‘Marvel’s Avengers’ Influenced By ‘Thor: Ragnarok’, Says Developer

The game was inspired by a line from the Taika Waititi film.

One of the developers behind Marvel’s Avengers reveals how the upcoming game is influenced by Thor: Ragnarok.

With the release of Marvel’s Avengers on the horizon, one of the developers explained how the game’s version of Thor was influenced by Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok. Lead Combat Designer Vince Napoli recently spoke to IGN about the game and how each character’s abilities benefit specific styles of play. When discussing Thor, Napoli explained how effective the God of Thunder’s Odinforce can be in the middle of a fight and how it changes his different moves

“The coolest thing about his combat is that you can trigger his Odinforce and [Thor can] electrify himself, protect himself, counter enemies. But it also has a unique property that it adds to every single one of his attacks. And it isn’t just as simple as, ‘Oh, it just adds lightning damage.’ It completely changes the impact or the effect that it will have on the enemy. So you can see what it does and modify each of his attacks.”

But interestingly Napoli explained how the developers pitched using Thor in the game. He revealed they were inspired by the most recent Thor film. He pointed out “There’s a scene in Thor: Ragnarok where Odin tells Thor that he’s not the god of hammers,” before telling IGN the hero would be both the God of Hammers and the God of Thunder and Lightning in the game. Hopefully that means the hero will have some impressive melee moves as well as his incredible abilities.

What do you think of Thor: Ragnarok‘s influence on Marvel’s Avengers? Are you excited to play the game? Sound-off in the comments below!

Here is the official synopsis for the upcoming game:

Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the 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. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

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 will be released on September 4, 2020, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The release date for the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on the upcoming game and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content in the future!

Source: IGN

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