Spidey swings into crossover fighter
New fighters for Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite
Are you ready for some hot tag-team tussling? With less than a month to go before the characters of Capcom wage war with their Marvel counterparts, more characters are getting ready to join the impending battle royal, and they’re no C-tier chumps either. Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, and Gamora are the new Marvel heroes; Haggar from Final Fight, Dead Rising’s Frank West, and Nemesis from Resident Evil 3 make up the Capcom contingent.
MIND THE STAMP
Gamora was used to showcase the new Mind Infinity Stone. This gem enables fighters to perform grapple attacks that leave opponents dazed. Its ‘Infinity Storm’ means your Hype gauge will continuously fill during the bout for more special moves.
Spidey is an agile fighter whose special attack webs up opponents before he swings them over his head and into the floor. He wouldn’t be the wall crawler without witty one-liners punctuating his punches, and this version doesn’t disappoint.
Frank West is a more malleable fighter who’ll level up during fights. He might start with lower damage and reach, but taking pictures throughout the round helps him increase his power.
Then come the big boys. Haggar is on the slower side, but his long-range attacks help address that weakness, and his piledriver super looks like it’s a one-way ticket to headache central for the unlucky fool on the receiving end of it.
Finally, there’s Resident Evil 3’s terrifying Nemesis to round out the new additions. He’s the slowest character in the roster, but he makes up for that with powerful attacks and, you know, a bazooka.
All these new additions leave us salivating like a Marvel fan trapped in a lift with Stan Lee.
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite will fling its way onto PS4 on 19 September.
Spins a web, smacks some guys. Squashes dweebs, just like flies.
Gamora is joining the crew. Will she side with her estranged daddy, Thanos?