Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite Trailer Shows The Power Of The Infinity Stones

This week's first Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite trailer laid out the game's story, in which a mix of Marvel heroes and classic Capcom characters team up to take down Ultron Sigma, a fusion of villains from The Avengers and Mega Mega. By contrast, the latest video is all about the action, and should give fans a better idea of how battles will unfold when Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite arrives this fall.

As per series tradition, in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, players create multi-person tag teams and then dive into action, using their fighters' superpowered special abilities to beat the stuffing out of opponents. In the new trailer, Street Fighter's Chun-Li teams up with the Hulk to unleash some heavy blows, Strider Hiryu and Thor counter with a number of quick but powerful attacks, and Resident Evil's Chris Redfield pairs with Hawkeye for some projectile-based offense.

But that's not all. The gameplay video also shows one of the powerful Infinity Stones in action. Part way through the trailer, the rogue artificial intelligence Ultron uses the Space Stone to trap Hawkeye in a makeshift cell, then calls on some of his robot drones to pummel the archer into submission. The trailer skips the aftermath, but from the looks of things, it hurts. A lot.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is the eighth entry in the crossover fighting series, which began all the way back in 1996 with X-Men vs. Street Fighter. While Street Fighter characters look like they'll be well represented in the franchise's newest iteration, so far, there's not a single X-Man on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's roster—instead, the game seems to be focusing on characters that belong to Marvel's Cinematic Universe (thanks to some convoluted licensing issues, the X-Men films are made by Fox, not Marvel).

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is due out on September 19, 2017. While you wait, catch up on the history of the Infinity Gems—not only are the powerful artifacts a key element of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, but they're poised to play a big part in the next Avengers movie, Infinity War, as well.