A trailer for the untitled project can be seen below, featuring narration from a mysterious character. “They say the time of heroes is over,” a woman says. “That if you’re ‘different,’ you’re dangerous. But I know the truth. The world will always need heroes. We just need to reassemble.”
The trailer shows Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s shield, and Iron Man’s hand, though it looks like they all have seen better days. The tagline “reassemble” suggests they have been scattered. They will probably be brought back together to save the planet because they are very good at that.
“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,” reads a press release from Square Enix. “Featuring a completely original story, it will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come.”
Square Enix has said more details on The Avengers project and other games will be announced in 2018.
“By partnering with Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, we are now working with two of the industry’s most talented and respected game development studios to bring Marvel stories to life in ways our fans have never experienced,” said Jay Ong, senior vice president of Games & Innovation at Marvel Entertainment.
“The Avengers project is a perfect example of how Marvel is making games a key part of the landscape for Marvel storytelling, alongside comics, television and film. We can only do this by matching our greatest Super Heroes with the world’s top developers, such as the creative minds at Square Enix.”
“Marvel’s diverse, innovative universe has created millions of longtime fans, including all of us,” added Phil Rogers, chief executive of Square Enix America and Europe. “It’s exciting to bring together Square Enix’s award-winning development studios with Marvel’s extraordinary storytellers to establish a new entertainment powerhouse. This collaboration of passion and talent will craft epic, imaginative experiences allowing gamers to live out their superhero dreams like never before.”
The next Avengers movie is 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, which started filming this week in Atlanta. We will bring you more news on Square Enix’s Avengers game as it becomes available.
A new Tomb Raider game called Shadow of the Tomb Raider is also rumored to be on the way.