We'll post more news regarding the game including gameplay once we have 'em. Official intel of the highly anticipated event came by way of the Square Enix press briefing at E3 on Monday night with confirmation. Avengers can be played as a singleplayer game or with up to four players in co-op. The story follows Earth's mightiest heroes in an all-new story where the Avengers have been disassembled. and need to reassemble to, you guessed it, save the world from a big bad. You'll have Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Iron Man in the roster, but they're all in the sort of uncanny valley of not looking like their MCU counterparts. We'll keep an ear to the ground for more, so stay tuned for that.
Crystal Dynamics' Creative Director Shaun Escayg and Marvel Games' Vice President Bill Rosemann were also on hand to explain the game's premise.
Marvel's Avengers releases on May 15, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The story begins on A-Day, a celebration of the Avengers, which is going great... until tragedy strikes!
While it was confirmed that Marvel's Avengers would feature an original story to be played offline, there will also be an online component added to the mix. A game created to be "delivered over multiple years" with a heavy co-operative component doesn't sound like a conventional one-and-done campaign experience. Every new hero added will be free, and there will be no loot boxes. At the end of this trailer, Hank Pym is shown with Tony Stark, alluding to Ant-Man's inclusion in the game.
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson all recently retired from their Marvel roles after the events of Avengers: Endgame, and putting new actors in the roles allow them to explore events already covered in the films without breaking canon.
Pre-orders for the game are available now, and those that pre-order on PS4 will receive access to a beta that will take place at an undetermined time.