Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite receives new details and an official release date

Capcom today announced a Hulk-sized helping of new information for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the highly-anticipated return of the revered action-fighting game series. Imagined and created through a shared vision between the two companies, the game will feature free-form team battles integrated into a wide variety of exciting and accessible single-player modes and rich multiplayer content for new players and longtime fans alike. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will simultaneously release on the Xbox One and PC on September 19.

For the first time in franchise history, the Marvel and Capcom universes collide in a visually stunning and immersive cinematic Story Mode, as 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.

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More new characters have also joined the battle for survival against the forces of evil in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite including:

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

Each character will feature unique abilities, iconic special moves and will join other previously-announced characters, including Captain Marvel, Iron Man and Captain America from the Marvel side, and Ryu, Mega Man X and Morrigan from the Capcom side. The use of powerful, game-changing Infinity Stones further deepens the customizable gameplay and allows players to equip and unleash elemental in-game powers, such as Time, Power and Space.

In addition to the cinematic story experience, single-player Arcade, Training and Mission modes and vast multiplayer offerings will provide memorable experiences and infinite gameplay possibilities for players of all skill levels. More characters, stages, game features and story mode details will be revealed in the coming months.

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Preorders for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite are available beginning today on all platforms for the $60 Standard Edition and $90 Deluxe Edition. The Deluxe Edition includes the main game on Xbox One and a 2017 Character Pass, which contains access to 6 additional post-launch characters including Sigma, the main antagonist from the Mega Man X series. Preorder bonuses include Warrior Thor and Evil Ryu costumes. The preorder bonus for the Deluxe Edition is the same as the Standard Edition, but also includes additional costumes like Gladiator Hulk and Mega Man Command Mission X.

However, we saved the best for last. Capcom also confirmed today that a limited Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Collector’s Edition, is available now for preorder on Xbox One. It will include 4 premium character dioramas of Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Mega Man X and Chun-Li, a case filled with 6 Infinity Stone replicas, as well as SteelBook packaging that contains the Deluxe Edition of the game, all for a rather expensive $200. However, those Infinity Stone replicas are awfully tempting!