The new trailer introduces Kamala Khan as a playable character, after we briefly saw her in the 19-minute gameplay video. In the comics, Khan was the fourth to assume the title of Ms. Marvel. Captain Marvel herself, Carol Danvers, was the first.
You can find the trailer, along with a behind the scenes video and a character profile video, below.
A self-avowed Avengers fan, in the game’s original story, Kamala Khan must apply her intellect, optimism, and unique abilities to the task of unravelling a global conspiracy and reassembling her personal heroes in time to stop a new secretive organization, Advanced Idea Mechanics (AIM), before they unleash one of the greatest threats Earth has ever faced.
Players first encounter a young Kamala during A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco “” including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Kamala is exposed to the mysterious Terrigen Mist, and finds herself developing extraordinary polymorphic powers, which she subsequently hides for years. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, Kamala uncovers a shocking conspiracy and embarks on a quest to reassemble the heroes she believes in and to become the hero she was destined to be.
Players begin the journey as Kamala Khan and learn the origins of her extraordinary powers. As the story expands, Kamala plays an essential role in bringing the disbanded Avengers back together. As each Super Hero is added to the roster, players must master all of their unique abilities, rebuild and customize the Avengers team to face increasingly growing threats only the Avengers together can defeat.
“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,” said 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.”
Playing Khan in the game is Sandra Saad. Also starring is Nolan North as Iron Man, Laura Bailey as Black Widow, Troy Baker as Bruce Banner, Travis Willingham as Thor, and Jeff Schine as Captain America.
In addition to the game, Kamala Khan will also be appearing in the recently announcedMs. Marvel series coming to Disney+ in the future.
If interested in pre-ordering the game, you can secure a copy on Xbox One or PS4 over at Amazon now. A pair of previously released trailers can be found right here, along with the 19-minute gameplay demo if you missed anything.
Marvel’s Avengers will be released on May 15, 2020.
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The core Marvel Avengers’ roster rounds out with the addition of viewpoint character Kamala Khan! The beloved teenager who defends Jersey City as Ms. Marvel joins Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, The Hulk, and Captain America in an original Avengers story told by Crystal Dynamics.
The Avengers’ absence following A-Day had devastating consequences worldwide, including a new, enigmatic organization coming to power – Advanced Idea Mechanics, also known as AIM. With the Avengers disbanded and AIM turning public sentiment against Super Heroes, Kamala hides her budding abilities from the world. After uncovering a shocking conspiracy, Kamala must learn to embrace her powers in order to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Get a look behind the scenes at the making of Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, in the upcoming Marvel’s Avengers!
Kamala Khan emerges as a beacon of hope for the Avengers, whom she has idolized all her life. With extraordinary polymorphic powers, her optimism is matched with her ability to pack a colossal punch.