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

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

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.