Marvel's Avengers Game, Release Date, Beta Revealed At Square Enix's E3 2019 Conference
Reassemble the Avengers.
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The Square Enix conference brought with it the Marvel's Avengers reveal. It started with a cinematic sequence showing the familiar core Avengers team from the movies--Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk, and Captain America--doing their thing. This was primarily a cinematic, although there was what looked like gameplay in there. There was then some kind of failure on the Avengers part before they're tasked with making a comeback.
This will be an all-new story where you'll apparently play as these five characters. You can see a trailer below. A beta will be available on PS4 first, and you can get in by pre-ordering. The PS4 version of the full game will have some kind of "unique benefits" that weren't specified. The release date was confirmed as May 15, 2020.
The voice cast includes Nolan North (Tony Stark/Iron Man), Troy Baker (Bruce Banner), Jeff Schine (Captain America), Travis Willingham (Thor), and Laura Bailey (Black Widow). You'll be able to customize a "growing roster" of heroes that will be added post-launch for free. Square Enix also said there will not be any pay-to-win aspects, nor will there be any loot boxes.
Original Story: More details are set to be announced regarding the new Avengers game from Square Enix, formerly known as The Avengers Project. Marvel's Avengers, as it's now apparently known, will be revealed in a matter of hours. The official unveiling has been confirmed to come during Square Enix's E3 2019 press conference, which takes place later today, June 10, at 6 PM PT / 9 PM ET.
[Update 1: We didn't have to wait until then for the first details. Thanks to a mistaken leak related to an E3 Coliseum panel, where the game will be discussed, we've learned a few tidbits about Marvel's Avengers, like the fact that it will allow for four-player multiplayer. Expect to hear much more tonight during Square Enix's stream.]
The tweet announcing the date indicates that the game may simply be called "Marvel's Avengers." Beyond that, it doesn't share any details about the game involves or what we'll be seeing--it only states this will be the "worldwide reveal," which hopefully means we'll get some idea for what kind of game this is. Aside from the studios working on it, Square Enix has remained extremely tight-lipped. This is a separate game from the previously announced Iron Man VR title for PS4, though Iron Man will presumably be a part of this, too, given his stature and an earlier tease (more on that below).
Tune into Square Enix Live E3 2019 for the worldwide reveal of Marvel’s Avengers.— Marvel's Avengers (@PlayAvengers) May 29, 2019
?️ The event - complete with closed captions – begins June 10 at 6PM PT: https://t.co/KNimbY3Ze7 #SquareEnixE3 #Reassemble pic.twitter.com/zYibKtcPS1
Square Enix E3 2019 Press Conference Start Time
- 6 PM PT (June 10)
- 9 PM ET (June 10)
- 2 AM BST (June 11)
- 11 AM AET (June 11)
The Avengers Project was initially announced in January 2017, with Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics and Deus Ex studio Eidos Montreal attached to it. Although the announcement provided very little in detail--something that has remained unchanged thus far--it did lay some of the foundations for its narrative.
In the original teaser, a voice narrated, "They say the time of heroes is over. That if you're 'different,' you're dangerous. But I know the truth. The world will always need heroes. We just need to reassemble."
Thor's hammer, Captain America's shield, and Iron Man's hand were shown, but they had clearly been through many battles and looked damaged. The tagline "reassemble" suggests the Avengers may have gone their separate ways, for some reason, and in the game will be brought back together to save the planet.
E3 2019 Conference Schedule
- Monday, June 10, 10 AM PT -- PC Gaming Show
- Monday, June 10, 12 PM PT -- Limited Run Games Press Conference
- Monday, June 10, 1 PM PT -- Ubisoft Press Conference
- Monday, June 10, 4:30 PM PT -- Kinda Funny Showcase
- Monday, June 10, 6 PM PT -- Square Enix Press Conference
- Tuesday, June 11, 9 AM PT -- Nintendo Direct Showcase
"The Avengers project is being designed for gamers worldwide and will be packed with all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise," read a press release from Square Enix. "Featuring a completely original story, it will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come."
In January 2018, a full year after it was first announced, Crystal Dynamics provided an update on development, after it was noticed that the team was staffing up with ex-Naughty Dog and Visceral Games developers.
"We're committed to delivering an incredible, completely original Avengers experience to our gamers, and that means we are always looking to add amazing developers to our existing best in class studio talent," Crystal Dynamics co-head Scot Amos said.
In August 2018, it was confirmed that a new Crystal Dynamics studio situated in Bellevue, Washington was focusing on technology development and work on The Avengers Project.
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