Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite launches tomorrow with 30 characters available to rumble it up with - 15 from the Marvel universe, and 15 from Capcom games. But of course, the roster won't stay at that number, with six more fighters coming to Infinite by the end of 2017.
Capcom announced on its Unity Blog today that Sigma, Black Panther, Winter Soldier, Black Widow, Venom, and a female Monster Hunter will be available later this year. It's not clear if these characters will be sold separately or as a bundle, but the combined value looks to be approximately $30 (that's the price difference between the standard version of the game and the Deluxe version, the latter of which includes these six characters as they're released).
In my opinion, it's a little weird that the announced DLC gives Marvel the edge in total number of characters, with 19 to Capcom's 17. Historically, the number of characters from both companies has remained even. But then, I noted in my review that the game has an "MCU-friendly tone," often giving Marvel characters the spotlight in story mode. This sounds like a continuation of that, but maybe that's just me.
Capcom released promo images of Sigma and Black Panther (both of whom show up during the game's story, alongside a monster hunter from... well, Monster Hunter), while Winter Soldier, Black Widow, and Venom are a mystery.
Save for Venom, this will be a series debut for all of these characters. Hopefully they'll feel like worthy additions, and players will enjoy getting to take them for a spin.