In case you missed the blurb on the front page, there are what might be considered some spoilerish things among the contents here, so consider yourself forewarned.
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So Capcom has unveiled some new information about Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite ahead of its appearance at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany this weekend. Headlining things is this new trailer for the game's story mode, which reveals even more characters:
The newest additions to the roster are Jedah of Darkstalkers fame, Dr. Strange's nemesis Dormammu, Firebrand from Ghosts 'n Goblins and his own Gargoyles Quest series, and Ghost Rider (I'm not sure which one). In addition to bringing the launch lineup to 30 strong, Capcom notes that more post-launch characters will be announced in the future.
In addition, one might notice that Dr. Light appears in his startlingly sentient-seeming holographic form as well. Now this is pure conjecture on my part, but since they've already got the modeling work done for him, wouldn't it be cool if he were somehow playable (using Ryu's move set, of course)?
Dr. Light's presence reaches beyond the story mode, however, as the "Dr. Light Database" is where you'll find all your unlockables, ranging from story mode cutscenes, information about characters and stages, concept art, and tracks for characters and stages.
The full assortment of modes and features reads as follows, per Capcom's press release:
Offline Modes and Features:
Story – puts players at the center of a fierce battle as heroes from both universes come together to stop Ultron Sigma, the combined form of two robotic villains.
Arcade – recreates the classic arcade experience. Keep winning to move forward and confront the final boss in an epic showdown of skills.
Mission – players can do various tutorial missions, or try their hand at advanced character-specific challenges.
Training – set up a training area with various parameters and hone skills to improve fighting abilities.
Vs. Player 2 – go head-to-head against another player locally.
Vs. CPU – play solo against an AI-controlled opponent.
Collection – the Dr. Light Database contains numerous unlockable items, including cut scenes from the story mode, character/stage information, concept artwork and character/stage audio tracks.
Online Modes and Features:
Ranked Match – battle other players online to advance in the rankings.
Casual Match – battle other players online without the results affecting the rankings.
Beginners League – a special league fought between players of Rank 14 or lower.
Lobby – search for or create a lobby where up to 8 players can engage in simultaneous player-vs-player matches.
Rankings – view the rankings of players from all over the world.
Replay Settings – configure replay settings and view replays.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is just over a month away, as it launched on September 19th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam for Windows PC in North America and Europe.