Kate Bishop will arrive in Marvel’s Avengers on December 8, and the other Hawkeye, Clint Barton, will arrive in early 2021. Next-gen versions of the game will arrive in early 2021.After a delay in October, Kate Bishop will come to the game as part of a new campaign Operation, Taking A.I.M. All of the new content will be added for free.
“Kate is searching for her former mentor, Hawkeye,” reads the offical blurb, “but along the way she discovers a conspiracy involving Nick Fury, time travel, and a frightening new enemy.”
Gameplay of Kate shows her using both ranged bow attacks, melee finishers with a sword, and being able to teleport short distances (using Quantum tech stolen from A.I.M). As you’d hope from a Hawkeye, Kate comes with multiple arrow types – Razor, Scatter, Explosive, and Smokescreen. She can also create a distracting Decoy hologram, use a Warp Arrow to teleport, and can use her Ultimate to fire Quantum empowered arrows.
We also see a Super Adaptoid boss that combines visual elements of Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America, and combines “all of the Avengers powers”Taking A.I.M. is the first new chapter of Season 1 of the Avengers Initiative campaign. After being thought dead, Kate embarks on a rescue mission for her mentor, Clint “Hawkeye” Barton – using a bridge through time to rescue him, and cut antagonist Monica Rappaccini “off from her future self”.
Operations promise to add heroes, villains, missions, biomes, and more – and they’ll be structured in arcs like the Marvel comics they’re inspired by. Taking A.I.M. will also offer exclusive rewards.
A brief teaser also shows that Clint Barton will be added as a playable character in early 2021, as part of Operation Future Imperfect, which will take place in a future where “all hope is lost” – including a villainous Old Hulk. Gameplay reveals will be coming in the very near future, according to developer Crystal Dynamics.
The teaser also confirmed that next-gen versions of the game will arrive in early 2021. More improvements are also promised, including cross-platform play.