Mighty Thor-bin’ Jane Foster
Tomorrow, Marvel’s Avengers is bringing out a new character for the first time in almost a year (to platforms beyond PlayStation). Since the beginning of 2022, Crystal Dynamics has adopted the strategy of holding off their reveals until the content is nearly finished. In the last few weeks, we have seen quite a bit of The Mighty Thor. Today, we finally see her in action.
The development team put together a War Table presentation showing off The Mighty Thor. Obviously, the character is based on in comic books from 2014, when a cancer-stricken Jane Foster hears the call of Mjolnir, transforming her into Thor. After a bit of a recap of the character’s history, we get a look at how she will preform in the gameplay.
From the combat we have seen, veteran players of Marvel’s Avengers will recognize a lot of Jane’s moves are lifted directly from Thor. However, there are nuanced differences that make her pretty interesting. For one, she seems more agile and faster. Her ranged attacks can be chained together into a combo. Her supercharged Intrinsic power also provides concussive blasts as opposed to Thor’s lightning chains.
Her Ultimate Heroic attack is also very different from Thor’s The Bifrost special is a one-shot attack, but Jane’s All-Weapon puts more of a twist on how she plays. She throws Mjolnir into the air, where it takes on a will of its own and attacks enemies passively. To replace it, Jane summons the All-Weapon Undrjarn. This gives her a damage boost while she uses it.
Marvel’s Avengers is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Stadia. The Mighty Thor is available on June 28th.
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