Marvel’s Avengers is getting a new character today. Well, she might be a direct Thor clone and play like him too but we aren’t complaining. Jane Foster: The Mighty Thor will be available starting today for free across all platforms where you can play Marvel’s Avengers.
In a new deep drive War Table, Crystal Dynamics has detailed the character’s abilities, showcased some of her outfits and explained how this new character arrived in Marvel’s Avengers. Jane Foster marks the eleventh character in Marvel’s Avengers roster.
While the new character won’t have its own unique story content to play through, Crystal Dynamics says Jane Foster’s story will be explained through a cool-looking in-game animatic – Marvel’s Avengers – The Mighty Thor: Out of Time – illustrated by veteran Marvel artist Takeshi Miyazawa. In addition, the character herself is voiced by Zehra Fazal.
Jane’s unique talents with Mjolnir begin with her new intrinsic ability All-Mother’s Blessing, and God Tempest, her new Overcharge. All-Mother’s Blessing builds its overcharge meter with melee attacks. Once full, she unleashes her God Tempest, which increases ranged hammer damage and creates shockwaves with each hit.
Her finesse with Mjolnir shines through in several new features including Quick Fire, a new ranged attack combo that allows the Mighty Thor to make a second more powerful ranged attack by timing her next throw. The Seek and Pin upgrade to her Ranged Attack empowers Mjolnir to seek out and pin enemies without needing to aim.
Jane’s expert control extends to melee strikes with Earth’s Finest, which adds a hammer toss to her light attack combo for extra reach. Jane also puts her own spin on classic Odinson moves like Headstrong. She relies on her Thunderkick – a brutal front kick – to send enemies flying.
The Mighty Thor’s kit culminates in The All-Weapon, her brand-new Ultimate Heroic. Drawn from the pages of her Thor and Valkyrie runs, Jane sends Mjolnir to seek and destroy nearby enemy targets. Meanwhile, she calls forth the All-Weapon Undrjarn to protect her, reducing all damage taken while smiting her foes.
Crystal Dynamics says that the latest Jane Foster: Mighty Thor content is the first of two major updates headed to the game. The second, patch 2.5 will be adding two new challenges as part of the new ambitious villain-centric content rollout for Marvel’s Avengers.