Fans got an enormous shock at this time after Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix revealed that Kamala Khan, in any other case often called the Magnificent Ms. Marvel, could be a totally playable character in Marvel’s Avengers. Not solely is she playable, however she’s additionally the principle level of view character as gamers make their approach by way of the game, and would be the important catalyst to brig the Avengers again collectively. ComicBook.com had the possibility to talk to Crystal Dynamics Head of Studio Scot Amos and Crystal Dynamics Narrative Designer Hannah McLeod all concerning the game, together with why they determined Ms. Marvel was the right character for the game’s formidable story.- Advertisement -
“I think the simplest version from a studio perspective is we started this project and said, ‘what do we do to bring something fresh?’ Something original, but still tied to the lore, tied to the fantasy,” Amos stated. “And as a character, is this the right character for our times? Looking at somebody who’s relatable, who actually has this great way of saying, ‘I’m a fan of superheroes’. We want all the people who are playing to be a fan of superheroes. Nice synchronicity between player and character. I am actually learning how to become a superhero. Again, player and character. This type of synchronicity, we’ve done it with Lara Croft, we’ve done it with other characters as well.”
“You have these other heroes that you already know and love and might know from all kinds of different media and from the 80 years of history, TV shows or movies, comics, or other games,” Amos stated. “We needed someone that gave perspective, that could actually be relatable, could be understandable, and actually speak to a lot of things going on.”
Ms. Marvel was additionally at all times on the high of Crystal Dynamics’ want record, and fortunately they got their want.
“When we were just starting this out, we literally from the top told Marvel we want to do this,” Amos stated. “This is where we want to start and build around from the beginning. It’s up to us. That’s been one of those incredible rides of keeping it a secret for this long, but now we’re like so excited.”
“The writer version is pretty similar,” McLeod stated. “For one, Kamala has a really relatable conflict throughout the comics of trying to figure out who she’s going to be and what that’s going to look like as a hero. And, as a person, she definitely feels like she sticks out a little. She doesn’t always belong in every situation, and I feel like that’s incredibly relatable. And that allows us to really create a main character that you’re going to connect with almost whether you like it or not. It’s just going to sneak up on you as you realize like, ‘Oh, this is how I experienced heroes. This is how I experience my day to day life’.”
Kamala’s love of heroes is unabashed, and it provides followers a recent set of eyes through which to view their favourite characters.
“Especially fans of comic books know that like we weren’t always the most popular people in the world and our love and adoration for these things often made us stick out,” McLeod stated. “And I feel like Kamala just perfectly exemplifies that. But then also, as Scott said, she loves the heroes. She knows everything about them, and we really believe that a lot of players are going to come into this like that, and it just gives you this chance to look at the heroes in a different way, because you’re doing it from the perspective of someone who’s a fan, not someone who’s been through it all and knows it all and this is all old hat for them. This is someone for whom it’s new and shiny and hopeful. And I think that’s really fun to create in.”
“You asked the question of two nerds, we’re going to go deep,” Amos stated.
You can discover much more from our dialog with the Marvel’s Avengers group proper right here on ComicBook.com!
You can discover the official description for Marvel’s Avengers under.
“Marvel’s Avengers combines an original story with single-player and co-operative gameplay in the definitive Avengers gaming experience. Assemble into teams of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats. Featuring regular content updates, Marvel’s Avengers will take players on an epic journey delivered over multiple years. This game is what’s next for the Avengers.”
Marvel’s Avengers hits PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Stadia on May 15th, 2020.
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