From seemingly out of nowhere, Capcom has dropped a bombshell of information regarding the upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Perhaps the biggest piece of all, however, is the new trailer which gives off some story details for this more plot-centric iteration of the hit franchise.
(Thanks to GeminiSparkSP, Vhyper1985, WolfenWingsShop, and of course Capcom for passing this trailer along!)
So everyone who guessed that Sigma and Ultron were going to combine into a single entity known as "Ultron Sigma," pat yourselves on the back. Capcom's press release goes on to describe the new entity: "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."
The heroes who will stand ready to take Ultron Sigma down? Well, we've already seen Mega Man X, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Ryu, Captain America, and Morrigan. Joining them will be Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Rocket Raccoon, Chun-Li, Strider Hiryu, and Chris Redfield. Oh, and Ultron? Yeah, more on that in a minute.
As one could guess from the presence of the Infinity Stones in the earlier teaser material, players will be able to equip these reality-shaping baubles and use them in battle to customize their fighting style with the powers of such elements as Time, Space, and Power.
Beyond the cinematic Story Mode, Capcom is promising single players Arcade, Training, and Mission Modes. For multiplayer action, they're only saying that there will be "vast offerings" that "will provide memorable experiences and infinite gameplay possibilities for players of all skill levels."
More info on what these entail, as well as more characters, stages, and story mode details, are to be made available in the coming months.
Now on to the nitty-gritty.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite arrives on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC in North America on September 19th, 2017. Pre-orders are now available, and there are three different versions of the game to look for, starting with the Standard Edition edition at a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of $59.99 USD.
Next up is the Deluxe Edition, which features the main game on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, as well as a 2017 Character Pass. While Ultron Sigma appears to be the big bad, people were hoping that their individual components would be playable as well, and that's indeed the case. But while Ultron seems to be a part of the regular roster (per the above list), Mega Man X baddie Sigma will be coming as one of six post-launch characters (read: downloadable content) included in this pass. Other characters included in this pass remain to be seen.
Pre-order bonuses will be available for both editions. Those who opt into the Standard Edition will receive the Warrior Thor and Evil Ryu costumes. Deluxe Edition pre-orders will receive not only those characters, but also Gladiator Hulk and Command Mission X.
Incidentally, while Capcom's press release doesn't mention it, Steam has a page for the Deluxe Edition up as well, complete with the costumes above (which is where I got the images).
Those in Europe and Australia are encouraged to check with their local retailers, as "some offers may vary."
Finally, for those who like to go big or go home, there is another option.
TriForce is bringing to you the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Collector's Edition, which is also available to pre-order now on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Included within are four character dioramas of Mega Man X, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, and Chun Li, as well as a case with replicas of the six Infinity Stones, and a SteelBook-packaged Deluxe Version of the game. The MSRP for this one is $199.99 USD.
That said, "contents may vary depending on region," and those in Europe should check with their retailers for pricing, according to Capcom.
And that's pretty much everything to say, and then some. I'll leave you with the final two pieces of art that didn't really fit in anywhere above: