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What is it about machines they they’re so hellbent on removing humanity from the face of the Earth? It really has been a big problem, which is going to get worse when we’ve got to deal with two of them not only teaming up, but — thanks to the use of the Infinity Stones — becoming a new entity in the process in order to accomplish the job.
In the forthcoming game Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite, the former’s Ultron (perhaps you remember him from the second Avengers flick) and the latter’s Sigma (he’s the arch-enemy of Mega-Man) decide to create an alliance between them, and then take things one step further by merging into an all-new entity calling itself Ultron Sigma. As a result, the heroes from both of their universes must work together to stop this common threat.
The game will provide the opportunity for single player mode as well as a great deal of content for multi-players. Plus, based on the trailer, the roster of characters will be increasing for this game from previous incarnations. On the Capcom side of things, characters include Strider (from his self-named game), Chun-Li (Streetfighter), Chris Redfield (Resident Evil), and, of course, Mega Man. And then from Marvel we’ll get Thor (which makes sense considering that Ultron Sigma takes over Asgard), Captain America, Hawkeye, Rocket Raccoon (who will likely have a pretty heavy presence), Captain Marvel (who we’ll be meeting a in the form of Brie Larson in next year’s Avengers: Infinity War) and the Hulk.
From the official description comes the following features:
Reborn Rivalries: “Universes collide once again in this all-new crossover clash for the ages, where players select their favorite Marvel and Capcom characters and engage in accessible and action-packed 2v2 partner battles.”
Infinite Power: “Pulled from classic Marvel lore, unique and game-changing Infinity Stones can be implemented into players’ strategies as a way to influence the outcome of battle. Each Infinity Stone provides a unique advantage to the player and represents a different aspect of the universe: power, space, time, reality, soul, and mind.”
Iconic Heroes: “Choose from a diverse roster of fan favorite characters pulled from Marvel and Capcom universes, including Iron Man and Captain America from the Marvel side, and Ryu and Mega Man X from Capcom. Many more playable characters will be revealed in the future.”
Cinematic Story: “Heroes and villains battle for supremacy in a timeless struggle set in the Marvel and Capcom universes. The original storyline answers the questions regarding the new clash and lets players step into the shoes of classic characters from both sides as they wage war against powerful forces in an attempt to defeat a new villain.”
Accessible Single Player Content: “In addition to the cinematic story experience, players can hone their skills in a variety of accessible single player modes, including Training, Mission and Arcade modes.”
Vast Multiplayer Features: “Robust online modes and content including ranked and casual matches, global leaderboards, and online lobbies with spectator mode deepen the overall experience.”
Graphics: “Unreal Engine 4 technology pushes the cinematic visuals and next-gen realism into a new era.”
Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite will be released on September 19th on Xbox One, PlayStation4 and PC platforms.