Marvel vs. Capcom is a gimmick that somehow has been built to last. Who doesn’t love flashy battles between video game and comic heroes that caters to skilled technicians and hopeless button mashers alike? It’s a novelty that hasn’t outstayed its welcome no matter how many giddy 30something beardos spill their Faygo on the controls. (Seriously though, clean that up. Have some pride.) Next up in the series? An upgrade to Infinite status.
The latest Marvel vs. Capcom entry was made official courtesy of a big ol’ PlayStation Experience reveal complete with a teaser as the cherry on top. Ryu and Mega Man X square off against Iron Man and Captain Marvel in this enticing piece of promo for the title which is due out in late 2017 on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. An extended trailer is set to debut during ESPN2’s December 4th Capcom Cup 2016 broadcast.
Here’s part of the pitch provided by Marvel:
Imagined and created through a shared vision between the two companies, “Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite” will feature a variety of exciting and accessible single player modes and rich multi-player content for new players and longtime fans alike. In addition to single player Arcade, Training, and Mission modes, a visually stunning and immersive cinematic Story Mode will put players at the center of both universes as they battle for survival against a sinister new threat.
“Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite” is being built to highlight a combination of iconic and fan favorite characters and stages from both universes, including Captain Marvel and Iron Man from the Marvel side, and Ryu and Mega Man X from Capcom. More characters, stages, modes and features will be revealed in the coming months.
So essentially a lot of things to get excited about. Accompanying the new release news was the announcement that Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is being re-released for current generation systems. The PlayStation 4 digital download version is available right now, but Xbox One and Windows PC users have to wait until March 2017 for the game.