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Marvel’s Avengers and Borderlands 3 headline April’s PlayStation Now offerings

By Dom Peppiatt, Tuesday, 6 April 2021 11:17 GMT Sony has announced April 2021’s PlayStation Now games, and Marvel’s Avengers and Borderlands 3 headline the titles that you’ll be able to download this month.If you haven’t tried out the superhero-fueled cooperative action of Marvel’s Avengers just yet, but you’re keen to put Square Enix’s curious action title through its paces, you’re in luck – PlayStation Now subscribers can download and play the full title until July 5.If you prefer looter shooters, though, you can opt to try out Gearbox Software’s Borderlands 3 instead, which will be available on the service…

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No Spider-Man before Black Panther in Marvel’s Avengers

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 19 March 2021 16:10 GMT Spider-Man is definitely coming to Marvel’s Avengers, but not before the release of Black Panther. Speaking with IGN, Crystal Dynamics head of studio Scot Amos said the Marvel’s Avengers team is currently working on the character, but it will be a while before the PlayStation-exclusive character arrives. “I can tell you that, formally, officially, people are working on him right now,” said Amos. “So it is still on our roadmap for the future.”The game’s upcoming roadmap was revealed yesterday, and contains what looks like plenty to hold players over until the…

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Marvel’s Avengers will finally allow for multiples of the same hero in the same mission, but there’s a catch

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 19 March 2021 12:53 GMT Marvel’s Avengers will finally answer one of its players’ long-standing requests, but it may not quite be what they’re looking for.Last night’s Marvel’s Avengers segment in the Square Enix Presents showcase brought us a first look at Black Panther, and the promise of new content later this year.Crystal Dynamics also shared a look at the game’s 2021 roadmap, which was one of the more underwhelming moments of the presentation, in part because the image shown wasn’t very descriptive. But there’s good news, because an expanded version of the same roadmap (below)…

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Watch today’s Square Enix Presents livestream here

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 18 March 2021 11:29 GMT Square Enix will be presenting a Square Enix Presents livestream later today, and it promises to be packed with new games, new updates, and more – here’s what you need to know.Square Enix’s first take on a virtual presentation – much in the vein of Nintendo Direct, Inside Xbox, Sony State of Play, or that supposed Bandai Namco Next – is set to go live later this afternoon, and we’re expecting some new announcements.The debut Square Enix Presents event is due to kick off today at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 5pm UK, and…

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Marvel’s Avengers stream shows off Operation: Hawkeye – Future Imperfect gameplay

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 13 March 2021 15:16 GMT A look at the Hawkeye DLC coming to Marvel’s Avengers was shown off recently during a Cyrstal Dynamics Twitch stream. In it, you get to see plenty of Marvel’s Avengers gameplay alongside the developers discussing the upcoming Hawkeye DLC.Operation: Hawkeye – Future Imperfect arrives on March 18 and will be free to owners of the core game on all platforms. In addition to a new playable character, the DLC features the next chapter in the game’s ongoing Avengers Initiative story and also introduces a new villain: Maestro. It arrives the same…

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Square Enix to reveal new installment in the Life is Strange series on March 18

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 11 March 2021 17:27 GMT Square Enix will host a presentation on March 18 where it will reveal the next installment in the Life is Strange franchise.The next Life is Strange will feature an all-new protagonist wielding an exciting new power.Dontnod’s last entry in the series, Life is Strange 2,  follows the story of Sean and Daniel Diaz, who run away and take to the road after falling into trouble with the police – we described the series’ first episode as “explicitly political, directly addressing the current state of American discourse” when we reviewed it.Alongside information on the…

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Marvel’s Avengers PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will make levelling up harder

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 4 March 2021 17:12 GMT Leveling your characters and progression in Marvel’s Avengers is about to get even grindier Crystal Dynamics alters the way the game works on next-gen consoles.Once the native PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S versions of Marvel’s Avengers are out on March 18, things are going to get a bit more difficult for players looking to grind out levels and make their heroes more powerful.Crystal Dynamics will be increasing the amount of XP you’ll need to reach the highest level in the game – rank 50 – because players are currently leveling…

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Marvel’s Avengers hits PS5, Xbox Series X/S March 18 alongside Hawkeye DLC

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 19:58 GMT Marvel’s Avengers will arrive on PS5 and Xbox Series X next month alongside the long-awaited Hawkeye DLC.You can expect the new-gen release of Marvel’s Avengers and the next DLC drop to occur on March 18.Players who own the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One version of the game can upgrade to the full next-gen version at no additional cost and transfer their save game to keep their progress. Upgrading from PlayStation 4 disc version will require PlayStation 5 console with a disc drive. Upgrading from Xbox One to the disc version requires an…

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Marvel’s Avengers Kate Bishop DLC dated for early December

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 19 November 2020 17:07 GMT The latest Marvel’s Avengers War Table video gives us more information about what we can expect from the game’s first DLC character: Kate Bishop.Kate Bishop, who trained under the bow-wielding hero Hawkeye in Square Enix’s version of the Marvel universe, will debut in Operation Taking AIM – a new story that continues on directly from the end of the main game.The Operation, and Kate Bishop herself, will arrive in the game on December 8. You can check out the War Table presentation and the Kate Bishop deep dive below.Hawkeye is voiced…

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Square Enix financials indicate Marvel’s Avengers hasn’t done as well as hoped

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 7 November 2020 15:20 GMT Square Enix has reported its financials for the first half of its current fiscal year, and it appears Marvel’s Avengers didn’t sell as well as the company estimated.According to the financials (thanks, GI.biz), only major releases such as Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Marvel’s Avengers provided an uptick in revenue for the first half of the year.While an uptick in revenue is always good, it doesn’t seem as though Marvel’s Avengers brought in as much revenue as the firm would have hoped.In the first half of the fiscal year when Final Fantasy 7…

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Marvel’s Avengers next-gen release pushed into 2021, Kate Bishop DLC delayed

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 16 October 2020 16:02 GMT Crystal Dynamics has delayed the next-gen release of Marvel’s Avengers into 2021, and have pushed the Kate Bishop content out of October.In a blog post today, the developer said the reason for the Kate Bishop delay for Marvel’s Avengers is to have a “fixed, predictable patching cycle,” with time for extensive testing before new content is released.The team also made the decision to move the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S release into 2021 to ensure it gives the team time to “deliver a next-gen experience showcasing all that this game is meant to…

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“We’re confident that we’ll see PC players return,” says Marvel’s Avengers dev amidst reports of dwindling player base

Crystal Dynamics has big plans for Marvel’s Avengers, and the developer says what’s coming will bring back lapsed players.Marvel’s Avengers seems to have vanished off the face of the Earth. Though it only released in September, the game rarely comes up in conversations online, which is the opposite of what you want from a service game in that style.A combination of bugs, lack of meaningful endgame content and big gaps in communication from developer Crystal Dynamics have caused players to give up on the game. As noted by Forbes, Avengers’ Steam numbers are dangerously close to dipping below 1,000 concurrent.Even…

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Marvel’s Avengers patched, players being handed free Polychoron and Uru

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 24 September 2020 20:57 GMT Patch 1.3.1 has been released for Marvel’s Avengers and addresses a handful of large issues.Smaller than last week’s patch, it includes a fix for Marvel Avengers players being unable to accept Faction Missions/Villain Sectors.Because this bug prevented players from being able to earn specific rare rewards, the team at Crystal Dynamics is granting the following to all players:  250 Polychoron and 500 Uru.These rewards can be claimed from today until Thursday, October 1 at 10am PDT. You will need to view one of your Challenge Cards to activate this reward.Other changes include…