Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have revealed that Kamala Khan is coming to the Avengers game due to launch next year, but you might also know this character as Ms. Marvel, who got her own monthly comic series in February of 2014.
You will first encounter Khan during A-Day, which we've seen in the trailers released already. Here she is exposed to Terrigen Mist and develops her powers, forcing her into hiding, but five years later she discovers a conspiracy and heads out to reassemble heroes in a world where they're outlawed.
In the game you'll experience these origins for yourself, and she plays an "essential role" in reassembling the Avengers in this dark time.
"An optimistic fan girl of the Avengers, Kamala Khan is the perfect character for the story we're telling in Marvel's Avengers," said Shaun Escayg, Creative Director and Writer at Crystal Dynamics. "Telling our story of Kamala's coming-of-age brings a fresh, hopeful perspective to the gameplay experience and her unique abilities as Ms. Marvel make her a character every person can relate to and will want to play. Kamala Khan is one of the unique characters that makes our game stand apart from any Avengers story experienced before."
"Kamala is an inspired and perfectly fitting choice to join the ranks of, and reassemble, Earth's Mightiest Heroes," said Bill Rosemann, VP of Creative at Marvel Games. "Perhaps more than any other character invented over the past decade, Ms. Marvel has not only charmed the hearts of longtime True Believers, but her unique mix of classic Marvel heroic elements and modern cultural relevancy has resulted in a headline-generating cultural icon."
"It is a thrill to see Kamala in the Marvel's Avengers game," adds Sana Amanat, VP of Content and Character Development at Marvel. "Crystal Dynamics has done a marvelous job of crafting a brand-new take on Kamala, while staying true to the spirit of her inspiring character, charismatic persona, and relatable purpose. Fans of the character are in for quite a ride, along with a few surprises, when Marvel's Avengers makes its debut next year."
"I think Kamala is a perfect fit for a game like this, since she sees the Marvel world the same way we do as fans and players," said G. Willow Wilson, co-creator of Ms. Marvel. "Kamala allows us to imagine what we ourselves would do if we suddenly discovered we had superpowers and got to stand alongside our heroes in their time of greatest need."
We can see her and the rest of the squad in the full game on May 15, but for now you can check out a trailer and images below.
Is Ms. Marvel a favourite of yours?