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The first look at the upcoming Avengers video game has been released and Marvel fans are not impressed.
The game, titled Marvel’s Avengers, is based around an original story with new character designs that stray from the likeness of the film series’ actors.
It’s still unclear how gameplay works in it, but the first trailer gives us a pretty good idea of what the game will look like.
A-Day changed everything. But that's not where this story ends. Together with @SquareEnix, we’re excited to unveil… https://t.co/7AYHdD3fZP — Marvel Games (@Marvel Games)
And despite some positive reactions on social media, many fans reacted angrily to the visuals - with the designs of the lead characters receiving strong criticism.
Well, they finally announced the avengers games, oh boy, that announcement was something else, haha
#SquareEnixE3… https://t.co/ZCq4bQ6HrF — Ben Sadfleck (Working on commissions) (@Ben Sadfleck (Working on commissions))
live look at me watching Square Enix's AVENGERS game trailer at the precise moment where I realized they didn't get… https://t.co/KaQ71hfIbP — Scott Wampler™ (@Scott Wampler™)
MARVEL: We wanna use ya'll likeness in the new Avenger's game.
AVENGERS CAST: Cool. We each need $576,275,592.48… https://t.co/O9pcS286Zp — Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi)
Marvel's Avengers (Dev. Crystal Dynamics.) https://t.co/VrbnlM4zE1 — Matt Kim (@Matt Kim)
Chris Evans watches the Avengers game trailer: https://t.co/kKjBg5Zi5A — Mike LeMieux (@Mike LeMieux)
Individual details were especially divisive, such as the absence of Hawkeye…
Hawkeye fans after seeing the #Avengers game trailer https://t.co/8mBetHsax9 — eric cartman fanpage (@eric cartman fanpage)
And the design of Black Widow.
Some fans argued that the huge success of the film series has meant character designs in any Avengers game were going to be compared negatively to the real-life actors.
The problem, for me at least, with that Avengers game trailer is that for the past ten years the MCU actors have be… https://t.co/lwq7kmelzD — Gary Whitta (@Gary Whitta)
The Avengers game probably should have distanced itself from the look of the MCU more. Having a Bruce Banner dresse… https://t.co/X1KtP8GDXm — Captain Midnight (@Captain Midnight)
And others noted that the series doesn’t lend itself easily to a video game format, as it has so many characters who suit different styles of gameplay.
The inherent challenge in making a good Avengers team game is the heroes lend themselves to different styles of gam… https://t.co/o4MogJ9A35 — Joshua Yehl (@Joshua Yehl)
In the end, it could have been much worse.
At least the characters don't look like this...
Superb effort, really. #SquareEnixE3 #Avengers https://t.co/rhMkKdp9KK — Nightquaker (@Nightquaker)
Marvel’s Avengers is set to be released on 15 May 2020.
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