Originally revealed at the PlayStation Experience in 2016, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (MvCI) is the up-and-coming entry in Capcom's esteemed Versus fighting series. The game marks a return to the 2v2 format of its earlier predecessors, and is slated for a 2017 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It is being developed using Unreal Engine 4.
MvCI's gameplay is a 2-on-2 tag-team battle that takes place on a 2D plane. Players utilize an arsenal attacks and special powers, boosted by one of the six Infinity Stones in an effort to KO the opponent's team.
While the return to 2-character teams may seem like a step-back from the 3-versus-3 gameplay of more recent entries in the versus series, MvCI is introducing a slew of new mechanics to add depth and variety to the seemingly pared-down format.
Taking a cue from Street Fighter X Tekken, players will have the option to tag characters mid-combo, rather than relying on character assists as a primary form of combo extension.
MvCI's developers have compared the game's Infinity Stones to the Grooves from Capcom VS SNK 2. By selecting a Stone in addition to their two characters, players would have access to special modifiers to the way their characters play, including powerful effects granted by activating the Stone. The six Infinity Stones are the Power, Mind, Reality, Soul, Space, and Time Stones.
The game is set to release with story, arcade, training, mission, and versus modes. The story follows the Capcom and Marvel heroes as they set out to defeat the entity known as Ultron Sigma, a fusion of Marvel's Ultron and Capcom's Sigma, and foil its plot to take over the universe.
This is a list of the characters that have been announced so far, and is in no way final.
MvCI is set to launch with a planned slate of six DLC characters, the first of which is Sigma with the remaining five to be announced at a later date.Download Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Full Game