'Avengers' game adds Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan, to its roster

What you need to know

  • Marvel's Avengers is an upcoming action game from Square Enix.
  • It's supposed to launch in May 2020.
  • A new Ms. Marvel video shows off the character.
  • You can preorder Marvel's Avengers for $50 through Amazon (opens in new tab).

Marvel's Avengers is an upcoming action game from Square Enix, but the reveal didn't go as smoothly as the company anticipated. When Avengers was announced a few months ago, people criticized it for the "distorted" character faces and linearity of the missions. Instead of a sprawling adventure, the game came across as a brawler.

In an effort to turn this around, Square Enix revealed a new character coming to the game. Kamala Khan is an enthusiastic teenager who defends her hometown Jersey City as the costumed Ms. Marvel. The company added that she is a self-avowed Avengers fan in the game's original story. Kamala must apply her intellect, optimism, and unique abilities to the task of unraveling a global conspiracy and reassembling her personal heroes in time to stop a new secretive organization.

The Avengers game takes place after a horrific event leaves San Francisco in ruins. The team has been disbanded for five years, but when an even bigger evil threatens the planet, it's up to you to assemble the crew and save the world once.

Players first encounter a young Kamala during A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling an Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco. Kamala is exposed to the mysterious Terrigen Mist, and finds herself developing extraordinary polymorphic powers, which she subsequently hides for years.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

3 Comments
  • Don't care for the character but I was impressed at how good the CGI for her face is.
  • Why don't you care about the character though? Have you ever even tried reading one of the comic books featuring her?
  • The character of a teenage girl might not resonate with him, it's understandable.