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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
When we learned that Disney chose not to renew its licenses with Capcom, Marvel vs. Capcom fans feared the crossover fighting game series would once again fade into obscurity. Imagine our surprise when Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was officially announced at PSX.
The latest entry in the series is making a drastic change by switching from the traditional 3v3 format to 2v2. This harkens back to the series' roots with games such as X-Men vs. Street Fighter and Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, while also drawing inspiration from Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.
This shift in dynamic is exciting for longtime players, who can look forward to digging into a new system of fighting mechanics and unpacking their intricacies.
Another interesting addition are the Infinity Stones, which can be activated mid-battle to bestow strength, speed, and other yet to be revealed boosts. These could potentially be utilised to completely change the playstyle of characters and create unique team compositions. Imagine Hulk, traditionally a powerful but slow character, using the Time gem to give himself greater mobility--terrifying.
And of course, there's the actual roster of characters. The game is reportedly aligning itself closer with Marvel's Cinematic Universe, which may come at the cost of Wolverine, Magneto, and other X-Men characters. But don't rule anything out just yet, as leaks have indicated some unexpected reveals in the future.