Marvel’s Avengers Teases 4 New Heroes Joining The Ranks

Marvel's Avengers has teased that She-Hulk, Captain America, Shuri, and Iron Heart will join the game's lineup.

By Jason Collins | Updated

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The infamous Marvel’s Avengers has teased the appearance of four additional heroes next year before the game loses further support from its developer and publisher. The current state of the game isn’t something Square Enix should be proud of, and the fandom has criticized the appearance of four new additions to the game’s roster, stating that many of them look and feel like they are discounted versions of actual heroes and that the game has lost its charm, despite pretty solid gameplay. According to, the heavily rumored Marvel’s Avengers heroes will include Captain America, Shuri, Iron Heart, and She-Hulk.

It seems like Square Enix is trying to brush some of Marvel’s current cinematic success — we’re talking about the She-Hulk series and the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever filmto boost the game profile of Marvel’s Avengers. Of course, considering that these were teased but not officially announced and the fact that the game is losing the support from its developer, the rumored heroes might get canceled and never see the light of day.

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Even if said heroes do appear in the game, it’s likely going to be part of some in-game event and without much fanfare. The last hero the Marvel’s Avengers game received was Winter Soldier, and the fandom wasn’t particularly happy with the character model whose hair seemed like something pulled from a 2005 gaming title. We know Square Enix’s studios have trouble with hair animation, but Crystal Dynamics should’ve asked their colleagues at Eidos Montreal to pitch in — Lara Croft in Shadow of the Tomb Raider has an absolutely gorgeous head of hair.

And that’s not even the worst part. The fandom complains that the new heroes don’t actually feel any different than second-tier heroes already present in the game. This is particularly true for She-Hulk and Iron Heart, whose power feels adjacent to other characters from Marvel’s Avengers. It makes the new heroes feel totally uninspiring, contributing to the overall bad shape in which the game’s narrative currently is.

The last hero that had a proper welcoming to the game’s narrative was Black Panther in the War for Wakanda expansion, whose release was prompted by numerous issues the game suffered from at launch. Marvel’s Avengers was released in late 2020 to a massively positive initial reception. However, problems soon reared their ugly heads, and the game had a massive player drop due to audiences being frustrated by bugs, repetitive gameplay, and the lack of content in the game — the latter of which proved to be the biggest point of contention among players.

Some have praised the game for its multiplayer component, but the general consensus among players stated that the Story Mode felt very uninspiring due to a lack of content. Crystal Dynamics stated that they’d make things right and issued numerous fixes that made Marvel’s Avengers playable. The company then released War for Wakanda expansion and a PlayStation-exclusive Spider-Man to the game, along with plenty of other heroes. Unfortunately, Marvel’s Avengers never got out of the shadow of its initial failure.

The game’s developer and publisher have stated that Marvel’s Avengers won’t receive further support in terms of further story and content development. That usually means that the game will remain on servers until the cost of maintenance exceeds the revenue generated by the game, at which point we can expect the powers that be to take the game down. This should be a lesson for all game developers and publishers — slapping a popular name on your product won’t make it any better.