The Avengers Will Assemble in 2020

By Kevin Tavore, 7 days ago
This is it. For years comic and movie fans alike have been salivating over Crystal Dynamics' take on the Avengers. Last year, those fans tuned into Square's E3 press conference with bated breath hoping for even a sliver of detail. None was provided. Then they watched Gamescom. And the Game Awards last December. Not a whisper. And so here the fans sat on the eve before E3 2019 began, ready as Square Enix hosted an incredibly dull, incredibly Japan-centric press conference that filled Mixer chat with confusion and a touch of hopelessness all the way until the very end. In a grand finale, Marvel's Avengers was revealed to us all.

So here's what we know:
  • It's got cinematic storytelling with Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow and the Hulk front and center
  • Poor Hawkeye is nowhere to be seen
  • It's also got a young Hank Pym, presumably to confuse fans of the movies
  • You play as the Avengers, plus a growing roster of other heroes
  • All future heroes and regions are free, but some of it is PS4 exclusive
  • No pay to win mechanics and no loot boxes
That's pretty much it. Today's trailer was purely cinematic, and seemed to show off many emotional points that completely missed their mark without the rest of the story for context. Still, Crystal Dynamics has a solid track record and the Avengers have never had their opportunity to shine until now. We'll have to wait and see what the actual gameplay looks like.

Marvel's Avengers did at least receive a release date — May 15, 2020.

We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Marvel's Avengers achievements.
Kevin Tavore
Written by Kevin Tavore
Kevin is a lover of all types of media, especially any type of long form story. The American equivalent of Aristotle, he'll write about anything and everything and you'll usually see him as the purveyor of news, reviews and the occasional op-ed. He's happy with any game that's not point and click or puzzling, but would always rather be outdoors in nature.