At New York Comic Con 2019, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have revealed that fan-favorite Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, is the latest playable Super Hero to be featured in Marvel’s Avengers. In the comics, Kamala is a Pakistani-American teenager who, inspired by many superheroes but especially her favourite, Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel, defends her hometown Jersey City as the costumed Ms. Marvel using her inhuman abilities.
In the game, young Kamala shows up during A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. Things go wrong and a catastrophe strikes leading to massive devastation.
Kamala is exposed to the mysterious Terrigen Mist, and she develops extraordinary polymorphic powers that allow her to shapeshift her entire body as she pleases. She subsequently hides her powers for years. The Avengers disband because they are being blamed for the tragedy. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, Kamala uncovers a shocking conspiracy and embarks on a quest to reassemble the heroes she believes in and to become the hero she was destined to be.
A self-avowed Avengers fan, Kamala Khan must apply her intellect, optimism, and unique abilities to the task of unraveling a global conspiracy and reassembling her personal heroes in time to stop a new secretive organization, Advanced Idea Mechanics (AIM), before they unleash one of the greatest threats Earth has ever faced.
Kamala is not only the sixth playable hero but also the character through whose perspective you see the story play out. You begin the journey as Kamala Khan and learn the origins of her extraordinary powers. As the story expands, Kamala plays an essential role in bringing the disbanded Avengers back together.
“An optimistic fangirl 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 make her a character every person can relate to and will want to play."
G. Willow Wilson, co-creator of Ms. Marvel said: "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. 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."
Marvel’s Avengers will release simultaneously for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, Stadia, and PC on May 15, 2020.