Two new characters have been added to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. These are Captain America and Morrigan, revealed via an extended gameplay trailer shown during ESPN2’s rebroadcast of the Capcom Cup. The two join Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Ryu and Megaman X in the roster.
The extended gameplay trailer reveals a number of things too such as Captain America’s Charging Star move and Morrigan’s winged acrobatics, which gives the Darkstalkers mainstay quite a bit of swagger during combat.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was announced at this year’s PlayStation Experience, coming on the heels of dispirited fans who have long waited for a new entry in the very popular crossover franchise. Per usual, rumors pointing to an imminent release spurred fans hope, but not for long, since a developer for the game revealed that an entry was nowhere near the pipeline.
Turns out, there is in fact a new entry in the franchise, arriving five years after the last game, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, was released. According to the PlayStation Blog’s official announcement, the game will include a single-player Arcade Mode, Training and Mission Modes and a cinematic Story Mode that lulls players at the center of both universes to vie for supremacy.
Also depicted in the extended gameplay trailer is what appears to be a more nuanced assist feature during combats. According to Inquisitr, the seemingly combo-based switch, where fighters can enter mid-combo and do their own damage, is clearly reminiscent of old Marvel vs. Capcom titles where fighters enter the frame to do more than simply hurtle attacks to the opponent.
A new element from the Marvel lore will now also drastically play a major role in strategic combats. Called Infinity Stones, these special gems will give characters god-like powers, and there’s one for each aspect of the universe: power, space, time, reality, soul and mind. Each infinite stone gives off a different power, with the time stone giving Captain Marvel the ability to dodge attacks, for example.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is still in development, but it’s slated to have a late 2017 release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The Marvel vs. Capcom franchise is a series of crossover games where iconic Marvel and Capcom characters clash together in battles. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is the eighth entry in the series overall.
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