Sq. Enix Assembles The Avengers At E3 2019
We have identified for a while that Sq. Enix and Crystal Dynamics had teamed up with Marvel to carry us a brand new Avengers recreation, however it has been saved tightly below wraps. Tonight, we obtained our first actual glimpse of the title on the Sq. Enix press convention, and the Marvel heroes got here out swinging.
Marvel Avengers is an online-enabled motion/journey recreation with a give attention to cinematic storytelling, constructed to be performed by as much as 4 gamers on-line on the similar time. Whereas the principle characters at launch (Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, and Iron Man) must be acquainted to anybody who hasn’t been hiding below a rock in the previous few years, it’s notable that Crystal Dynamics is crafting their very own takes on these characters and their world, so that they received’t be a part of the identical storytelling continuum as these within the comics or films.
The story begins with the Avengers in a celebratory temper, opening their west coast headquarters close to San Francisco from onboard their customized helicarrier, which is powered by a type of terrigen vitality (maybe hinting at some involvement of the Inhumans on this story?). In what seems to be a disastrous heist gone fallacious, the helicarrier goes down, massive swaths of the town are badly broken or destroyed, and Captain America is taken out of motion, although it isn’t completely clear whether or not he truly dies or if one thing else occurs to him.
The story cuts to 5 years later after the now-infamous “A-Day” and disbanding of the Avengers, when the group should reassemble to face a grave new risk.
The sport has some well-known voice expertise linked to it. Nolan North is enjoying Tony Stark, Troy Baker is taking up the position of Bruce Banner, Laura Bailey is donning the Black Widow position, Travis Willingham is lending his voice to Thor, and Jeff Schine is performing as Captain America.
Whereas we obtained some screenshots that counsel third-person motion, the presentation on the Sq. Enix press convention fell in need of providing any substantive appears on the recreation in motion. We did get one additional character tease close to the top of the presentation, with the looks of Hank Pym utilizing his Pym particles to shrink an enormous tank walker right into a miniaturized model of itself.
Crystal Dynamics was additionally fast to level out that Avengers is deliberate as a recreation that may develop over time with new areas and characters, all of which is able to come free to those that have the sport. As well as, the group promised no loot containers or pay-to-win purchases linked to the venture.
Avengers is concentrating on a launch on Could 15, 2020, and is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia.
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