First gameplay footage of Marvel's Avengers arrive out of Square Enix

Square Enix unveiled its Avengers game during E3 a couple of months ago, but gameplay was notably absent except for some shaky hidden-cam footage from closed press sessions. Now, during gamescom, Square Enix has officially pulled back the curtain to give everyone a good look at how the action-adventure game plays out.

Today's gameplay is from the opening tutorial level of Avengers, jumping between all of the main cast of heroes to familiarize players with their powers and fighting styles. The thunderous moves of the Mighty Thor in a ground battle is followed by a more agile air-based fight featuring Iron Man. Hulk's brutality also gets some time in the spotlight, with Captain America throwing his shield around with some fancy moves afterward.

Black Widow's section begins with a quick-time event, ending with her going against a SHIELD weapons-equipped Task Master in a boss battle. Folks who've seen the original trailer should know how all this unfolds, with the Avengers being framed for the events that transpired that day, leading to the team disbanding.

As previously mentioned, the game is a third-person action-adventure featuring both a single-player campaign and cooperative multiplayer mode where heroes can get together for missions set around the world. Customization of heroes is touted as a big factor in the title.

The Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montreal developed Marvel's Avengers is heading to PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Stadia on May 15, 2020. A beta is also planned for those who pre-order, and PlayStation 4 players will get the chance to jump in first.

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