A new season of PvP has kicked on in "Marvel: Avengers Alliance," bringing with it tantalizing prizes including Drax from the Guardians of the Galaxy as a new playable character plus an upgraded Infiltrator suit and more.
Avengers Alliance Producer Justin Woods talked to us about why Drax makes a great addition plus other behind the scenes details.
Marvel.com: You guys have been rolling out the Guardians of the Galaxy characters and Drax is the latest with PvP Season 16. Drax is cool because he’s a character that’s really evolved, but I’m assuming we’re going to see the more modern Drax version?
Justin Woods: Yeah, he’s going to be more modern and probably what people are used to from the current run of Guardians comics.
Marvel.com: What kind of abilities does he bring to the table?
Justin Woods: When we looked at all the Guardians, we designed them all at the same time because we wanted to make sure they were all different and they all had their own flavor, rather than us designing them one at a time and falling into the trap of going, “Well, Groot already does something like that.” So in this case, we identified what was uniquely cool about each of their power sets.
They’re all fighters, right? So how do you make all the fighters different from one another? Well, Gamora’s got a sword, Rocket’s got a lot of guns so he’ll be the gun guy, Star-Lord does a little bit of everything but he has the Element Gun, and Groot doesn’t have any weapons, he punches a lot and hits with his big tree mass; but Drax has knives. Knife combat is what we thought makes him uniquely interesting in terms of his move set. So his moves are very focused on his knife combat and that’s why we thought, immediately, of course he’s a scrapper! Scrapper is street combat and street level and he’s street level in space, if that makes sense. He would totally be a Hero for Hire if he wasn’t an intergalactic hero.
Marvel.com: And then also available as always, you get a new armor, in this case an Infiltrator suit.
Justin Woods: It’s the first of a new series; we do them in cycles of five, where we don’t do a [generalized] version, but we do all of the other five, what we call RPS [rock, paper, scissors] classes.
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