We hope you’re amped up because starting tomorrow Jane Foster’s The Mighty Thor will be playable in Marvel’s Avengers as a free update!
The arrival of the Mighty Thor adds a third flying warrior to Marvel’s Avengers for new team compositions and fresh co-op play, bringing the roster to 11 playable heroes, including Spider-Man only on PlayStation.
So what’s the scoop on Jane’s story? In Marvel’s Avengers Jane is torn from an alternate timeline through a rift in space-time caused by Tachyon Anomalies. In her original timeline, Jane became the Goddess of Thunder when she took up the mantle from Thor, who in his grief gave up Mjolnir after the A-Day tragedy.
Jane Foster is voiced by the talented Zehra Fazal, known for her work across video games and television. In addition to collectable intel documents and character banter, the Mighty Thor’s story is told through a an electric in-game animatic – Marvel’s Avengers – The Mighty Thor: Out of Time – illustrated by veteran Marvel artist Takeshi Miyazawa.
So how does Jane play? The Mighty Thor possesses all the strength and power of a God of Thunder, but with human touches all her own.
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.
The All-Weapon has a full set of specializations and allows you to customize Mjolnir’s strikes, making them faster and channeling a powerful shock status against nearby enemies. Jane can even use Mjolnir as a personal orbiting defense shield. Check her out in action in our most recent War Table Deep Dive below.
In addition to her awesome god-like combat abilities, Jane has a variety of Outfits drawing inspiration from the comics. She also boasts unique Takedowns, Emotes, Nameplates, and has her own Hero Challenge Card and mission chain. These allow you to earn special rewards, including exclusive cosmetics and intel documents that delve deeper into Jane’s story.
We can’t wait for you to storm through Marvel’s Avengers as the Mighty Thor. This update adds to a game already packed with content, including a sprawling single-player story campaign, 11 playable heroes, and endless multiplayer action for up to four players.
What’s next for Marvel’s Avengers? Following the addition of The Mighty Thor in patch 2.5, we’ll be adding two new challenges as part of an ambition to advance our narrative through hero and villain-centric content. More on that to come.
Before I sign off – For those of you subscribed to PlayStation Plus, be sure to unlock your membership rewards including the Ms. Marvel Future Suit outfit, a three-day hero’s catalyst, a three-day fragment extractor, and 500 Units.
See you in the Avengers Initiative.[This article originally appeared on PlayStation Blog]