The Marvel’s Avengers movies may be over, but the franchise lives on in other forms. Marvel Games and publisher, Square Enix have announced that an Avengers game will soon be available for fans.
Being developed by Crystal Dynamics, the company behind hit games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex Games; Square Enix will publish the game. The Marvel’s Avengers game is the first of many games that we will see as a result of the multi-year, multi-game partnership between Marvel and Square Enix.
It has already been announced that the game will be released on May 15, 2020, and will be available for Xbox One, PS4, PC as well as Google Stadia.
Plot and setting
What makes this game so exciting is that it follows a completely different story that is disconnected from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The game begins on A-Day, a day when the city of San Francisco celebrates the unveiling of the new Avengers headquarters in the west coast, as well as the all-new customized helicarrier. However, things take a disastrous turn when a group of armed people attempts to steal the helicarrier, which is equipped with an experimental energy source.
What ensues is a whole lot of death and destruction, for which the Avengers were blamed. This forces the group of superheroes to go into hiding and disband. But five years after the incident, a new unnamed villain threatens the safety of the whole world, which brings “Earth’s mightiest heroes” to reassemble.
The game has an all-star cast, which stars Nolan North as Iron Man, Troy Barker as Hulk, and Laura Bailey as Black Widow. There are also rumors going around that although the game will not be connected to the MCU, it may be connected to Marvel’s Spider-Man for PS4.
Many have said that the plot sounds a bit like Avengers: Endgame. In the movie, the superheroes also disbanded after failing to defeat Thanos, but come together again to save the Earth. It is important to keep in mind that these two projects have been in development for many years, and the subtle similarities are most likely a coincidence.
From Square Enix’s press release, we know that the game is a third-person game, and will have both single-player as well as four-player- co-op. Both will have separate missions. Marvel’s Avengers will also have an extensive multiplayer component.
Players can customize their heroes’ abilities and their looks, “master extraordinary abilities” and combine powers with other Avengers as you fight as a team to defeat this unnamed villain and restore the world’s faith in The Avengers.
On top of this, we know that Marvel’s Avengers will be what is known as a “games as a service” platform. In other words, free updates will be constantly released so players can have access to new heroes, events, maps, and other new content. This is similar to popular games such as Destiny and GTA Online. Players will be presented with new content on a regular basis for many years, which will definitely keep the game interesting and exciting.