New MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE trailer and details

Capcom Entertainment recently announced a photon cannon barrage of information on the highly anticipated Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite fighting game crossover game.

Here’s a new trailer, followed by exciting new details:

The North America release date for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will be on September 19, 2017, on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC

This time, there will be a cinematic Story Mode, as heroes and villains battle together to save their merged worlds from a sinister new threat, Ultron Sigma. A combination of the robotic foes known as Ultron from the Marvel Universe and Sigma from the Capcom Universe, this psychotic villain is obsessed with infecting all organic life with a cybernetic virus. History’s greatest gathering of warriors must now unite to fight back against Ultron Sigma and save their newly formed world.

In addition to the story experience, single player Arcade, Training and Mission modes and vast multiplayer will be included.

Also, more new characters have joined the battle for survival including Ultron, Hulk, Thor, Hawkeye, Rocket Raccoon, Chun-Li, Strider Hiryu, Chris Redfield

The expanded roster will join the previously announced Captain Marvel, Iron Man, and Captain America from the Marvel side, and Ryu, Mega Man X, and Morrigan from Capcom side. The use of powerful, game-changing Infinity Stones further deepens the customized gameplay and allows players to equip and unleash elemental in-game powers, such as Time, Power and Space.

Expect new characters to be announced as the game release draws closer.

Pre-orders (in North America) for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite are now available on all platforms for the $59.99 MSRP Standard Edition and $89.99 MSRP Deluxe Edition. The Deluxe Edition includes the main game on PS4 or Xbox One and a 2017 Character Pass, which contains access to six all-new additional post-launch characters including Sigma, the main antagonist from the Mega Man X series. Pre-order bonuses for all versions in North America include Warrior Thor and Evil Ryu costumes.The pre-order bonus for the Deluxe Edition is the same as the Standard Edition, but also includes two additional costumes: Gladiator Hulk and Mega Man Command Mission X. For further details, check with individual game retailers.

Capcom also confirmed a very limited MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE Collector’s Edition, brought to you by TriForce, is available now for pre-order on PS4 and Xbox One. It will include four premium character dioramas of Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Mega Man X and Chun-Li, a case filled with six Infinity Stone replicas, as well as SteelBook packaging that contains the Deluxe Edition of the game, all for only $199.99 MSRP.

All editions and versions of MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE will simultaneously release on September 19, 2017.

Game Playing Review: The Executive

The Executive (iOS version version 1.0.1)

    • Genre: Fighting, Action
    • Release Date: July 2 2015, Price: $4.99
    • Development: Riverman Media LLC
    • Platform: iOS (Apple mobile)
    • Official Site: www.rivermanmedia.com

Synopsis:

“Flame kick werewolves, perform thrilling acrobatic stunts, and run a trillion dollar mining company in Riverman Media’s combat-action masterpiece!”.

Personal Thoughts (based on the current iOS version, and a week of gameplay):

The Executive kicks ass!

That, for multiple reasons if you enjoy a good quick fight here and there, with a look and feel all to its own. A uniqueness in style, look, and story elements. Yet, simple in all three. It’s also something you can play on the go.

There is a challenge that can go well beyond what one would pay for a game less than $5.00. By that, I mean entertaining for the long run. The gameplay is simple..punch and kick with the occasional super power-ups and timing. In between fights, run and do some crazy “stunts.” Rewards involve a fake monetary cash system, of which you can upgrade your skills and hire “employees” to mine for more fake cash. The enemies become tougher, quicker, and trickier as you progress. The Executive must adapt and become better though 120+ levels to win. Yes, plenty for the price.

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The control scheme is simple, as there is only one-finger swiping involved. In fighting challenges, you tap where to hit..high or low, or use different kind of swipes for different moves and abilities. The rest of the pushing involves icons, menus, and timed arrows for the “stunts.” Easy to do on a small phone, and fantastic for the iPad (I played on my iPad mini).

The story itself is a bit strange. From what I gather, you are the Executive..in which you help run a silver mining company. Suddenly, enemies appear as werewolves and other werecreatures (probably looking to sabotage this silver business). The fight is on for the Executive to battle these werebeasts with his awesome abilities and skill.

Part of the story is the sweet art and visual design. The art is all within a sharply animated side-scroller rail. The character designs are of various beasts with fluid movements and attacks. The looks on each is impressive up close, the result of hand drawn creations..not 3-D modeling or pixel art. The background is cartoonish, yet fitting; perfect for this absurd premise.

The music is also great, with multiple tracks fitting for different backdrops and situations. It’s well composed and not overly repetitive (unlike many other games of this price). Evidence of this and the art shows hard work happened to make the game entertaining and fulfilling.

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(above: my current status)

Overall, the game is for the causal player wanting a better challenge than fruit slicing and bird flinging. There is a call to classic nostalgia with the side-scrolling fighting styles and tapping, but not as complex as your Street Fighters out there. And, the originality does eventually fall flat as progression in gameplay reveals new enemies, which are often re-skins and updates of the older enemies. The challenge also falls a bit with successful mining, where with the right choices leads to easy payments for upgrades before needed. Eventually, the upgrading can tire out and you feel kept up with whatever challengers are close ahead. I feel in time, I will master this game.

Still, The Executice is fun and worthwhile for its price. But, there is an end I foresee; probably with the last level difficulty, and the beating of the last monster listed in the “Bestiary.” But that’s okay, as I do not expect the world in a game for $4.99 or less. But the Riverman Media developers have done well with this adventure, and I will keep a close eye on any future developments from the same.

– Orion T