Marvel’s Avengers has already confirmed a pretty solid line of playable characters, including Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow and Ms. Marvel, but that’s not the end. During a new Avenger War Table stream, Crystal Dynamics today unveiled the first free hero after the game’s launch – Hawkeye. The fan-favorite archer comes with his own set of story missions, separate from the main campaign, which can be played solo or co-op. You can check out a quick teaser for Hawkeye below.
Marvel’s Avengers’ version of Hawkeye will be heavily inspired by the critically acclaimed Matt Fraction-David Aja comic book from 2012 to 2015 …
You asked for him and we are happy to bring him to you. When we started working on Hawkeye, the first thing we did was find the best comics and get ideas that would best fit our post-a-day universe. One of our favorite runs is writer Matt Fraction and “My Life as a Weapon” by artist David Aja, and we got some exciting ideas out of it.
In addition to Hawkeye, Crystal Dynamics also hinted that three more characters are heading to Marvel’s Avengers after launch. Who those extra heroes might be is unknown, but I suspect the game will stick to characters we’ve seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so names like Ant-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange are probably the most likely.
Some new details about the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers beta have also been revealed. Players will have the opportunity to try out four heroes: Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow and Ms. Marvel. The game’s prologue, two additional story missions, and a variety of co-op challenges are included. View some images of the beta below.
As previously announced, the beta will run in August, with different launch dates depending on the platform you’re playing on and whether you’ve pre-ordered …
- August 7 – Access to beta for PS4 begins.
- August 14 – Xbox One and PC pre-order beta access begins, PS4 open beta also begins.
- August 21 – Open beta for all platforms begins.
Marvel’s Avengers will be released on September 4 on PC, Xbox One and PS4. The game is also coming to Xbox Series X and PS5. Are you more excited now that you know Hawkeye is on the way?