The COVID-19 pandemic has put the world at a standstill for months now. Even as states start to ease up on quarantine restrictions, the entertainment industry is seemingly months away from getting back to normal. One part of that industry does seem to be thriving, though, and that’s the gaming industry. With people stuck at home, video games are the best escape for millions. And, one of the most anticipated games, especially for Marvel fans, is the Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics Marvel’s Avengers game. Now, some supposed leaks give us a possible clear picture of what to expect in the game.
If you’ve seen the trailer or any of the early gameplay, the game doesn’t exactly start well for the Avengers. In fact, they pretty much all get eliminated in a massive surprise attack. The latest ‘leaks’ (and I put this in quotes because of the source) seem to spell out the game’s main plot and villains. These details come from 4Chan (via Bounding Into Comics), so their validity is in question, but interesting and realistic enough to at least consider.
- Kamala Khan will be tasked with reuniting the Avengers following the events of A-Day, with Advanced Idea Mechanics (AIM) and the extraterrestrial Kree presented as primary antagonists.
- MODOK, whose end goal is to convert the citizens of New York into subservient Inhumans, will be revealed as the true mastermind behind A-Day.
- Various characters and locations from the wider Marvel universe will appear in cameo or supporting roles, including Hawkeye, Hank Pym, Ultron and Black Panther’s homeland, Wakanda.
- Captain America, while presumed dead at the start of the game, is alive and being held captive in an AIM facility.
- Insomniac Games’ PS4-exclusive Spider-Man game serves as an indirect sequel to Marvel’s Avengers.
- Khan (AKA Ms. Marvel) is offered a position in the Avengers at the end of the game, an invitation she opts to decline.
- A post-credits scene depicts a member of the Skrull arriving on Earth and disguising themselves as Stan Lee, signalling their infiltration of Earth.
Some interesting points revolve around Spider-Man. His PS4 game apparently ties into this game as a sequel, which seems a little off as the Avengers aren’t really mentioned, nor a massive world attack that happens in the Avengers game. Also, the Ms. Marvel ending mirrors the ending of Spider-Man: Homecoming, where Spidey rejects Iron Man’s invitation to join the team.
All in all, we have to take all of this with a grain of salt, due to it’s source, but these points don’t seem too ‘out there’ to not happen. Hopefully, we can get some kind of confirmation soon. The game comes home in September, so we don’t have to wait too much longer to find out the truth.
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