Following in the footsteps of the massive success that ‘Spiderman’ was last year, Marvel Studios are coming out with their very own team-up game, ‘The Avengers’, and while the hype for this project is kind of on the low burner here, which shouldn’t have been the case given the recent success of ‘Endgame’, I am sure it will pick up as more details about the game and gameplay are released, and we draw closer to the release date next year.
Marvel’s comic book counterpart, DC, have been pretty old in the gaming arena, with both their primary gaming properties in the ‘Arkham’ series and both ‘Injustice’ games doing phenomenally well. Marvel matched that with the spectacular ‘Spiderman’ game last year, a delight to play in open-world NYC, and it is clear that with this team-up game, they are seriously trying to push it up a notch, and repeat the unprecedented success of ‘Spiderman’ with which they declared their arrival in the new gen gaming arena.
The promos for the game sure look promising, with the game being playable through multiple Avengers easily being the biggest selling point for me. Yet still, lamentably so, while all the promos are interesting to look at, and I will be buying the game come next summer, it just didn’t seem to spark the same epic level of shrieks that say ‘The Last of Us’, or closer in vein, ‘Arkham Knight’ did. Still, I am going to let it brew until May next year, and until then, here is all that we know about the all new ‘Avengers’ game. Read on.
Marvel’s Avengers Plot: What Is It About?
The game takes place in the same fictional universe of Marvel comics, bringing together the entire primary roster of the Avengers, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk, Hawkeye, Hank Pym, and Ms. Marvel, introduced at a much later point in the game’s timeline. The game will reportedly open during A-day celebrations in San Francisco where the Avengers are unveiling a second headquarters, the same being outlined in detail in the latest gameplay trailer that has surfaced online.
The same day will also see the unveiling of the Avengers’ own helicarrier run on energy from a Terrigan Crystal. The plot is put into motion when during the celebrations, one of the many supervillains (in this case, presumably Taskmaster) that the team is supposed to face during the course of gameplay makes a ploy for stealing the crystal and destroying the city with it.
The Avengers try to stop it, during which time the player gets to experience gameplay through each of the individual Avengers, squaring off against the Taskmaster too, but the day ends in catastrophe, and most of the city is destroyed, with the helicarrier carrying the crystal crashing with Captain America on board, presumably killing him.
The tragedy of the day and the loss of lives are blamed on the Avengers who then disband. The second phase of the game kicks off five years later, with superheroes now being outlawed and the city under control and surveillance by A.I.M. The game quite pleasantly introduces Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel who uncovers a conspiracy and now must fight to bring together the Avengers in order to uncover what really conspired on A-day, who set the Avengers up for failure, and the mystery behind the death of Captain America.
Marvel’s Avengers Cast: Who Is In It?
The Avengers videogame has assembled a cast well known for voice acting in the video game arena, including Jeff Schine as Captain America, Nolan North as Iron Man, Troy Baker/Darin De Paul as Hulk, Laura Bailey as Black Widow, Travis Willingham as Thor, and Sandra Saad as Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel.
Marvel’s Avengers: Gameplay
Not many details have been revealed regarding the gameplay except the ability to play through multiple Avengers, including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Hulk, Hawkeye and Ms. Marvel, giving the player the ability to fight using each of the characters’ superpowers or ability sets, will singularly be the game’s biggest selling point.
In the same vein, combat playing as either Iron Man or Thor would involve flight mechanics, and weapon combat and ranged attacks, including plasma blasts, Mjolnir itself and thunder. Combat through Hulk is simply smashing around, with some of his signature moves including the sonic clap returning, and we aren’t complaining, although his mobility will be guided by leaping across large distances.
On the contrary, the fighting style of the “human” Avengers, Captain America, Black Widow and Hawkeye will be more hand to hand combat based, or gadget based as in the case of Black Widow or Hawkeye. Captain will ofcourse have his shield to use as a projectile, and in defence, while Hawkeye will be able to harness his arsenal of arrows to deliver ranged attacks.
The pleasant surprise here is Kamala Khan, and the players will get to experience gameplay as Ms. Marvel for the first time ever, putting her enlarge-able limbs to creative uses. As opposed to a typical open world game like ‘Spiderman’ that allowed players to explore the entire city, ‘Avengers’ supposedly will have a constrained open world allowing the player to proceed through certain areas only based on need of the narrative.
For player progression, the game will employ a skill tree system for each individual playable Avenger, providing players the ability to upgrade their skills, tech and costumes that will also be available as part of the DLCs to be released later. New regions may be unlocked as the players proceed in the game and the Abomination too will be one of the many supervillains the Avengers would be facing during the game. The game will also feature a multiplayer mode, while the primary gameplay remains for a single player.
Marvel’s Avengers Crew: Who Is Behind It?
Shaun Escayg will be serving as the game’s director, with Magali Stretton and Alisha Thayer as designers and Patrick Parenteau as lead artist. Produced by Marvel, the game is being developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, while Square Enix will be widely publishing the game after its release.
Marvel’s Avengers Release Date: When Will It Premiere?
The ‘Avengers’ videogame is all set to be released on May 15, 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows and Google Stadia.
Marvel’s Avengers: Trailer
Check out the first trailer of the game labelled the A-Day trailer earmarking the fall of the Avengers as explained from the plot.