A few days ago, rumors about a new game in the Marvel vs. Capcom series have started appearing online. These rumors came true when Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite was announced for 2017.
The announcement trailer provides gamers with a very entertaining cinematic in which we see Mega Man X and Ryu fighting in a 2v2 battle against Iron Man and Captain Marvel. There are a few interesting details to glean from the trailer, like how Ryu use the Power Stone to take down Iron Man, or Captain Marvel’s going full Binary and using the Time Stone to really give it to the Street Fighter character.
Besides that, Capcom has already confirmed a few details, like the use of the Unreal Engine 4, and a cinematic story mode that lets players step into the shoes of heroes and villains from both the Capcom and Marvel universes.The battles themselves will be 2v2 instead of 3v3, and will introduce the Infinity Stones mechanic. This game-changing mechanic lets players distort reality and change the tide of battle in their favor mid-battle, as each stone offers a different and unique advantage. Right now we only saw the Power and Time stones in action, but we should bee the Space, Reality, Soul and Mind ones soon.
In addition to the story mode, a whole lot of other modes were announced by Capcom, including Training, Mission and Arcade modes for single-player. For multiplayer, we’ll be getting Ranked and casual online matches, Leaderboards and the returning Lobbies with Spectator mode.
A few hours after the release on the announcement trailer, we got a second trailer during the Capcom Cup 2016. This one dug a little deeper into the gameplay itself.
There are a few notes we can also take from the gameplay trailer. From X’s and Ryu’s movements you can see that characters have separate punches and kicks, which are divided into 3 intensities: Light, Medium and Heavy. There are also character rush-combos in which the second character runs in to replace the one your playing, without breaking the chain of attacks. This only makes the game look like it returns to its original roots, rather than evolving what we saw in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
Captain Marvel shows us that you can use command grabs to set up for a reset and cancel it into a Level 1 special attack, with returning features such as the wall and ground bounces. Combos have the possibility to be long, but considering the amount of button presses required, they will also be tough to perform. Also, what appears to be a Team Hyper Combo can be seen when Captain marvel does her beam attack, followed with Mr. Stark’s Proton Cannon.
Then, we see the power of the Power Stone, as it not only boosts Ryu’s attacks, but also allows for longer combos using an unlimited amount of Wall Bounces. This leaves us with just enough time for a demonstration of the Time Stone, which makes Captain Marvel faster, and allows her to teleport around her opponent.
More characters as revealed during the trailer, vrom both Capcom and Marvel’s roster: Morrigan from the Darkstalkers series, and Captain America.
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