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Jane Foster Is The Next Playable Hero In Marvel’s Avengers

Jane Foster Is The Next Playable Hero In Marvel’s Avengers

Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have revealed that Jane Foster will be the next playable hero in Marvel’s Avengers. 

She will be the first new addition since Spider-Man, the PlayStation exclusive hero released following last summer’s War For Wakanda expansion, which brought Black Panther into the fold. As for when to expect Jane Foster’s Mighty Thor, Crystal Dynamics says sometime after Update 2.5, which will be released sometime after Update 2.4 hits the game next month. 

“Beyond that will be Update 2.5, and while we’ll be coming back with specifics on timing later, we can share that it will introduce a new playable Hero for all platforms: Jane Foster: The Mighty Thor,” Crystal Dynamics’ blog post reads. “Our Hero designs are driven first and foremost by their core comic book identities, so, as a fellow wielder of Mjolnir, her suite of abilities will have a lot in common with Odinson’s, however she will also have elements that are distinctly Jane. More details on how Jane will come to life in our game will be coming in the future.” 

Elsewhere in the blog post, Crystal Dynamics details Update 2.4, which is currently targeting a May release. 

“Events like Cosmic Threat, Tachynon Anomaly, and Corrupted Vibranium helped build a backbone to Marvel’s Avengers’ first year, allowing us to add variety to the Avengers Initiative and giving new and different goals to chase with your squadmates,” the blog post reads. “As they’ve entered into a rotational calendar this year, we want to make sure they stay fresh and compelling for replays. So, in Update 2.4, we’ll be reworking the systems behind those events with the goal of making them more rewarding. Combined with the improved game loop introduced in 2.3, we think these new rewards will make a meaningful change of pace for veteran players, and a great way to gear up for newer players.”

Here’s what Crystal Dynamics has to say in regards to upcoming Update 2.4 reworks

  • To make each event more unique and worth playing, we’re improving and diversifying rewards across events, with each event now rewarding gear from different sets.
  • Adding Unit rewards to a wider variety of event missions to provide even more ways to earn shipments and cosmetic vendor outfits.
  • Adding higher power level gear rewards to meta objectives to create another path to gear-up beyond the soft-cap on drops for non-Raid/Omega-Level Threat content.
  • Meta objectives will grant rewards to your entire eligible roster, not just a single hero, allowing you to gear up your squad while playing your favorite hero.

For more, read Game Informer’s Marvel’s Avengers review and then read about Crystal Dynamic’s next project, a new Tomb Raider developed in Unreal Engine 5

Are you excited to play as Jane Foster in Marvel’s Avengers? Let us know in the comments below!

Studio helmed by Amy Hennig signs deal with Lucasfilm Games to develop a new Star Wars title

Skydance New Media, helmed by Uncharted writer and game director Amy Hennig and EA vet Julian Beak, has announced it is working with Lucasfilm games to develop a new Star Wars game.

The game will be a “richly cinematic action-adventure” featuring an original story in the legendary franchise.

“I’ve often described how seeing Star Wars in 1977 essentially rewired my 12-year-old brain, shaping my creative life and future indelibly,” said Hennig, president of Skydance New Media. “I’m elated to be working with Lucasfilm Games again to tell interactive stories in this galaxy that I love.”

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Evil Dead: The Game: 62 Rapid-Fire Questions With Bruce Campbell

The Evil Dead series has garnered its cult-classic reputation through its knack for b-movie thrills, ridiculous levels of gore, and the icon that is its leading man. Bruce Campbell, the face of the franchise, joins us today for another Rapid-Fire interview! We’re grilling The Chin on the upcoming game from developer Saber Interactive, whether or not he will make an appearance in the next Doctor Strange film, and so much more.

PSA: There is explicit language throughout today’s video.

Our own Alex Van Aken hosts today’s video, ready to get the hard truths out of Bruce. We talk plenty about the game and what players can be excited about when they get their hands on it, including a look at which characters will be playable (Spoilers: You can play as Ash). Then, we discuss some of Bruce’s most iconic roles and the ones he was rumored to be in. He also settles whether or not he was ever actually in Spider-Man: No Way Home or not. Finally, we play a few games with the legend, set the record straight on some internet facts, and take him through an acting exercise that fans won’t want to miss.

Craving more from Evil Dead: The Game ahead of its May 13 release date for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC? We have you covered with Game Informer’s latest cover story. Be sure to click the image below or head over to our YouTube page to see exclusive gameplay featuring both the survivors and the demon, and listen to last week’s episode of The Game Informer Show for our hands-on impressions! If you love our Rapid-Fire interviews, we have a curated playlist so you can watch every one of them, including our chats on Saints Row, Marvel’s Midnight Suns, and Halo Infinite! Thank you, as always, for watching!

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