While discourse surrounding Square Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers has long come and gone, the team at Crystal Dynamics have slowly but surely been improving the game with additional characters, missions and more. Following the inclusion of Jane Foster – aka The Mighty Thor – the next character being added has now been officially announced.
While there were previous rumours which claimed that She-Hulk would be the next character to be added in Marvel’s Avengers, it will in fact be Bucky Barnes (the Winter Soldier), with the team announcing:
“Scott Porter joins our expanding Avengers' cast as Cap's old sidekick: James Buchanan ‘Bucky' Barnes, The Winter Soldier, who has escaped captivity and rejoined his friend and allies.”
Discussing the character’s gameplay and how it will different from pre-existing characters, the team said “The product of a Soviet black science program, The Winter Soldier emerged as a master assassin. He adds to the roster an almost purely assault-focused hero focused on dealing damage to his enemies in a variety of ways. Players will find multiple different builds and playstyles to embody that character fantasy, from the ranged marksman to an expert hand-to-hand combatant, to the deadly super-soldier.”
It seems as though The Winter Soldier will be its own unique character, unlike some previous additions, with the team claiming that “While echoes of Bucky’s past training partners like Captain America and Black Widow can be seen in some of his move-set, he has made them his own and combined them with skills that flow from his Winter Soldier indoctrination and his cybernetic enhancements. Players will find all new animations, a new full skill tree, and heroic abilities all his own when they enter a mission as the Winter Soldier.”
The Winter Soldier will be joining Marvel’s Avengers on the 29th of November and will include a string of heroic missions “that sees the Avengers help him regain his confidence in his capacity for good and deal with the trauma inflicted on him by his captors.”
While for some, the phrase ‘better late than never’ does not apply, for others, the addition of a new character is welcome – slowly but surely improving on the game’s roster and relative lack of post-game content.
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