The video games deluge of 2017 continues this week as four more titles are released. Is your wallet ready for them? Probably not, but you’d probably want to see them anyway.
Why? They’re most likely going to be terrific.
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite
The frenetic Capcom-Marvel crossover fighting game returns for its sixth entry. Here’s what’s different with Infinite:
- Unlike its predecessors’ three-on-three-matches, Infinite features two-on-two fights.
- The series’ character assists are gone. Infinite incorporates a tag-based combo system, which lets you instantly switch between your two fighters to form continuous combos.
- There’s an Infinity Stones mechanic, which temporarily give players unique abilities and stat boosts depending on the type of stone selected.
- Infinite now has a story mode. The plot follows heroes of the Marvel and Capcom universes, who must team up to save their merged worlds against Ultron Sigma.
Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite is out today for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
As good as the NBA 2K games are, they haven’t really had any serious competition for years. Here are a few notable new features:
- 16 ‘Classic’ teams (e.g. 03-04 Kings, 10-11 Mavs) and ‘All-Time’ teams (best players in a franchise).
- A story-driven franchise mode.
- The GM mode will be more realistic with details like the 2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement, super-max contracts, and G-league.
- Player movement is now dependent on gamer skill instead of player animations.
NBA 2K18 is out today for the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC.