After an excruciatingly long wait lasting two years, Marvel has finally revealed the first trailer and gameplay footage for its highly anticipated Avengers Project. Dubbed Marvel’s Avengers: A-Day, the game allows the player to play as one of the original six Avengers in San Francisco as they battle their enemies. They all don the same costumes as they had in 2012’s The Avengers. Watch the trailer below that dropped as part of E3 2019 and follow on for our commentary.
The trailer gives a fairly brief idea of the intriguing plot. It appears San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge faces an attack on the day The Avengers are being felicitaed for their efforts, leading them to jump in to contain the threat. The threat succeeds anyway, plunging the city into an apocalyptic scenario, with the aforementioned action sequence serving as a prologue of sorts. It’s then after the fallout in the abandoned ruins that the Avengers regroup to fight the enemies and hopefully return things back to what they were.
There are plenty of easter eggs and although Hawkeye is missing, other characters and Avengers memorabilia make an appearance. We see Hulk fight the Abomination for a brief moment, as also the Helicarrier. Moments of Thor swinging Mjolnir or Cap launching his shield mirror those in the movies. And the entire setup looks like a Marvel What If scenario that has shades of the Battle of New York followed by the aftermath of the snap in Avengers: Infinity War with the countless memorials.
As for gameplay, that’s in a separate footage we’ll be covering in a while but the trailer does feature footage captured from the in-game engine. It looks like you might be able to play as one of the six Avengers depending upon the situation; there’s a splendid opportunity here to introduce co-op play with up to 5 of your friends (6 if Hawkeye is a last-minute surprise).
Avengers: A-Day will be available for the PlayStation 4, XBOX One and PC as well as Google’s Stadia upcoming platform on May 15, 2020. Pre-Orders are open now and pre-ordering the game will get you access to a Beta version. Let us know what you thought of the trailer in the comments below.