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Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite Release Date and Eight New Characters Revealed

Capcom have gone and announced a release date of September 19th for Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite, the next installment in the character mash-up fighting game series. Along with the release date comes details of eight new playable characters confirmed to be in the game. Read on for all we know so far.

With the eight new characters confirmed to be in the game, we get five from the Marvel side and three from Capcom;

  • Ultron
  • Hulk
  • Thor
  • Hawkeye
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • Chun-Li
  • Strider Hiryu
  • Chris Redfield

These new characters join previously announced additions like Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Captain America, Ryu, Mega Man X and Morrigan. The fight will take the form of 2v2 team battles in this latest installment spread across a wide variety of modes including a story driven single-player campaign, single player missions, arcade mode and training as well as a full complement of multiplayer modes.

The cinematic story mode is new to the franchise, but of course, it wouldn’t be a fighting game story if it wasn’t absolute crazy-bananas nonsense and the press release blurb doesn’t disappoint here,

“Heroes and villains battle together to save their merged worlds from a sinister new threat, Ultron Sigma. A combination of the robotic foes known as Ultron from the Marvel Universe and Sigma from the Capcom Universe, this psychotic villain is obsessed with infecting all organic life with a cybernetic virus. History’s greatest gathering of warriors must now unite to fight back against Ultron Sigma and save their newly formed world.”

The news also informs us of a new system at work in the game. Items known as Infinifty Stones will allow characters to equip and unleash elemental powers in-game. We also got some brand new screenshots from the game, which you can check out below.

Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite will release on September 19th on PS4, PC, and Xbox One, it’s available to pre-order now in regular and deluxe editions. The deluxe edition will net you the character pass, which will give access to some additional post-launch characters. Marvel Vs Capcom 3 is still a darling of the fighting games esports world. Can Marvel Vs Capcom : Infinite emulate that success? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments!

 

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