I Don’t Quite Understand the New Avengers Video Game

The first real details of the upcoming The Avengers video game from Square Enix arrived at E3 last night…and I don’t quite understand what I’m seeing. Apparently it’s going to be a “live service” game with a focus on online co-op, where you and three friends play Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and Thor in an original Avengers story.

Here’s the main trailer:

There are a couple of smaller trailers out there on the web, including one with Hank Pym. Ant-Man has already been confirmed as future DLC.

But yeah, I don’t quite understand this game. Based on this trailer, I just don’t know what we’ll be playing. It all looks like cut scenes. And this “live service” thing is new to me. I think it’s similar to games like Destiny and Anthem, which I’ve never played. I think they’re these ongoing games, with constant updates to costumes, quests and content to keep people active and playing longer. Like World of Warcraft with its expansion packs every couple of years. At least I think that’s what it is.

I dunno. I haven’t read any articles on this Avengers game that fully explain what’s happening. It looks like just a bunch of wild fighting.

Hopefully we’ll learn more in the future. The game comes out on May 15.

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About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on June 11, 2019, in Avengers, Marvel, Video Games and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. You’ve got the general idea. Although it seems this game will mostly eschew the bigger updates of WoW for smaller ones that gradually add in all the things that would be in the big one. And I think they said all the updates will be free which is nice.

    Also, it’s just a third person action game I think. Doesn’t look particularly interesting to me despite the excellent developers involved. It has the most boring lineup possible wearing MCU Halloween costumes.

    • Alright, I suppose I can live with all of that. It’s basically what I’m doing these days with Red Dead Online. Here’s hoping they throw in a bunch of DLC Avengers sooner rather than later.

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