For the first time, Capcom will introduce a story mode to its long-celebrated fighter, Marvel vs Capcom. With a shiny new story trailer, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite has brought together Sigma from Mega Man X and Marvel Comics’ Ultron to form… wait for it… Ultron Sigma. Can humanity and the fate of the galaxy be saved from the autonomous nightmare?
I’m kind of shocked that Capcom hasn’t thought to combine Sigma and Ultron together for this franchise until now. It makes harmonic sense. The final boss from Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds was the planet eating Galactus. For some reason I have a feeling this will feel almost like Super Smash Bros. Brawl with the amount of mindless Ultron bots the cinematic story trailer contains. Hopefully you won’t have to fight endless waves of bots.
Aside from introducing Infinity Gems, Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite doesn’t look like it will reinvent the wheel too much when it comes to gameplay. I am all in favor of this new story mode as I haven’t touched MVC3 n quite some time. I don’t even attempt to go online to play with how hardcore people are when I face them. Working in a playable story that will keep gamers more invested with an end goal in mind should be more enticing for those who want more replay value.
Currently the roster includes Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hawkeye, The Incredible Hulk, Hawkeye, Rocket Raccoon, and Thor from the Marvel side. And from the Capcom team we have Ryu, Chris Redfield, Mega Man X, Morrigan Aensland, Chun-Li, and Strider Hiryu. As you can see in the trailer, Sigma will be DLC. The full list of playable characters has yet to be revealed. Previous characters include War Machine, MODOK, X-23, Dante, Akuma, Deadpool, Dormammu, Doctor Doom, Tron Bonne, Crimson Viper, Venom, and many more.
Check out the official plot synopsis for Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, courtesy of Capcom:
For the first time in franchise history, the Marvel and Capcom universes collide in a visually stunning and immersive cinematic Story Mode, as heroes and villains battle together to save their merged worlds from a sinister new threat, Ultron Sigma. 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.
And take a look at the incredibly stuffed Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite Deluxe Edition below:
That will definitely cost a shiny penny.
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 19, 2017.