Last year, during the studio launch edition of Marvel’s Avengers War Table, Crystal Dynamics mentioned that due to the unfortunate passing of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, he edited one of his announcements that was scheduled around this time. The screen then switched to a Black Panther emblem, appearing to hint that the announcement was that the King of Wakanda was heading towards the list of heroes at some point in the future. Today, Crystal Dynamics officially announced that Black Panther will join Marvel’s Avengers later this year.
Black Panther joins the Avengers as part of the War for Wakanda expansion. Along with adding King Wakandan as a new playable hero, this version also adds new hero outfits, increased power level, new villains (including Black Panther’s longtime nemesis Klaw) , new enemies of the Klaw faction, a new story, a new Wakandan Jungle Biome, and a new outpost. The story appears to center on Klaw’s work with AIM’s Supreme Scientist to stage a full-scale invasion of Wakanda to steal the country’s vibranium. Presumably, Black Panther would work alongside the Avengers to fight the forces led by Klaw to protect the country and prevent AIM from recovering the nearly indestructible metal.
More specifically, War for Wakanda is called an expansion, rather than an operation, as we’ve seen. post-launch stories at this point tagged. “An operation like Kate Bishop or an operation with Clint, those are usually much smaller,” says Scot Amos, studio director of Crystal Dynamics. “When you come to an expansion it’s a whole new area, like, you’ve never been here before; it’s walking into an area like, ‘What in the world?’ and you are in this brand new biome of the Wakanda jungle that has new architecture, that has new outposts, that has new enemies, that has new NPCs. Just the scope of things that are new and that. is a whole new place, for us, when we talk about an expansion, we expect it to be fixed and for players to be bigger than an operation; it’s not just a hero. “
Despite the difference in nomenclature, don’t worry; it’s always free for all players. “As long as you own the base game, you get Kate, Clint, and Black Panther; you get their operations and you get the extension, ”Amos says.
For those who are excited about the Spider-Man intro In the PlayStation version of Marvel’s Avengers, Amos can’t say much just yet. “Public relations has allowed me to say that we have people who are currently working on Spider-Man,” he says. “It’s one thing and it will be one thing, and we’ll talk about that in the future.”
Black Panther is expected to arrive as part of the War for Wakanda expansion later this year. For more on Marvel’s Avengers’ 2021, consult the roadmap established by the team.