Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite Is Coming In 2017 

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was revealed today during and will be coming out late next year. Rumours began circulating earlier this week that Capcom would reveal the latest game in its cross-over fighting series at this weekend's PlayStation Experience.

This is the trailer:

It's been just over five years since the last Marvel vs. Capcom game was released. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 came out in 2011 for Xbox 360 and PS3. Sony revealed that the Ultimate edition which followed it later that year is available again exclusively on PS4 starting today. Gameplay for the new game will be revealed during tonight's Street Fighter V tournament.

According to the PlayStation Blog, the game will include, among other things, "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 supremacy against powerful forces and a new villain."

Capcom's licence for the Marvel characters expired in 2013, however, meaning the games stopped receiving updates within a couple years release. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 were pulled from PSN and Xbox Live as a result.

But whereas those games featured X-Men characters like Wolverine and Magneto, the new game is likely to focus more on heroes popular in Marvel's current cinematic universe like Ant-Man and the crew from Guardians of the Galaxy. After all, the name itself links it to Marvel's upcoming Avengers: Infinity Wars movies.

The series got its start on PlayStation with the console port of X-Men vs. Street Fighter in 1998, and this would be the first entry not to include everyone's favourite mutants. This led to lots of speculation about how their absence would affect the game's competitive scene. Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been a mainstay at fighting game tournaments like Evo for several years now. Either way, this dude in the top right corner is PUMPED:

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will be the eighth game in the series. A more complete list of the upcoming game's features are as follows:

Reborn Rivalries: Universes collide once again in this all-new crossover clash for the ages, where players select their favourite Marvel and Capcom characters and engage in accessible and action-packed 2v2 partner battles.

Infinite Power: Pulled from classic Marvel lore, unique and game-changing Infinity Stones can be implemented into players' strategies as a way to influence the outcome of battle. Each Infinity Stone provides a unique advantage to the player and represents a different aspect of the universe: power, space, time, reality, soul, and mind.

Iconic Heroes: Choose from a diverse roster of fan favourite characters pulled from Marvel and Capcom universes, including Iron Man and Captain America from the Marvel side, and Ryu and Mega Man X from Capcom. Many more playable characters will be revealed in the future.

Cinematic Story: Heroes and villains battle for supremacy in a timeless struggle set in the Marvel and Capcom universes. The original storyline answers the questions regarding the new clash and lets players step into the shoes of classic characters from both sides as they wage war against powerful forces in an attempt to defeat a new villain.

Accessible Single Player Content: In addition to the cinematic story experience, players can hone their skills in a variety of accessible single player modes, including Training, Mission and Arcade modes.

Vast Multiplayer Features: Robust online modes and content including ranked and casual matches, global leaderboards, and online lobbies with spectator mode deepen the overall experience.

Graphics: Unreal Engine 4 technology pushes the cinematic visuals and next-gen realism into a new era.


Comments

    At first I thought "wow, Super Saiyan Captain Marvel!"... Then I thought "hey if this is infinite, then where can they go next? Like... what comes after infinite?" But then I clicked. "Oh, it's infinite to reference the infinity gems as powerups and will probably coincide with Avengers Infinity War".

    Well played Marvel.

    Last edited 04/12/16 11:31 am

      The obvious name for Infinite's sequel is "Marvel vs Capcome One". That seems to be the pattern people are using these days.

      Last edited 04/12/16 12:12 pm

    I never thought I'd see the day a new MvC is announced again :') it even has Megaman X in it... I must be dreaming

    I wonder if the team demanded Shuma Goroth again. Hopefully.

    If the "no mutants " thing is true, going to be weird not having Magneto or Wolverine

    *Crosses fingers for the unlikely return of Phoenix Wright*

    Last edited 04/12/16 1:08 pm

      I haven't seen it confirmed anywhere. I reckon there will definitely be a MCU/modern comics focus but would be so surprised if no Deadpool or Wolverine, though I think X-23 Wolverine or Old Man Logan is more likely than a classic version.

        Yeah with the upcoming relaunch of the X-Men comic series there's really no point keeping them out of the limelight.

    Damnit...I WANT GAMBIT!

    Ultimate Mavel v Capcom is not available on the Aus psn store

      it is having Classification Issues. its the same as the PSVITA game and i dont get how they have issues for a PG game that already came out.

    I just wish they went back for once to the gorgeously animated 2D sprites of old.

    How is Marvel Vs Capcom 3 delayed for classification. its the same ****** game that was on PSVita just make it the same rating and get it on the store. its stupid. UK and US already have it.

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