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Marvel's Avengers

Platform(s): Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Action
Publisher: Square Enix
Developer: Eidos Montreal (EU), Crystal Dynamics (US)
Release Date: Sept. 4, 2020

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'Marvel's Avengers' (ALL) Details Community Challenges And Cosmetics, More PS4/PS5 Exclusives

by Rainier on Aug. 4, 2020 @ 4:12 p.m. PDT

Featuring a completely original story, Marvel's Avengers is being designed for gamers worldwide and will be packed with all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise.

Marvel's Avengers invites players to live their Super Hero dreams. Outstanding storytelling and an ever-expanding universe come together in the definitive Avengers gaming experience. Master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, assemble into teams of up to four players, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.

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 offers players a truly rich experience, with a combination of Hero Missions and War Zones. Hero Missions are single-player only and are part of the initial Campaign. They are designed to showcase each hero’s unique abilities as you reassemble your growing roster. War Zones can be played solo or with a group of up to four players as any Hero in your roster. Each mission dynamically scales based on the team size and player level.

Marvel’s Avengers is an ambitious game, starting with a global high-stakes race to reassemble and rebuild the Avengers. But that’s just the beginning. To ensure a continuing heroic experience for all players, the narrative of Marvel’s Avengers expands, and threats escalate with each new post-release Super Hero, region and story arc delivered to players at no additional cost once they own the core game.

Community Challenges

Although they may have their individual stories, the Avengers always work together as a team to take on threats around the world – with a little help from their superpowers and advanced training, of course. Although we might not be able to summon lightning or drop a gamma bomb in unparalleled rage, we can all still take a page from their comic book and work together for the better of all! That’s where Community Challenges come in.

Community Challenges are goals that the community must reach as a whole to gain rewards for everyone. Although we won’t go into detail now on the exact goals and rewards, we can tell you that there will not be a difficult barrier of entry, so everyone can pitch in to reap the benefits of the reward. Each month, a new Community Challenge will take place with different goals to keep you on your feet. Stay tuned for more information closer to launch on the first challenge!

Avengers Cosmetics

As new Super Heroes join the team post-launch, including the recently announced Hawkeye and his “sea of emotions,” they’ll each have their own narratives, skills, gear, outfits, emotes, nameplates, and takedowns to fully flesh out their character and your experience with them. This is especially true for different cosmetics as we know how important alternate outfits are to these iconic characters given their multiple looks throughout Marvel’s rich history.

Cosmetic items also have their own rarities like Uncommon, Rare (Blue), Epic (Purple), and Legendary (Gold). Many of these can be obtained over the course of the story campaign, by deciphering patterns earned in missions, from various vendors, the Marketplace, and more. An example of a Legendary Outfit is the Champion Outfit for Hulk, which is inspired by his look in the Planet Hulk storyline in 2006 where he was sent into space due to being deemed too dangerous. His ship lands on the planet Sakaar, where he’s forced to partake in gladiator battles. It’s legendary storylines like these that make up a good chunk of our Legendary Outfits!

Takedowns are cosmetic abilities that allow Super Heroes to perform a high-damage move under certain circumstances in battle. Each Takedown showcases a Super Hero’s unique personality and are among the flashiest moves you can equip. One of Ms. Marvel’s Epic Takedowns shows her channeling her inner Hulk and “Kamala-SMASHING” an enemy from one side to another like the true Avengers fan she is.

Cosmetics don’t provide any additional advantage to gameplay. True to its name, they are only there for cosmetic purposes for you to personalize each Super Hero. If you’re feeling regal, equip Thor’s Royal Aesirian Outfit. If you want some nostalgia in your travels, equip his Asgard’s Might Outfit. Furthermore, if you’re playing with a team of companion A.I., they’ll be donning the outfits that you currently have equipped to them, meaning it will truly be your team, the way you want it. We can’t wait to see what your team of Avengers looks like!

PlayStation Exclusives

PlayStation players will have exclusive access to certain Community Challenges, where the PlayStation Nation will work together to accomplish a goal in order to gain rewards specific to them.

Even More PlayStation Advantages

When it comes to cosmetics, PlayStation players will have 30-day exclusive access to a Legendary Outfit, Legendary Emote, Epic Takedown, and nameplate for each Super Hero as they are released – this is also for the six launch heroes. In addition, we also have rewards for those with a PlayStation Plus subscription. For each Super Hero added to the game post-launch, Hawkeye included, all PS Plus members will receive a free bundle that contains a Rare Outfit, nameplate, and 100 Credits to celebrate the addition of another Avenger to the roster. At launch, we’ll have a free bundle for Ms. Marvel available for PS Plus members to embiggen our love for Kamala!

PS4 players will be the first to play the Beta! The Beta for those who pre-ordered on PS4 will take place from August 7-9 with pre-loading available on August 6. Following that, the Open Beta for all PlayStation players will be available from August 14-16 and August 21-23. You also do not need PlayStation Plus to participate in the Beta, so all your friends are free to join!

Players in Marvel’s Avengers are also able to customize Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in a number of ways. While each Super Hero plays true to their unique power sets, each has the flexibility to play differently based on the gear you equip them with and the skills you enable, so no two player’s heroes plays in exactly the same way. Each hero has dynamic combo systems, Heroic moves, an intrinsic ability, and signature move sets to unlock and customize – many inspired by classic moves from the 80 years of Marvel history in all media, others crafted as originals just for this game.

Players also customize these iconic Super Heroes with classic, fan-favorite, and all-new original outfits inspired by over 80-years of Marvel history, including Iron Man’s suit from the 2014 Original Sin storyline, or Thor’s Donald Blake identity, which is a nod to an alias of Thor’s who first appeared in 1962’s Journey into Mystery issue 83.

Key Features:

  • Play An Original Avengers Story:  Marvel’s Avengers is a unique take on these iconic Super Heroes, including Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor. This character-driven story celebrates authentic Marvel heroism and humanity in a cinematic campaign filled with single-player and co-op missions.
  • Embrace Your Powers: Unlock powerful skills and new gear to build your ideal version of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. When combined with original, fan-favorite, and classic outfits, there are nearly limitless ways to customize these iconic Heroes.
  • Assemble Online: Up to four players can assemble online to defend the Earth from escalating threats. The narrative will be delivered over multiple years, with no random loot boxes or pay-to-win scenarios. Every new Super Hero and region will be delivered to players at no additional cost if you own the core game.

Marvel’s Avengers is coming to PS4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia on September 4, 2020, and will be available for PS5 and Xbox Series X when the consoles launch in Holiday 2020.


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