Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite got a nice little panel at San Diego Comic Con, which BC's Dan Celko was able to attend. But not being a fan of Capcom, it fell to me to help him parse what was news and what wasn't from the panel. And oh dear, are there some really silly elements to the game's story mode.
First off, all of the game maps are combinations of places from Marvel Comics and any of Capcom's numerous franchises. Which sounds interesting, but gets a bit weird when you consider that Valkanda a place. Yes, Val Harbor and Wakanda were mashed up into one location and I am not even sure where to start with that.
Then, Zero is also one of our villains because apparently Ultron and Thanos are just not evil enough. Zero is actually going by Oblivion these days as he's been re-programmed. Which, don't get me started on the absolute amount of lame that is the name "Oblivion" for a game villain.
A.I.M. and the Umbrella Corporation have become one entity, which would be awesome if they weren't calling themselves A.I.M.brella. Modok is the head of this new brain trust, and is in possession of the mind gem.
And to top it all off, the various Marvel and Capcom heroes go to Thanos to hunt down the Infinity gems. Because that sounds like a brilliant plan.
There will be a tie-in comic event from Marvel which will be available only through Gamestop retailers. And several Marvel comics will get Capcom variant covers around the same time as the game's release to celebrate its mediocrity.
The gameplay trailer shown off yesterday, and again today, you may have seen. But if not, here it is again.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is set to release on September 19th.
And if you'd like to peruse the chat logs of Dan and I attempting to make sense of the panel, well. Here you are:
I wanted to go over Marvel Vs Capcom
Okay, let me get this last thing out and I'm all yours
There isn't much and I need help sorting out what is news and what isn't
I don;t follow capcom at all
Okay, I'm all yours
So pretty much all the maps are locations that are well known in both universes but mashed together
Such as Knownmoon: Knowhere and The Third Moon
or Valkanda: Wakanda and Val Habar
Okay, that is newsish
Zero is a villian in the game renamed "Oblivion"
Because he was reprogrammed
I wasn't able to get video clip for that because they showed it with pretty much no warning
Frank West from Capcom will always be known as bucket head to me from now on
(One of his attacks in charging at the enemy with a bucket on his head)
Also… this piece of shit
Got that in the gameplay trailer
A.I.M. + Umbrella = A.I.M.brella? …..Fuck me
please write this with as much snark as you can Dan
or do you want me to do the honors?
I have life is strange hands on in 30 minutes
You're gonna hate Life is Strange
I have some poor quality video I can send you of cinematic leading up to that fight in the trailer
Mordok is the head of A.I.M.brella?
He is in possession of the Mind Stone
and the Heroes go to fucking Thanos for help locating the stones
"Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite's Story Mode Is A Travesty" sound like a fitting headline?
Marvel/Capcom cross over event comic exclusive at gamestop
At GAMESTOP? oh how the mighty have fallen
And capcom variant covers on marvel comics
(I just want to repost this chat log as our writeup)
go right ahead
And now you have seen behind the BC curtain to the inner workings of the games department. It's still not going to prevent MVCI's story mode from being a bag full of unintentional laughs.