‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Lends Some Much Needed Rocket And Groot To ‘Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite’

The official Marvel Vs Capcom Twitter account shared a fun nugget to celebrate the release of Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 in theaters this weekend. Not only will the film-inspired version of Rocket be playable in the game — much like the very British version that made his debut in the Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 — but he’ll also be bringing along his pal Groot to bust chops and menacingly say “I am Groot.”

Now it doesn’t seem like this is a playable character or anything, but more a version of Rocket’s special move and a nod to his appearance in the first film. And it’s a welcome addition to a game that seems to shaping up to be a proper addition to one of the best fighters out there. It has a long way to go to make it to Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 levels, but Infinite does look to be a game that should bring it into the latest console market. Ultron and Mega Man X’s Sigma are the big bads for this installment, actually giving us a storyline reason for the two worlds coming together. The past games just seemed to fudge the details, which is fine, and MvC 3 had some sort of deal with Galactus and each character getting their own story in the conclusion. This time it is Ultron and Sigma teaming up to form Ultron Sigma with the Infinity Stones in play:

A combination of the robotic foes known as Ultron from the Marvel Universe and Sigma from the Capcom Universe, this psychotic villain is obsessed with infecting all organic life with a cybernetic virus. History’s greatest gathering of warriors must now unite to fight back against Ultron Sigma and save their newly formed world.

It will be the first time the series has featured a dedicated story mode, so it is uncharted territory. But given the sources Capcom is working with, it can’t be completely horrible. Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe was even a good time before Netherealm tried something new and made it look like garbage.

You can get your hands on the game in September and can also splurge on a massive deluxe edition that comes with a set of light up Infinity gems/stones to mess around with. Just in time for all those Halloween parties.

(Via Marvel / Capcom)