The next-generation versions of Marvel's Avengers were originally slated to release relatively soon after the game launched last year, but the rollout was ultimately delayed so that the team could focus on updating the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions before releasing to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. Developer Crystal Dynamics teased that we would be getting the release date for those upgraded versions during today's Hawkeye focused War Table, and we most certainly did, as they revealed both versions would be releasing day and date with the Hawkeye pack on March 18th.
It's really the perfect time for the next-gen versions to hit as opposed to the original rollout plan. Those who upgrade or dive in for the first time will now have two additional heroes to play as and two additional pieces of story content to dive into after the main campaign, but the game has improved quite a bit in other areas as well.
Hawkeye's story brings us face to face with a possible future where all hope is lost. With his bow and sword at his side - and the help of the rest of the Avengers - Clint must stop an invasion that would turn the world to ruin.
🏹 Hawkeye will be available on March 18. pic.twitter.com/PBXPbkH6XS— Marvel's Avengers (@PlayAvengers) February 16, 2021
Several quality of life improvements have been implemented when on the Chimera and when in combat, and if Hawkeye is as fun to play as Kate Bishop is, next-gen players will be in for a treat.
Here's the official rundown on Hawkeye's new mission:
"After the A-Day disaster, Clint Barton and his mentee, Kate Bishop, were left on their own, deciding to search for the missing Nick Fury, and, in doing so, stumbled upon AIM's secret Tachyon Project, resulting in Clint's capture. Though Kate brought him back to the Avengers, peril doesn't leave him; he falls into a coma, witnessing a future vision that leaves him confused and defeated when he finally wakes. Armed with his bow, sword, and knowledge of the grim events to come, it's up to Hawkeye to stop the end of the world."
Marvel's Avengers is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC now. As noted above, it is set to release for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S on March 18th.
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