Marvel's Avengers Game: Nearly 20-Minute Gameplay Video Released At Gamescom

Watch Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Cap, and Black Widow in action.

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Marvel's Avengers had its big debut at E3 2019, but Crystal Dynamics and publisher Square Enix have kept the public showings of it strictly cinematic. That has changed now with a full 18-minute capture of the "A-Day" prologue mission released at Gamescom. You can watch it in full above.

As noted in previous behind-closed-door presentations, the Avengers game has you taking control of the five main team members: Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and Black Widow. The introductory stage both sets the story in motion and introduces the mechanics of each character. Cap is a brawler with his boomerang-like shield, Black Widow is a combination of melee and gun-play, Thor uses lightning attacks, Iron Man flies, and Hulk, of course, smashes. The trailer gives a good look at all of them, including an extended boss battle against Taskmaster as Black Widow.

The presentation at E3 received a mixed reaction, perhaps in part because the public didn't get to see actual gameplay. Even behind closed doors we were left with some lingering questions, especially around the online component and microtransactions. The game's follow-up at SDCC shed more light on co-op play.

Marvel's Avengers is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One relatively soon, on May 15, 2020. Crystal Dynamics is getting an assist from Eidos Montreal, which is also working on the game.

In fellow Marvel game news, Sony recently acquired Insomniac, the studio behind the hit Spider-Man game. While Marvel's Avengers is multiplatform, Spider-Man was a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Sony has hinted it may still allow its studios to develop multiplatform games, as the situation demands.

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Looks pretty meh to me.

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Looks really mediocre to me..........

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Is black panther in it

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this was already leaked on youtube back at E3

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on rails fr fr lmao

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"This isn't supposed to be a joke" - THOR

Oh, you mean like this game?

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Typical trash where the enemies don’t fight back, they just stand there like morons.

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If the combat doesn't end up looking this janky, it might actually end up alright

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“Iron Man flies” doesn’t quite match the description of the other heroes’ attacks.

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Game looks amazing day 1 purchase for me. The combat looks fluid, brutal and most important fun. Hulk looks so awesome in action, Cap's gameplay looks crazy and Thor is not playing when it comes to combat. Can't wait for the game! I also want to see what multiplayer is like, I just hope we don't have a bunch of Hulks running around like that crappy game Marvel Heroes.

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Was gonna complain but they did a good job shutting me up. Well played Crystal D well Played. Now.. how's about that legacy of kain reboot?

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@Janpieterzun: innit doe! lol

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still interested to play. However, I don't know if it's this way just for the prologue, but combat (or basically all movement) looks really sluggish and the flying incredibly slow... like 5 MPH slow. The characters are still growing on me, except the silver plates thor seems to have stolen from his grandma.

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Game looks great to me; not really sure what everyone was expecting, but for the intro prologue tho sets the scene for an epic story nicely. Excited to see more gameplay with the reigns off.

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@jamejame: and its still kinda early, much more room for improvement and its not out till next year!

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Well, I’ve officially lost any interest I had in this game. The Thor part looked like a poor man’s God of War. The rest of it just looked clunky and super repetitive. The humor felt lazy and didn’t so much as make me chuckle. This is gonna end up getting a 6.

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@justthetip: early days yet matey! have faith and wait till the final review......

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@justthetip: feels the same way as u did. but i'm optimistic. will wait for the review once it comes out

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@02050muh: Yeah. I mean, fair enough if it turns out to be really good and shuts me up, but we’ll just have to see what happens with it.

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It looks like they’re taking batman’s Full move set and then splitting it amongst five characters. More details about the game are needed, co-op could prove to be the big selling point.

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It's probably just another action game. Not sure what people think they were going to see when gameplay footage hit.

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Right now it looks like a cutscene heavy linear mess that plays itself more than we do, so I have zero interest in it. However, I realize this is just the prologue, so I'm open to more gameplay that correctly represents what the game is about before I write it off completely.

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Y’know… this actually doesn’t look too bad.

I was a little apprehensive about the direction this game would go in (especially the gameplay.) but the 18 min video made some of those concerns I had, well… feel not as pronounced.

The gameplay reminds me of Insomniac’s latest (Spider-man.) or even some of the Batman games in regards to its beat-em’ up style of play. This actually has the potential to be something in line with those aforementioned franchises if it hits all the right buttons and at the very least it seems primed to be one of the more noteworthy Avengers experiences.

-AVENGERS ASSEMBLE NINJA APPROVED-

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I am actually growing to like some of the character designs now that I know they weren't going to MCU lookalikes.

I need to see more to have a real opinions on this though.

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@teaguru12: It appears they lied and went back and made black widow look less like a tranny.

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@teaguru12: The shock was just because we're used to the MCU films. The designs were always fine.

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@teaguru12: Honestly, I probably wouldn't have even noticed the character design changes if not for the fact that they somehow managed to make the game version of Black Widow look like the MCU version of Maria Hill cosplaying as Black Widow.

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Yay! Clunky looking gameplay, cutscene intrusive and cinematic focused. These are the elements of most triple A modern day gaming.

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@Pedro: from another hands on I read the qte’s and all that jazz are much less pronounced after the tutorial which is what this gameplay was from. There’s loot, skill trees and other rpg elements with a focus on story. Seems like it might be destiny like but I might actually want to play it lol.

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