Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics' Avengers title has been shrouded in secrecy for months, but at E3 last week we got an extended look into the upcoming title via a trailer at the press conference and a hands-off demo (which we based our preview on). We also got to talk to studio creative director Noah Hughes in Los Angeles, who told us about what they were showing off.
"We have a trailer we've released and also a demo we're showing that features cinematic storytelling as you play each of the Avengers, but it also ushers players into a world where they can continue to play, they can team up with three other players, and play online," he explained. "So we're combining the best of the single-player experience and ongoing multiplayer experience in the definitive Avengers game."
"It's important to us that this is familiar and true to the property and something that the fans want to play, but we also want to surprise the fans, make sure that we have an interesting take on it," Hughes continued when asked about the challenges of making their own versions of the heroes we've seen most recently on the cinema screens. "We're bringing things out of the pages and bringing them to life."
Later on we also asked Hughes about the actual gameplay experience of each of these heroes, to which he said:
"One of the funnest things about making this game is that each Avenger has such unique powers, and we're committed to making heroes that can almost star in their own game. So you have Hulk who's just smashing things [...] and on another side you might have Widow, who's super agile, she's relying on some of her equipment, technology, but she feels just as powerful in a very different way."
Hughes also told us in the same interview about the premise of the game, including the disastrous events that we saw unfold in the E3 trailer, which you can remind yourself of below.
Have you been excited by what you've seen?