Capcom's Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is shaping up to be one of the biggest games in the series' history. Featuring some of the most prominent heroes and villains from both Marvel Comics and Capcom's game library, the game ties them together in a story featuring the Infinity Stones (the same stones that play such an important part in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War).
Now, a new trailer shows off a couple of new additions to the game roster. Joining in the fun are one of Marvel's greatest heroes and also one of its most powerful villains: Spider-Man and Thanos.
The trailer, which premiered at Comic-Con International, begins with Dead Rising's Frank West on the receiving end of a massive beating at the hands of Nemesis (Resident Evil) and Mike Haggar (Final Fight). The tide turns soon enough, however, when our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man enters the fray. The trailer shows off several of Spidey's moves, including his Spider-Sense triggering to alert him that his old friend Norman Osborne has sent some pumpkin bombs his way. Channeling the first Spider-Man movie, the wall-crawler manages to leap between them and even webs one of them to use as an attack against Haggar. (We can assume that the whole sequence is a special move, though it would be fairly in character of the Green Goblin to randomly attack Spider-Man while he was in the middle of a fight.)
We also get to see Thanos in action beside Gamora, who declares a truce "for now" to fight alongside the Mad Titan. This sequence of the trailer also showcases some of the power of the Mind Stone, which hadn't been shown off as yet. The final sequence even shows the Mind Stone at its most powerful, with Gamora and Thanos both seeming to benefit from its power and Gamora being aided in her attack by her own shadow. With the Infinity Stones in play, it looks like we're going to get some truly amazing combo opportunities in the game.
The trailer also gives us a glimpse at the new "AIMbrella" stage, which appears to have MODOK running what we can assume is an Umbrella Corporation facility. It's possible that this may tie into the larger plot of the game in some fashion, as it would make sense that an AIM/Umbrella team-up would be something that heroes from both worlds would want to shut down. Given that the Infinity Stones are involved, however, any AIMbrella-focused storyline would likely just be part of a single mission.
Regardless, the new trailer certainly gives fans of the series (and the respective Marvel and Capcom franchises) something to look forward to. With 29 playable characters announced so far and possibly more coming down the line as DLC, players should have plenty of options when it comes to harnessing the Infinity Stones and taking on the robotic forces of Ultron Sigma when the game releases on September 19.
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite releases on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows 10 PCs on September 19, 2017.
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