The long-awaited Avengers game from Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics will finally release later this fall. Initially planned for May 15, the game was later pushed back to September 4, when it will release on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Pre-orders for Marvel’s Avengers are available now, and pre-ordering a copy gets you guaranteed access to the game’s beta as well as 72-hour early access if you pre-order either of the special editions.
Of course, at this point, most Marvel fans have seen Avengers: Endgame, which brought Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a dramatic, emotional close. The upcoming Avengers game will give fans the chance to play as their favorite heroes and revisit other familiar characters and settings from the Marvel universe. So if you felt a bit sad about some characters’ fates in Endgame, wipe your tears, because their stories are far from over.
In Marvel’s Avengers, you’ll take on missions as some of the most popular Marvel superheroes: Thor, Black Widow, Iron Man, Hulk, and Captain America. The star of the game, however, is Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel), who brings the Avengers back together after a disastrous event at the start of the game. Kamala is an Inhuman who discovers she has developed shapeshifting abilities that let her grow in size and strength, adding a unique power to the group of heroes. Depending on which hero you play as, Marvel’s Avengers has a wide range of gameplay options available.
In addition to its solo campaign, Marvel’s Avengers will include online co-op for up to four players. There will also be various character customization options. For more on the game, check out everything we know about Marvel’s Avengers.
Given the huge success of Marvel’s Spider-Man on PS4, there’s an unsurprisingly high level of excitement about Marvel’s Avengers. If you’re already certain it’s a day-one purchase for you, here’s what you need to know to pre-order Marvel’s Avengers.
Anyone who pre-orders Marvel’s Avengers will gain access to the game’s beta, and those who pre-order on PS4 will get exclusive first access. There’s no word on when the beta will begin, but it will be available to PS4 players a week before it opens up to everyone else who pre-ordered. On top of beta access, anyone who pre-orders will receive a Marvel Legacy Outfit pack and an exclusive nameplate.
Best Buy is offering an exclusive steelbook with any pre-order of the game. Additionally, My Best Buy members will get $10 reward credit when pre-ordering at Best Buy. Signing up for that membership is free.
Digital pre-orders of Marvel’s Avengers through the PlayStation Store will include some additional bonuses: a Ms. Marvel “Talk to the Hand” emote and the Marvel’s Avengers Hex Pattern Logo dynamic theme.
The $60 standard edition of Marvel’s Avengers comes with the base game and beta access.
The PlayStation Store is selling an exclusive digital edition on PS4 for $70. In addition to its pre-order bonuses, the Digital Edition includes 1,000 credits for Super Hero customization options, Ms. Marvel nameplate, and 72-hour early access.
The Marvel’s Avengers Deluxe Edition comes with an exclusive Obsidian Outfit pack (which includes six hero outfits), six exclusive Obsidian nameplates, and 72-hour early access to the game before release. It’s $20 more than the standard edition, costing $80.
The fanciest edition of Marvel’s Avengers is the Earth’s Mightiest Edition, which is up for pre-order now. The Earth’s Mightiest Edition includes a variety of collectibles, and it’s selling for $200.