First announced a little over two years ago, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics finally unveiled their Avengers Project, which we now know to be Marvel's Avengers.
The game already boasts tentative ties to last year's Spider-Man PS4, but now we know a great deal about the story. The Avengers head west for a celebration, said celebration turns into a nuclear catastrophe, cut five years later, and Earth's Mightiest Heroes are now all outlawed.
It's an intriguing premise, but there's a lot hidden in the trailer itself that clues us in on more details regarding the game's story. Add to that a few interesting comments given at Square Enix's presentation, and it's clear that Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal are striving for something new and compelling with their first Marvel effort.
Sure, the character designs might not be all that (Captain America dressed in BDUs and nineties pouches? No thanks), but there's clearly the foundations for something to rival what Insomniac achieved last year. The story in particular looks to be a highlight.
Be that as it may, not everything has been telegraphed explicitly. There are some juicy narrative details included in the trailer that no one has really dwelled on, so let's unpack them.