Over on Major Nelson’s blog we learn that the demo is available right now for digital download from the Xbox store.
If you need a look at what the demo entails and what sort of content you can expect to play, there’s a video below from Shirrako featuring the demo story content.
The first few minutes features Captain America duking it out against Ultron Sigma’s robot minions. Other characters such as Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy, Chun-Li and Captain Marvel are also on display.
Much like Street Fighter V and all of NetherRealm Studio’s newest fighting games since Mortal Kombat 9, the story mode in Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite centers around switching between different characters as the story progresses.
The demo follows the remnant of heroes who survived Ultron Sigma’s attack, as Chris Redfield and Dr. Strange lead a team into Sigma’s prison to free the Mad Titan, Thanos. Rocket objects to freeing Thanos, but Chris says they have a job to do.
Back outside, Thor, Spencer, Iron Man, Captain Marvel and Captain America battle against Ultron Sigma.
The fighting is actually kind of a placeholder for the story this time around. The focus is on trying to weave in the characters as things unfold involving the combined forces of Ultron and Sigma.
The video doesn’t end until it also shows some pre-order bonuses, including character skins featuring a decked out Mega Man X, World War Hulk, and Unworthy Thor.
The fighting looks okay. It’s not quite as over-the-top as Marvel vs Capcom 3, nor is it as technical as Tekken or as smooth as Injustice 2. Even still, there will be plenty Capcom and Marvel fans who will be absolutely thrilled to get their hands on the game this fall.
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