Posted August 20, 2019 by David Latham in Feature
 
 

Gamescom 2019: Marvel Avengers Gameplay Footage Surfaces


Finally some solid Marvel Avengers gameplay footage has been released at this year’s Gamescom in Cologne, Germany. While we’ve seen sketchy footage leaked from E3 2019 of the first mission on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, we’ve had to wait until now to get to see the official Marvel Avengers gameplay trailer that we’ve been desperately waiting to check out.

Join Thor, Iron Man, The Hulk and Black Widow as they battle with evil villain Taskmaster and his army of mercenaries on one of America’s most iconic landmarks. The trailer shows how the singleplayer story will involve switching between Marvel Avengers superheroes on the fly, while we have also learnt that in the game’s multiplayer, players will be able to choose and stick with a superhero of their choice if they so choose.

We have also learnt that players who pre-order Marvel Avengers will gain access to the game’s beta, which will be available first on PlayStation 4.

Rocket Chainsaw has been following Marvel Avengers since its original Captain America shield teaser, and you can read our detailed E3 2019 write-up here.

Watch the 18 minute Gamescom 2019 Marvel Avengers gameplay footage below, taken directly from a pre-alpha game build:

 

Lightning strikes, repulsor blasts, ground pounds, shield throws, and spy tech make our heroes quite the team in Marvel’s Avengers. In this tutorial level, the Avengers must defend San Francisco after a mysterious attack threatens the safety of the city.

Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, 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.

Crystal Dynamics is one of the industry’s most talented and respected game development studios, and we couldn’t be more excited about their ambitious vision for Marvel’s Avengers,” said Jay Ong, EVP, Head of Games at Marvel Entertainment. “It will thrill our fans and serve as a key part of Marvel’s storytelling, delivering an authentic and innovative take on our heroes as never been seen before. This game is what’s next for the Avengers.

As super fans, working with Marvel and these characters is a dream come true and we are excited to finally reveal Marvel’s Avengers to the world,” said Scot Amos, Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “This is our original take on these iconic Super Heroes. Leveraging our companies’ combined experience in epic action-adventure storytelling, we’re building a universe that fans will immerse themselves in for years to come.

Marvel Avengers releases on May 15, 2020 and it will launch simultaneously on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Google Stadia. For more information, head to the official Marvel Avengers game website.


David Latham

 
David has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) from a Group of Eight university, but only uses his very unique set of skills writing about video games. By day he's a stay-at-home dad, by night he's literally Batman. Where does he find the time?