Crystal Dynamics announced its plans to add Jane Foster: The Mighty Thor to Marvel’s Avengers’ roster of playable characters. This will mark Avenger’s first new character since Spider-Man in November 2021.
Jane, who has appeared in the Thor comics since the early 1960s, will join the game in Update 2.5. In a blog post announcing Jane Foster, the developers say that Jane Foster Thor will be a unique hero with her own abilities.
“Our Hero designs are driven first and foremost by their core comic book identities, so, as a fellow wielder of Mjolnir, her suite of abilities will have a lot in common with the Odinson’s, however she will also have elements that are distinctly Jane,” Square Enix said via a development update.
It’s unclear what the rest of this update will include or when it will launch. However, Square Enix plans to reveal more details about Jane’s role in the future as more news regarding Update 2.5 rolls out.
Jane’s announcement arrived alongside details regarding Update 2.4, which is slated to release in May. Update 2.4 focuses on retooling the game’s rotation of events to keep things “fresh and compelling for replays.” This will include more diverse rewards, higher power level gear rewards, and rewards that apply to players’ entire rosters rather than just one hero.
Marvel’s Avengers isn’t the only place Jane Foster is appearing. She will also be coming to the upcoming Thor: Love and Thunder played once again by Natalie Portman.
The update seems to target many of the complaints surrounding the game, which Crystal Dynamics released to mixed reviews. We reviewed the game in 2020 and initially enjoyed the single-player campaign, though the loot-based endgame became tedious and repetitive.
Amelia Zollner is a freelance writer at IGN.
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