Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite adds Ghosts n’ Goblins’ Firebrand and Dr. Strange’s Dormammu

Official news has popped up on the official Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite Facebook page. Two more characters have been announced for the game, as shown on a variant cover for Spider-Man/Deadpool. The cover features Firebrand, from the Ghosts n’ Goblins franchise, and the Dread Dormammu, Dr. Strange’s otherworldly nemesis. It was confirmed that both of these characters will be playable in MVCI and that the first gameplay footage for both characters will be shown during Gamescom on August 22.

Dormammu was not one of the original characters on the fabled MVCI leak list. Together with Haggar, that’s two characters the list didn’t predict. It’s fairly clear that the leak wasn’t accurate, so what is the MVCI fanbase to do? Find another list!

Supposedly, a group of hackers datamined the MVCI Story Demo back in June and found a list of files pointing toward characters on the roster. It revealed a roster composed of the following characters:

Capcom

  • Arthur
  • Chris Redfield
  • Chun-Li
  • Dante
  • Firebrand
  • Frank West
  • Monster Hunter
  • Jedah
  • Mega Man X
  • Mike Haggar
  • Morrigan
  • Nathan Spencer
  • Nemesis
  • Ryu
  • Sigma (DLC)
  • Strider Hiryu
  • Zero

Marvel

  • Black Panther (DLC)
  • Captain America
  • Captain Marvel
  • Doctor Strange
  • Dormamu
  • Gamora
  • Ghost Rider
  • Hawkeye
  • Hulk
  • Iron Man
  • Nova
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • Spider-Man
  • Thanos
  • Thor
  • Ultron
  • Venom
  • Winter Soldier

On one hand, this new leak list does actually fit the roster so far. On the other hand, there are some interesting inconsistencies with it. For example, there are more Marvel characters than Capcom characters, and Capcom has always kept the roster even in the past. This also means that we have seen basically every Capcom character, with the exception of Monster Hunter, while we still have yet to see Ghost Rider, Venom, and the Winter Soldier on the Marvel side.

Is this roster accurate, or are we just latching onto the next rumor to replace the last one? For now, it’s not certain. However, Gamescom takes place less than a month away from MVCI’s eventual release, and the game still feels incredibly unfinished. We will have to wait and see what the final product will look like.