With the release of Marvel Vs. Capcom Infinite around the corner, Capcom took the opportunity to announce that the title will indeed be receiving new fighters in the form of downloadable content scheduled for the rest of 2017 after the game launches this coming Tuesday.
It should be noted that currently only four characters have been confirmed by Capcom as being new additions to the roster in the form of DLC. The four confirmed characters are set to release this year, meaning that Capcom may have plans for more characters down the road in 2018.
Now on to the confirmed characters themselves:
Female Monster Hunter — The hero character from Capcom’s popular Monster Hunter series. She already appears within the story campaign of Marvel Vs Capcom Infinite, in a scene in with Marvel’s Black Panther. She appears to wield a big sword which is reminiscent of some of the heavy weapons available in Monster Hunter.
Black Widow — A highly requested character that will finally be joining the roster of fighters sometime in 2017. Portrayed by Scarlett Johansson in the films, Black Widow is an ultra-powerfulFemme Fatale who is an expert in Martial Arts and espionage.
The Winter Soldier — Another character popularized in the recent Marvel movie adaptions. The Winter Soldier, otherwise known as Bucky Barnes, was a childhood friend of Captain America who turned into a weaponized killing machine by the evil hands of Hydra.
Venom — One of the mainstays from the Marvel Vs Capcom series, Venom will be returning to the series sometime in 2017. Venom, like previously entries in the series, will feature a fighting style similar to that of Spider-Man, with the added brute strength of the alien symbiote suit.
No further information is available at this time in regards to future additions to the roster. However, characters such as the Black Panther who is featured throughout the story mode, is curiously absent from the list of actual playable fighters. Speculating on several missing characters may suggest that Capcom is planning on adding the likes of Black Panther and perhaps more characters in 2018.