We hope you’re motivated 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 rosters and co-op play, bringing the roster to 11 playable heroes, including PlayStation-only Spider-Man.
So what’s the scoop on Jane’s story? In Marvel’s Avengers, Jane is torn from an alternate timeline by a rift in space-time caused by Tachyon’s anomalies. In her original timeline, Jane became the Goddess of Thunder when she took up the mantle from Thor, who in his grief abandoned Mjolnir after the A-Day tragedy.
Jane Foster is voiced by the talented Zehra Fazal, known for her work on video games and television. Along with collectible backgrounders and character banter, the story of the Mighty Thor is told through an electric in-game animatic – Marvel’s Avengers – The Mighty Thor: Out of Time – illustrated by veteran artist by Marvel Takeshi Miyazawa.
So how does Jane play? The Mighty Thor has all the strength and power of a thunder god, but with human touches all its own.
Jane’s unique talents with Mjolnir begin with her new intrinsic ability All-Mother’s Blessing and God Tempest, her new overload. All-Mother’s Blessing builds its overload meter with melee attacks. When full, she unleashes her God Tempest, which increases ranged hammer damage and creates shockwaves with each hit.
His finesse with Mjolnir shines through in several new features, including Quick Fire, a new ranged attack combo that allows the Mighty Thor to do a second, more powerful ranged attack by timing his next throw. The Seek and Pin upgrade to his ranged attack allows 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 throw to her light attack combo for extra range. Jane also puts her own spin on classic Odinson moves like Headstrong. She relies on her Thunderkick – a brutal front kick – to send her enemies flying.
The Mighty Thor’s kit culminates in The All-Weapon, his all-new Ultimate Heroic. Taken from the pages of her Thor and Valkyrie journeys, Jane sends Mjolnir to seek out and destroy nearby enemy targets. Meanwhile, she summons the All-Weapon Undrjarn to protect her, reducing all damage taken from striking her enemies.
The All-Weapon has a full set of specializations and lets you customize Mjolnir strikes, making them faster and channeling powerful shock status against nearby enemies. Jane can even use Mjolnir as a personal defense shield while in orbit. See her in action in our most recent War Table Deep Dive below.
In addition to her amazing godlike fighting abilities, Jane has a variety of comic book-inspired outfits. She also has unique Takedowns, emotes, nameplates, and has her own hero challenge map and mission chain. These allow you to earn special rewards, including exclusive cosmetics and informational materials that dig deeper into Jane’s story.
We can’t wait for you to step through Marvel’s Avengers as 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 will be adding two new challenges as part of an ambition to advance our narrative through hero and villain centered content. More to come.
Before you sign up – For those of you who are PlayStation Plus subscribers, be sure to unlock your membership rewards, including the Ms. Marvel Future Suit outfit, three-day hero catalyst, shard extractor of three days and 500 units.
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