Get ready to phase through the world while pummeling foes with Kitty Pryde’s release in Marvel Heroes. The new hero can phase through objects, wield a sword, or even call on the aid of her alien pet Lockheed in the latest patch. She is not alone, though, since a new team-up is also joining the ranks of Marvel Heroes companions. Sunspot is also out today promising some enjoyable and new gameplay in the action RPG.
Kitty Pryde is hero number 51 in the extensive roster of playable heroes in Marvel Heroes. Shadowcat’s default costume is the astonishing yellow suit with which most fans will be familiar. The hero can also don her purple and blue Excalibur suit available in the Marvel Heroes in-game store. The phasing hero was thought to mostly have passive powers, according to the official site, but recently learned to use her phasing to aid her allies. Moreover, the young hero is no novice with a sword or marital arts. Players that want to get up close and personal will have an easy time doing so with Kitty Pryde. However, the character does have some ranged abilities if the player decides to utilize the Lockheed tree of her powers.
On the yet-to-be playable side of things, a new team-up is also out today with the availability of Sunspot. Roberto da Costa is a mutant with the ability to absorb solar energy and then project it back at enemies or even use it to fly. Like with all team-ups, just because a character appears as a non-playable team-up companion does not mean the character could not become playable at a later date. Some team-ups are already playable heroes like She-Hulk, Spider-Man, and Deadpool.
New characters are just one part of the update. The patch notes from the official forums also list the return of the A.R.M.O.R. Incursion event as well as an experience boost for iconic Avengers heroes to celebrate the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron on home media. The A.R.M.O.R. Incursion event and the Avengers Assemble boost will run until later next week. The Avengers Assemble boost will end on October 9 while the A.R.M.O.R. Incursion event’s once-per-event Defender quest will no longer be available after October 7. This quest rewards the player with an Ultimate Upgrade token for use on the hero of their choice.
Today’s update also brings a few changes to the Age of Ultron mode in Marvel Heroes, too. A new Ultron Medallion is now in the game that should benefit characters specializing in energy damage. The chest that the fourth phase of the event spawns will always reward players with an Ultron Medallion while each gold-level chest unlocked will now guarantee at least one of the following rewards. A gold chest will now always spawn at least a cosmic ring, an insignia, a Stark Tech Cube, team-up gear, a costume core, or one of the artifacts dropped only within the Age of Ultron Mode. Speaking of artifacts found in the Age of Ultron mode, the Key to the City artifact now has various versions for each damage type found in Marvel Heroes.
Not to mention, the popular Gwen Stacy is also coming to Marvel Heroes soon. The team-up character can now be pre-ordered, a common practice for Marvel Heroes players since they are often discounted. Spider-Gwen will also be playable when the costume is released for the existing Spider-Man character currently available in the game. Players that purchased the Team-Up Advance Pack 2 will automatically unlock Gwen as a Team-Up as well as receive the Spider-Gwen costume when they release. The latter will even be released early to those that purchased the Team-Up Advance Pack 2.
With Kitty Pryde, Sunspot, and the A.R.M.O.R. Incursion event all available right now, there is plenty to check out within Marvel Heroes. Black Panther is still getting reviewed with the character’s unique items being redesigned this time around. These changes should complement the changes Black Panther received during the last Marvel Heroes update as reported by the Inquisitr.
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