Square Enix Offers Close Look at Captain America in Upcoming Avengers Game
The forthcoming Avengers game marks the second big Marvel video game since Spider-Man’s debut on PS4. In the early days of Marvel comics movies, video games featuring the characters were always a part of the project. Both Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man and Andrew Garfield’s got their own games, as did the X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk, and others. Yet, in recent years, video game tie-ins for the films fell off. Marvel’s Avengers hopes to further break that trend. While it’s not a direct tie-in to the MCU continuity, the characters in the game seem to be very MCU-adjacent. The actor playing Cap, Jeff Schine, sounds like he’s doing a Chris Evans impersonation.
In the video, we get a closer look at Steve Rogers. Literally. The video showcases the incredible detail of the character model and the recognizable, but all-new, uniform. In a series of tweets, creative director for the game Tore Blystad talked about the new, somewhat unconventional, look for the Star-Spangled Man with the Plan.
“In general, our iconic character designs are a contemporary interpretation of the beloved Marvel heroes with an eye towards believability. Within our world, Tony Stark often has a hand in the finishing touches of each suit. … The helmet is built from a strong, protective material & the wing design follows the shape of the helmet rather than extending as in the classic designs. Details like the chin strap makes it a practical and believable helmet to wear for a soldier. The shield has gone through a moderate redesign based on the Marvel’s Avengers story. As the Avengers expand to the West Coast and beyond, Cap needs a shield that represents their new role. The design was modified with a star that reaches further, out of the blue. Across all the iconic suits, we aim to be instantly recognizable as the various heroes, yet ‘ownable’ & distinct – It should be obvious that these are the designs, we have worked closely with Marvel to achieve these goals.”
Based on the type of gear modern soldiers wear, Cap’s uniform has all of the elements you expect. The star, the colors, and even those strange little scales on his torso. The team wanted to honor the original design by the late, great Jack Kirby. Yet, they also wanted to ground Cap’s costume in the upcoming Avengers game in reality. The shield design is slightly different, too. The red stripes around the center start are much thicker than we’re used to. Along with the suit design video, we got a glimpse of some intense Captain America Gameplay.
Marvel’s Avengers From Square Enix Arrives in 2020
On May 15, 2020, the game will officially debut. It tells a story striking in its similarity to the circumstances of Avengers: Endgame. While Thanos doesn’t snap away half the universe, the Avengers fail big time. They disband and the game picks up five years later when they have to reunite to face a new threat. This epic, cinematic game will help Marvel fans feeling withdrawal because there are no new Avengers movies on the MCU Phase 4 slate (yet). In the video above, you can see a lengthy bit of gameplay featuring the styles of each Avengers character in what’s likely the opening mission of the game.
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