Marvel's Avengers

Today marks the official release date for Marvel's Avengers on the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Stadia. Marvel's Avengers combines a lengthy single-player focused campaign with additional multiplayer missions that you can play with friends or the Avengers' community.

Each mission in the campaign, dubbed Reassemble, is "designed to showcase one or more hero's unique abilities." The story focuses on Kamala Khan, also known as Ms. Marvel, as she attempts to brings the Avengers back to together. The multiplayer, called Avengers Initiative, will allow you to play solo with AI companions or with a group of up to four players in a variety of mission types.

The game doesn't end with today's launch though. The development team at Crystal Dynamics already has additional content planned to be released over time. This content includes new heroes, villains, mission types, regions, items, and more. All of this will be free to everyone that owns the game. This additional content is supposed to "move the entire Marvel's Avengers narrative world forward on a multi-year arc."

The first post-launch content will focus on Kate Bishop and Clint Barton as Hawkeye. This first operation with Kate is called Taking AIM and will begin in late October.

As a little bonus factoid, apparently six million players had spent over 28 million hours playing the beta in August. That's a lot of people and a lot of hours.

Players in Marvel’s Avengers are also able to customize Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in a number of ways. While each Super Hero plays true to their unique power sets, each has the flexibility to play differently based on the gear players equip and the skills they enable, so no two player’s heroes play in exactly the same way. Each hero has dynamic combo systems, heroic moves, intrinsic abilities, and signature move sets to unlock and customize – many inspired by classic moves from over 80 years of Marvel history across all media, while others are crafted as originals just for the game.

Players can also dress the iconic Super Heroes with classic, fan-favorite, and all-new original outfits, including Iron Man’s suit from the 2014 Original Sin storyline, or Thor’s Donald Blake identity, which is a nod to an alias of Thor’s who first appeared in 1962’s Journey into Mystery issue #83.

Marvel’s Avengers will be available on PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X when the consoles launch in 2020. Players who own the current-gen version of the game will be able to upgrade to the next-gen version at no additional cost, regardless if players are moving from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 or Xbox One to Xbox Series X. Those moving their saves to next-gen will transfer their player profiles and progression so they can pick up right where they left off. In addition, cross-gen play will be supported so PS5™ players will be able to play with their friends on PS4™ and Xbox Series X players can connect with their friends on Xbox One.