‘Marvel’s Avengers’ Confirms Kate Bishop As The Newest Character

by Sage Ashford

 

During the latest Avengers War Table, Crystal Dynamics confirmed a bunch of the post-game content coming to the game, including Kate Bishop as the very first additional character, along with mentioning Villain Sectors and additional modes.  The PlayStation blog talks more about the post-launch content:

Operation Taking Aim

The Avengers Initiative will evolve over time for years to come.  Each addition combines and builds over time to a much larger series of story arcs. We’ve discussed missions in the past, but now it’s time to share some intel on Operations!

Kate Bishop is officially the first Avenger to join our roster after launch, voiced by fan-favorite Ashly Burch. In the comics, Clint – the original Hawkeye – took on Kate as a protégé. That being said, Kate is often the mature one in the face of Clint’s recklessness.

Operation Marvel’s Avengers: Kate Bishop — Taking AIM will directly advance from the conclusion of the Reassemble campaign, and includes a new villain for Kate to face off against.

Clint – voiced by TV veteran Giacomo Gianniotti – will come with his own Hero Operation, Marvel’s Avengers: Hawkeye — Future Imperfect. Considering the strong friendship and connection between Kate and Clint, we think of their Operations as a “double feature.”

Villain Sectors

Villain Sectors are special missions that provide epic showdowns in boss fights that you’ll want to keep coming back to, especially the closer your Heroes get to the game’s launch power level cap of 150.

Uncover the secret behind these villain resurgances and put an end to them, if you can!

Shield Vaults

It turns out that before Nick Fury went missing he set up hidden SHIELD Vaults around the world. Players can unlock these to claim resources, gear, and secrets. However, coordinates for SHIELD Vaults must be located within other missions first. SHIELD Vaults are critical to ensuring you are ready for the challenges in late-game play.

Avengers Initiative

Events

Events are a way we’re keeping the Avengers Initiative fresh and new. Some events will take place over a week, and others will be seasonal. Some will have cosmetics and gear that are only available to earn for a limited time. We’re also adding new locations to explore, with friendly faces (and voices!) you’ll recognize!

SHIELD Substation Zero

SHIELD Substation Zero is a new Resistance Outpost led by Commander Maria Hill, who is voiced by industry veteran Jennifer Hale. Available shortly after launch, the Substation opens as a social space after temporal anomalies begin forming across the world.

You’ll have to help Maria Hill investigate the source of these disturbances, known as Tachyon Rifts. We’ll save more details on the missions and the special gear you can earn for another time.

Near as we can tell, the content coming to the game appears to be monthly.  Shield Substation Zero is described as story content, and will be coming before Kate Bishop. Since Kate Bishop’s “Taking Aim” storyline comes in October, and Hawkeye in November, Shield Substation Zero likely happens a month prior.

Currently, 15 characters were datamined from the beta, including: Kate Bishop, Winter Soldier, She-Hulk, Captain Marvel, Scarlet Witch, Vision, Quake, Mockingbird, Black Panther, War Machine, Ant-Man, Wasp, Dr. Strange, Falcon, and Mar-Vell.  Considering it’s doubtful characters planned out years in advance would be mentioned in the datamine, these characters are likely all planned for the first year of content.

Marvel’s Avengers will be available for everyone on September 4th, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Sage Ashford

A writer with way too many hobbies, Sage can often be found catching up on the latest anime, or reading a stack of comics between Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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