Marvel’s Avengers Boasts Nearly Limitless Customization Options


Despite its unveiling at this year’s E3, a large portion of Marvel’s Avengers‘ features remain a mystery. Truthfully speaking, the only major takeaway from developer Crystal Dynamics’ showcase last week was the confirmation that Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Black Widow would be playable from day one. With no gameplay (officially, at least) or in-game footage to speak of, fans itching to see how the action-adventure will handle customization (visual or otherwise) of its iconic characters are still none the wiser.

With that said, though, interviews with various members of the development team have revealed that attire from both classic and modern eras will be provided as a means for players to truly make each hero their own, though giant question marks still punctuate the topics of accessibility and quantity. As per descriptions since provided by publisher Square Enix, however, it appears players will be spoilt for choice when it comes to wardrobe options.

“Unlock powerful skills and new gear to build your ideal version of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes,” reads the blurb, adding “When combined with original, fan-favorite, and classic outfits, there are nearly limitless ways to customize these iconic Heroes.”

It’s a bold claim, no doubt, and we can only hope the above holds true, especially when considering a multiplayer environment. A lack of visual variety among players is a surefire way to kill any feeling of individuality and Marvel’s Avengers will need as many alternate outfits as possible to make the same characters stand out from each other. The last scenario anyone wants to experience is an army of identical Iron Mans tearing through the skies.

Interestingly enough, Square’s description leaves room for interpretation. Will players be able to mix and match their cosmetics (e.g. a classic Cap costume with an MCU-inspired shield), or will each be strictly part of a set? Personally, I’d rather the former outcome, but what do you think?

Let us know in the comments below how you ultimately hope Crystal Dynamics handles the inevitable fashion endgame in Marvel’s Avengers.