Can you believe that the latest installment in the Capcom Vs. series releases in just three months. Since the game’s initial reveal in December of last year we’ve gotten a better idea on how the game will function and who will be part of the roster. This leak is not confirmed, but read further on for my thoughts on this potential final roster for MVCI.
Right when Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite launched I made a list of Marvel characters that I would love to join the roster, and none of the characters that I posted are on the list. However the list of Marvel characters are as follows. Ant-Man, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Doctor Strange, Gamora, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man, Nova, Rocket Racoon/Groot, Spider-Man, Thanos, Thor and Ultron.
Now when you look at this list, it’s clear that there was some mandate made that a majority of Marvel characters would be from the MCU. It doesn’t really surpise me and I love that I can play as Doctor Strange again, but this “final roster” feels safe. Yes it does have Ant-Man but he’s the only new character that could provide something unique to the game. I’m honestly shocked at the lack of any Inhuman characters at all, given how hard Marvel has been trying to shove Jack Kirby’s beloved creation down the throat of the modern era. Hopefully this leak isn’t true and the final roster will actually be larger with a deeper variety that shows why people love the grandeur of the Marvel Universe.
Finally I realized that the shot of seeing any X-Men characters of Fantastic Four characters due the movie licenses with Fox, but as a fan of not only Marvel but of the MVC series as a whole, it’s really bizarre to not see Wolverine, Storm, or Doctor Doom as part of the main roster feels odd. Maybe those three are the hidden DLC characters that Capcom hasn’t revealed yet. What are your thoughts on this roster leak? Let me know in the comments below!