Capcom has revealed a gameplay trailer for three new DLC fighters -- Black Panther, Sigma, and Monster Hunter -- which are making their way to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.
On October 17th, anyone who owns the season pass will be able to the three characters for free. Players who own the standard version of the game can purchase these characters a la carte for $7.99. Check out the new gameplay trailer above!
In a new update to the Capcom-Unity blog, we get to learn a little more about our new fighters:
"When his father was murdered, T’Challa stepped forward to earn the mantle of the Black Panther, ruler of the technologically-advanced African nation of Wakanda. With his genius intellect, unrivaled combat expertise, and strong sense of justice, he rules over the newly-formed 'Valkanda' and serves as its guild master now that his kingdom has merged with Val Habar, a desert town known for its monster hunters.
Black Panther is a melee fighter who utilizes quick slashes with his claws to win the fight. T’Challa can also cling to walls as well as jump from one to another in a matter of moments, allowing him to escape pressure, but to also pounce on an opponent from multiple angles."
"Sigma was the first and most powerful reploid created by reverse-engineering X. Using his energy sword, Sigma is able to control the battle by opening up dimensional rifts that linger around the screen, hindering his opponent’s movement options. Armed with a command grab and a counter teleport, he has options to deal with overly aggressive teams that may try to take advantage of his slower but imposing move set."
We don't get any cool background information about the Monster Hunter because, apparently, no one in the West cares enough to read it. Come on, Capcom! That was a low blow.
We assume at this point that the $7.99 buying price will entitle you to the premium costumes being released for each of these characters, but Capcom has yet to confirm as much. As soon as we learn more, we'll keep you updated.