At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, we got another appearance at Marvel’s Avengers, which is being referred to as “a story-driven, third-person action-adventure game”. Players will be able to develop an Avengers lineup and take part in a “cinematic” single-player project, and after that use that for solo or co-op online fights in global objectives. New pre-alpha gameplay video footage was revealed to Comic-Con attendees as well, which detailed the “Heroic” capabilities of the core superheroes: Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, the Hulk, and Black Widow. And finally, Square Enix is partnering with Sony, which suggests PS4 owners will get concern access to the beta.
As the very first Marvel’s Avengers trailer revealed, the video game will start on A-Day, an event that becomes a disaster. Captain America is presumed dead and the Avengers dissolve, just to reassemble 5 years later with the world in peril and where superheroes have been outlawed. Players will use a Helicarrier as their main office, from which they can launch both single-player and co-op objectives. Considering that it’s a story-driven game, specific objectives are developed for particular heroes, however others can be played using any available character.
Marvel’s Avengers creative director Shaun Escayg said they’ll have more information about the campaign and co-op play in the future. The pre-alpha gameplay footage, meanwhile, will be launched online for everybody the week after Gamescom in August, as the demonstration is still being worked on by the designers.
Moving onto the Heroic abilities, all heroes will have numerous ones. They consist of Unibeam Blast for Iron Man, shield bounce and ricochet for Cap, radial wind blast for Thor, and invisibility cape for Black Widow. Hulk’s Heroic abilities weren’t explicitly discussed, though a fan-favorite relocation was shown: utilizing an enemy as a melee weapon.
The Marvel’s Avengers Comic-Con panel also confirmed the game’s voice cast: Nolan North as Iron Man, Jeff Schine as Cap, Travis Willingham as Thor, Laura Bailey as Black Widow, and Troy Baker as the Hulk. They all spoke a little about their characters as well. Tony Stark is struggling and has lost his tech and toys, Thor is searching for his location as a God among humans, Black Widow ends up being a lone wolf spy after A-Day, and there’s a larger focus on Bruce Banner instead of the green avatar.
Towards the end, Escayg exposed that publisher Square Enix has a deal with PlayStation that consists of “amazing surprises and distinct advantages” for PS4 owners, who will likewise be the first to delight in the Marvel’s Avengers beta. More details on the beta will be revealed over the next few months.
Marvel’s Avengers is out May 15, 2020 on PC, PS4, Stadia, and Xbox One.