Marvel's Avengers game launches in May, 2020, will follow an original story

The Marvel's Avengers game that has been teased for so long by Square Enix was unveiled at its E3 press conference today. Although we didn't get to see any actual gameplay in action, there was an in-engine trailer to witness. See the official A-Day cinematic trailer above.

The game is described as an action-adventure game that can be played in both solo and in co-op with friends, featuring a "cinematic campaign" with "high-octane action." The story will be completely original and will develop over the coming years, setting it apart from the wildly popular Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It doesn’t seem like this campaign will be the only offering in the title, as Square Enix revealed there won't be any "random loot boxes or pay-to-win scenarios" in it, hinting at more repayable multiplayer experiences. More superheroes and regions will also be added to the game for free as post-launch updates, cementing Avengers as a Games as a Service title.

The trailer sets the stage for the world players will be entering, where superheroes like Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor have been framed for a catastrophe, leading to the Avengers disbanding and superheroes being outlawed. Obviously, something even worse goes wrong later on and the Earth's Mightiest Heroes have to reassemble again.

Developed by Crystal Dynamics, Eidos-Montreal, and several other Square Enix studios, Marvel's Avengers will be coming to PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, as well as Google's Stadia game streaming service on May 15, 2020.

There will be a beta before the game's launch at some point, and while no dates have been revealed yet, PlayStation 4 players will get to have a crack at it first.

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