No, Marvel’s Avengers’ Wakanda Expansion Isn’t a 25-Hour Campaign
Sadly, Marvel’s Avengers’ War for Wakanda campaign will not be 25 hours long, despite a recent report.
As part of its report on God of War actor Christopher Judge joining the game to voice T’Challa, EW mentioned that the expansion’s campaign would be 25 hours long, which sparked excitement (and some surprise) among the game’s fans. Going by HowLongToBeat, that would put it at more than double the core game’s campaign – and yes, sadly, it was too good to be true.
In a statement to IGN, a Square Enix spokesperson wrote: “This is a misinterpretation in the article. The War for Wakanda brings the length of the total story campaign for Marvel’s Avengers to more than 25 hours.”
While Square Enix hasn’t clarified its standalone length, we can make an educated guess. HowLongToBeat lists the main Avengers campaign (with no extras) at 11.5 hours, the Kate Bishop expansion at 4 hours, and the Clint Barton expansion at 2 hours. If we’re being charitable that its runtime will be pure story content, that leaves the War for Wakanda expansion at 7.5 hours long – which would make it the longest free addition to the game’s story yet.
Crystal Dynamics does appear to be taking the opportunity to add Black Panther to Marvel’s Avengers with a gusto. Alongside casting Judge, the studio tapped Rise of the Black Panther writer Evan Narcisse is helping with the DLC and says that this is an original take on the Black Panther story that won’t re-tread the work done elsewhere.
“I want to double down on the idea that this is its own iteration of the Black Panther mythos,” Narcisse said. “Even if you know the comics and can quote the movie by heart, there are still going to be some surprises.”
The War for Wakanda expansion will arrive in August as part of Marvel Aventers’ 2021 roadmap. Along with the new character and story, there will be new endgame content to keep players busy.
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