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Marvel’s Avengers has released a new trailer for its upcoming patch tomorrow, which will include major tweaks to existing heroes and a new Elite Villain sector. The trailer features the return of Monica, as well as the bizarre and unique MODOK
Here’s the full announcement and trailer, which sets up the upcoming mission story with dialogue and gameplay footage:
Marvel’s Avengers’ new mission looks both promising and redundant. On the one hand, MODOK is always a plus, and the character recently got a boost in popularity after getting an original show on Hulu. They are a welcome change of pace compared to other rogue sectors.
It’s odd, though, that the trailer proudly boasts “old enemies face down” when that’s not really what fans were asking for to fight Monica again. It looks like she’ll be in a mech suit, which is even less interesting. Her last showdown, with the one-hit KO blasts of energy, was quite frustrating.
But the game’s new content just doesn’t add enough story. Which is a bit of a shame, because anytime Marvel’s Avengers actually have the means to add a successful new plot.
For example, all of Black Panther’s missions in Wakanda were charming, different, and visually satisfying. While the villains may not have been particularly unique, the sibling banter sparkles, the plot was fine, and the setting invited different approaches to gameplay.
Marvel’s Avengers will also tweak the heroes quite a bit tomorrow, according to the new patch notes:
It seems a bit unclear why all these buffs are being implemented, but hopefully the enemies will still balance. The Marvel Cinematic Universe shows no signs of slowing down, so there’s a lot more to consider. However, it’s clear that the game is in desperate need of more villains and a hero with new mechanics.
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