During New York Comic Con, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics, have revealed that Kamala Khan will be joining the roster in Marvel’s Avengers as the latest playable character.
Kamala Khan has officially been revealed as the latest playable Super Hero to enter the roster, making Ms. Marvel another powerhouse to be entering the fray alongside heroes Tony Stark (Nolan North), Thor (Travis Willingham), Bruce Banner (Troy Baker), Captain America (Jeff Schine), and Black Widow (Laura Bailey).
Since her joining the Marvel cast in recent days, Kamala Khan has captured the hearts of fans around the world. She first appeared in Captain Marvel #14 in August 2013. Since then, fans have come to know her and love her, leading her to her own series in February of 2014. Now, she’ll be making her debut to Marvel’s Avengers: A-Day in 2020 as her first foray into the world of games.
In Marvel’s Avengers: A-Day, Kamala Khan will have to work with the Avengers, pushing them to stay one step ahead of the new and dangerous secretive organization, Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M), before they can unleash the greatest threat our heroes, as well as Earth, have ever seen. She’ll need her intellect, optimism, and unique abilities to drive her forward to allow her to unravel the global conspiracy against them while bringing the Avengers back together.
She will first be countered as a young lady during A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor unveiled their new Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco when a helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source was attacked, leading to catastrophic events when it was destroyed.
Due to the events, Kamala, among many others, were exposed to the mysterious Terrigen Mist, which leads her to develop her own set of unique superpowers. Due to Super Heroes being outlawed, leading her to keep her powers in secret until she uncovers a conspiracy theory that could put the world in peril and leads her to reunite the Avengers once again, but this time, as a member of their team.
She will play an essential role in the upcoming day, pushing the story forward, helping the team overcome the events that haunt them, and offering her own expansive story among the ordeal as it unfolds.
“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 makes 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.”
Currently, Marvel’s Avengers: A-Day is set to release on May 14th, 2020, and will release simultaneously on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia. No rating has been determined for the game as of yet.
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