Marvel's Avengers Will Add The Winter Soldier As New Character

Square Enix may have bailed on Marvel's Avengers, but Crystal Dynamics didn't, as they have a new character coming with The Winter Soldier. Bucky Barnes himself will be coming to the game this September, along with a new adventure for which he will be the centerpiece called "No Rest for the Wicked" Warzone, which will have story content centering around Monica. The update will also bring about a number of additions and balance adjustments, designed to improve the gameplay for the entire roster. We have more info from the blog they posted today, as we now wait for a proper release date.

Marvel's Avengers
Credit: Crystal Dynamics

Marvel's Avengers Update 2.6

Our next update will be 2.6 and is currently expected to release in September. It will introduce the 'No Rest for the Wicked' Warzone, a new villain-focused adventure for all players. The Scientist Supreme is running out of resources (and clones) and takes further risks to secure AIM's power. Monica has recovered M.O.D.O.K. from the San Francisco Bay with plans to revive him for use as a weapon against the Avengers. Our heroes must put an end to her plans before the mutation-maddened genius returns.

Alongside the Warzone, starting in 2.6 and continuing in future updates, we'll be rolling out updates to our full roster of Heroes. One of the most important elements of Marvel's Avengers is that everyone on our roster feels heroic to play. This will be an ongoing process over several updates as we look at combat, balance, and traversal and make tweaks and changes to make sure every Hero continues to feel like they've leapt from the pages of the comics.

Beyond 2.6

Following Update 2.6, our next playable content will be AIM's Cloning Lab. As an Omega-Level Threat, it features endgame content that will arrive with new gear and an increased power-level cap, as well as the next step in the conflict between AIM and the Avengers. In addition to the new OLT we're excited to announce a new Hero will also be joining our roster. As a result of the events of No Rest for the Wicked and Cloning Lab, James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes, the Winter Soldier, will rejoin his former allies and his mentor Steve Rogers. A hybrid brawler and marksman Hero, the Winter Soldier will add yet another way to be heroic in Marvel's Avengers.

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