Capcom released a new trailer for Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite at San Diego Comic Con over the weekend, showing off some of the returning characters they confirmed at their panel. The newest characters returning to the roster includes Spider-Man, Mike Haggar, Nemesis and Frank West. These characters, while not very surprising, are a welcome return to the franchise and the trailer helps show off some of the new capabilities they’ll have this go around.
Some of the improvements made are very welcome indeed, Spider-Man now has a level 3 super that pays homage to the Sam Raimi Spider-Man films and gives me hope that we might finally see Green Goblin as a playable character. Goblin has been teased before and highly requested by fans but has never made it in. Frank West now has a tripod for his camera to automatically take shots for him to level up his move set while he continues to fight, as well his level 3 super will bump him up to level 5 right away if landed. Haggar now has a weird, barrel throwing projectile that is a fun addition to a large, up close grappler.
Also showcased was the fifth Infinity Stone, the Mind Stone. This stone adds a command-grab move for the characters wielding it, and when activated the stone gradually builds the hyper gauge, allowing players to perform supers faster. In some footage, this lead to being able to perform a level 3 super, then only a few short seconds later land another one which did a ridiculous amount of damage. The Capcom Unity blog has these details broken down on their post.
Capcom has been having a rough time with the PR surrounding Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite. Character reveals have been slow compared to what they did with Marvel Vs Capcom 3 and compared to other fighting games in general. Fans have had issues with Chun-Li’s face, The developers have already promised improvements to some of these problems with a day one patch. This is great that the developers are listening to fans and their feedback, but come on Capcom, no one saw issues with any of this stuff during development? Honestly, this game is looking great from a game play perspective, but it’s frustrating to see it held back by cosmetic issues and the lack of many new additions to the roster.
Maximillian Dood posted some great direct feed footage from Comic Con that shows off what actual matches might look like, and I think the game looks incredibly fun if nothing else.
Capcom has stated several times that they intend to support Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite for a long time with many new characters coming down the line, but I fear that players will not be very inclined to stick around if they don’t feel like their base investment is worthwhile. The Marvel Vs Capcom series has always been known for its’ large rosters and crazy cast of characters. So far, Infinite has the smallest roster based on what’s been announced and the least surprising characters. That being said, who knows what Capcom may have in store for us to see in the next month and a half before release. They have stated there are more reveals to come. Hopefully, they can manage to tell everybody where the hell the X-Men are at…
Marvel Vs Capcom: Infinite will be out September 19th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.