Marvel's Avengers Hides Iconic Series Landmarks Hidden In Real World Locations

The game's art director has said that while some are obvious, others will require a keen eye to spot.

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While Marvel's Avengers is looking to carve out its own unique place in the Marvel mythos, it will also lean on some familiar sights for longtime fans--not just in terms of the heroes or their various outfits, but also the locations peppered throughout the world.

With the game's format allowing missions to take place in pretty much any real-world location--with more able to be added in post-release updates--the Crystal Dynamics team has a lot to work with. In an interview with IGN, art director Brenoch Adams talked about the team's approach to world design, and how it would mix the real world with iconic fictional Marvel locations.

"There are a number of important Marvel landmarks nested in real world locations that were must-haves," Adams said, though he warned that the game versions may not be exactly the same as their regular iterations. "Some of these locations have been augmented to fit the world state in our story. In New York, Avengers tower is reclaimed by AIM after the catastrophic events of A-day. In Jersey City, we have a location that Kamala Kahn fans will most certainly recognize. In San Francisco, Avengers West Coast Headquarters dominates the city skyline on Treasure Island."

Those are the obvious ones--the rest it seems like you'll have to find for yourself. "There are many more landmarks to discover and players must keep sharp, because while some of these landmarks are larger than life, many are hidden and require an attention to detail," Adams teased.

Marvel's Avengers is due to release on September 4 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. For details on how to snag a pre-order, including what's included in each version, check out our pre-order guide.

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