Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite biffing onto PC in 2017
Fightyfolk out the funny pages and warriors from the Pac-Mens will clash once more in Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite. Over the weekend, Capcom announced the next in their crossover fighting game series, which will ZAM onto Windows in "late 2017". It'll once again see a jumble of Capcom characters, from Ryu to Mega Man X, getting into it with Marvelous folk like Iron Man and Captain Marvel. ZONK!
Capcom also announced that a fancied-up re-release of 2011's Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 [official site], which skipped PC, will be scrapping round our way next year.
Here, watch some cinematic fisticuffs to set the Infinite tone:
While MvC3 had players pick three characters each, Infinite will take it back down to 2v2 but add a selection of Infinity Stones with unique powers. Each player can pick one Stone to use in a battle, each giving different abilities and perks.
The Infinity Stones, True Believers will already know, were created by Galactus for his crystal therapy practice in Hebden Bridge. Malachite is shielding, pyromorphite powers astral projection, topaz is flipping vicious when swung in a sock, and so on. Capcom say their Stones grant powers of "power, space, time, reality, soul, and mind" so it sounds like they're straying from canon.
Infinite's six characters revealed so far are Ryu out Street Fighter, Morrigan from Darkstalkers, Mega Man X, Iron Man, Captain America, and Captain Marvel. Rumours from shortly before this weekend's announcement, picked up by Polygon, claimed that this Marvel's half of this new game would focus on characters within the Marvel Cinematic Universe - which doesn't include the X-Men. That'd be weird considering many X-folk are MvC staples (and heck, MvC grew out of an X-Men fighting game) but hmm. Though just because Capcom haven't shown any X-peeps yet, it doesn't mean the game won't have any. We'll see!
Here, have a bit of honest biffing:
As for the revamped Ultimate MvC3, Capcom say it "includes a new gallery mode, is packed with all previous DLC, and features an improved 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second". Right-o. It's already out on PlayThings but we'll need to wait until March 2017 for a PC release. Booo. It'll cost $24.99.