Just in time for the lead up to E3, the Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite roster has apparently been leaked by prominent Neogaf user Ryce. Ryce, if you’ll recall, accurately revealed that a Marvel announcement was coming at Playstation Experience. He, therefore, has a bit of authority when it comes to leaks regarding Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite.
Before revealing the roster, he noted that people might be a tad disappointed with the selections made by Capcom. There’s a good reason for that, as there are no X-Men or Fantastic Four characters on the roster. This means that mainstays like Wolverine, Magneto, Doctor Doom, and Storm are nowhere to be found on launch. There’s a strong possibility that these characters could come in the form of DLC, as it would increase hype for the game over time (as has been the strategy for Street Fighter V).
It’s also worth pointing out that Rocket Raccoon was named to Ryce as Rocket/Groot, meaning that the wily raccoon could have Groot assists, similar to Ultron’s robots.
Also, despite saying that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has no bearing on their selections, the Marvel side is quite clearly aimed there. All of the characters selected, with the exception of Nova, have currently made appearances in the MCU.
The Capcom side has some interesting choices, though – Monster Hunter and Jedah from Darkstalkers, in particular, were surprise picks. There’s one mystery character that Ryce said Capcom hadn’t decided on yet, but he thinks it’s someone like Frank West. It’s also worth pointing out that Sigma is not on the list, but he is a DLC character, and therefore not on the “launch roster.”
Here’s the roster, with stars denoting previously announced characters.
- Captain America*
- Captain Marvel*
- Doctor Strange
- Iron Man*
- Monster Hunter
- Strider Hiryu*
As with all leaks and rumors, take this with a grain of salt until it’s confirmed by Capcom – but E3 is only a few weeks away. The game will be playable on the floor at the event, as well as at CEO 2017 the weekend after. We won’t have to wait long to see if the Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite roster is accurate.