Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
Two iconic worlds come together as evil forces join to bring about death and destruction. Pit Iron Man against Mega Man X and Ryu against Thor in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the latest installment of Capcom’s arcade classic.
The next chapter in the crossover arcade classic fighting game series, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is on its way, bringing with it a host of new features to the franchise.
Like its predecessors, players have a range of characters from both the Marvel Universe and the Capcom Universe to choose from, including old favourites such as Ryu, as well as new additions such as Guardian of the Galaxy’s Rocket Raccoon.
Overall, the roster will include a total of 30 playable characters, including some of the most popular personas in the superhero world, such as Iron Man, Captain America, Dante, Spider-Man and more.
Legendary battles will be fought by tag-teams of fighters and heroes, as opposed to the 3v3 battles of past titles in the series. According to producer Peter Rosas, this is to cut down the time spent dawdling in menus.
An epic tale
Capcom have decided to focus on a more cinematic story mode in order to attract players who like the Capcom and Marvel Universe lore. Overall, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite offers a far more gratifying campaign mode to past installments.
The campaign will see the two universe’s biggest threats, Ultron and Sigma, join forces with the objective of eliminating all biological life. Using the Infinity Stones, they fuse themselves into one being, “Ultron-Sigma”.
Consequently, the worlds of Capcom and Marvel are also united. The heroes of of the two worlds must join forces to stop Ultron-Sigma’s plans of extermination.
Aside from an epic story mode, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will also feature a multiplayer mode, which is a necessity for a great portion of gamers.
While providing a blast from the past, Capcom’s title will bring new gameplay mechanics, such as:
- The “Active Switch”. This is used to change between your tag-team characters instantly and at any point, allowing for a greater possibility of combined combos and, consequently, more fluid and varied gameplay.
- A new control scheme. This will be similar to Marvel vs. Capcom 2, with four attack buttons, one for swapping characters and another for activiting the Infinity Stones – one of the more exciting additions.
- Six Infinity Stones. These unique stones each have two special abilities which players are able to activate during battles. “Infinity Surge”, for example, will grant the player a short time advance.
- An auto-combo system. This will simplify the way that combo moves are performed.