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Square-Enix vs. Capcom 2: Clash of the Warriors.
Developer Capcom
Publisher Capcom

Square-Enix

Distributor Disney Interactive Studios
Director Yoshinori Ono (Capcom)
Designer Kazunori Kadoi (Capcom)

Tetsuya Nomura (Square-Enix)

Series Square-Enix vs. Capcom
Engine MT Framework
Platforms PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Release Date Q4 2018
Genre Fighting, Action/Adventure, Third Person Shooter
Modes Single-player

Multiplayer

Rating ESRB: M

PEGI: 16

Square-Enix vs. Capcom 2: Clash of the Warriors is an upcoming crossover fighting game developed and produced by Capcom and distributed by Disney in junction with Square-Enix. It is the second game in the Square-Enix vs. Capcom series and the sequel to Square Enix vs. Capcom: When Worlds Collide. Producer Yoshinori Ono returns along with Kazunori Kadoi (Resident Evil: Revelations 2) and Tatsuya Namora (Dissidia: Final Fantasy), designers of the Capcom and Square-Enix characters and levels from the first game, respectively.

Marvel characters make an appearance in a collaboration with Disney (who also own the IP rights to the Kingdom Hearts series), as seen in the first game, albeit much more integral to the game's plot and greater in number this time.

The game is slated for a late 2018 release date for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows.

Plot

After saving the earth from a takeover at the hands of Gilgamesh (Final Fantasy XIII) by unleashing Pandora following the first tournament, Ingrid (Capcom Fighing Evolution) once again pits the Square-Enix and Capcom worlds against each other as they're consumed by its power. Voids are created, and new faces emerge on both sides of the ongoing battle, each with their own motivations as they try to counteract it's power while the B.S.A.A. and S.H.I.E.L.D. deal with the string of terrorist plots that emerge from it. During their bout, Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver try to warn the two sides of a new, far bigger threat that's been awakened by the power of Pandora: none other than the Kraken.

Prologue

In the game's opening cut scene, anti-bio-terror field agent siblings Chris and Claire Redfield along with B.S.A.A.'s Rebecca Chambers meet with S.H.I.E.L.D. at a special joint meeting, where Nick Fury explains that a supernatural box has crash-landed in Europe following M. Bison's defeat, dragging Gilgamesh with him as he tried to destroy the "other" (Capcom) realm (shown by Gilgamesh's corpse smothered underneath the box). Fury notes that this box had been seen previously in Antarctica in a separate conflict, where researchers had officially dubbed it Pandora, and, much like before, it released a consuming power, setting in motion a chain of insidious developments. Among these developments is turning already-mutated persons into super-powered zombies (dubbed Pandora Zombies), wherein Neo-Umbrella is said to be looking to create a whole new breed of "advanced" B.O.W.s using this intel.

Setting off separate campaigns between the 3 of them, Claire begins searching for leads while Rebecca heads an S&R Squad, attempting to liberate endangered civilians. Chris, meanwhile, goes looking for Jill.

It then cuts to the open world, where Scarlet Witch is haunted by visions of a destructive monster, the Kraken, having been awakened by the power of Pandora while growing even more powerful in the process. Her brother, Quicksilver, suggests warning the others caught in its crosshairs while Wanda insists on first finding the wielder of the box. She then starts fielding visions of the culprit: Ingrid.

Gameplay

Much like the previous game, each character has their own unique, branching story with side-missions and cut-scenes preceding each 3-on-3 tag team battle in the game's Arcade mode. In start contrast, however, you get to control characters on both sides of the coin. For certain chapters, you take control of "special" base roster characters on the other side and complete a side-mission before facing 3 hidden characters in an unlockable side story mode. You must successfully win a 3-on-1- handicap match in order to advance:

  • Square-Enix:
    • Open World Mission (Carnage)-Slaughter as many civilians as possible until your Hyper Meter is up to level 5 before facing the intervening team of Iron Man, Captain America and Spider-Man.
    • Side-Mission (Agent 47)-Agent 47 answers a contract on Frank Castle by an anonymous individual after slaughtering a group of smugglers trying to obtain Pandora. Take down bodyguards inside Hells Kitchen before facing the team of Punisher, DareDevil and Elektra.
  • Capcom:
    • Open World Mission (Tyrant)-Slaughter as many civilians as possible until your Hyper Meter is at full. You will then face the team of Jill, Leon and Ada.
    • Side-Mission (Chris Redfield)-After discovering that Alex Wesker issued the contract on Castle in order to safely harness Pandora's energy for B.O.W. experimentation, you must slaughter many Pandora Zombies until your Hyper Meter is at level 5. You will then face the team of Jessica, mutant Piers and Jake.

Your 3 selected characters will then make the save on the 3 downed hidden characters in the following cutscene, and 2 more randomly-selected AI opponents join the fray in a 3-on-3 tag match as you revert back to your selected characters.

Also new to the game during main story battles is the the special Tag Meter that accompanies your HM. After obtaining a full Tag Meter, you can control 2 point characters simultaneously for a short period of time until it goes empty. However, doing so will drain both fighter's Hyper Meter.

In addition, there are set chapters in the game where you take control of a set character in a side-mission before facing a rival character, Scarlet Witch-Ingrid being one of those. Which one you play as is opposite of your chosen alignment.

After defeating the Kraken and completing the Arcade Mode, you will unlock a special B.S.A.A. vs S.H.I.E.L.D. Story Mode. You control a set group of characters in each chapter of the team you select before facing a mutant Alex Wesker, powered by a triplet virus merging the T-Phobos virus with harnessed Pandora and Tatsui no Hado energy, in a 3-on-1 Boss Battle.

Game Modes

Offline

  • Story Mode: Play a character-unique story-oriented mode complete with Action-Adventure side-missions, rival battles, cut-scenes and the Kraken boss battle.
  • Arcade Mode: Play against 8 random tag teams in 3-on-3 matches without side-missions, cutscenes, endings or boss battles.
  • Versus: Play 1-on-1, 2-on-2 or 3-on-3 single matches against a CPU opponent(s) or against another player(s).
  • Scramble Mode: Fight a series of 2-on-2 battles with 4 fighters fighting simultaneously.
  • Gauntlet: Advance your way through a series of bosses with their own set of challenges you must complete. Your health meter from the previous battle carries over to the next with a small replenishing of health after advancing through each fight.
  • Rival Mode (DLC only): Complete one of two downloadable side story modes canon to the game's main story featuring multi-action mission chapters and set rival battles before advancing to a Double Boss Battle.
  • Pandora: Special game mode where, when one of your characters life meter reaches 25%, you can sacrifice one of your partners to activate Pandora, increasing your point character's power substantially. However, his/her health continuously drains as long as he/she is an active fighter. He/she can be swapped in and out with your other character to replenish health. If you fail to KO your remaining opponent(s) while active, he/she is defeated.
  • Training: Hone your skills against a motionless AI opponent.
  • Undead: Play a 3rd person hack-n'-slash/shooter equivalent of Call of Duty's Zombies mode in the style of Devil May Cry featuring Pandora-powered undead creatures (these range from zombies, vampires and demons). Undead critters grow more powerful, aggressive and numerous as you advance through each level after a certain period of time elapses. Health and Hyper Meters are available, allowing you to use Hyper Combos/Special Moves (with the Marvel/Square-Enix vs. Capcom fighting animations) after obtaining a full HM. You can also purchase weapons/upgrades via XP points similar to CoD Zombies. Fight your way through a continuous string of Undead until you die. Offline multiplayer also available.
  • Customization: Customize the colors on your characters.
  • Options: Configure game settings.

Online

  • Tournament: Fight in parties of 16 players in elimination brackets until a champion is crowned. Once eliminated, you enter spectator mode where you observe and commentate (via headset) the remaining battles.
  • King of the Hill: The crowned champion fights a series of challengers until defeated, then pushed to the back of the queue.
  • Undead: Play with 2 or 3 partners in a team-based online Undead mode. Once dead, you enter spectator mode where you can observe other players. Game continues until all players are dead.
  • Versus: Play single matches against online players in 1-v-1, 2-v-2 or 3-v-3 modes.
  • Scramble: 2-on-2 tag battles with other matched players with all 4 players fighting simultaneously.
  • Mosh Pit: Special Tag Match. Party up with other players in 6-v-6 tag battles, where each player on a team controls a single character who can be tagged or called in for assists at any time until all 6 players on a team are eliminated.

Characters

Story Mode

Square-Enix Capcom
Scarlet Witch (Marvel: Ultimate Alliance) Ingrid (Capcom Fighting Evolution)
Quicksilver (Marvel: Ultimate Alliance) Asura (Asura's Wrath)
Maxim (Lufia) Ryu (Street Fighter II)
Edge Maverick (Star Ocean IV) Ken (Street Fighter II)
Red Shadow (Bushido Blade) Chun-Li (Street Fighter II)
Lulu (Final Fantasy X) Rose (Street Fighter IV)
Nightstalker (Bushido Blade II) Strider Hiryu (Strider)
Vincent Valentine (Final Fantasy VII) Nero (Devil May Cry 4)
Agent 47 (Hitman) Chris Redfield (Resident Evil)
Lara Croft (Rise of the Tomb Raider) Claire Redfield (Resident Evil)
Phoenix (Marvel: Ultimate Alliance) Morrigan Aensland (Darkstalkers)
Vivi Ornitier (Final Fantasy IX) Arthur (Ghosts N' Goblins)
Carnage (Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2) Tyrant (Resident Evil)
Star-Lord (Marvel: Avengers Alliance) HUNK (Resident Evil)
Squall Leonhart (Final Fantasy VIII) Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney)
Aeris Gainsborough (Final Fantasy VII) Felicia (Darkstalkers)
Red XIII (Final Fantasy VII) Amaterasu (Okami)
Selan (Lufia) Franziska Von Karma (Ace Attorney)
Aqua (Kingdom Hearts) Lady (Devil May Cry 4)
Rush Sykes (The Last Remnant) Larethar Gulgrin (Dungeons & Dragons)
Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist) Nilin (Remember Me)
Kyoka Katagari (Gunslinger Stratos) Rebecca Chambers (Resident Evil: Zero)
Simon Barzahd (The Bouncer) Mike Haggar (Final Fight)
Volt Krueger (The Bouncer) Cody Travers (Final Fight)
Chuji Wu (Tobal) Captain Commando (Captain Commando)
Adam Jensen (Deus Ex) Frank West (Dead Rising)
Wei Shen (Sleeping Dogs)[1] Chuck Greene (Dead Rising 2)[1]
Sara "Witchblade" Pezinni (Witchblade)[1][2] Jackie "Darkness" Estacado (The Darkness)[1][2]
Simon Belmont (Castlevania)[1][2] Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)[1][2]
Blade (Marvel: Ultimate Alliance)[1] Dante (Devil May Cry)[1]
Keiji Kiriya (All You Need is Kill)[1][2] Rain (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance)[1][2]
Rita Vrataski (All You Need is Kill)[1][2] Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell)[1][2]
  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 DLC
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Guest Character

S.H.I.E.L.D. vs B.S.A.A. Mode

S.H.I.E.L.D. B.S.A.A.
Chapter 1 Chapter 1
Quicksilver Chris Redfield
Scarlet Witch Claire Redfield
Phoenix Rebecca Chambers
Chapter 2 Chapter 2
Punisher Jill Valentine
DareDevil Leon S. Kennedy
Elektra Ada Wong
Chapter 3 Chapter 3
Iron Man Nemesis
Captain America Ultimate Abyss
Spider-Man Uroboros Mkono
Chapter 4 Chapter 4
Star-Lord HUNK
Rocket Carlos Oliveira
Drax Nikolai Zinoviev
Chapter 5 Chapter 5
Sharon Carter Sherry Birkin
Chapter 6 Chapter 6
Black Widow Jessica Sherawat
Hulk Piers Nivans (J'avo)
Hawkeye Jake Muller

Stages

Stage Location Character Knock-down Effect
Hydra Outpost Slovakia Scarlet Witch/Quicksilver Knock your opponents into the Control Center, off ledges or, in certain areas, onto Hydra tanks, where you can then knock your opponent into the snowy battlefield
Hell's Kitchen Manhattan, New York DareDevil/Punisher/Elektra Knock your opponent into the complex through the sunroof below or off the ledge into the New York City streets.
Tricell Lab Africa Jessica/Mutant Piers/Jake Knock your opponent through gated doors and into the actual facility itself.
Times Square Manhattan, New York Carnage Knock your opponent into the LCD panel with a Launcher attack.
Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, California Tyrant Level your opponent into a stopped buss, onto and through crowded parked cars, or onto a ship in the harbor below.
Devil May Cry shop Unknown Dante Knock players through the entry door into the streets (which can then lead into the Love Planet strip club) or through walls leading into separate dorms.
Big Ben London, England Ingrid Knock your opponent into the Big Ben cathedral many feet below or off the ledge into the outskirts of London.
Abandoned Prison Sushestvovanie Island Claire Redfield Either knock players onto the cell catwalks above with a Launcher attack, against cell doors (on either floor) where Allicted's hands will reach through the cell openings and either pin or attack cornered opponents via chainsaws, into the basement (leading into another dungeon/cell block below) or through the windows into the island itself.
Milano Space Ship Outer Space Star-Lord/Drax/Rocket (S.H.I.E.L.D. vs. B.S.A.A. Mode) Knock players through secret rooms/hallways or into the Kyln main floor through the ship's cargo bay.
Deserted Temple Japan Ryu/Ken/Chun-Li Level your opponent through the doors into the field outside the temple.
Abandoned tomb Siberia Lara Croft Knock your opponent into hidden catacombs and other secret areas.
Opera House Fortuna Nero/Lady Knock opponents through the rooftop windows into the Opera House interior or off the edges into the Opera House Plaza.
Meikyokan Dojo Japan Nightstalker/Red Shadow Either knock players through the glass (via Ground Bounce) in the center of the stage into the lower level below or through various trap doors in the walls.
Graveyard Europe Morrigan Aensland Knock players into a special hidden tomb buried underneath one of the gravesites and down a hill.
Vampire Nightclub Moscow Blade Level players through hidden doors leading to separate dorms/hallways or outside into the streets.
Avengers Tower Manhattan, New York Miscelaneous Fight takes place on the rooftop. You can either knock players off ledges into the NYC streets below or through the sunroof into the Avengers Tower interior itself.
Weapon X Lab Canada Phoenix Knock your opponent into various trap doors, into hallways, or outside the lab.
Sydney Harbour Bridge (Final Stage) Sydney, Australia Kraken While fighting the Kraken, you can either be knocked off the bridge into the Sydney Opera House exterior with his beam Special Move he shoots from his mouth or after being flung from his mouth after chewing on you with another one of his Special Moves (NOTE: you can "break free" by successfully hitting Counter before being "spat" out).

DLC

A Season Pass is available at launch with all DLC for $45.

  • Character Pack #1:
    • Chuck Greene (Capcom), Wei Shen (Square-Enix), Darkness (Capcom), Witchblade (Square-Enix).
  • Character Pack #2:
    • Solid Snake (Capcom), Simon Belmont (Square-Enix), Dante (Capcom), Blade (Square-Enix).
  • Character Pack #3:
    • Rain (Capcom), Kjell Kiriya (Square-Enix), Motoko Kusagari (Capcom), Rita Vrataski (Square-Enix).
  • Rival Pack: Vampire Edition (Story Pack #1)-Special story pack. Complete one playable mission chapter per character before a rival battle between the three sets of duos ensues (which one you control depends on what side you select; story continues regardless of outcome). Hack, slash, brood and shoot your way through hordes of Pandora Vampires one-by-one as Morrigan, Simon, Blade, Dante, Agent 47 and Snake venture their way through various parts of the city in a race to find the source of their energy: Pandora itself, eventually running into each other along the way. Little do they know they're not the only ones hunting for Pandora, however.
    • Chapter 1: Graveyard (Morrigan Aensland)
    • Chapter 2: City Streets (Simon Belmont)
      • Rival Battle: Morrigan/Simon (Church)
    • Chapter 3: Nightclub (Blade)
    • Chapter 4: Subway (Dante)
      • Rival Battle: Blade/Dante (Devils Never Cry shop)
    • Chapter 5: Submarine (Snake)
    • Chapter 6: Cathedral (Agent 47)
      • Rival Battle: Snake/Agent 47 (Rooftop)
    • Boss Battle (6-on-2):
      • Morrigan, Simon, Blade, Dante, Agent 47 and Snake vs. Eric Morbius and Alucard (both are powered by Pandora).
  • Rival Pack: Zombie Edition (Story Pack #2)-Battle through hordes of Pandora Zombies as Keiji, Rita, Rain, Motoko, Claire, Lara and Jackie try to find the Satsui no Hado (expunged via talisman from Ryu's soul to avoid being corrupted by Pandora) while his lover, Sara, tries to stop him dead in his tracks.
    • Chapter 1: Kjell Kiriya
    • Chapter 2: Rain
      • Rival Battle: Kjell/Rain
    • Chapter 3: Claire Redfield
    • Chapter 4: Lara Croft
      • Rival Battle: Lara/Claire
    • Chapter 6: Witchblade
    • Chapter 7: Darkness
      • Rival Battle: Witchblade/Darkness-Afterwards, Sara/Witchblade is possessed (and revived if defeated) by the Satsui no Hado channeled by The Darkness residing within Jackie as they're both consumed by its power.
    • Chapter 7: Motoko Kusagari
    • Chapter 8: Rita Vrataski
      • Rival Battle: Rival Battle: Motoko/Rita
    • Boss Battle (6-on-2):
      • Lara, Claire, Kjell, Rita, Rain and Motoko vs Darkness and Witchblade (powered by Satsui no Hado)
  • MCU Pack: Special character skins pack with the Marvel characters voiced and portrayed (via motion capture) by their respective actor counterparts in the MCU: Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Blade (Wesley Snipes {DLC only}), Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen), and Quicksilver (Aaron-Taylor Johnson).
    • Additionally, secret actor skins of "hidden" MCU characters in the Main Story Mode and unlockable "S.H.I.E.L.D. vs. B.S.A.A. Story Mode" (dubbed "???" in the PSN Store/XBL Marketplace) are featured: Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket Raccoon (Bradley Cooper), DareDevil/Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), The Punisher (Jon Bernthal), Elektra (Elodie Yung), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson), and Captain America (Chris Evans).

Trivia

  • Square-Enix is said to have secured the rights to make an All You Need is Kill game based on the manga upon gaining the rights to Rita and Kjell as DLC characters.
  • Both Capcom and Square-Enix have secured the rights to several big-name Konami characters as DLC/guest characters with Konami having exited the AAA console game business.
  • Capcom's development team is responsible for designing the Undead Mode, having replicated DMC's hack n' slash/beat-em-up engine.
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