Marvel and Square Enix are teaming up for an Avengers project

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Marvel’s impact on the video game scene over the last generation or two…hasn’t exactly been inspiring. While DC got a superb quadrilogy of Arkham Games that ushered in an era of every developer thinking that their project needed a “press Y/Triangle to dodge”, Marvel had a different kind of dodginess on their plate.

Movie tie-in games that I’d like to scrub my brain clean of the memories of playing them such as Iron Man 2 and Spider-Man sequels with drastically-declining quality each year were just the tip of this iceberg had it been made out of frozen crap. Marvel’s efforts were very much living proof of a company being content to push games out that could make a quick buck, not a lasting impression.

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But something has changed at the house of ideas lately. On PC, you’ve got the superb free to play Marvel Heroes, they’ve partnered up with Telltale on a Guardians of the Galaxy game and Insomniac are busy tinkering away on what could be the finest Spider-Man game since Maximum Carnage. And they’ve got one more partner added to their roster: Square Enix.

Marvel isn’t sharing any real details on this collaboration so far, save for this scant description:

The Avengers project 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. Featuring a completely original story, it will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come.

What is known, is that Square Enix studios Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal will spearhead the Avengers Project, which so far looks about as vague as the rest of the information gathered here. But I’m excited! That’s some serious muscle that Marvel has tagged in, and it’s a fantastic sign to see the famed comic book publisher realising that they can do more than just horrible, horrible mobile games that involve their numerous properties.

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Last Updated: January 27, 2017

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  • Admiral Chief

    You know what would work? If you could direct your team and ship around Earth kinda like how you did in Mass Effect (fly around, see which city/area has ‘activity’ and drop in)

    • Dutch Matrix

      Yeah! Hulk drop incoming! They could add some strategy play to the game as well!

      • Admiral Chief

        Indeed, deploy certain members to areas, then use the overview to see how they did etc.

        For instance, putting Hulk in stealth mission has less likely results etc

        • Dutch Matrix

          Hey. Hulk can do Stealth. They just paint him purple and put him green pants. No one will know its him!

          • Hammersteyn

            Or he could drop in at Mach 3 on top of a base. The effects should be the same as a bomb.

      • Original Heretic

        “Hulk drop”? Gawd, that sounds like an epic dump, the kind that makes one roar and turn green.

        • Dutch Matrix

          A Thing drop would be more epic. Hard, made of stone and makes you yell “SUZIE!” a lot!

          • Original Heretic

            We could seriously come up with variations for every hero out there.

            The Spiderman – it swings and dangles. Then sticks to everything.

        • Hammersteyn

          I wonder if it’s green?

    • Lu

      Or something to the effect of XCom?

      • Admiral Chief

        ^^^THIS^^^

        • Lu

          They could use Civil War II for plot (Ultimate Alliance 2 did the first). Pick a side, do missions with an overlying main story. WIN

          • Admiral Chief

            Indeed

      • Viking Of Science

        Was thinking the same: Gimme X-COM Avengers. that being said Crystal Dynamics have always been good at 3rd person Action games.

        • Dutch Matrix

          Dear me no! I played X-COM once. ONCE! I could not even make it past the tutorial!
          Please do not make me hate Captain America. Hating Captain America is like hating puppies and kittens!

          • Admiral Chief

            Hail Hydra

          • Dutch Matrix

            Captain America makes Hydra Huil!

          • Hammersteyn

            You’re supposed to whisper it

          • Viking Of Science

            How Did you not make it past the tutorial? It’s Impossible to fail o_0

          • Admiral Chief

            IKR?

          • Dutch Matrix

            I am a special kind of special. I can break the unbreakable! I MADE CHUCK NORRIS WEEP!

          • Hammersteyn

            Can’t be, must’ve been tears of joy as he pummeled you

          • Admiral Chief

            ^THIS^

          • Dutch Matrix

            Yes and?? I still made him cry!

          • Hammersteyn
          • Dutch Matrix

            Best GIF ever! Reason I want to grow a beard is just this! JUST THIS I TELL YOU!!!

          • Hammersteyn

            XD

    • Hammersteyn

      Now see, you want something good from a gaming company. That doesn’t happen very often

  • VampyreSquirrel

    #MMO
    #CallingIt
    #Hashtag

    • Admiral Chief

      I hope you are monumentally wrong.

      However, you might be right

      • VampyreSquirrel

        I hope I’m wrong too

    • Hammersteyn

      You hash tagged a hashtag?

      • VampyreSquirrel

        #yep

    • Viking Of Science

      I seriously doubt it, The Two Studios Involved (Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal) Have NO experience in the MMO or Multiplayer space.

      • Hammersteyn

        I seen speculation that it may follow Evolve’s formula. You pick a squad of heroes and you fight Thanos or Dr. Doom

        • Admiral Chief

          LOL, could work, most likely would go F2P after the marketing fails

          • Hammersteyn

            True, Evolve could’ve used a bit more DLC

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Which is even more reason for me to be wrong xD

  • Dutch Matrix

    Remember a game called Freedom Force? I would love a Marvel game along that line

    • Lu

      Damn that would be awesome!

      • Dutch Matrix

        LANGUAGE! Half way through a battle would just crack me up!

        • Hammersteyn

          And then Deadpool would chip in

  • Hammersteyn

    Coming 2020?

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