With Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite‘s initial character roster being a bit of a disappointment, many fans are looking ahead to who Capcom might have in store for upcoming DLC additions to help fill in some of the gaps. So, we decided to come up with our own list of six characters we’d like to see arrive as DLC—three Marvel, three Capcom. One caveat, though? We wanted to only list characters that didn’t appear in previous chapters of the series, just to keep things fresh.
One of the most-requested additions to the Marvel side by fans has to be Kamala Kahn, aka the current Ms. Marvel. We absolutely agree. On a roster that desperately needs more female representation, she’d be a great step in creating more balance. Plus, she could be a ton of fun as a character in the game. Capcom is no stranger to fighters with stretching limbs, from Dhalsim to Street Fighter 3: Third Strike‘s Twelve, so it’s already got the experience in knowing what ideas would and wouldn’t work. Then give her a little size alteration powers, and Ms. Marvel could really bring something interesting to Infinite.
With all this Marvel movie universe love being shown thus far in the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite roster, it’s only fair to look to their equally successful Netflix projects for an entry. Luke Cage has a number of powers to play with when it comes to gameplay, be it his indestructible skin, his super strength, or his accelerated healing factor. He could be the Marvel answer to Capcom’s Haggar, and if he were to have a costume where he’s shirtless, him and Haggar could team up for the most natural duo since peanut butter and jelly. It would be just fists and clothesline everywhere—and it’d be awesome. Let’s just avoid his Power Man costume with the tiara, shall we?
Okay, you’re going to need to hear us out on this one. First, yes, Mystique would fall into X-Men territory, which we know Marvel seems to be shying away including. And we also know that, the idea we’re about to share isn’t, strictly speaking, based on her actual powers in the comics. But hear us out. Capcom could take a page from the Mortal Kombat playbook and make her a Shang Tsung–type character who can transform into whichever fighter your opponent is currently using. Sure, it could be chaos, but it’d be glorious chaos, and that’s always been one of the charms of the Marvel vs. Capcom series. Marvel vs. Capcom 3‘s producer Ryota Niitsuma said that she’d be a difficult character to make work, but we still want to see the team try.
If Ms. Marvel is an often-requested roster addition on the Marvel side, then her equal in the land of Capcom just might be Asura. The main character from the over-the-top action adventure Asura’s Wrath would be a perfect new face for the game’s cast, as he already comes wielding hyper-powerful attacks and abilities that would fit right in in a bombastic fighting game series like Marvel vs. Capcom. Heck, Asura’s Wrath even had a bonus 2D fighter mode built into it, offering up even more proof as to why Asura needs to make an appearance here (because he’s sure never going to have a chance on the Street Fighter side of things).
There are so many reasons why including a character from Resident Evil makes sense in a Marvel vs. Capcom game, from how important the series has been to Capcom to how important it’s been to gaming period. And yet, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has been saddled with big lug Chris Redfield and even bigger lug Nemesis yet again. We were about to throw Leon S. Kennedy or Claire Redfield onto this list to represent the series better, but we decided to go with Resident Evil’s franchise cousin instead: Dino Crisis. The fiery redhead Regina would make a badass roster choice if for no other reason than she could call frickin’ dinosaurs into battle to help her. Imagine all of the fun things that could be done with her attacks, let alone her supers.
Even all of the way across the internet, we can hear the cries of “who?!” that are now coming from the lips of many of you. Lt. Henry was one of the two characters from the 1986 Capcom arcade release Hyper Dyne Side Arms. Simply put, the Capcom side of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is kind of boring in terms of the company’s history, so an addition like this would be another welcome nod to its long legacy. Lt. Henry could bring some really interesting gameplay mechanics to the game, and would be a high-tech contrast to the more fantasy-focused Arthur. Plus, for his super, you could have him bust out a trademark Yashichi, have his robotic suit combine with that of his parter Sgt. Sanders, and give older fans some serious nostalgia overload.