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Marvel vs. Capcom returns with Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite

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Capcom makes Marvel vs. Capcom 4 official

It’s Marvel time! Capcom announced a new entry in the Marvel vs. Capcom series at PlayStation Experience today. Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is coming in 2017.

The game’s debut trailer showcased a handful of characters from each side, including series mainstays Ryu, Mega Man X and Iron Man and Marvel vs. Capcom newcomer Captain Marvel. Captain America is also confirmed to return. First gameplay footage of Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite will debut at this weekend’s Capcom Cup tournament.

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite will feature 2v2 battles, breaking from the 3v3 tradition of the series. Capcom promises a cinematic story mode, as well as “a variety of accessible single player modes, including Training, Mission and Arcade modes.”

The game’s Infinite title comes from the Marvel Universe’s Infinity Stones, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog:

Infinite Power: Pulled from classic Marvel lore, unique and game-changing Infinity Stones can be implemented into players’ strategies as a way to influence the outcome of battle. Each Infinity Stone provides a unique advantage to the player and represents a different aspect of the universe: power, space, time, reality, soul, and mind.

PlayStation’s Shawn Layden also announced that the previous entry, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, is coming to PlayStation 4 today. The fighting game will be available digitally from the PlayStation Store.

Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite will be released for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One sometime in “late 2017.”

Polygon reported on the new Marvel vs. Capcom earlier this month. Our sources indicated that the game would draw upon Marvel’s cinematic universe and forego the familiar mutants that have been a part of the crossover fighting game franchise for 20 years.