While Square Enix’s Avengers project has been shrouded in mystery since its initial teaser trailer dropped in January 2017, the publisher finally pulled back the curtain on the upcoming Marvel game during its E3 2019 press conference on June 10. Officially named Marvel’s Avengers, the game now has a release date of May 15, 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s being developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, the teams behind Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
A new Avengers trailer showed that players will be able to come together and take part in four-player online multiplayer co-op. To begin with, the game will feature Thor, Black Widow, Iron Man, Hulk, and Captain America. However, Crystal Dynamics has said it plans to introduce more characters that will be available for free.
Some details about the game leaked prior to E3 2019 in an accidental listing on the E3 Coliseum website, which was later removed. The listing revealed the game would include both solo and four-player co-op gameplay as well as character customization options.
Of course, at this point, many Marvel fans have seen Avengers: Endgame, which brought Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a dramatic, emotional close. The upcoming Avengers game will give fans the chance to play as their favorite heroes, such as Thor, Captain America, and Iron Man, and revisit other familiar characters and settings from the Marvel universe. So if you felt a bit sad about some characters’ fates in Endgame, wipe your tears, because their stories are far from over.
Given the huge success of Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4, there’s an unsurprisingly high level of excitement about Marvel’s Avengers. If you’re already certain it’s a day-one purchase for you, here’s what you need to know to pre-order Marvel’s Avengers. As of now, no special editions have been announced.
Marvel’s Avengers pre-order bonuses
Anyone who pre-orders Marvel’s Avengers will gain access to the game’s beta, and those who pre-order on PS4 will get exclusive first access. There’s no word on when the beta will begin, but it will be available to PS4 players a week before it opens up to everyone else who pre-ordered.
Additionally, My Best Buy members will get $10 reward credit when pre-ordering at Best Buy. Signing up for that membership is free.
Pre-order Marvel’s Avengers standard edition
The standard edition of Marvel’s Avengers comes with the base game and beta access.