What You Need to Know:
- A lot of fighting game fans were eagerly awaiting more details about Capcom's upcoming title, Marvel VS. Capcom: Infinite, and they announced the release of a standalone playable story demo for everyone to try out.
- The free story demo will be available to download on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One® systems and provides a sneak peek at the introduction to the highly anticipated story mode – the first of its kind in franchise history.
- Also announced were the additions of new characters to the series starting with the Marvel side: Thanos, Gamora, Nova and Doctor Strange. From the Capcom side we have: Dante, Zero, Spencer, Arthur. Marvel VS. Capcom: Infinite will simultaneously release on the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and Windows PC across North America and Europe on September 19, 2017. More details can be found down below.
Source: Official Capcom Press Release
With the release of the new story demo, fans are now able to delve deeper and immerse themselves in MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE like never before. This thrilling cinematic experience puts players at the center of a fierce battle as heroes from both universes come together to stop Ultron Sigma, the combined form of the robotic villains Ultron and Sigma, from infecting all biological life on the newly-merged Marvel and Capcom worlds. With the future of their universe hanging in the balance, the heroes must seek aid from the Mad Titan Thanos, the most powerful villain in the Marvel Universe… but can they trust him?
Each newly added character, including franchise newcomer Gamora, will feature unique abilities and iconic special moves as they join 14 other previously announced characters and battle together in an attempt to overthrow the devastating new threat. All of the action in Marvel VS. Capcom: Infinite takes place in new but familiar settings, as famous locations from the Marvel and Capcom universes merge together as part of Ultron Sigma’s nefarious plot. These include areas such as “Knowmoon,” a combination of the celestial outpost Knowhere from the Marvel Universe and Third Moon from the Strider® series, “Xgard,” a mixture of Thor’s homeland Asgard and Abel City from the Mega Man® X series, and many more.
Imagined and created through a shared vision between the two companies, Marvel VS. Capcom: Infinite will feature free-form 2v2 team battles integrated into a wide variety of exciting and accessible single player modes and rich multiplayer content for new players and longtime fans alike. In addition to the compelling cinematic story experience, single player Arcade, Training and Mission modes plus vast multiplayer offerings will provide memorable experiences and infinite gameplay possibilities for players of all skill levels. The use of powerful, game-changing Infinity Stones further deepens the customized gameplay and allows players to equip and unleash elemental in-game powers, such as Reality, Time, Power and Space.