‘Avengers: A Day’ creates its own snap-less tragedy
During E3, an Avengers video game was unveiled that had been officially announced almost two years ago. The project was developed by Square Enix and shows a new tragic timeline unrelated to The Snap:
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has avoided video game releases attached to their films since the first Iron Man back in 2009. That being said, Marvel as a whole has had some recent success with other game releases like Insomniac’s Spider-Man. After the game received so much support and acclaim, their next big release is the ever sought after Marvel’s Avengers: A-Day.
The game focuses on the original group from the first Avengers film, with the exception of Hawkeye. After all of the work they’ve done saving humanity, San Francisco is creating a holiday to honor the team with a big celebration in the city. During this, however, an attack breaks out on the Golden Gate Bridge. The team goes to deal with the threat, but are outgunned and outsmarted. An explosion occurs that seemingly comes from their very own Quinjet.
Based on the trailer it looks like the explosion kills Captain America and turns the world against the Avengers. We see some in-fighting between Bruce Banner and a long haired, disheveled Tony Stark. Mjolnir sits at the memorial statue for Cap, symbolizing Thor’s retirement and a voiceover details that the Avengers were seen as murderers from that point on.
Obviously, there will be some hero redemption, reuniting and possibly the return of Captain America. The storyline looks super promising and the character designs almost exactly mirror the films, despite not being based in the MCU. An all-star voice acting cast includes the likes of Troy Baker and Nolan North as Banner and Stark.
Many people think the fact that the game takes place in San Francisco, California mean that maybe it is in the same universe as Insomniac’s Spider-Man. One of Peter’s many bits of dialogue in the game refers to the Avengers now being on the west coast. As for the villain, it looks to be Task Master. Whether or not he is just a pawn used to attack the bridge or is truly the main villain is uncertain. However, he was also in New York for the Spider-Man game which maybe be another tie-in.
Marvel’s Avengers: A Day will be available on PS4, X-Box One and PC in May of 2020.