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Los Angeles, CA (June 22, 2021) – Today, SQUARE ENIX® announced that a new update for Marvel’s Avengers has gone live that includes a major new threat players must confront: Scientist Supreme Monica Rappaccini’s Cosmic Cube.
Watch the Cosmic Cube Trailer Here
During the events of Marvel’s Avengers Operation: Hawkeye – Future Imperfect, the Avengers uncovered the threat of a nefarious new weapons project being undertaken by AIM and Scientist Supreme Monica Rappaccini: The Cosmic Cube. First appearing in Tales of Suspense #79 in July 1966, this incredibly powerful item is capable of controlling matter and energy in the universe on an unknown scale. And now, it lies in the hands of the mad genius mastermind of Advanced Idea Mechanics.
The time has come for players to wrest control of the Cosmic Cube from Monica in a new Villain Sector mission available today: “Beating the Odds.” But the weapon’s immense power has made her an even greater threat, requiring the Avengers to use their wits and heroic powers to defeat her solo or in teams of up to four players.
In addition to the new Villain Sector, the limited-time Cosmic Threat Event will begin June 24 and run until July 8. During the Cosmic Threat Event, players must scour the globe searching for Cosmic energy trails caused by Monica's superweapon: the Cosmic Cube. Players who engage in special Cosmic Threat Event missions and complete Cosmic Damage challenges will earn a unique animated nameplate, gear, and other valuable rewards as they close in on and challenge AIM’s efforts to use the Cosmic Cube.
This new Cosmic Cube content continues the storyline from February’s Marvel’s Avengers Operation: Hawkeye – Future Imperfect and sets the stage for upcoming releases, including Marvel’s Avengers Expansion: Black Panther – War for Wakanda, which launches in August.
About Marvel’s Avengers
Marvel’s Avengers offers players a truly rich experience and combines the single-player focused Reassemble story campaign with the ongoing Avengers Initiative’s War Zone missions, which take the Avengers around the world and beyond. Each mission in the Reassemble campaign is designed to showcase one or more hero’s unique abilities, while the Avengers Initiative missions can be played solo with your own custom AI team or with a group of up to four players* as any Hero in the player’s roster.
The narrative of Marvel’s Avengers continues to expand over time with the addition of new stories featuring new heroes, villains, mission types, regions, items, and more delivered to players at no additional cost once they own the core game, such as the recently released Operations, Kate Bishop – Taking AIM and Hawkeye – Future Imperfect. These stories move the entire Marvel’s Avengers narrative world forward on a multi-year arc, and all new missions are accessible to the entire roster of playable heroes.
Marvel’s Avengers is currently available on PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Stadia and is rated T (Teen) by the ESRB.
*Internet connection required. Your platform’s online multiplayer requirements will apply.
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About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2021 MARVEL
About Crystal Dynamics
Crystal Dynamics® has developed and published more than 30 award-winning titles during its 29-year adventure. Some of the company’s beloved franchises include Gex®, Legacy of Kain® and most recently, TOMB RAIDER® which has sold more than 82 million copies worldwide. With over 20 video game titles released and hundreds of awards, the heroine Lara Croft® has been a cultural icon for more than 25 years and has made an indelible mark on virtually every facet of entertainment. In addition to their headquarters in Redwood City, CA, Crystal Dynamics has two additional studios: Crystal Northwest™ in Bellevue, WA, and Crystal Southwest™ in Austin, TX.
For more information on Crystal Dynamics, please visit http://www.crystald.com/, their Twitter account, Facebook page, or their LinkedIn page.
Eidos-Montréal™ (a Square Enix® studio) is focused on creating immersive and captivating experiences. For the last decade, the development teams at Eidos-Montréal have orchestrated the successful reboot of the DEUS EX® series (Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided®), released the latest entry in the THIEF® franchise, and have also played a key role in the development of the award-winning TOMB RAIDER® series.
For more information on the studio, please visit https://eidosmontreal.com/ and find us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Square Enix, Inc.
Square Enix, Inc. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content throughout the Americas as part of the Square Enix group of companies. Square Enix, Inc. is affiliated with a global network of leading development studios such as Crystal Dynamics® and Eidos Montréal™. The Square Enix group of companies boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 161 million units worldwide; DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 82 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 82 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix, Inc. is a U.S.-based, wholly owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix, Inc. can be found at https://square-enix-games.com
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