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Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite’s launch roster, gameplay modes detailed

Here’s what we’ll be playing on day one

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

Capcom revealed the suite of gameplay modes, both online and offline, that will be available in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite when the fighting game launches in September. The company also offered a new look at the game’s story mode, which pits Marvel and Capcom heroes against the forces of evil: Ultron Sigma, Jedah Dohma, Grandmaster Meio, a Godzilla-sized Venom symbiote and more.

Capcom reconfirmed a few recent additions to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite’s roster — Darkstalkers’ Jedah and Ghosts ‘n Goblins’ Firebrand on the Capcom side; Dormammu and Ghost Rider on the Marvel side — which brings the number of characters playable at launch to 30.

Here’s what the lineup — not including post-launch DLC characters, like Black Panther and Sigma — looks like:

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite launch roster

Marvel Capcom
Marvel Capcom
Captain America Arthur
Captain Marvel Bionic Commando
Doctor Strange Chris Redfield
Dormammu Chun-li
Gamora Dante
Ghost Rider Firebrand
Hawkeye Frank West
Hulk Jedah
Iron Man Mega Man X
Nova Mike Haggar
Rocket Raccoon Morrigan
Spider-Man Nemesis
Thanos Ryu
Thor Strider Hiryu
Ultron Zero

Here’s a breakdown of the gameplay modes coming in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, via an announcement from Capcom:

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 coming to PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One on Sept. 19.

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