Our Spider senses are all tingling and on-edge after it was revealed that we'd be getting some exciting Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite news this week. As reported, there was a recent media event in Germany with a lot of juicy embargoed information disclosed. We suspected new characters were about to be revealed, but we weren't sure. Now it appears that a French gaming site accidentally spilled the beans early. They took down the article, but the Google time machine is all-powerful, and now we're looking at eight new Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite characters added to the roster:
The new characters listed were:
These new characters join what was, so far, a fairly small roster. Since the original reveal we haven't heard a peep about who else would be playable, but we know for sure that we can count on Mega Man, Ryu, Captain America, Morrigan, Captain Marvel, and Iron Man.
So that's fourteen characters total so far, and we can very likely count on many more. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 had 56 playable characters, while Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 boasts 48 playable characters. While we see the later, more demanding game features fewer characters than its predecessor, we'd be shocked if Infinite didn't have at least 30 playable characters when it's all said and done, so expect many, many more surprises.
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is expected to launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam later this year. We don't have an official release date yet, but there's a good chance that we get one as part of this week's announcements from the media event. If not, you can certainly expect an official date at this year's E3 in June.
Additionally, it's important to note that while Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite has been widely assumed for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam, a Nintendo Switch version isn't out of the cards. This game was developed in Unreal Engine 4, and the Nintendo Switch does support UE4. Capcom and Nintendo have also been really strong partners for a long time, so it wouldn't be at all far-fetched to assume that they'd work together on this port, especially considering the tremendous success of the Switch out of the gate.
Stay tuned to WWG for all the latest on Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite -- we're expecting more news very soon!