About a couple of weeks ago during a Marvel panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2017, developers for the forthcoming fighting game Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite revealed the return of the prior installment’s characters Spider-Man, Haggar, Nemesis, and Frank West. Now, it looks like Capcom is prepared to continue adding previously included brawlers to the title, as it has now been confirmed that Dormammu and Firebrand will be coming back as well.
As seen in the image below, Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite developers officially revealed the inclusion of the Dr. Strange and Ghost n’ Goblins antagonists by way of a variant cover of the next Spider-Man vs. Deadpool issue, which is set to release on August 2, 2017. Fans of the fighting game can get a gander of Firebrand hovering over Dormammu, implying that the two are prepared to clash and do battle until the other’s defeat, and they will be able to see gameplay of the them both in action at gamescom 2017 on August 22, 2017.
For those not keeping count, Firebrand and Dormammu’s inclusion to Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite‘s cast of characters brings the roster list up to 30 fighters in all so far. Interestingly enough, only one of the aforementioned figures had been expected to make their return, as the Ghost n’ Goblins baddie was seen on a leaked listing of faces from the Marvel Universe and Capcom’s existing properties.
Bearing all of this in mind, it’s likely many Marvel vs Capcom Infinite fans will be disappointed to learn of Firebrand and Dormammu being added to the game – not because they’re not great characters in and of themselves – but due to the fact that they represent two more retreaded roster slots. Although there are newcomers like Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Gamora and Nightstalkers‘ Jedah joining the ranks, the overwhelming majority of previously included characters make the forthcoming sequel out to be nothing more than a slightly updated version of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds.
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is scheduled for launch on September 19, 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Game Informer