Marvel’s Avengers, an ambitious new third-person superhero game, is only a few months away. We’ve had quite a few trailers, reveals, and announcements, and so whilst we wait for it to release, we’ve made a roundup of everything we know so far about Marvel’s Avengers.
What is Marvel’s Avengers release date?
Marvel’s Avenger’s release date is scheduled for later this year: 15th May 2020. There aren’t as yet many other big releases in May, but Wasteland 3 will also be out that month. Cyberpunk 2077 comes out a month earlier, in mid-April.
What are the Marvel’s Avengers Xbox achievements?
While they haven’t arrived just yet, we’ll have a full list of Marvel’s Avengers achievements as soon as they hit Xbox servers.
What kind of game is Marvel’s Avengers?
Marvel’s Avengers is an action-adventure superhero game, featuring several heroes from the Marvel universe.
Marvel’s Avengers is set in the aftermath of A-Day; the event intended to be a celebration of the opening of their new San Francisco headquarters, and where they’d unveil their Terrigen crystal reactor, an experimental source of energy they’re using to power their helicarrier. The day is shattered by an explosion, which the Avengers are blamed for. This sparks a turn in public opinion, and the world decides it no longer wants superheroes. The Avengers disband. Five years later, superheroes are outlawed. The Avengers are still divided and blaming themselves for everything that went wrong. But the loss of superheroes has left a vacuum, which comes to be filled by a new organisation: Advanced Idea Mechanics (AIM). AIM promises to succeed where the Avengers supposedly failed, and to protect the world. They believe that science is the way forwards, not superheroes, and have replaced the Avengers with synthoid AI robots.
When Kamala Khan, aka Ms Marvel, was revealed a few months ago, it turned out that she’d been at A-Day, and had been exposed to the Terrigen Crystal in all of the chaos and explosions. She’s now beginning to show signs of her own powers. Kamala is a huge Avengers fan, and after discovering a conspiracy against them, she sets out to reunite their team and prove their innocence. The game sounds like it’s got a great underdog-style theme where you’ll start by setting up a base in an abandoned Helicarrier, which you’ll then upgrade throughout the story. There’ll be two types of missions: Hero Missions and Warzone Missions. Hero Missions will be single player campaign missions, focusing on the stories and skills of specific heroes, whilst Warzone Missions, although playable as single-player, are targeted for online playing in teams of up to four.
Square Enix say “the story will continue for years after the game launches, filled with new biomes, Super Villains, gameplay modes, and Heroes for players to master”, so it sounds as though Marvel’s Avengers will be evolving for some time.
Is Marvel’s Avengers related to the MCU movies?
Which heroes and villains are in Marvel’s Avengers?
It seems this aim will dictate how the player will interact with each Avengers hero. We know that we’ll get to play extensively with each, through their own specific story missions; but it seems that it’s Kamala’s determination to root them out of hiding which gives us this individual access. Each hero will have their own unique story, as well as their own gameplay styles. Thor will have his hammer Mjolnir, Hulk will have his raw, rage-fuelled power, Captain America will have his shield, Iron Man will have his extensive technology, and Black Widow will have her agile reflexes and stealth equipment. They’ll also have their own Heroic moves, intrinsic ability, combo systems, and move sets.
As for villains, we only know about a couple. We’ve faced off against Taskmaster in our preview of the game’s A-Day prologue, and we know that in the months following A-Day the city has been partially rebuilt by A.I.M., a nefarious technology-driven company that has continually plotted world domination in the comics since the 60s.
Square Enix’s comment about the story continuing after the game has launched, and new heroes being added, suggests that it won’t be long before there’s more heroes to choose from in the game. It’s not yet clear whether these will be familiar faces from the movies or comics, or relatively newer heroes like Kamala.
Will Marvel’s Avengers be on Xbox Series X?
The game releases in May, before Xbox Series X releases at the end of the year. The game will be coming to Xbox One, PC, PS4, and Google Stadia. In an interview with Games Radar, Marvel’s Avenger’s Creative Director, Shaun Escayg gave an indirect answer when questioned about next-gen consoles: “…I think we’re always on the pulse of new technology, constantly thinking about how the game evolves on that technology. So the team is working hard at the best projections that they can make, ensuring that the games live up to the new technology and exploit them.”
Of course, the Xbox Series X should be backwards compatible with all games created for Xbox One, so Marvel’s Avengers will almost certainly be playable on the Series X. It remains to be seen whether the game will be able to leverage any of that additional technology, though.
Who is making Marvel’s Avengers?
Marvel’s Avengers is being developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, and published by Square Enix. Crystal Dynamics were responsible for the 2013 reboot of Tomb Raider with support from Eidos Montreal; the latter took sole development responsibility for Shadow of the Tomb Raider.