Here’s all the details about Marvel’s Avengers video game
Marvel’s Avengers video game has finally been unveiled,Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics are almost ready to talk about it, After two years of secrecy.
The video game has tended to cause disagreement, thanks to redesigned characters and a trailer that looked more like a film than a game.
- Initial release date: May 15, 2020
- Publisher: Square Enix Co., Ltd.
- Genre: Action-adventure game
- Mode: Cooperative gameplay
- Developers: Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal, Nixxes Software BV
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Google Stadia
In developing this original Avengers plot, the Crystal Dynamics team worked with Marvel and with the comicbook authors who know these characters best. “They’ve been very successful at figuring out how to navigate where these heroes should go,” says Amos.
Marvel’s Avengers video game begins as the Avengers are enjoying their own holiday in San Francisco, Avengers Day, when the Golden Gate bridge will be attacked. Afterwards, the Avengers fall apart – a memorial shrine to Captain America is shown in the trailer – and the player’s task is to reassemble them.
“The tragedy that happens on A Day is the spine of the story. Along that path, as you unlock different heroes, the world then branches out.”
The reveal trailer is dramatic, cinematic and looks more like a trailer for a spinoff animated film than for a video game – although Amos insists that it’s “all captured in engine, there’s a lot of gameplay there”.
I experienced how the game plays behind closed doors at E3: the cutscenes seen in the trailer do appear as cinematic events in the demo, which weaves these moments and characters’ quips in between the playable action.