Rumors have been circulating about a possible all-star clash between Marvel fighters and Capcom’s own roster of heroes. This has just been confirmed in a Sony press conference during the recently concluded PlayStation Experience 2016 in Anaheim, California.
The announcement was capped by a trailer showing Capcom’s Megaman X and Ryu teaming up to take on Iron Man. Marvel’s champion was later joined by Captain Marvel and the slugfest raged on.
As one considers the roster of characters who will be fighting for both sides, it is difficult not to expect the smack down to be quite epic indeed.
Meanwhile, here are what the top news outlets are saying about the game’s announcement.
Kotaku: Sorry No X-men
“Capcom’s license for the Marvel characters expired in 2013, however, meaning the games stopped receiving updates within a couple years release. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 were pulled from PSN and Xbox Live as a result.
“But whereas those games featured X-Men characters like Wolverine and Magneto, the new game is likely to focus more on heroes popular in Marvel’s current cinematic universe like Ant-Man and the crew from Guardians of the Galaxy. After all, the name itself links it to Marvel’s upcoming Avengers: Infinity Wars movies.”
Polygon: Here’s An Extended Gameplay Teaser
“The early look at Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is already drawing comparisons to past Capcom fighting games — Street Fighter X Tekken, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars and Marvel Super Heroes — but it’s not exactly clear which direction Capcom is taking with the fighting game system and how it will evolve over the next year.
“Marvel released an extended gameplay clip of Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite alongside ESPN2’s presentation of this weekend’s Capcom Cup tournament. The new footage offers a look at two Marvel vs. Capcom veterans: Captain America and Morrigan from Darkstalkers.”
GameNGuide: Infinity Stones And More The Gameplay
“One of the biggest change “Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite” included in the game, is the infinity stones from Marvel Universe and how much it will assist players in their strategic combats.
“In the world of Marvel, Infinity Stones gives its owner god-like strength and each part of it specializes on a specific aspect such as time, power, space, reality, mind and soul. For instance, Captain Marvel acquired the ability to escape attacks through one of the Infinity Stones.”
In the meantime, Sony distilled the game with the following key details:
- Reborn Rivalries:Universes collide once again in this all-new crossover clash for the ages, where players select their favorite Marvel and Capcom characters and engage in accessible and action-packed 2v2 partner battles.
- Infinite Power:Pulled from classic Marvel lore, unique and game-changing Infinity Stones can be implemented into players’ strategies as a way to influence the outcome of battle. Each Infinity Stone provides a unique advantage to the player and represents a different aspect of the universe: power, space, time, reality, soul, and mind.
- Iconic Heroes:Choose from a diverse roster of fan favorite characters pulled from Marvel and Capcom universes, including Iron Man and Captain Marvel from the Marvel side, and Ryu and Mega Man X from Capcom. Many more playable characters will be revealed in the future.
- Cinematic Story:Heroes and villains battle for supremacy in a timeless struggle set in the Marvel and Capcom universes. The original storyline answers the questions regarding the new clash and lets players step into the shoes of classic characters from both sides as they wage war against powerful forces in an attempt to defeat a new villain.
- Accessible Single Player Content:In addition to the cinematic story experience, players can hone their skills in a variety of accessible single player modes, including Training, Mission and Arcade modes.
- Vast Multiplayer Features:Robust online modes and content including ranked and casual matches, global leaderboards, and online lobbies with spectator mode deepen the overall experience.
- Graphics:Unreal Engine 4 technology pushes the cinematic visuals and next-gen realism into a new era.
Unfortunately, the game is still in development and it will likely debut in the latter part of 2017. While some say, it will be exclusive to PlayStation 4, there are also those who say that it will head to Xbox One as well.