Video game publisher Capcom, and partner Marvel Entertainment, just released an all-new cinematic trailer for its highly touted arcade character fighter Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Additional characters from the game have also been confirmed, including Jedah, Dormammu, Firebrand, and Ghost Rider. This brings the finalized launch roster up to 30 playable characters. More information on the four newbies will be provided by the massive game developer at the Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany next week.
The Marvel vs. Capcom franchise has been pitting fan-favorite Marvel characters against Capcom heroes and villains since its arcade origins in the mid-'90s. The series later spread to consoles and has been a mainstay ever since. With the rise of the incredibly popular Marvel Cinematic Universe, characters like Rocket Raccoon and Dormammu can be truly appreciated by superhero movie fans as well as avid comic readers and the MvC faithful, of course.
While the final launch roster is locked at 30 characters, Capcom has not been shy about its desire to release more characters post-launch as DLC. The belief (or wishful thinking) of the fanbase is that Capcom will unveil popular X-Men fighters like Wolverine and Magneto, as part of their DLC initiative.
Not unlike its DC counterpart, Injustice 2 – another fighting title that was met with critical praise and commercial success released mere months ago – Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite looks to deliver a memorable story mode to its polished arcade style fighting mechanics. The conflict looks to center around Marvel villain Ultron Sigma, as the hybrid antagonist looks to infect all biological life in the "newly merged Marvel and Capcom worlds."
In addition to this adventurous story mode, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will feature its memorable free-form 2v2 team battles that have made the franchise famous, both online and offline modes, and countless unlockable items and collectibles.
Outside of the franchise's hardcore fan base, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has truly yet to impress. However, this cinematic trailer a little more than a month out of the game's release could be just the thing to grab the spotlight. With titles like the aforementioned Injustice 2 satisfying the appetite of more casual fighting game fans, MvC might have a little more to prove. And with the exclusion of usual mainstay X-Men characters, Capcom had a tough road ahead to begin with. The recent inclusion of Spider-Man, however, is a big vote of confidence for the title, and the hope that X-Men characters could still be added later is alive and well for now.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite simultaneously releases on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One family of consoles, as well as Windows PC in North America and Europe, on September 19.
Source: Marvel Entertainment