Crystal Dynamic’s Avengers game may be about Earth’s Mightiest Heroes but will star Avengers fangirl Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel. Opposing her is the organization AIM and MODOK. IGN spoke with Crystal Dynamics to find out why these two characters were chosen as the hero and villain for this particular Avengers story.Avengers creative director and writer Shaun Excayg spoke to IGN about the story-building process for the game. The developers began with the idea of what would happen if the Avengers failed and were deemed dangerous by the public.
“What if we had the Avengers cross the line? The cost of their failings was just too high, people were hurt. You know, some were infected by the Terrigen blast and labeled Inhuman, they lost Capt their leader. You know, they were disbanded and outlawed and you start them in this position.”
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In this scenario, the developers decided that filling the void left by the Avengers would be an organization like AIM which then led to the decision to use Ms. Marvel and MODOK for the story.
“If we had the heroine and our villain both at A-Day, one infected by the Terrigen Mist, one injured by the Terrigen Blast, how would they both see this world? So a heroine who thinks, ‘No the Avengers empathy and humanity and subjectivity’ and ability to embrace differences and know what their differences are, or even recognize them, is why they are human and therefore the best protectors for humanity.”
“And then a villain that feels absolutely not. These are their weaknesses, their subjectivity in their power is uncontrollable. They’re ruled by their emotions.” In this way, Ms. Marvel and MODOK are positioned as opposites when it comes to their opinions on the Avengers and the story will focus on how this team recovers from an ultimate defeat and learn to believe in themselves again.
Crystal Dynamics’ take on the Avengers will include both an ongoing multiplayer component and a story-driven single-player mode. While players can choose to play as any of the Avengers, the single-player story appears to focus on Kamala Khan’s mission to reunite Earth’s mightiest heroes.
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