The expansion for Marvel’s Avengers was originally scheduled to be released in October, but was postponed for almost two months, when Crystal Dynamics tried to fix the base game and attract a stable base. The Avengers team will not get a new member until December 8.
Where there is a new heroine, there can be no new villain. In the DLC called Taking AIM, a Super Adaptoid appears, created by the AIM organization from unstable molecules that copy everything they come in contact with. Basically, you will be competing with someone who will monkey you quite intensely. He can’t help himself!
Kate Bishop is then a girl variant of Hawkeye, a skillful gymnast and archer. After the disappearance of her mentor, the original Hawkeye Clint Barton, she sets out to explore the secrets of time-consuming rifts, and before she hopes, she uncovers AIM’s malicious plan and collaborates with the Avengers again.
It’s hard to tell if Kate will convince anyone to give Marvel’s Avengers another chance. Her abilities look quite fun with a combination of bow, katana and teleportation. In any case, Taking AIM is the first of two planned episodes of Hawkeye stories – the second half, called Operation Hawkeye: Future Imperfect, will focus on Clint Barton. It should be released next year.
As Patrik recently reported, the Avengers failed to make money on themselves. Square Enix’s expectations were only about 60% full of sales, and about ten people on Steam, for example, are now playing them in September.
Although this fight with long-term support and the planned arrival on the new console is not quite lost yet, it does not look too optimistic either.