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The good news: Crystal Dynamics has announced that Spider-Man will be appearing in Marvel’s Avengers as a post-launch playable hero. The bad news: he’ll only be available for those playing on the PlayStation version.
Given that Sony still maintains the media rights to Spider-Man, and games like Marvel’s Spider-Man are exclusive to PlayStation, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise. But it’s a big bummer to Marvel fans playing on PC and Xbox. The Spider-Man DLC will be free, and due to arrive sometime early next year.
“It’s never been a better time to be a spider-fan,” writes Jeff Adams, associate art director at Crystal Dynamics. “The team at Crystal Dynamics, along with our partners, are overjoyed that we get to be a part of this hero’s gaming journey. We can’t wait for you to add Spider-Man to your Marvel’s Avengers roster in early 2021, and as we’ve promised before, he will be available at no additional cost to owners of the base game, exclusively on PlayStation.”
The Spider-Man addition will come with an event that provides unique challenges for the webslinger, as well as multiple cosmetic outfits from his storied comic history.
Marvel’s Avengers is launching September 4 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Over the next three weekends, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix are hosting multiple beta weekends, including closed betas for pre-orders and open betas. A full open beta on all platforms will run from August 21 – 23. They previously announced the first free post-launch hero DLC as Hawkeye.
Marvel’s Avengers is rated T for Teen.
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Wargroove’s first big DLC expansion, Double Trouble, released earlier this year on every platform except PlayStation 4. After some delay, the PlayStation 4 version of the free DLC will finally rally onto the battlefield on August 4th. It will be free to download on the PlayStation Store.
Double Trouble features an all new 15+ hour campaign that can be played entirely in co-op, including local and online. The campaign revolves around the new faction, the plundering outlaws, who feature three unique new commanders each with their own groove powers.
The DLC also includes 15 new Arcade missions as well as competitive online Quick Play and multiplayer lobbies for public and private matches. A volcanic map theme has been added for even hotter matches, and the map editor has received some welcoming updates. The DLC also includes balance adjustments and two new units, thieves and riflemen.
The primary reason for the platform delay was a desire for cross-platform play between all Wargroove players. Cross-play is supported on every platform of Wargroove, and the addition of multiplayer lobbies should improve the online experience.
“We’re very happy to finally complete our vision of one big happy Wargroove community as PS4 Wargroove players can now play with those on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PC! From the very beginning, we knew that the multiplayer aspect of Wargroove was a huge part of the experience, and that it made the game very suitable for cross-play amongst all platforms,” said Rodrigo Braz Monteiro, Chucklefish CTO and lead programmer. “Our thanks to the Blitworks team who has been working on bringing the DLC to PS4. Thanks for your patience, and hope you’ll have fun!”
Wargroove is also available on PC (Steam), Switch, and Xbox One. It’s rated E10+.
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