Spider-Man is out now in Marvel’s Avengers, and Crystal Dynamics releases a new trailer detailing the With Great Power Hero event.
Marvel avengers was one of the most anticipated games of 2020, yet it was released to a relatively mixed reception from both fans and critics. It was praised for the main story, but the implementation of the Games as a service model in Marvel avengers was a primary source of criticism from fans.
Since then, Crystal Dynamics has released a host of new content for Marvel avengers, including full-story DLC for Hawkeye, Kate Bishop, and a Black Panther-centric expansion. Additionally, Spider-Man was announced as an exclusive character for PlayStation platforms in August 2020. It has taken over a year to materialize, but Spider-Man is now available on the PS4 and PS5 versions of Marvel avengers, and Crystal Dynamics has released a new trailer to accompany its release.
While the Spider-Man DLC doesn’t have any proper story missions, its arrival kicks off a new hero event. Appropriately titled “With Great Power” players can use Spider-Man without having completed the original story campaign or any post-launch DLC operations. The trailer mentions that the Hero event revolves around Spider-Man preventing AIM from accessing powerful technology. Peter Parker is in his early 20s, and AIM initially hires him as an intern. He soon realizes that AIM is mistreating the Inhumans and seeks the help of the Avengers in dealing with this threat.
As part of this DLC, players will also be able to take on new HARM training challenges and missions to earn unique rewards for Spider-Man. Around 40 costumes have been confirmed for Spider-Man that can be earned through the game or purchased through the in-game store.
Despite a rocky start, the player base for Marvel avengers has seen an increase thanks to its availability in subscription services such as Xbox Game Pass and PlayStation Now. Crystal Dynamics continues to add content to the game, and the latest update released on November 30 appears to have made many improvements. It also adds The Discordant Sound Raid to Marvel avengers, who sees the Avengers taking on Klaw.
Last month, Square Enix had commented on the status of Marvel avengers, confirming that it was a disappointment. The publisher claimed that Crystal Dynamics talents were misused and claimed that the developer was not the right fit for a Games as a Service-style Avengers title. However, Square Enix believes that the GaaS model will continue to grow in importance in the coming years.
Marvel avengers available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Stadia, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X / S.