Gamescom 2019: Marvel's Avengers First Gameplay Walkthrough Showcased

The footage shows off the events of A-Day, which sets in motion the game's original story.
Square Enix has officially released 18 minutes of gameplay footage for Marvel's Avengers during Gamescom 2019.
Square Enix has officially released 18 minutes of gameplay footage for Marvel's Avengers during Gamescom 2019. Square Enix

Gamescom is happening throughout the week, and as such gamers can expect a ton of new announcements surrounding highly anticipated titles, as well as new releases from publishers and developers. Nothing beats the excitement surrounding fresh news on upcoming titles, and these are at the center of the five-day major gaming event at the Koelmnesse in Germany. Be sure to stay tuned with us the whole week as we bring you the latest from Gamescom 2019 in the form of the latest trailers, announcements, news and other information drops on all the newest games hitting the market.

Following its initial showing at E3 2019, and again during SDCC, publisher Square Enix and developer Crystal Dynamics have now finally officially released the first gameplay footage walkthrough for the highly-anticipated Marvel’s Avengers. This big-budget title also had its first playable build at Gamescom 2019, where attendees can participate in a Hero tutorial. Players have the chance to play as Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow and Thor. Check out the gameplay walkthrough below, which details the events of A-Day, an integral starting point to Marvel’s Avengers original story.

While there is certainly a lot to praise in terms of the fluidity of animations and the graphics themselves, my first impressions of Marvel’s Avengers still remain tepid at best. There’s a very generic feel to the combat for all the heroes save for Captain America; his actually feels weighty and believable in direct comparison to the others.

The voice acting is also pretty underwhelming, but I think that this is because most of us have been trained to recognize these characters from the voices of the MCU actors that really made them household names. That said, with the game still a way off from its release next year, there could be some changes made to this game to make it worthy of the Marvel franchise, and let’s hope that Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix manage to pull it off.

Marvel’s Avengers will be released for the PS4, Xbox One, PC and Stadia on May 15, 2020.

Be sure to stick around for more news on the latest happenings from Gamescom all throughout the week.

Join the Discussion
Top Stories