Marvel Reveals First Hints At Avengers Game Concept With Crystal Dynamics
Square-Enix and Marvel have been fairly quiet since announcing their partnership for an Avengers video game, but it seems the team has been assembled to get the game going.
In a news post on the Marvel blog, the Disney-owned comics giant outlined some of the talent brought to Crystal Dynamics to work on the new game.
"This time, the heroes are assembling again behind-the-scenes with award-winning developer Crystal Dynamics adding 15 top industry talent to The Avengers project in January alone," the post reads. "The talent includes Shaun Escayg, former Naughty Dog creative director, and Stephen Barry, a 27 year games vet from EA and Visceral Games."
The recruitment of this team was revealed by Crystal Dynamics the other day, but Marvel added some details that can be drawn from.
"The Avengers project, featuring a completely new and original story, will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come. The project will be jammed pack with characters, environments, and iconic moments that will thrill Marvelites."
This confirms that, much like the Sony Spider-Man game, the Avengers title will be an original title. The line about a universe gamers can play in for years to come seems to work in concert with the rumors of the Avengers title being a third-person online action adventure title.
You can check the below for the original concept trailer for the game meant to tease the project. Hopefully we'll see something more at E3.
It's not a ton of details, but it does soothe the worries of some who feared the project would either be a movie tie-in or a retelling of the previous movies. The talent on this game is impressive, however, so I can't wait to see it.