For those in the fighting game community Marvel vs. Capcom 3 came out with a bang and left with a fizzle. After Marvel’s historic deal with Disney, Disney decided to pull all of their character licensing contracts in order to create Disney Infinity. With the contracts and rights to Marvel characters being cancelled, that meant MvC3 would die off due to Capcom not being able to update or add characters. After successfully gaining all of their characters back thanks to the success of Disney Infinity; Disney decided to stop production on the game and its figures. In the interim a new Marvel Games division had been formed and their first order of business was to switch back to a licensing based games model. The first game announced was the Playstation 4 exclusive Spider-Man. And the second…Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite!
Weeks leading up to the annual Playstation Experience conference a new Marvel vs Capcom had been teased and outed by several different sources and gaming blogs. Then on Saturday, December 3rd, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was announced! The announcement came to much fan fair and thunderous crowd celebration. The trailer showed Capcom favorites Ryu and Mega Man X duking it out with Marvel mainstay Iron Man and new comer Captain Marvel. Later that night we were treated to the official gameplay trailer and that following Sunday an extended trailer featuring Morrigan and Captain America.
In the gameplay we see MvC going back to its two person tag system roots and bring back the Infinity Store power ups. The Infinity Stone system will be taking the place of the X-factor power up systems introduced in MvC3, while the dual tag system will help ton down the craziness of the triple tag system.
To guide MvC in to the new era, Vs. Series veteran Norio Hirose will be directing Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Hirose-san is a veteran of the Vs. Series having worked on X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Street Fighter, the original Marvel vs. Capcom, Project Justice and Capcom vs. SNK.
Check out the new trailers and let us know how excited you are for MvC:I and what characters you want to see!
MvC:I is coming to PS4, XBox One and PC