When fans think of the Avengers, whether they’re thinking about the comics or the cinematic universe, there are a few names that come to mind: Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, The Hulk, and Captain America. We’ve already gotten confirmation from Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics that they will comprise Marvel’s Avengers’ main cast. The game’s sixth character, however, is maybe a name you’re not as familiar.
While the five famous Avengers mentioned above have existed for the better part of a decade, the game’s newest playable character is Kamala Khan AKA Ms. Marvel, who debuted in 2013.
Noisypixel got the chance to go hands-on with Marvel’s Avengers in Midtown Manhattan and play the game’s prologue, as well as spend some time in the HARM training room playing as Kamala Khan through 15 waves of enemies that were increasing in difficulty.
The HARM room is mostly a horde mode designed to allow players to train with their favorite heroes and their abilities.
Inside, Square Enix showcased 12 new enemy types, including men with missile launchers, robots with energy swords, toxic gas grenade men, and more. The 15 waves we had access to were surprisingly tricky as I got into the teens, forcing me to prioritize certain enemy types ahead of others, ultimately ignoring the demo’s final enemy, the Dreadbot, until it was the last thing standing.
Khan herself plays like a hybrid of the game’s other heroes. She’s got the ranged attacks similar to Thor’s Mjölnir, and the brute strength akin to Hulk when she embiggens.
Her elastic limbs felt dynamic in combat, allowing me to punch and kick enemies even when I thought they were out of range. Her heroic abilities allowed me to grow in size and increase this range even more. These actions, combined with her self-healing ability, allowed me to keep fighting for more extended periods.
She’s a die-hard fan of the Avengers, and she gets her powers during the events of A-Day. The developers have said that she’s the game’s protagonist through which you’ll experience the downfall and eventual return of Earth’s mightiest heroes. You can expect her to bring some humor to the cast as well.
Khan first appeared in Captain Marvel #14 (February 2013) and later went to star in her own series Ms. Marvel which was released the following year.
Marvel’s Avengers is slated to release on May 15, 2020, on PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Stadia. You can check out more on the game, including a 20-minutes gameplay video, here.
You can watch Khan’s Gameplay trailer below:
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