New heroes are heading to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
as part of the 2017 character pass. Who's up on the list? A host of three Marvel favorites with whom anyone who's been paying even remote attention to blockbuster films in the past decade will be familiar: Venom, Winter Soldier and Black Widow. You can see them in action in the trailer below:
If you've been living under a rock but somehow have this game and don't know anything about these heroes, I'll throw you a bone directly from the horse's mouth. First up, it's Winter Soldier:
Young soldier Bucky Barnes fought alongside his best friend Captain America during World War II. Presumed dead after a dangerous mission ended in tragedy, he was captured by enemy forces and secretly brainwashed into becoming a deadly assassin known as the Winter Soldier. Bucky, now free from his captors, is once again ready to fight for the good of humanity.
As a skilled assassin, Winter Soldier has various ways to debilitate opponents and excels at ground combat. Using his cybernetic arm, he can activate Metal Shield, which provides him with enough armor to not only ignore hits, but to walk away unscathed. Though his move set is limited with Metal Shield active, the potential for devastating punishes is massive.
Then there's the lovely Black Widow:
Trained extensively in the art of combat and espionage and outfitted with state-of-the-art tech, Natasha Romanova is the super spy known as Black Widow. Dutiful and fearless, she is a master assassin who found her true calling as an Avenger. She now fights to protect the world from Ultron Sigma’s influence.
What’s a spy without an array of lethal gadgets? Black Widow’s gauntlets can fire off different projectiles that range from a sticky bomb to one that emits a nerve gas, which crumples the opponent. With the unique ability to perform evasive maneuvers, catching Black Widow will not be easy.
Finally, there's Venom. Literally everyone knows who Venom is, but for completion's sake, let's get into it:
Blaming Peter Parker for the failure of his journalism career, former Daily Bugle reporter Eddie Brock bonded with a malevolent, symbiotic alien creature who had previously attempted to bond with Peter. United by the goal to destroy Spider-Man, they are the fearsome force known only as Venom!
Returning to the series with some of his signature moves, Venom’s aggressive playstyle is further amplified in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. His new movement option is Venom Glide, a web zip of sorts, which can be aimed in six different directions, enabling him to keep the pressure going in his favor.
The new characters will be available on December 5th on Xbox One.Check out our The Best Xbox Fighting Games Available in 2018 article for a compilation of other great games in this genre.