Even though Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite launched to favorable reviews a couple weeks ago, many fans continue to be disappointed with the launch day roster due to fan-favorite characters like Wolverine not making the cut. Capcom has begun to process of fixing things by introducing new additions through DLC which were previously announced alongside the Character Pass. Thanks to a new trailer from Capcom, fans now know when to expect the first round of content, including who’s going to be available.
The first new addition to the Marvel side of the Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite roster is Black Panther, who Capcom describes as a fast moving melee fighter. He now serves as the ruler Valkanda after his kingdom merged with the Monster Hunter land of Val Habar. Utilizing slash attacks with his claws, Black Panther is also able to air dash as well as jump off of walls making him an excellent choice to not only evade attacks but pounce on his opponents from above.
First introduced in Mega Man X as the final boss, Sigma is the robot behind most of the uprisings that X is sent in to put down. In Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, Capcom describes the villain as a slower character with an imposing move set. Sigma’s defining characteristic is arguably his energy sword, a weapon that enables him to open rifts during combat which essentially hinder his enemy’s movement. According to Capcom, Sigma also has a command grab and counter teleport, which lets him counter fast and aggressive teams.
The last member of this first wave of downloadable content is the female Monster Hunter character, who was revealed through a standalone trailer a couple of weeks ago. Longtime fans should be pleased with her design, as she wields various weapons from the franchise and wears the Rathalos armor set.
In a welcomed surprise, Capcom is releasing all three characters at the same time starting on October 17. Character Pass holders will get all three characters and their special premium costumes for free upon release, while everyone else can pick them up individually for $7.99 a piece. Each premium costume is included in that price as well.
Capcom hasn’t given any indication as to when the next three post-launch characters of Black Widow, Venom, and Winter Soldier will join the mix, but the company did confirm that it’s planning on adding premium costumes for the rest of the cast soon. As for what’s next after that, Capcom isn’t saying, though many fans expect to see more characters join the roster from franchises which this current game has largely ignored like the X-Men and Fantastic Four, as well as other Capcom fan favorites like Ken and Felicia.
Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Capcom Unity