Next year, Square Enix will release the video game Marvel’s Avengers. But before fans jump into the game, Square Enix will explore the history of this particular Marvel Universe.
Via IGN, Titan Books will first publish a prequel to coincide with the game this March. Titled Marvel’s Avengers: The Extinction Key, it focuses on the events that take place prior to the A-Day event, which sets things in motion.
The novel will pit the Avengers against an ancient organization called the Zodiac. Much like their comic book counterparts, Zodiac is pursuing a deadly weapon called the Zodiac Key. However, the Avengers will have some help, as some new characters will join in.
The Extinction Key will feature Doctor Strange and Doctor Voodoo. Various members of S.H.I.E.L.D. will also be on hand to assist Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hulk, Hawkeye, and Black Widow. New York Times bestselling author Greg Keyes is writing the novel. And it will hit bookstores on March 31, 2020.
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Additionally, Titan will release Marvel’s Avengers: The Art of the Game. Titan also notes that it will have “intimate studies of the Avengers, their designs, outfits, gear, and abilities, plus a detailed look at the different environments and missions in the game. Unmasking the artistry behind the hotly anticipated video game, this showpiece hardback book contains exclusive concept sketches, character art, storyboards, and fully-rendered scenes alongside fascinating insights into the creative process from the talented creators of the game.”
Marvel’s Avengers: The Art of the Game will be released on September 1, 2020. The actual game arrives on May 15, 2020 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
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