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Spider-Man coming to the ‘Avengers’ game on 30 November 2021

Spider-Man will be added to the ‘Avengers’ roster, late this month, exclusively on the PS5 and PS4.

Spider-Man Marvel's Avengers gameSpider-Man coming to the ‘Avengers’ game on 30 November 2021.

Square Enix has finally revealed that the long-promised superhero, Spider-Man, will be making his way onto the ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ game roster. The character will be available to play starting 30 November 2021, exclusively on the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles.

The trailer, which is a cinematic one, shows our web-slinger attempting to save a group of hostages from the A.I.M. soldiers (the criminal organisation in the game). As he starts fighting his enemies, we get a rough idea of what Spider-Man’s movesets will be in the game. Besides the acrobatic hand-to-hand combat, we have web-shooting, web-swinging, and the ability to crawl across walls. The trailer also teases a Spidey-Sense feature, though it is not clear as to how it would be implemented.

First announced about a year ago, Spider-Man will be introduced in the Avengers game as part of a DLC hero event – ‘With Great Power’. Meaning, in a future update, Square Enix could be revealing specific missions that are tailored to the web crawler’s storyline.

The company is also adding a new four-player Raid mode, where players will face off against Klaw, the ongoing enemy of Wakanda and its people. This game mode will also be exclusive to PlayStation. Marvel’s Avengers is a superhero ensemble action-brawler game that combines an original cinematic story with single-player and co-op gameplay. Players can pick their choice of heroes and team up with four others to take part in online missions, master extraordinary abilities, and customise their characters’ costumes and skills.

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The game received mixed reviews upon release, owing to its GaaS (Games as a Service) model that locked most of its content behind a paywall system. On top of that, it faced a wide range of issues at launch, mainly glitches, and stability issues. Last week, during Square Enix’s 2021 Annual Report, president Yosuke Matsuda admitted that the title was a “disappointment”.

First published on: 12-11-2021 at 11:50 IST
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