Square Enix and Marvel have recently announced that they will be joining forces for some new and awesome gaming projects, including a new Tomb Raider title, and, brace yourselves, a new Avengers game.
Yes, you read that right – Square Enix and Marvel are to join forces with Crystal Dynamic and Eidos Montreal, to develop a new game featuring everyone’s favorite Marvel superheroes, the Avengers. Although the companies did not announce any official launch date for the new Avenger title, Square Enix declared in a press interview that we should should hear something about the new game somewhere in 2018.
Moreover, it would seem that the companies have more in mind than creating a new Marvel-inspired video game. According to their statement, a new Tomb Raider game is currently in development. Entitled Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the new title slated to be released probably in the next two years, should continue the story of Lara Croft’s amazing adventure.
Meanwhile, we are eager to learn more about the upcoming Avengers title. Because the community means everything to Marvel and Square Enix, the two companies decided to post a presentation trailer for the new superhero game.
As the trailer reveals, after the latest Avengers movie, an event would determine the Avengers to disband and to flee. Although we don’t have any clue about what happens to the superheroes who founded the adventure, the mysterious voice which narrates the game’s presentation trailer says something about the world-changing (and not for the best, of course) and people who are different (superheroes, obviously) are considered a threat to society.
However, from the rest of her speech we find out something about the world being in danger, and that the world needs its superheroes now more than ever, even if they don’t know it yet. The presentation trailer for the new Avengers video games also shows a couple of pictures of Cap’s battered shield, Thor’s hammer lying inertly on the ground, and one of Iron Man’s hands, with its power source, depleted.
Although many Marvel detractors declared that the game’s plot would be absurdly predictable, the game designers and developers working on the project declared that the game’s story will be as compelling as it will be genuine and that the players will have new environments to explore, and foes to fight.
At this point, one can only hope that Marvel and Square Enix’s partnership can succeed in creating a refreshing Avengers video game.
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