Ulysses Klaue isn’t the only supervillain creating havoc in Marvel’s Avengers: War For Wakanda; in the newest DLC chapter for Square Enix’s team-based superhero game, players will face off against the equally wicked Crossbones.
Brock Rumlow is a HYDRA agent deployed undercover inside SHIELD in Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War, as shown in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In the second film, his death is part of the tragedy that leads to the Superhero Registration Act, which causes friction and strife among the Avengers in Civil War.
Crossbones is a recurrent antagonist of Captain America and a frequent henchman of the monstrous Red Skull in the mainline Marvel comics. He’s a highly trained mercenary and a skilled warrior, and he even had a part in Steve Rodgers’ temporary death at the end of the Civil War event in 2006.
Over the years, Crossbones has made a few cameo appearances in video games, ranging from the early 1990s arcade brawler Captain America And The Avengers to the mobile combat game Marvel Contest of Champions.
A recent Game Informer deep-dive into the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers: War For Wakanda reveals some of the new foes coming to the DLC expansion, including the Klaue Company, a band of mercenaries.
A couple of iconic villains, including Crossbones, lead these amoral mercs into the jungles of Wakanda, wearing combat armor laced with the rare and nearly invulnerable Vibranium. While discussing the skull-masked mercenary’s role in War For Wakanda, writer Hannah MacLeod says, “Crossbones has some of the most memorable comic dialogue ever because he just loves himself so much, but he’s also got some unique tricks up his sleeve.” “Klaue doesn’t get his hands filthy as much as previous villains, so we wanted a character that would be okay with that.”
On August 17, Marvel’s Avengers: War For Wakanda will be released, bringing with it about 25 hours of fresh plot content to the ailing Avengers franchise. Crystal Dynamics has released numerous animated prequel films describing the world of Wakanda and its chosen guardian, the powerful Black Panther, in the lead up to the expansion’s release.
Evan Narcisse, the acclaimed author behind Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, contributed to the narrative of War For Wakanda, which will give a different take on T’Challa than the one played by the late Chadwick Boseman in the MCU.
Crossbones is a good option for a boss in Marvel’s Avengers: War For Wakanda since he has some impressive combat talents and his profession as a mercenary fits well with A.I.M. and Klaue’s scheme to steal the Vibranium from Wakanda. When Marvel’s Avengers: War For Wakanda debuts next week, players will face off against Crossbones.