To celebrate the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in US theaters, Capcom and Marvel have given fans a sneak peak at everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed, weapon-loving trash panda: Rocket Racoon. The teaser is very short, showing fans one of Rocket’s hyper combos.
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Based on this teaser, we can now rule Groot out as a playable character, as he looks like he just joins in to help Rocket with certain attacks. I imagine we could see Groot working similarly to Maya in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, or Nadeshiko in Street Fighter V, appearing only in certain specials or super moves. We’ll no doubt get a full Rocket Raccoon trailer in the coming days, so stay tuned for more.
Source: MVC: Infinite (Twitter)