It is a safe bet that you who are reading this right now has seen Avengers Infinity War. I thought the movie was fantastic and well worth the ten year build up. Earlier in the year, Marvel announced that they had teamed up with Square Enix who was working on an upcoming Avengers video game, Square Enix has put together a superhero team of their own to bring this game to life, but this was announced months ago and since then nothing has been said!
There was a first person Avengers game planned right around the time the first movie hit and actually all of the movies that led into that first Avengers movie, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America The First Avenger had video games based on them, this was just as the day of the tie in movie game was coming to an end, perhaps that is why Avengers was cancelled?
Since then only Disney Infinity and the Lego Marvel Avenger games have tackled the MCU in any shape or form. There have been other Marvel games, but this we all feel could be something big and I wanted to share what my thoughts on what this game could be are.
A Marvel Squad Based Hero Shooter
Think of Overwatch, but with Avengers characters. This has smash hit all over it, you can have your tanks, Hulk, Thanos, Hulk Buster, Groot and so on, Captain America, Black Panther and Spider-Man can be your more twitch/fast based characters, Iron Man, Hawkeye and Vision can serve as more range type characters. The MCU and Marvel Comics, in general, have a huge cast of characters that could work as a hero shooter in the same vein as Overwatch.
I think that taking the Overwatch model, where all characters and future characters are free, but then there are skins for sale would make the game a monster of a success. You get Spider-Man for free, but if you want Iron Spider or Home Made Spider-Man, you have to pay a buck or two. I also think that adding in the Infinity Stones in each match to give characters/teams perks would be a lot of fun.
A Marvel Battle Royale Game
Ok so perhaps the Battle Royale genre is getting a bit crazy right now, but imagine a 50 player game based on Marvel Superheroes! I think that this would be a lot harder to pull off than my squad based hero shooter idea, but if they managed to balance all of the characters just right or even as much as this would kind of suck, limit the characters that were used, I think that it could work.
Disney Infinity actually had a 4 player battle mode that featured the Marvel superheroes and I think that as crazy as it sounds, this would be a good place to start for a Marvel Battle Royale style game. Think a much, much larger map and of course, far more players and you have an idea of what I am thinking here.
Square-Enix and Crystal Dynamics are a very interesting team to be given this challenge and even if they have to pry the Infinity Gauntlet from Thanos himself, I am very excited to see what they have in store for us.