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Marvel’s Avengers confirms new DLC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S reveal plans
Fresh Hawkeye content and current-gen versions to be shown in mid-February
Crystal Dynamics is gearing up to reveal the latest Marvel’s Avengers DLC alongside the delayed PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game.
The company said on Thursday that it plans to show off the second part of its two Hawkeyes’ story arc, which will conclude with Clint Barton DLC, alongside the current-gen versions of the game on February 16.
The first part of the Hawkeyes’ story, Kate Bishop – Taking AIM, launched in December 2020. Picking up shortly after the conclusion of Marvel’s Avengers’ Reassemble campaign, it introduced a new villain, the Super Adaptoid, whose skills and weapons mimic the Avengers’ attacks.
UPDATE: Square Enix will release the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Marvel’s Avengers alongside the game’s new Hawkeye DLC on March 18, 2021.
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The Kate Bishop DLC was originally scheduled to launch in October 2020, while the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of the game were planned for release in November.
However, both were delayed so that Crystal Dynamics could focus on fixing various issues with the existing game, which had contributed to a dwindling player count.
Publisher Square Enix later confirmed that Marvel’s Avengers failed to turn a profit during its launch month following “slow initial sales”.
Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda said in November that the company hoped to make up for the game’s poor early performance with the release of a significant amount of new content in sixth-month period ending March 31, 2021.
Crystal Dynamics also provided an update on the future of the Tomb Raider series this week. In a video outlining its plans for the franchise’s 25th anniversary this year, the studio revealed that Lara Croft’s next adventure will “unify” the timelines in Core Design’s original Tomb Raider games and its own reboot trilogy.
However, franchise game director Will Kerslake also warned fans that the studio doesn’t have plans “for a major game announcement in the near future”.