On June 24, 2020, the team behind the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers game presented a deep dive showcasing the story, gameplay, and live service components. It looks like it’s shaped up quite a bit since last year when opinions leaned negative, but it’s difficult to know how the game will feel until Square Enix offers more hands-on gameplay.
The event, titled “Avengers War Table,” opened with a new trailer which focused on Kamala Khan, the game’s protagonist, and revealed MODOK as the main villain. His mastery over machinery is a good way to rationalize all the mechs the Avengers will battle over the course of the game. MODOK leads Advanced Idea Mechanic (AIM)’s mission to discredit the Avengers and replace them with technology they control. You can watch the trailer below.
As part of the deep dive, the presentation also shared a 7 ½ minute video featuring gameplay, which shows Thor battling mechs, using his unique moveset to fly with Mjolnir and calling down the Bifrost Bridge to deliver maximum damage to opponents. The clip begins with a cut scene, with actual gameplay starting at 1:20.
IGN compiled content from the showcase that focuses on what it’s like to play as the heroes, digging into the game’s combat mechanics. The video also teases the heroes’ unique skill trees and explains how players can acquire gear to upgrade the characters.
The deep dive into the Avengers game wrapped up with a glimpse at War Zones, the segment of the game designed for co-op play. They’re unlocked as you advance through the campaign and not connected to the main narrative.
You can watch the event in its entirety here. If you want to learn even more, check IGN’s video interview with Scott Amos, Head of the game’s develop Crystal Dynamics. Marvel’s Avengers releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 4, 2020.