken anything away from its release, we’ll be welcomed with plenty to do with the new Marvel title.
We’ve also seen two new characters released for Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite. According to PvP Live, Morrigan and Captain America will also be in the game alongside Ryu and the others. The reveal took place on ESPN 2 alongside a replay of the weekend’s tournament. Captain America retains what looks to be his Charging Star move, while Morrigan’s aerial abilities wreak havoc on her foes. Mega Man also appears to have revealed a new ability, changing his armor and gaining priority on his projectiles. With the roster filling up with more iconic heroes, who else can we expect to see?
Whether new or old to the Marvel vs. Capcom installments, there’s plenty for players to be excited about. The game will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2017.
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