Square Enix showed off a bit of next-gen footage for Marvel’s Avengers today, which included an extended look at Hawkeye in action. Much of his moveset revolves around ranged skills and special abilities, however, he’s not completely useless at close range – thanks to a few powerful melee attacks.
The footage made its debut during the Square Enix Presents Spring 2021 event, where a host of new Avengers content was announced. Hawkeye took center stage for most of the presentation, giving viewers a closer look at his fast-paced playstyle. You can check out the footage in its entirety here.
Hawkeye is the second character to join Marvel’s Avengers, following in the footsteps of Kate Bishop. Initially intended to be “echo fighters,” the team decided to give Hawkeye a different set of abilities and make him his own character.
“We said ‘okay no, let’s realize Hawkeye is his own person, a really good character with his own skillset. All the animations and everything are all unique for Hawkeye,” Keano Raubun, narrative designer on Marvel’s Avengers said.
Whether he’ll be enough to save the underperforming game is up for debate, but at least the community will have a new playstyle to mess around with alongside the next-gen update.
Marvel’s Avengers is available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and today arrives on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
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Jon Bitner is an Associate Editor for TheGamer. His passion for gaming started with his first console (Sega Genesis) and he hasn’t stopped playing since. His favorite titles include The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Team Fortress 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Pokémon Sword & Shield, Old School Runescape, Skyrim, and Breath of the Wild. He can usually be found playing the latest RPG, FPS, or some obscure mobile game. Before working as Associate News Editor, Jon earned a Biology degree and worked in the Biotechnology sector — experiences that taught him how to put words together and make sentences. When not playing or writing about the gaming industry, he enjoys sleeping, eating, and staring at birds.
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