It looks like Marvel vs Capcom Infinite has learned some lessons from Street Fighter 5, mostly for single-player purposes. Fans will be happy to know that the game will immediately have Story and Arcade mode, so that’s a positive. Many gamers complained about the lack of content for Street Fighter 5, so this is a step in the right direction.
Game Informer confirmed the news after extended playtime with it, so that should please fans of the fighting game genre. While fighting games are mostly known for multiplayer battles, having a number of single-player modes helps players hone their skills. Also, some people really enjoy playing fighting games with single-player modes, which isn’t a bad thing at all.
A couple of details have already been revealed for the upcoming story mode of Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. The story trailer showed Avengers villain Ultron and Mega Man X baddie Sigma fusing to create the final boss Ultron-Sigma. It’s not a completely original name, but it should serve it’s purpose to get the heroes to join forces.
Story mode will be used to introduce the game’s basic mechanics to newer players and will be two hours long. Players that want to maximize the two-on-two fighting game system will have to go through the game’s Mission Mode. This has become commonplace in most fighting games, but it’s necessary for those that want to get better.
Arcade Mode and More
Arcade Mode in Marvel vs Capcom Infinite will probably be like every other fighting game, which isn’t a bad thing. Expect a number of fights before reaching a final boss, who will likely be story mode’s Ultron-Sigma. Previous Marvel games from Capcom had boss fights against Galactus, Apocalypse and Onslaught, so expect Ultron-Sigma to go giant.
With a number of features returning from previous games, Infinite should entertain many a fan, whether they’re casuals or veterans. The game might be an acquired taste to those that have gotten used to Marvel vs Capcom 3. Still, it’s nothing that a few gameplay sessions should fix, assuming players pick it up later this year of course.
Marvel vs Capcom Infinite comes out later this year on September 19 for the PS4 and PC. An Xbox One version hasn’t been revealed yet, though it’s not an impossibility. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 was re-released for the PS4, PC and Xbox One, with a special comic added for extra incentive.