We finally got a first look at the new Marvel game.
Announced more than two years ago, Square Enix has finally unveiled a first look at the new Marvel’s Avengers game. The trailer focuses on the five Avengers: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, and Black Widow though as you can see Hawkeye is missing from the main lineup. Marvel’s Avengers is being developed by Crystal Dynamics in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal, Nixxes Software, and Crystal Northwest.
As the trailer showcases, the game starts in San Francisco where the Avengers are celebrating ‘A-Day’ and unveiling its new headquarters in the West Coast. An accident resulted in a massive devastation that saw the Avengers disbanding. Five years later (we’re feeling an Endgame vibe here), the world is in disarray and it’s up to the Avengers to finally ‘assemble’ and save it from oncoming threats. The game will feature a single player and co-op gameplay.
The developers confirmed all post-launch content will be free and while the story is certainly cinematic and believable, people have rather polarizing opinions mostly directed at the character design. I personally have mixed feelings too, and while I understand the game isn’t based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s something off about the character design. Many compared it to Sony’s recent Spider-Man game, which offered some of the best versions of the character by offering an original storyline and gameplay that made it stand out from the movies.
Watch the trailer below and tell us how you feel. I would probably need to see more footage before I decide but hopefully, it gets better. Marvel’s Avengers releases on May 15, 2020, on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia.