More information has been released for Marvel’s Avengers Black Panther DLC
The long-awaited Black Panther DLC comes to Marvel’s Avengers next month and new information has been released regarding what players can expect.
If you aren’t familiar with the game, Marvel’s Avengers, developed by Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix, is an action role-playing brawler game that came out last year and features a wide array of classic superheroes that is constantly releasing DLCs for fans to enjoy.
War for Wakanda DLC
Black Panther’s T’Challa was one of the most highly anticipated characters to appear on the roster after its initial release, however, with the sudden passing of Chadwick Boseman last year, the developers decided to postpone the release. Currently, the future of Marvel’s Avengers is unknown after reports of staff moving to an unannounced project by Crystal Dynamics and the game’s sales decreasing, but the studio is on track to bring Wakanda to the game.
In order to give Marvel’s Avengers’ T’Challa his own unique perspective and help craft the game’s story, Square Enix hired Evan Narcisse as a Narrative Consultant and looked to his Rise of the Black Panther 2018 comic. In this, T’Challa is already well-established as the Black Panther and Wakanda’s ruler. He lacks a certain sense of doubt, thinking he has all the answers, and Narcisse explains that is the source of some of Wakanda’s troubles:
I think one of the cool things in this expansion is there’s tension between him and Shuri like we haven’t seen before about how best to move Wakanda forward. – Evan Narcisse
Ulysses Klaw, played by Andy Serkis in the MCU version, will also be making an appearance in the DLC. He also gains a corrupted vibranium form that gives him similar powers to those in the comics.
Christopher Judge to voice T’Challa
It has also been released in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that God of War‘s voice actor Christoper Judge will be lending his voice to the role of T’Challa. In the interview, he explains how he initially turned the role down due to being fearful of being compared to the late Chadwick Boseman, yet has decided to let his performance stand on its own.
The War for Wakanda DLC releases in August and will hopefully enrich Marvel’s Avengers with new storylines and iconic worldbuilding.
Fans can be introduced to Evan Narcisse and Christopher Judge in a livestream later today on the Crystal Dynamics Twitch channel, at 17:30 GMT.
— Evan Narcisse (@EvNarc) July 15, 2021
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