With the recent reveal of two returning characters—Ghost n’ Goblins‘ Firebrand and Doctor Strange’s Dormammu—joining the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite player roster, Marvel is using another variant comic cover to announce a character.
Marvel’s upcoming variant issue #4 for The Defenders revealed Ghost Rider, the fire demon with a need for speed, will be playable in Infinite. The official Marvel vs. Capcom Twitter shared the cover and added more of the fighter will be shown off at Gamescom on August 22nd.
— MVC: Infinite (@marvelvscapcom) August 8, 2017
While it’s easy to assume chains and fire will be incorporated into Ghost Rider’s attack arsenal, fans will have to wait until actual footage is shown during the gaming event to see how he’ll stack up against the current cast of characters. Previously, the new fighters were announced through gameplay trailers, giving an in-depth look at how they will possibly fit into the Infinite group. However, the Marvel variant covers have been a departure, only teasing the character, which is most likely a tactic to get players excited for the Gamescom coverage.
With Ghost Rider, the current roster is 31, but there’s still time for more characters to be announced before the game’s launch. Alongside the variant cover reveal for Firebrand and Dormammu, the Mighty Thor #22 art featured the female version of Thor, Jane Foster, which has led fans to speculate that either she or an alternate skin for Thor will be announced down the line. For all of the currently known features, as well as the most frequently asked questions in the game, check out our updated comprehensive coverage.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite launches September 19th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.