Fans of Marvel’s Avengers want just one thing, and it’s about to become a reality. No, it’s not a meaningful loot grind, nor a newfound surplus of engaging activities. Look, fine, maybe Avengers fans want more than one thing, but a big one is landing next week: You’ll finally be able to replay the campaign.
As spotted by Game Informer, developer Crystal Dynamics announced the much-anticipated change in a recent “War Table” stream. It’ll be part of next week’s major game update, which will also introduce Clint Barton — the really-good-at-darts Avenger — to the game’s roster. You’ll keep your levelling and your gear. Pour one out for the early-game robots, who are sure to suffer a worse fate thanks to high-level unibeam refractions.
The Avengers can’t stop assembling. Clint Barton — also known as Hawkeye, or the “Really? Him?” Avenger — is coming to Marvel’s Avengers on March 18, alongside dedicated next-gen versions of the game.Read more
Marvel’s Avengers has no doubt had a rocky six months, in no small part due to a dearth of replayable content plus a series of delays, including that of the next-gen versions. The game’s campaign is arguably the strongest part of the game, but, once completed, there’s no way to re-run those missions. An opportunity to run through it again is a boon all around.
Marvel’s Avengers was as plagued by buzz as it was inertia. Before the game released, it was defined by a chaotic din of muddy messaging, sky-high expectations, and that little thing called the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After launch, the conversation shifted: Would it become another success like Destiny, go the...Read more
Beyond the ability to replay the campaign, next week’s update will also see the release of dedicated PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Marvel’s Avengers, which were delayed last October. Crystal Dynamics detailed the specifications of those versions in a blog post earlier today.
Folks who already own the game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will be able to upgrade at no extra cost within the same console family (so, PS4 to PS5 is fine, but PS4 to Xbox Series S is not). You’ll also be able to matchmake across generations. No surprise here, but the next-gen versions will bring the de rigueur visual enhancements, including 4K visuals on PS5 and Xbox Series X. (It’ll max out at 1440p on Xbox Series S.)
According to Game Informer, next week’s update will also introduce a new biome, a new villain, and a new storyline (Hawkeye’s), plus allow for customisation of the H.A.R.M. room, the in-game practice space that allows you to fight waves of increasingly difficult enemies. It’ll take a heroic effort to save Marvel’s Avengers, no doubt, but this update — the biggest since the game’s launch last fall — might just be enough to bring players back into the fold.
On March 18, Marvel’s Avengers will receive some much-needed new content when Hawkeye joins the roster. But that’s not all. In that same update, the game’s XP system will receive a major overhaul, developer Crystal Dynamics announced today.Read more
Square Enix’s weekly Marvel’s Avengers blog post went live this morning. That said, there isn’t much to talk about besides the game’s silly new Iron Man outfit, so let’s do that.Read more