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One of the first announcements during this weekend’s PlayStation Experience was Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite, the (rather surprising) fourth entry in the crossover fighting franchise. Last night, Capcom unveiled the title’s first extended gameplay trailer, introducing fans to Ryu, Mega Man X, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Captain America, and Morrigan. The 90-second clip also gives us a glimpse at how the characters will use Marvel’s Infinity Stones in battle.
Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2017.
It’s been rumoured for a while now, but Marvel and Capcom unveiled their fourth collaboration at this year’s PlayStation Experience. The new Marvel Vs Capcom title drops the number at the end and replaces it with a subtitle, Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite. Marvel fans will have already guessed that the title comes from the legendary Infinity Stones, the MacGuffins at the centre of Marvel’s Infinity War, which is due to start filming next year.
The game features a slew of characters that will be seen on screen, including Iron Man and the newly announced Captain Marvel. They take on Capcom legends such as Street Fighter’s Ryu or Mega Man X, both of whom are old hat at the fighting game, having been playable characters in Super Smash Bros for Nintendo’s Wii U and 3DS.
Capcom teased other characters, more of whom will be revealed throughout 2017 before the game debuts at the tail end of the year. The developer shared several single player modes, including Arcade, Training, and Missions, on the Capcom-Unity blog, plus a cinematic Story Mode where the heroes will battle against a mysterious new villain, all rendered by the immersive Unreal 4 Engine technology.
There will also be dynamic online and multiplayer features, including online lobbies and spectator modes. Players will also be able to take part in ranked games, or casual ones that do not affect their leader board status. The six Infinity Stones – power, space, time, reality, soul, and mind – will influence the game and force players to change their strategies, based on the power that they, or their opponent, wields.
Finally, Capcom confirmed that Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite is also in development for the PC and Xbox One.
Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono recently told Famitsu that the company is planning to release new content for Street Fighter V through 2020. But the publisher might be ready to announce a new fighting game this weekend at the 2016 PlayStation Experience.
Polygon is reporting they’ve spoken to “multiple sources” that say Marvel Vs Capcom 4 will make its public debut this weekend and be released sometime in 2017. Their sources also revealed that Marvel will (unsurprisingly) limit the number of X-Men in the game. Instead, Marvel Vs Capcom 4 will feature a roster comprised mostly of characters that have appeared in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
Fans of the series should expect Marvel vs. Capcom 4’s roster of Marvel characters to draw strongly from the cinematic universe that Marvel Studios has popularized — and has full control over — during the past decade. That means fighting game fans will more likely see characters plucked from The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy films, and not from properties like the X-Men. Expect to see superheroes like Ant-Man and Groot make appearances, with characters of mutant origin — think Wolverine and Magneto — sitting out this entry.
Polygon would go on to receive a standard “Capcom does not comment on rumors or speculation” statement from a Capcom spokesperson in connection to their report. However, Marvel’s Jay Ong hinted at the possibility of a fourth game in the crossover fighting franchise earlier this year during the E3 Expo. So it could be a very fun weekend for fans of Capcom’s fighting games.
The last game in the franchise, Marvel Vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, was released in early 2011 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.