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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
Developer Capcom
Publisher Capcom
Platforms PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Microsoft Windows/Steam
Released September 19, 2017

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is an fighting game in development by Capcom, planned for release on September 19, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. It is the sixth main entry in the Marvel vs. Capcom series of crossover games; the player controls characters from both Marvel and Capcom in two-on-two battles. The game also uses Infinity Stones as a mechanic for assists/stat boosts.

ModesEdit

  • Offline:
    • Story – puts players at the center of a fierce battle as heroes from both universes come together to stop Ultron Sigma, the combined form of two robotic villains.
    • Arcade – recreates the classic arcade experience. Keep winning to move forward and confront the final boss in an epic showdown of skills.
    • Mission – players can do various tutorial missions, or try their hand at advanced character-specific challenges.
    • Training – set up a training area with various parameters and hone skills to improve fighting abilities.
    • Vs.:
      • Player 1 vs. Player 2 – go head-to-head against another player locally.
      • Player 1 vs. CPU – play solo against an AI-controlled opponent.
      • CPU vs. CPU - watch two AI-controlled opponents fight each other.
    • Collection – the Dr. Light Database contains numerous unlockable items, including cut scenes from the story mode, character/stage information, concept artwork and character/stage audio tracks.
      • Movies
      • The Stark-Light Library
        • Characters - Read about the playable and non-playable characters from Story Mode. Includes a model viewer.
        • Scenes
      • Artwork - Watch a selection of character artworks.
      • Sound - Hear the character themes and other music from the game.
      • Voices - Hear all the character's voiced lines.
  • Online:
    • Matches:
      • Ranked – battle other players online to advance in the rankings.
      • Casual – battle other players online without the results affecting the rankings.
    • Beginners League – a special league fought between players of Rank 14 or lower.
    • Lobby – search for or create a lobby where up to 8 players can engage in simultaneous player-vs-player matches.
    • Rankings – view the rankings of players from all over the world.
    • Replay Settings – configure replay settings and view replays.
  • Options

Gameplay/Features Edit

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite features two-on-two partner battles, similar to Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes and earlier installments in the franchise. The X-Factor mechanic, introduced in Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, is instead replaced by a returning gameplay mechanic from Marvel Super Heroes: Infinity Stones (known as Gems in previous iterations), 6 different coloured stones equippable before the match, each stone providing different advantages to the player. Additionally, assist mechanics are removed, instead replaced by a freeform tag system similar to Street Fighter x Tekken called "Active Switch" which allows continuous combos between the two characters while on the ground or in the air. Alternatively, players can sacrifice meter from their Hyper Combo Gauge to perform the newly introduced "Counter Switch" mechanic, which tags in their partner character while the opponent is attacking them, providing the opportunity to counterattack and free the character trapped in the enemy's combo. Before the match begins during gameplay, players can switch their two selected characters.

Infinite moves away from the button layout previously used in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and instead employs a control scheme more similar to Marvel vs. Capcom 2, which includes four attack buttons, consisting of two pairs of light and heavy punches and kicks, and two additional buttons used for swapping characters called Active Switch and activating Infinity Stone powers called "Infinity Surge". If two additional buttons are pressed when the Infinity Stone Gauge are fill (50% or 100%), it will activate the Infinity Stone's true power called "Infinity Storm", which also allows players to use Level 3 Hyper Combos while in lower levels. To improve accessibility, the game includes an "auto-combo" system which allows players to mash the light punch button to automatically perform both ground and air combos. In addition, certain Hyper Combos can now be activated by simply pressing the two heavy attack buttons, as opposed to the specific joystick and button combinations required in previous titles. The normal button input mechanics are universal, such as can chain combo between each Light and Heavy buttons, can universally chain combo each Command Normal Moves, Crouching HP (Launcher) and Air HK (Air Combo Finisher) as the main final combo chaining. The Advancing Guard can deflect non-beam projectiles from the characters who utilize these to their opponents into hitting the characters who throws the non-beam projectiles themselves.

Infinite also include a include a two-hour cinematic story mode; single-player modes, such as training, mission, and arcade mode; a collection mode, where extras unlocked through the story and arcade modes are stored; and online multiplayer with ranked and casual matches, global leaderboards, and online lobbies with spectating.

SynopsisEdit

The main protagonists of the story are Iron Man, X, Thanos, Dante, Captain America and Chris. The main villains of the story are Ultron, Death, Jedah and Sigma. While the Infinity Stones are prominent throughout the story, the Reality and Soul Stones receive the most importance within the story.

One day in the Marvel Universe, without warning, a convergence occurs, merging various locations with the worlds of Capcom. At the center of the convergence, stands Ultron Sigma, a merged form of Ultron, the Avengers' robotic nemesis, and Sigma, arch-enemy of Mega Man X. This new villain used the Space and Reality Infinity Stones to cause the convergence, and is unleashing an evolved form of the Sigma Virus on the merged world to infect the population and turn them into cyborgs under his control. 88 days after the convergence, Captain America leads a group of heroes in an assault on Ultron Sigma's base in Xgard (the merged form of The Mighty Thor's Asgard and Abel City from the Mega Man X series). While most of them manage to distract Ultron Sigma's forces of drones and infected Asgardians, a small group led by Chris Redfield and Doctor Strange infiltrates the base's underground prison to find the Mad Titan, Thanos, who Ultron Sigma somehow took hostage. Even though some of them are cautious about getting his help, the heroes get Thanos out of the prison and manage to escape from Ultron Sigma's grasp, at the cost of Thor Odinson slowly being infected.

Returning to their base in Avengers Tower in New Metro City (the merged form of Marvel's iteration of New York City and Metro City from the Street Fighter and Final Fight series), the heroes put Thanos behind a force field for safety precautions. Even though Iron Man and Chun-Li object to it, Doctor Strange uses his magic to release Thanos from his chains. At that moment, Thor's infection fully takes him over, and speaking through him, Ultron Sigma taunts the heroes, proclaiming that they will eventually be infected too. As the infected Thor leaves for Xgard, Gamora and Nova arrive on a Quinjet, and explain that they learned that Ultron Sigma managed to evolve the virus with help from Grandmaster Meio, and is building a biological weapon with the power to infect the world via Sigma virus. The heroes manage to convince Thanos to reveal the locations of the remaining four Infinity Stones, so they can use them to face Ulton Sigma. They then split of into groups to go search for them, while Iron Man, Hawkeye and Spencer stay behind to guard the base.

Captain America and Chun-Li head for Valkanda (the merged form of Wakanda from the Black Panther comic book and Val Habar from the Monster Hunter series) to get the Time Stone, which is currently being used to hide the nation in a barrier beyond time. On the surface, the king Black Panther and a female Monster Hunter find Ryu, who explains that he got lost while helping a group of researchers study anomalies caused by the convergence. At that moment, Hulk shows up, angry that he got lost too. After Ryu calms him down with a fight, Captain America and Chun-Li arrive asking for the Time Stone. Black Panther is cautious about giving it up, as he fears that his people will get infected if the barrier is broken, but Captain America warned him that even with the Time Stone, Valkanda won't last much longer from Ultron Sigma's powerful invasion, as if Panther keeping his people like a prisoner. At that moment, Ultron Sigma have been sending the drones to trail the Captain America and Chun-Li, and breach the barrier, as well as using the virus to infect a Dah'ren Mohran, which then starts wrecking the royal gates to the city. Ryu and Hulk manage to protect the gates and destroy the Dah'ren Mohran. Just as Captain America predicted as the virus spread across Valkanda, Black Panther disables the barrier and gives the Time Stone to Captain America on behalf of Chun-Li's wisdom to keep the promises to defeat Ultron Sigma to justice quickly. Ryu and Hulk then joining Captain America and Chun-Li to leave for Avengers Tower while Black Panther and Monster Hunter stay behind to protect their nation.

Chris Redfield infiltrates the base of A.I.M.Brella (an alliance between the Advanced Idea Mechanics from the Avengers/Captain America comic book series and the Umbrella Corporation from the Resident Evil series) to search for the Mind Stone. Even though Chris wants to find it alone, Iron Man calls up Spider-Man to meet up with him in A.I.M.Brella's underground laboratory for assistance. As they search, they are attacked by a group of B.O.W.s unleashed by A.I.M.Brella as security. After dealing with them, they find Frank West spying on them, wanting to get a scoop after hearing reports of A.I.M.Brella abducting people and turning them into B.O.W.s. Letting Frank accompany them, they learn that A.I.M.Brella is bonding their B.O.W.s with alien symbiotes, hoping it increases their strength. They then see Mayor Mike Haggar in one of the stasis tubes, who then bursts out and attacks Chris and Frank, mistaking them for his captors. After Spider-Man explains the situation to Haggar, they hear voices from the next room. The four overhear the leader of A.I.M.Brella, M.O.D.O.K., discussing an agreement with Jedah Dohma to use the symbiotes to create an army of unstoppable monsters. As Jedah leaves to the gateway device to another dimension, the heroes confront M.O.D.O.K., who responds by sending the B.O.W.s after them. As they fight, M.O.D.O.K. uses the Mind Stone lodged in the gem on his forehead to assist the B.O.W.s, but luckily, the heroes still manage to defeat them. As a last resort, M.O.D.O.K. calls in Nemesis to attack them. After the heroes deal with him, Spider-Man web-grabs the Mind Stone from M.O.D.O.K., and recently escape just as a giant symbiote monster emerges when Frank unable to shut down the gateway device, as its functionality is powered from another dimension as well.

Around the same time where Chris' team infiltrates A.I.M.Brella on Earth, at another dimension known as the Dark Kingdom (a merged form of the Dark Dimension from Doctor Strange and the Makai Kingdom from the Darkstalkers series), Ghost Rider drives though on his Hellcycle, seeking vengeance on Jedah for abducting millions of souls from the merged world. As he searches for him, he bumps into Morrigan, who tries to sway him. Unamused, Ghost Rider gets into a fight with Morrigan, which ends with the arrival of Doctor Strange, Dante and Arthur, who are looking for the Soul Stone. Morrigan tells them that Jedah has it, and leads them to him. The heroes find that he is making a weapon using a symbiote and all the souls he took, and intends to take a million more so he can fuel it up and use it against Ultron Sigma. As Dante fires at Jedah, Doctor Strange tries to use a spell to deal with the symbiote, but before he can, Dormammu and Firebrand appear to challenge him and Arthur. As they fight, Doctor Strange criticizes his enemy for giving control of the Dark Kingdom to Jedah since the convergence weakened him, but Dormammu responds by saying that he is still strong enough to face him. After dealing with the two demons, Doctor Strange tries to disable the symbiote weapon with a spell, but is unsuccessful, as Jedah manages to get away with the Soul Stone, revealing the gateway which captive the symbiote is connected to A.I.M.Brella headquarter's gateway device, as Jedah and his now born-giant symbiote chases Chris' team. With no other option, the heroes leave the Dark Kingdom with a portal to chase after him.

Back at Avengers Tower, Iron Man chats with Doctor Thomas Light, who figures that the only way to harness the power of the Infinity Stones is to create a device that can keep them stabilized. At that moment, Ultron Sigma and his drones attack the tower, with the intent on killing Thanos. Dr. Light prepares a shield to protect the tower while Iron Man and Spencer deal with the drones. As the shield activates, the drones start to penetrate it. From behind the force field, Thanos mocks Iron Man and Dr. Light for being indirectly involved in the creation of both Ultron and Sigma, despite fighting for peace. As the drones break through the shield, Ultron Sigma arrives ready to kill. With no other options, Iron Man and Spencer use the power of the tower to electrocute and weaken Ultron Sigma, then release Thanos from the force field to deal with him. As he deals brutal attacks on Ultron Sigma, Thanos punches the Reality Stone, causing it to crack, which deals massive damage to the metal tyrant. With no options left, Ultron Sigma uses the Space Stone to teleport away and repair.

Meanwhile, Captain Marvel, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, Nova, X and Strider Hiryu prepare to assault Grandmaster Meio's base on Knowmoon (the merged form of Knowhere from the Guardians of the Galaxy comic series and the Third Moon from the Strider series) with the intent on destorying the bio-weapon and finding the Power Stone. Arriving at the base, Gamora and Strider take out the security drones while the others head for the core. On the way there, they bump into Zero, who has been forcibly reprogrammed to serve as Meio's main security robot. Rocket and X manage to subdue and fix Zero while Captain Marvel and Nova continue heading for the core. As they arrive at the core, Meio appears and sends the drones to attack them. When questioned during the fight, Meio reveals that he's helping Ultron Sigma because he wants to see the merged world suffer. As Captain Marvel and Nova take out the drones, Gamora and Strider strike the finishing blow on Meio. As Rocket takes the Power Stone from Gravitron Core, the base's computers activate the core, leading the heroes realize that the Sigma Virus gas is actually inside Gravitron Core, and the core itself act as a bomb, just as it launches on a collision course to New Metro City.

As the Gravitron Core heads for the surface, Doctor Strange's group returns to Avengers Tower to report Jedah's escape, while Chris' group contacts them about the giant symbiote monster, which is now hot on their trail. Chasing them outside of A.I.M.Brella's base to downtown New Metro City, the monster starts recking havoc on the city. As Ghost Rider, Dante and Morrigan head off to assist Chris' group, Captain Marvel's group contact Iron Man about the Gravitron Core. At that moment, Captain America contacts the tower to tell them that his group got the Time Stone. Iron Man tells him to come as quickly as possible. Back on the streets, Spider-Man suggests that they use high vibrations to weaken the monster. Chris tries firing his grenade launcher at the monster, but the blast sends pieces of the symbiote all over the place, with one piece bonding with Spider-Man. As Chris continues to deal with the monster, Frank and Haggar use the sound of taxi horns to weaken the beast and force the symbiotic off of Spider-Man. As Spider-Man heads to Avengers Tower to give the Mind Stone to Iron Man, he is ambushed by Jedah, who demands to have the stone. Ghost Rider and Morrigan arrive to deal with Jedah, followed by Dante. When Spider-Man asks for additional aid, Captain America's group blasts by on the Quintet, and Hulk jumps out to help. Seeing he's outmatched, Jedah retreats to Avengers Tower to face Iron Man, just as Doctor Strange, Spencer and Arthur arrive in a portal to help deal with the monster. Back at Avengers Tower, Captain America, Ryu and Chun-Li arrive with the Time Stone just as Captain Marvel contacts the group, reporting the Gravitron Core has entered the Earth's atmosphere. Captain America tells Captain Marvel's group to head back to the tower to assist in dealing with the monster, as Iron Man leaves to assist them. As the heroes attack the monster with everything they got, Jedah arrives at the tower to take the Time Stone. Captain America and Ryu fend him off with the Time Stone, but Ryu starts subsuming to the Satsui no Hado, which intrigues Thanos. After Thanos steps in to defeat Jedah, the demon retreats just as the monster nears the tower and the Gravitron Core inches closer to the ground. Doctor Strange uses a spell to redirect the Gravitron Core towards Avengers Tower, and Iron Man, X and Zero use the Time, Mind and Power Stones respectively to blast the Gravitron Core and destroy the monster. Even though most of the planet is safe, the virus manages to slowly infect the heroes and Thanos, as well as ten blocks of the city. At that moment, the Time Stone knocks Iron Man unconscious, and shows him the story of how Ultron Sigma came into being.

Three days before the convergence, Jedah visited the Marvel Universe with a proposition for Mistress Death, in return for equilibrium, Jedah promised to take the souls of every being in the worlds of Capcom for Death to have by merging them with the Marvel Universe. The two gathered as many villains from the worlds including Thanos, with the intent on finding the Infinity Stones. Giving Thanos the Space Stone and sending the Reality Stone to X's world for safe-keeping, the villains planned to use the stones and a special power-scything engine to merge the worlds and take as many souls as possible. The day before the convergence, Ultron and Sigma, who were part of the villains' alliance, had a private discussion about the plan, and figured they could the stones themselves to accomplish their shared goal of exterminating all organic life and remaking the world in their image, feeling that it doesn't need souls. On the day of the convergence, Ultron and Sigma double-crossed the alliance, with Ultron destroying Sigma's body and absorbing his A.I. into his body, creating Ultron Sigma. Even though he tried fighting back with the Space Stone, Thanos couldn't defeat Ultron Sigma and the power of the Reality Stone. Taking the Space Stone as his prize, Ultron Sigma combined Ultron's body with the two stones and the engine, and began the convergence. As Iron Man wakes up back in the present, the heroes and Thanos discuss on what to do, and figure the best option to cure everyone of the virus is to destroy Ultron Sigma. Captain America tells everyone that they need to get the Soul Stone from Jedah and complete the device. Dante volunteers to face Jedah, while everyone else heads for Xgard, with Iron Man, Gamora, Zero, Ryu, Frank and Thanos head for Sigma's old lab to finish the device.

Many of the heroes go back to Xgard, fighting off all the Ultron Drones and Xgardians they can before they reach Ultron Sigma. While in the lab finishing the device (later dubbed the Infinity Buster by Iron Man), Iron Man reveals to Thanos what the Time Stone revealed to him. Learning that Death betrayed Thanos and was simply using him to fulfill her goals with Jedah, Thanos attacks the heroes in a fit of rage. He successfully manages to beat them single-handedly, however he keeps his end of the bargain, finishes the device and gives Gamora the Time Stone, revealing that all he wants now is the Satsui no Hado which was sealed inside Ryu's body, thus freeing Ryu from the dark Hadou with energy absorbing gauntlet and use it for revenge against both Jedah and Death before teleporting away. Doctor Strange then arrives to take Iron Man and the device to Xgard.

Dante goes to the Dark Kingdom to fight Jedah, who is there waiting for him. Dante strikes, but Jedah dodges and injures Dante to the point where he goes into a permanent Devil Trigger to fight Jedah. Dante ultimately comes out victorious and leaves with the Soul Stone, sparing Jedah and effectively leaving him with his plans in ruin.

The heroes make it to Ultron Sigma, who sends an infected Thor to fight them. After Thor is beaten, Ultron Sigma steps in and fights them himself. After the fight, Dante shows up, and pretends to give up the Soul Stone to Ultron Sigma, knowing very well that he won't be able to control it's power, since he lacks a soul, the same warning mentioned by Thanos to Ultron prior the convergence. As the Soul Stone's power harms him, Ultron Sigma calls upon the full power of his two Infinity Stones to take on a bigger form, Ultron Omega. As Spider-Man web-grabs the Soul Stone from Ultron Omega's hand, it is flung at the infected Thor, who uses it to cure himself of the infection. With Thor free, the heroes strike a final assault on Ultron Omega, and after Captain Marvel and Dante weaken the metal giant, X uses the Infinity Buster, and the combined willpower of Strange, Morrigan, and the rest of the heroes, to destroy Ultron Omega, putting an end to his reign and eliminating any trace of the virus.

While Ultron Sigma is destroyed, Haggar and Frank West realize that the universes aren't separating. Strange says that the only way for them to be separated is with the power of the six Infinity Stones and the Reality Stone is cracked due to the fight between Ultron Sigma and Thanos, thus rendering the stone useless and must be repaired in a time being. Thor places them in protection in three locations in number of two stones per area with the Dark Kingdom, Xgard & Earth. The heroes then leave with Captain America, Ryu, Chris and Spider-Man having a talk on restructuring the now unified worlds of Marvel and Capcom.

In an after-credits scene, Jedah and Death are seen having a talk on Death's Fountain with Jedah revealing that there is yet another way to meet their original goal. However, Thanos arrives and attempts to destroy both Jedah and Death with the power of the Satsui no Hado he stole from Ryu as revenge for Death's betrayal. The outcome remains unknown.

CharactersEdit

Characters marked with are non-playable characters featured in story mode or the backgrounds of stages, but are not fought.
Characters marked with + are non-playable characters fought in both arcade and story modes.
Characters marked with are non-playable characters fought in story mode.
Characters marked with - are non-playable characters who appear as part of a playable character's special moves.
Bold denotes new characters.
Italics denote DLC characters.

MarvelEdit

PlayableEdit

Non-PlayableEdit

CapcomEdit

PlayableEdit

Non-PlayableEdit

BossesEdit

StagesEdit

As a result of the merging of worlds, most stages in Infinite are combinations of locations and concepts from both worlds.

Selectable and unlockable stages

Stages exclusive to Story Mode

Other areas featured in Story Mode, but not used as stages

Stones Edit

The stones are similar to Groove Select from Capcom vs. SNK series, yet can be selected again after completing the previous stages on Arcade, Survival and Time Attack only. The stone gauge only maximized to two. Infinity Surge can be accessed without using a gauge meter, While Infinity Storm can be accessed by pressing both Active Switch and Infinity Surge simultaneously when the gauge is filled at certain levels. While Infinity Storm, player can access the Level 3 Hyper Combo moves in place of the regular Hyper Combo Gauge.

  • Surge: Pushback Wall-Bounce Burst. While not in Infinity Storm, wall-bounce cannot be repeated again after using the damage properties on either Infinity Storm or the moves that has wall-bounce properties.
  • Storm: Increases damage, obtains untechable and infinite bounce move properties causing the opponent unable to recovered from combos, and causing the opponent pushes themselves while they are using Advancing Guard against opponents' attacks.
  • Surge: Teleport. Can be directed.
  • Storm: Repeatable and chainable moves on all normals and specials, and speeds up Active Switch.
  • Surge: Pulls the opponents closer to the player. Similar to Magneto's Fatal Attraction move.
  • Storm: Traps the opponent inside the Space Infinity Storm's box on their last positions, thus unable to Tag-In with their teammates and go to other positions, except when the opponent uses an Air Combo after Crouching HP Launcher.
  • Surge: Projects a projectile following the opponent's direction for few seconds.
  • Storm: Initiates the elemental powers each buttons:
  • Light Punch: Projects a little wind blade.
  • Light Kick: Projects an ice floor, causing the opponents freezed. However, the opponent can shake out the freeze effect.
  • Hard Punch: Projects a delayed fire beam, targeting the opponent's last position.
  • Hard Kick: Projects an incoming lightning bolt from above, targeting the opponent's last position. Similar to Captain Commando's Captain Corridor.
  • Surge: Binds the opponent in few seconds, causing them dizzy for few minutes. Throw properties.
  • Storm: Refill the Hyper Combo gauge to maximum.
  • Surge: Shoots an energy pulse that absorbs the opponent's energy into their own life bar
  • Storm: Duo Team Attack Mode from Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes. If the player's teammate is dead upon activating Soul Infinity Storm, the player's teammate will be revived with 20% Health bar.

Voice CastEdit

CapcomEdit

  • Kyle Hebert - Ryu
  • Ted Sroka - X
  • Ashly Burch - Chun-Li
  • David Kaye - Jedah
  • Reuben Langdon - Dante
  • Siobhan Flynn - Morrigan
  • TJ Storm - Strider Hiryu
  • Roger Craig Smith - Chris
  • Johnny Yong Bosch - Zero
  • Matt Riedy - Haggar
  • Dameon Clark - Spencer
  • Dan Woren - Arthur
  • T.J. Rotolo - Frank West
  • Chris Tergliafera - Sigma, Ultron Sigma/Ultron Omega
  • Melissa Hutchison - Monster Hunter
  • Michael Mislove - Dr. Light
  • Adam Harrington - Grandmaster Meio
  • Damon Dayoub - Nemesis
  • Ian James Corlett - Firebrand

MarvelEdit

  • Brian Bloom - Captain America
  • Grey Griffin - Captain Marvel
  • Jim Meskimen - Ultron, Ultron Sigma/Ultron Omega
  • Isaac C. Singleton Jr. - Thanos
  • Travis Willingham - Thor
  • Eric Loomis - Iron Man
  • Robbie Daymond - Spider-Man
  • Fred Tatasciore - Hulk, Ghost Rider
  • Vanessa Marshall - Gamora
  • Trevor Devall - Rocket Raccoon
  • Liam O'Brien - Doctor Strange
  • Ben Diskin - Nova
  • Chris Cox - Hawkeye
  • Phil LaMarr - Dormammu
  • James Mathis III - Black Panther
  • Wally Wingert - M.O.D.O.K.
  • Alicyn Packard - Death
  • Kevin Michael Richardson - Groot
  • ??? - Black Widow
  • ??? - Winter Soldier
  • ??? - Venom

Misc.Edit

  • Jon Bailey - Xgardian A, Symbiote Soldier A
  • Jon Lipow - Xgardian B, Symbiote Soldier B
  • Dave B. Mitchell - Narrator

Development and ReleaseEdit

Following the release of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for the PlayStation Vita in 2012, Marvel's new parent company, The Walt Disney Company, which acquired Marvel in 2009, chose not to renew their licensing deal with Capcom, instead opting to move its viable properties towards their self-published game titles, such as the Disney Infinity series; this resulted in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes being removed from the Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network in 2013. However, in 2016, Disney announced its decision to discontinue self-publishing efforts and switch over to a licensing-only model, allowing third-party game developers, including Capcom, to negotiate licenses with Marvel once again. On December 3, 2016, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was officially unveiled during Sony's PlayStation Experience event; its first gameplay footage debuted on the same day following the conclusion of Capcom Cup 2016. The game is scheduled for release on September 19, 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows.

According to Marvel Comics and Capcom representatives, the decision to change the three-on-three battle system from the series' previous iteration was considered for a long time before ultimately settling on two-on-two fights for the sake of accessibility. Capcom's Director of Production, Michael Evans, sought to give casual Marvel vs. Capcom fans the ability to get into the game without being overwhelmed by introducing a more manageable two-character system.

To expand the number of options for players, the "X-Factor" and assist attack mechanics from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 were removed in favor of the six Infinity Stones to provide teams with additional customization, and utilizes Switch Cancel combo, akin to Street Fighter X Tekken. Marvel and Capcom compared the Infinity Stones to the "Groove System" used in Capcom vs. SNK 2.Capcom's goal with the Infinity Stones was to create a level playing field by acting as a comeback enabler, thus allowing players to compensate for their characters' deficiencies and enhance their strong points.

Capcom's veteran director, Norio Hirose, will be directing the game. Marvel's writer, Frank Tieri will be writing the game's storyline since Marvel vs. Capcom 3. It is confirmed that other developer team members from previous Capcom's Vs. series also worked on developing this game.

As confirmed by Marvel Games' Creative director Bill Rosemann in DICE 2017, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will not involve anything related to movie rights issues since it was lasted on Marvel: Contest of Champions.

According to Producer Mike Evans, the Marvel characters will not be solely based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Much like Street Fighter V and Bandai Namco's Tekken 7, Infinite does not have individual character endings on Arcade mode.

Trivia Edit

  • This is the first installment in the Marvel vs. Capcom series to include an alternate version of Mega Man as a playable character, not counting Zero's X costume in UMvC3.
  • This is the first Marvel vs. Capcom game to feature the Infinity Stones as a major mechanic.
    • It is also the second Marvel-titled Capcom fighting game to feature Infinity Stone mechanics since Marvel Super Heroes.
  • This game marks the return of an incarnation of Mega Man in a game published by Capcom since Mega Man 10, 7 years prior. This also marks the return of Mega Man X in a Capcom-published game after 11 years, with Mega Man: Maverick Hunter X.
  • This game also marks the return of Jedah Dohma, who had not appeared in a new game since 2012 where his last appearance was in the crossover Project X Zone, not counting Darkstalkers Resurrection from 2013 which was a re-release compilation of the three major Darkstalkers titles.
  • This is the first game in the series since Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes to state the names of the winning fighters at the end of a match, as opposed to Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, which used the more traditional "You Win" and "You Lose" messages that are used in the Street Fighter series.
  • Unlike previous games in the series, when the player loses a battle in arcade mode, there is no "Continue?" countdown or Game Over screen. Instead, when the player loses a battle in arcade mode, they will be taken to the "Battle Over" menu, asking them whether they want a rematch, to go back to the character select screen, or to go back to the main menu.
  • Unlike previous games in the series, when a match ends via Time Over, there are no Time Over victory or defeat poses or quotes.
  • This is the first MvC game to not feature any of the X-Men, Fantastic Four nor any of their enemies in the base roster; that is because 20th Century Fox owns their movie rights and also due to personal issues between the Fox Broadcasting Company and the Walt Disney Company. However, Evans claims that the game won't be restricted to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and not involving the movie rights issues, meaning some X-Men and Fantastic Four casts, environments and organizations will likely become post-launch DLC.
    • Additional news from Stan Lee, one of Marvel company's Legendary figures that Marvel is still working on Fantastic Four and X-Men's return to Marvel Studios to be added to MCU in the future.[2]
    • Later, upon the release of the downloadable character Black Panther, X-Men’s presences has been added, starting from the mentioned character, Storm during some of Panther’s voice dialogues.
  • Sigma's territory in Abel City and Avengers Tower are the only known locations to have survived the convergence.
  • As all characters’ Dragon Punch-based special moves’ input motion is now Arcade-Stick-DownArcade-Stick-Down, only Ryu, Doctor Strange and Frank West who retain the Arcade Stick S motion.
    • MvC:I isn’t the first game to have Arcade-Stick-DownArcade-Stick-Down motion, it was mainly first appear in Subtle Style’s dōjin fighting game Akatsuki Blitzkampf, used by the titular character Akatsuki.
  • Unlike previous games in the series, fighters that were knocked out earlier in the match do not have their bodies fade away; instead, their bodies just stay in place, and cannot be popped up off the ground by additional attacks; this is because they can be revived by the Soul Stone, if the player is using that particular Infinity Stone. However, the bodies of Frank West's zombie assistants do fade away after they have been disposed of.

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