Square Enix's Avengers Project, now producing a game officially dubbed Marvel's Avengers, was shown tonight during Square Enix's E3 press conference and gave the world its first official glimpse at the game. The new Marvel's Avengers trailer begins with a celebration of Avengers day that quickly gives way to a catastrophe that results in the Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, and Black Widow) being disbanded.
Rumors suggested that Marvel's Avengers would feature 4-player co-op, and by the new E3 2019 trailer, this seemed like a possibility that was later confirmed during the show. Fighting as the four of the five aforementioned heroes will be great, but that's not all, as the developer confirmed that all new regions and characters will come at absolutely no cost. It even showed Hank Pym's Ant-Man (not the Scott Lang version seen in the MCU) as one of the first additions.
The free Marvel's Avengers character and region DLC is, by all means, a major talking point that hopefully be elaborated upon later, but one thing many fans were hoping for was legitimate gameplay. This CG trailer features an epic battle on the Golden Gate bridge (prior to the aforementioned disbanding), yet no actual gameplay was shown. Considering there are a few months until its May release date, though, it will likely come in due time.
In the meantime, E3 2019 is still underway, and it's possible that more details come to light in the following days. Marvel's Avengers was easily one of the most anticipated titles to be shown at E3 2019, and Crystal Dynamics certainly didn't disappoint. It lived up to the hype for fans old and new, and that's possibly just the tip of the iceberg.
Not too long ago, it was said that Marvel's Avengers wanted to be Game of the Year quality, and while there is still plenty to be shown, the new game seems to be in the running. 2020 will be a big year for games, though, so it remains to be seen.
Marvel's Avengers releases on May 15, 2020, for Google Stadia, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.