Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite – 5 Things You Need to Know

People who love fighting games that crossover multiple settings might be interested to know that Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will be released for Microsoft Windows as well as the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One on September 19 of 2017. Given its name, it should come as no surprise to learn that it is part of a long-running franchise, though it promises some changes that will make it a different experience from its predecessors.

Here are five things that people who are interested inMarvel vs. Capcom: Infinite should know:

Latest Installment in Marvel vs. Capcom Franchise

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is the latest installment in the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise. As its name states, said franchise consists of fighting games featuring characters from both Marvel Comics and Capcom’s numerous properties. However, it is interesting to note that the franchise started out with X-Men vs. Street Fighter in 1996, meaning that the successive installments have seen a number of expansions to their rosters.

Two-on-Two Battles

The latest installment in the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise will have two-on-two battles, which should be familiar to those who remember some of its earliest installments. However, players will no longer be able to use assist attacks from the character that is not on the screen. In exchange, players will be able to switch their characters at the moment of their choosing, which will not just help them perform otherwise impossible combos but also free characters who have been caught in the opponent’s combo.

Infinity Stones

Unsurprisingly, the Infinity Stones from Marvel Comics will be making an appearance inMarvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Furthermore, they will be integrated into the fighting game as a game mechanic. First, a player will be able to choose an Infinity Stone before heading into a match. Second, their chosen Infinity Stone will provide them with an activated ability as well as an activated boost that will become usable once their Infinity meter fills out. Each stone provides its own bonuses, as shown by how the Power Stone can provide knockback and increase damage output while the Space Stone can pull in opponents and trap them within a small space.

Old and New Characters

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite features both old and new characters on its playable roster. For example, Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor have been in the games for some time, but Black Panther and Ultron are new. Likewise, Zero is making a return to the series, but both Megaman X and Sigma are newcomers. More characters will be added to the roster as more DLC comes out, but for the time being, it remains unknown who those characters will be. However, it is interesting to note that the Marvel Comics characters will not be limited to those who have not made an appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which might come as welcome news to some fans of the fighting game franchise.

Featuring Ultron and Sigma Team-Up

Plot-wise,Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will be focused on the effort to beat Ultron and Sigma, who have fused into a single being called Ultron Sigma using two of the Infinity Stone before fusing the two universes together so that it can unleash a cybernetic virus on their residents. For those who are unfamiliar with those characters, Ultron is the murderous creation of either Hank Pym in the comics or Tony Stark and Bruce Banner in the movies while Sigma was once a hunter of rogue reploids before becoming one when he was infected with the Zero Virus.