When’s Mahvel, you ask? Very, very soon – September 19, 2017 to be exact. After years of fan-favorite tournaments, ridiculous combos, and more hype matches than you can count, Marvel vs. Capcom is back with the fourth main entry in the series, . For all the spectacle of their Hyper Combo supers and ludicrously speedy gameplay, the Versus games are really defined by their rosters. Seeing your favorite heroes, anti-heroes, and villains duke it out is a treat for Marvel and Capcom fans alike (with tons of overlap for both).
As we approach MvC:I’s launch, Capcom is sure to be rolling out plenty of character teasers and reveals to help build excitement. It can be hard to keep track of them all, so we’ve listed all the characters confirmed for MvC:I here – Marvel characters on the first page, Capcom characters on the second – so you can start planning who you’re going to play. Time will tell if MvC:I’s roster can match the 56 fighters of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 – but because MvC:I is a callback to the first game, with teams of two rather than three, you can probably expect a less jam-packed roster this time around. We’ll be sure to keep updating this Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite roster as soon as new characters are announced.
Here are all the Marvel characters in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. You can find the Capcom characters on the next page!
You can’t help but love Captain America’s stalwart patriotism and cool-headed leadership, whether he’s leading the way in comics, films, or games. Cap’s been a mainstay of all the MvC games, using his star-spangled shield to smack opponents from afar or rushing in with powerful Charging Star shoulder-checks, and hearing him shout mid-fight exclamations for moves like “Stars and stripes!” and “Final justice!” is always a hoot. Looks like he’ll be holding things down for the USA in much the same way as before.
Carol Danvers will be making her Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in , so she fits nicely as a promising newcomer in MvC:I. It looks like Captain Marvel could play similarly to Nova from Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, with the ability to hover in the air then slam down for a beefy combo before incinerating her opponent with flames blasting from her hands.
Tony Stark’s always a popular pick among casual players in Capcom’s Versus games, largely for the gigantic, screen-covering laser beam of the shoulder-mounted Proton Cannon, the high-tech armored Avenger’s most famous Hyper Combo attack. Iron Man should play just like past iterations, using uniquely angled projectiles and palm-blasts to control space and create an in for further damage.
Clint Barton is back after his breakout role in UMvC3, where he perfectly catered to the projectile-heavy keepaway playstyle with his endless volley of souped-up arrows. He’s ditched his classic costume for the more reserved design from the modern comics for MvC:I, but he’s just as nimble and adept at controlling space.
Hulk’s been smashing his way through any opposition across tons of Versus games, and his status as an unflinching heavy-hitter with ridiculous combo damage made him a powerful threat in UMvC3, especially when used by former EVO champion Nicolas “KaneBlueRiver” Gonzalez. Expect this half-naked green giant to continue pummeling faces and cracking the Earth with Gamma Wave upheavals in MvC:I.
Rocket was a surprise hit in UMvC3, earning him some much deserved recognition years before his appearance in the Guardians of the Galaxy films. His classic look and cockney accent have been understandably replaced with his orange jumpsuit and a Bradley Cooper sound-alike to emulate the hit movies, but he’ll likely still benefit from his giant guns, crafty trap setups, and his small, hard-to-combo stature. Plus, he’s got .
Thor was something of a dark horse in the original MvC3 and its follow-up, able to dole out serious damage but suffering from clunky specials and a sluggish movespeed in a game full of lightning-fast fighters. It looks like his playstyle is the same in MvC:I, thwacking opponents with his mighty Mjolnir hammer and getting in close for powerful command grabs, so hopefully Capcom’s made some tweaks to make Thor more viable for the masses.
This evil ‘bot gained a lot more notoriety after his turn as the main villain of Avengers: Age of Ultron, so he’s been upgraded to final boss status for MvC:I after a fusion with the cybernetic big bad Sigma from the Mega Man X universe. Ultron can summon minions made in his image to dogpile his opponent or fire a lateral lasers from offscreen similar to Dr. Doom’s trusty Plasma Beam assist in UMvC3.
Check out the next page to see all the Capcom characters in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite!