Announced during New York Comic-Con 2019 today, Square-Enix and Crystal Dynamics announced that Kamala Khan, or Ms. Marvel, is the latest playable Super Hero that will be featured in Marvel’s Avengers.
Co-created by G. Willow Wilson, Adrian Alphona, Sana Amanat, and Stephen Wacker, Kamala is portrayed in the comics as an enthusiastic teenager. There’s never a dull moment for her, however – she defends her hometown of Jersey City as the costumed Ms. Marvel.
According to Shaun Escayg, Creative Director and Writer at Crystal Dynamics:
“An optimistic fan girl of the Avengers, Kamala Khan is the perfect character for the story we’re telling in Marvel’s Avengers.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.”
Bill Rosemann, VP of Creative at Marvel Games, added:
“Kamala is an inspired and perfectly fitting choice to join the ranks of, and reassemble, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Perhaps more than any other character invented over the past decade, Ms. Marvel has not only charmed the hearts of longtime True Believers, but her unique mix of classic Marvel heroic elements and modern cultural relevancy has resulted in a headline-generating cultural icon.”
Sana Amanat, VP of Content and Character Development at Marvel, said the following:
“It is a thrill to see Kamala in the Marvel’s Avengers game,” said. “Crystal Dynamics has done a marvelous job of crafting a brand-new take on Kamala, while staying true to the spirit of her inspiring character, charismatic persona, and relatable purpose. Fans of the character are in for quite a ride, along with a few surprises, when Marvel’s Avengers makes its debut next year.”
Finally, G. Willow Wilson, co-creator of Ms. Marvel, said the following:
“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 come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia on May 15, 2020.