Avengers (2020 video game)

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Marvel's Avengers
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Developer(s)Crystal Dynamics
Eidos Montréal[a]
Publisher(s)Square Enix
Director(s)Shaun Escayg
Designer(s)Magali Stretton
Alisha Thayer
Artist(s)Patrick Parenteau
Composer(s)Komeil Hosseini
Platform(s)
ReleaseMay 15, 2020
Genre(s)Action-adventure
Mode(s)Single-player, cooperative

Marvel's Avengers[1] (previously known as The Avengers Project)[2] is an upcoming action-adventure video game developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montréal and published by Square Enix. Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, it is inspired by the long-running comic book mythology and adaptations in other media. The game will be released for Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on May 15, 2020.

Gameplay[edit]

The game can be played offline as a single-player experience or online with up to four people during certain aspects of the game.[3] The game will feature many customization options including abilities and costumes, which can be upgraded using a skill tree. Costumes have been sourced from "all corners of the Marvel universe" and can be bought separately as DLC.[4][5] Players will also be able to receive free updates containing new regions and characters.[6]

Synopsis[edit]

Characters[edit]

Marvel's Avengers features a large roster of characters drawn from the Marvel Universe, consisting primarily of the title team members and other superheroes, such as Captain America (Jeff Schine), Iron Man (Nolan North), Hulk (Troy Baker), Black Widow (Laura Bailey), Thor (Travis Willingham), and Hank Pym.[7] During the game, the heroes come into conflict with several supervillains; among them are the Abomination and Taskmaster.[8]

Plot[edit]

The story begins at A-Day, where the Avengers are unveiling a hi-tech Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by a Terrigen crystal. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in the most of the city being destroyed and the supposed death of Captain America. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all superheroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth's Mightiest Heroes.[9]

Marketing[edit]

A teaser trailer announcing the game was released on January 26, 2017 from the Marvel Entertainment YouTube channel.[10]

At E3 2019, Square Enix hosted a press conference that shared more details on the game, including a full trailer and release date. The 14 minute presentation showcased a trailer made from in-game footage, a brief description of the gameplay including characters, multiplayer and customisation, and a look at the voice actors behind the game.[11]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Additional work by Crystal Northwest and Nixxes Software

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dinh, Christine (10 June 2019). "E3 2019: 'Marvel's Avengers' Begins at A-Day in Official Trailer Reveal | News | Marvel". marvel.com. Marvel Entertainment. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  2. ^ Marvel Entertainment (26 January 2017), The Avengers Project Announcement Trailer, retrieved 11 June 2019
  3. ^ "Marvel's Avengers Multiplayer vs. Single-Player Options Explained". ScreenRant. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  4. ^ Barnett, Brian (21 June 2019). "How Marvel's Avengers Character Customization Works: Skills, Gear and Cosmetics - E3 2019". IGN. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  5. ^ Makuch, Eddie (14 June 2019). "Marvel's Avengers Game Has Microtransactions - E3 2019". GameSpot. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  6. ^ May, Rebecca April (23 June 2019). "How the Marvel's Avengers video game's constant updates and DLC will actually work". Digital Spy. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  7. ^ "MARVEL'S AVENGERS Trailer Officially Released; Confirmed For 2020, Voice Cast Revealed & More". ComicBookMovie.com. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
  8. ^ Polo, Susana (11 June 2019). "Marvel confirms the identity of the villain in Square Enix's Avengers game". Polygon.
  9. ^ "Marvel's Avengers: A-Day". Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  10. ^ Marvel Entertainment (26 January 2017), The Avengers Project Announcement Trailer, retrieved 30 June 2019
  11. ^ GameSpot (10 June 2019), Marvel's Avengers Full World Premiere Presentation | Square Enix E3 2019, retrieved 30 June 2019

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