Leaked MARVEL'S AVENGERS Achievements Suggest a Classic Villain Will Play a Key Role in the Game
Although Crystal Dynamics' Marvel's Avengers won't be made available until September 4, Square Enix recently shared some truly fascinating details on the action-adventure offering — maybe event too many details, all things considered.
Yesterday, the Japanese publisher revealed the (unfortunately ugly) Marvel's Avengers cover art, new trailer and pre-ordered bonuses, but it looks like someone decided that it wasn't enough and leaked the game's achievement lists. It spoils great many features of the production, so continue reading at your own risk.
First of all, the "Welcome Back, Old Friend - Rescue Captain America" achievements confirms that the hero won't be killed in action at the beginning of the game and will be fully playable after you rescue him.
Moreover, at least one in-game mission will take place in the Big Apple, where the player will do "whatever it takes" to "Stop the Helicarrier from crashing into New York City" and "Escape the clutches of AIM."
There's no denying that the identity of the game's main villain is something that fascinates many players, and it doesn't sound like they will face Thanos or Ultron during their Marvel's Avengers adventure — as the last achievement on the aforementioned list is "New Girl Makes Good - Defeat MODOK and the Kree."
The "New Girl" part possibly refers to Ms. Marvel, the youngest and least experienced Avenger of the bunch.
In case you're not familiar with MODOK, the villain made his debut in 1967's Tales of Suspense #93 and has been a recurring foe of the Avengers ever since. When it comes to video games, he was most recently responsible for the A.I.M.'s invasion of Wakanda in Team Ninja's Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order.
Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Marvel's Avengers will release for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Google Stadia on September 4, 2020.