Today was momentous for the global team working hard to bring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to your homes. Marvel’s Avengers represents a worldwide collaboration across Marvel Games, Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montréal, Nixxes Software, and Crystal Northwest. After several years of top-secret development, the Marvel’s Avengers team is thrilled to celebrate our unveiling alongside fans and fellow True Believers.
Closing out Square Enix Live E3 2019 last night, viewers worldwide got a first look at the highly anticipated Marvel’s Avengers in action. The entirely in-engine “A-Day” trailer set the tone for an original Avengers adventure that combines cinematic storytelling with single-player and co-operative gameplay.
Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own Helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
We also revealed Marvel’s Avengers’ world-class cast through exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, and offered a glimpse of how the story will continue long past launch. Featuring regular content updates, the game will take players on an epic journey delivered over multiple years. You’ll assemble into teams of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.
As a community manager and major Marvel fan myself, I could not be more excited about the future of Marvel’s Avengers. Like the Avengers, you and your friends are stronger together. As such, our promise to the community is that we will not have loot boxes or pay-to-win scenarios. Every new Super Hero, which will include additional hours of gameplay, as well as every new region will be delivered to players at no additional cost if you own the core game. Launch is just the beginning!
We can’t wait for players around the world to begin their journey in Marvel’s Avengers. We’re thrilled to be partnering with PlayStation and will be bring some future surprises to PlayStation players at another time. For now, great news for PlayStation fans, you’ll be able to play the Beta First on PS4.
Marvel’s Avengers will release for the PlayStation 4 on May 15, 2020.