At its E3 Conference just now, Square Enix finally unveiled Crystal Dynamics’ much hyped Avengers game. It’s called Marvel’s Avengers: A-Day.

Now these are the same guys behind the new Tomb Raider games (which are so, so awesome) so we’re going to give them the benefit of the doubt but man…the Avengers look weird.

Don’t just take my word for it.

Have a look for yourself at the newly released trailer.

Those people certainly have the suits and costumes of the Avengers…but the faces, they don’t look like the Avengers!

They look too…soft. Not battle hardened superheroes, more like blue collar office workers. It’s the hair!

Back on topic…

Marvel’s Avengers: A-Day is envisioned as the first step in creating a unified video game version of the MCU (though some parts will follow the MCU), where all upcoming Marvel games will take place in the same world/ universe. That sounds awesome to be honest.

Here’s the official plot synopsis:

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.

Marvel’s Avengers: A-Day Youtube description.

Square Enix’s also planning to follow the ‘games as a service’ model for the game (like Destiny, Anthem and The Division), which means that it’ll continually evolve with content over time.

There’s word of customization, costume changes and other cosmetics. On top of that, additional playable characters are also supposed to be on the cards. The plan is to offer everything for free but we’ll see.

We also know that the title is online capable, with up to three other players able to join your game. It sure sounds like this will be something in the vein of Destiny, Anthem and The Division, except Marvel-fied.

Marvel’s Avengers hits May 15 2020 for the Google Stadia, PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Sal's been in the industry since the early 2000s. He's written for a ton of gaming and tech publications including Playworks, Hardwarezone, HWM and GameAxis. A geek and hardcore gamer, Sal will play everything, on any platform.

Sal's been in the industry since the early 2000s. He's written for a ton of gaming and tech publications including Playworks, Hardwarezone, HWM and GameAxis. A geek and hardcore gamer, Sal will play everything, on any platform.