Marvel's Avengers Shows Off Black Widow VS Taskmaster Combat Gameplay

Square Enix released a first proper look at gameplay from Marvel's Avengers at Gamescom, and as you can see below, it's pretty awesome.

After a lot of rumors and hearsay about a potential Avengers game, Square Enix put us all out of our misery at this year's E3. It did so by releasing the very first trailer for the game, which is slated for release in May 2020. The trailer shows some instantly recognizable heroes celebrating A-Day before disaster strikes in the form of a terrorist attack.

As is the case with almost anything in the gaming world in 2019, the reveal was met with a fair amount of criticism. Many questioned why the characters only bear a passing resemblance to the actors who play the heroes in the MCU. Well, that's because Marvel's Avengers will not be set in the MCU. The lack of gameplay footage has also got potential players of the game pretty worked up.

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Well, you can now calm down. At Gamescom, Square Enix gave us our first glimpse of Marvel's Avengers gameplay. In fact, it gave us more than 18 minutes of it. As you can check out for yourselves above, the footage begins where the E3 trailer did. However, we see a whole lot more of what happens between the start of the celebrations, and the end of the attack when the Avengers ultimately fail their mission.

All of that time in-between is when players will take over. During that period, players will get the chance to give all of the game's heroes a whirl, starting with Thor. You'll also get to smash with Hulk, and even try out Captain America before he goes down with his ship. Most of the gameplay appears to be dedicated to Black Widow. She goes one on one with Taskmaster, the villainous mastermind behind the attack.

We were excited for Marvel's Avengers prior to seeing this gameplay, and now we are downright thrilled. The only bad thing about it is that its release is still a whole nine months away. We're sure we'll hear and see plenty more about the game between now and then. Plus, we have got Ultimate Alliance 3 to play to help fill the Marvel-shaped hole in our lives between now and then.

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