ANAHEIM, Calif. — After a week of teasing and leaks, Capcom confirmed on Saturday that its long-running fighting series, marvel vs. Capcomwould be continued in 2017. The announcement came during the kickoff panel at this weekend’s PlayStation Experience expo, but the cooler stuff came later in the evening Street Fighter V world final tournament.
The crossover sequel, called marvel vs. Capcom Infinitereceived its world premiere gameplay trailer on Saturday night and was introduced by Street Fighter V director Yoshinori Ono. “If you’ve seen this, you may not be able to sleep tonight,” Ono told the crowd.
The 1:30 trailer may not have been insomnia-inducing, but it was certainly far from a lullaby. The game now only allows players to create teams of two, unlike the three-on-three battles of the previous games, and the trailer showed Capcom favorites Mega Man and Ryu pitted against Marvel superheroes Iron Man and Captain marvel.
Iron Man and Ryu returned with the same full screen and full jump moves they enjoyed in the supercharged marvel vs. Capcom 3while Mega Man’s appearance was his first in the series since marvel vs. Capcom 2. Captain Marvel never appeared in the series, but she looked good, with her high jumps and huge diagonal laser beams.
The beautiful, modern-gen visuals had a touch of comic book-style cel-shading, although not nearly as severe as in the previous game – and frankly, the new game looked more handsome because of its subtlety. (That said, much about the trailer looked far from subtle, with huge waves of blue and pink laser fire filling the screen at crazier moments.) The trailer also revealed a new “Infinity Stone” system, which Ryu temporarily allowed alternate special moves—as in, twists on his usual, including a killer vertical fireball. Captain Marvel outfitted her own motion-changing brick, and hers had a “Time” label, while Ryu’s had a “Power” label. Those Infinity Stones were not further explained at the Capcom Cup event.
The reveal of just four characters leaves the biggest question unanswered: Will X-Men characters appear in? marvel vs. Capcom Infinite? Marvel’s push for characters in its “cinematic universe” may mean Capcom will be forced to omit its Fox-licensed fan favorites, but the only outlet to confirm this possibility, Polygon, has never completely ruled it out in its earlier report. this week. Capcom may be hiding its X-Men fighters, such as Wolverine and Cyclops, for a later date, or the company may still be negotiating the rights.
Anyway, consider this a vote for more “tornado claw” in the latest marvel vs. Capcom game, because Wolverine would look great in the design language of this new sequel.
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