At New York Comic Con 2019 this last weekend, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics announced that Ms. Marvel, aka Kamala Khan, will be one of the playable superheroes in upcoming action-adventure game Marvel’s Avengers.
“An optimistic fan girl 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, 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. Kamala Khan is one of the unique characters that makes our game stand apart from any Avengers story experienced before.”
During the opening events of the story, young Kamala is exposed to the Terrigent Mist, revealing her Inhuman DNA and gaining stretchy powers (think Mr. Fantastic of the Fantastic Four). After the time skip when superheroes are outlawed, Kamala embarks on a quest to reassemble the Avengers and become a hero.
Ms. Marvel was co-created by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, Sana Amanat, and Stephen Wacker as a teenage superhero who’s a big fan of Marvel superheros – Captain Marvel especially. She originally appeared in an issue of Captain Marvel in 2013 before getting her own comic series in 2014.
“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,” said G. Willow Wilson, co-creator of Ms. Marvel. “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 launch on May 15, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One. It has not yet been rated by the ESRB.