The rumors were true once again! I’m sure many companies are sniffing out these moles, but they certainly keep us journalists happy with all these secrets! Either way, Marvel VS Capcom is coming back in a big way with Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite, showing off four characters in a flashy trailer. A brief gameplay trailer was shown off as well.
To analyze what’s going on in the gameplay trailer, Infinite appears to be ditching the three fighter system the series is known for, to instead vie for a two fighter system, similar to their initial arcade release, Clash of Super Heroes. We also get to see the ultimate moves of Ryu, Captain Marvel, and Iron Man. Note, that Megaman X’s ultimate is left out. Wonder how his best abilities will play out compared to Megaman or even Zero? The fighters also utilize Infinity Stones with Ryu using the Power Stone and Captain Marvel using the Time Stone. Each stone seems to either create a string of combos or unlock new options for combos. Will players be able to customize what stones are used on each character? We also get to see the game’s graphic engine running at a beautiful 60 frames per second at 1080p, which looks amazing in action.
According to Capcom’s press release, Infinite will have not only the usual arcade mode, but a dedicated story mode that will put players right into the action of two worlds working together to handle a dangerous threat. Even more footage will be shown off on ESPN2 on Sunday at 5:30PM PST (or 8:30PM EST), December 4 during the Capcom Cup 2016 broadcast.
Not only did Capcom reveal another entry in a flagship franchise, but they also announced that Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 is now available as a digital download for PS4. This version includes a gallery mode, has all the DLC, and runs at an improved 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second. Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 is available on all platforms for $24.99. PlayStation players can download the game immediately, while Xbox One and PC in March 2017.
It’s great to see Capcom pulling out all the stops for many of their major franchises. Fans were clamoring for more Marvel VS Capcom action, especially since many of those games are still seeing circulation at major fighting game tournaments. We will be chomping at the bit for any new information about Marvel VS Capcom Infinite’s 2017 release, until then let’s throw down on PlayStation.
Sorry, Xbox and PC players, you’ll just have to wait it out.