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It has become customary for fighting game rosters to be revealed slowly over the months leading up to said game's launch. It's also become customary for those rosters to be leaked online before the studio has made all of the details official. That may have just happened for the upcoming Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite.
Over on Neogaf, poster Ryce has revealed the supposed list of characters set to appear in the upcoming Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite. Ryce notes that their list is incomplete, missing one Capcom character and posing a guess that it'll be someone like Frank West. Otherwise, here are the heroes, villains and everything in between that will supposedly appear in the upcoming fighter.
There's a lot to digest here. For starters, Ryce's roster (minus the one missing Capcom character) matches up with Capcom's stated roster of 28 characters, though more are expected to be added as DLC. Also worth noting is the fact that Ryce's roster matches up with the implied focus of the game. The name is Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite, which ties into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the upcoming movie, Avengers: Infinity War. If you take a look at the Marvel roster, all of the characters are a big part of that cinematic universe rather than the characters we traditionally see in these Marvel vs Capcom games. You'll notice that fan favorites like Wolverine (or any X-Men member) is absent, as well as any members of groups like The Fantastic Four. Every character is part of the Marvel movie scene, which seems to give this rumor a bit more weight.
Ryce also notes in their post that Rocket/Groot is the character name they were given, implying what we originally theorized following the Rocket trailer from a few weeks back; that Groot will either be a part of his special move arsenal or that they'll fight as a duo character.
As for the Capcom side, there doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason to who is included, though we're open to your own theories in the comments below.
Again, we want to stress that this is all a rumor at this point, but Ryce is known for their accuracy when it comes to these Marvel vs Capcom leaks.
We'll wait and see what Capcom says about all of this but, assuming the roster is accurate, what are your thoughts? Anyone you'll be missing from previous games in Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite and, on the flip side, anyone new you're excited to try out? Let us know in the comments below.