Unsurprisingly, this new wave of content continues the game’s focus on characters that are a big part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While Venom seems likely to be confined to Sony’s big-screen adaptations of the Spider-Man franchise, both Black Widow and the Winter Soldier are set to be a big part of next year’s Avengers: Infinity War.
A blog post on the Capcom Unity website offered up some information about how each character will play. Winter Solider will make use of his cybernetic arm to employ a technique dubbed Metal Shield, which will allow him to ignore hits and avoid damage, at the cost of limiting his moveset for a period of time.
Venom retains some of his signature moves from the last time he appeared in the franchise – Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes, released in 2000 – while also boasting some new movement options. Venom Glide is a maneuver similar to Spider-Man’s web zip that allows the villain to whip across the screen in six directions.
Finally, Black Widow is built around a projectile-heavy fighting style that is sure to leave opponents guessing. An arsenal that includes sticky bombs and nerve gas is complemented by a unique evasive action that can quickly put some space between you and your adversary.
These three characters are available as part of the 2017 Character Pass, which costs $29.99 and also offers access to Black Panther, Sigma, and Monster Hunter, three fighters that were added to the game in October 2017. These combatants can also be purchased individually at $7.99 a pop, according to a report from Polygon. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is available now for the , , and PC.
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