Fire-headed vengeance spirit Ghost Rider joins Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite


Update August 9, 2017: Ghost Rider is announced for the MvCI roster.

The vengeful spirit with a flaming skull for a head – vying with Lobo, Spawn, and obviously Batman for the title of most badass superhero design ever – was announced in a tweet yesterday, alongside a dramatic variant cover for the latest issue of the Defenders.

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He’ll be playable at Gamescom, if you’re about. If you’re not, no doubt someone with a YouTube channel is, so keep an eye out for gameplay.

Update August 1, 2017:Another day, another couple of characters announced for cross-universe brawler Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. The latest two also don’t appear in the leak from back in May, suggesting the roster is more varied than we thought.

Marvel villainsDormammu and Firebrand will be returning to the fighter, and the pair were officially announced on theSpider-Man vs. Deadpool variant comic cover, out August 2.

Capcom showed the cover off in a tweet:

Update July 21, 2017:Capcom have released a proper video to showcase a bunch of upcoming heroes for their cross-universe brawler. As well as Nemesis, Spider-Man, Frank West, and Haggar, we see Thanos and Gamora in action.

Gamora in particular looks amazing, battering enemies with a whirlwind of kicks, sword slashes, and gunfire. She’s like a sentient hurricane that’s filled with bullets and death.

Check out the new video above.

Update July 20, 2017:Four new characters have been confirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, during an SDCC panel tonight. While it confirms two more characters from the leak in the original story below, it also shows the leak wasn’t 100% accurate.

Haggar from Final Fight wasn’t in the Capcom roster leak, and nieither was Dead Rising’s Frank West. Both will be showing up, though. Frank looks like a blast, levelling up mid-fight and pulling out jury-rigged weapons. On top of those surprises, Resident Evil 3’s Nemesis has been confirmed, as has Spider-Man. There’s no official footage yet, but there’s some off-screen stuff floating around. Here’s a look:

Original Story May 31, 2017: The launch roster for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has supposedly been leaked on NeoGAF. If true, it contains no X-Men, or anyone from the Fantastic Four, and has lost a number of significant Capcom characters compared with the last in the series, Marvel vs. Capcom III.

The leak comes from Ryce, who claims to have a source within developers Capcom, and has accurately leaked similar stuff before. Here’s the roster according to their post:


  • Arthur
  • Chris
  • Chun-Li
  • Dante
  • Firebrand
  • Jedah
  • Monster Hunter
  • Morrigan
  • Nemesis
  • Ryu
  • Spencer
  • Strider Hiryu
  • X


  • Ant-Man
  • Captain America
  • Captain Marvel
  • Doctor Strange
  • Gamora
  • Hawkeye
  • Hulk
  • Iron Man
  • Nova
  • Rocket/Groot (Ryce says it’s not clear whether this is “Rocket Raccoon with Groot assists, or a redesigned character actually called Rocket/Groot”. We’re betting on the former.)
  • Spider-Man
  • Thanos
  • Thor
  • Ultron

In a further post, Ryce lists the characters missing from the new game that were present in Marvel versus Capcom III. It goes some way to explaining why the roster has disappointed many on NeoGAF; the Marvel side features no X-Men or anyone from the Fantastic Four, and has lost such icons as Deadpool, Ghost Rider, and Doctor Doom. Marvel are involved in the game’s development, and have clearly chosen to focus on characters from their cinematic universe.

The Capcom side has provoked further complaints, losing fan favourites such as Akuma, Wesker, Viewtiful Joe, and Ace Attorney, though Ryce says there’s one more Capcom character still due to be unveiled.

Expect many additions via DLC, but it’s fair to say the reaction to the launch roster has not been as positive as Capcom would like. On the positive side, it’s good to see stalwarts like Thor, Iron Man, Hulk and Spider-Man returning, and Thanos and Monster Hunter are nice additions.