Fans Blast 'Fake' Avengers in New Square Enix Game: 'These Look Like Cheap Dollar Store Versions'

Hot on the heels of what will very soon become the highest grossing movie of all time, the Avengers are assembling once more in a brand new video game. But not everyone is pleased with how the game looks, in particular the resemblance between the video game characters and their movie counterparts.

A trailer featuring gameplay footage of Marvel's Avengers was unveiled at the Square Enix conference at E3 2019 in Los Angeles on Monday. Developed by Crystal Dynamics, fan favorites Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Thor and Black Widow are all playable characters within the game.

Marvel's Avengers Square Enix
How Earth's mightiest heroes appear in Marvel's Avengers. Square Enix

While it appears attempts have been made to make the characters look similar to the big screen versions, the poor facsimile of the actor's likeness left many people bemused.

One person on Twitter asked, "Sooo are they not allowed to use the faces of the actual actors? Because this looks like a off-brand Avengers."

Others criticized the game for trying to recreate approximate versions of the actor's likeness in the game. "The Avengers game probably should have distanced itself from the look of the MCU more," one person wrote on Twitter. "Having a Bruce Banner dressed and styled like Mark Ruffalo really reminds you that it's not Mark Ruffalo. Embrace a new look," they added.

The Avengers game probably should have distanced itself from the look of the MCU more. Having a Bruce Banner dressed and styled like Mark Ruffalo really reminds you that it’s not Mark Ruffalo. Embrace a new look.

— Captain Midnight (@midnightcap) June 11, 2019

However, others argued that some fans were always going to be disappointed by the look of the video game characters, especially since the movie versions have become so cherished.

"The problem, for me at least, with that Avengers game trailer is that for the past ten years the MCU actors have become so synonymous with those characters that any on-screen version that isn't them just feels kinda fake. Coming right off the back of Endgame doesn't help," one person tweeted.

Another wrote, "the aesthetic they went with is similar enough to draw comparisons making these look like cheap dollar store versions of the characters we all know and love."

Plenty of other people joked about the imitation versions of the movie Avengers depicted in the game.

Pretty cool of Marvel to give the stunt doubles their own game! #avengers

— Gav (@miracleofsound) June 11, 2019

MARVEL: We wanna use ya'll likeness in the new Avenger's game.
AVENGERS CAST: Cool. We each need $576,275,592.48
MARVEL: Cool. Lemme hit ya'll right back...

— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) June 11, 2019

The Great Value Avengers: Steel Man, Lieutenant America, Thorn, The Bulk, and Grey Widow

— Angie Thomas (@angiecthomas) June 11, 2019

The character models from the Square Enix Avengers game looking on point.

— Seiler (@John_FN_Seiler) June 11, 2019

“Siri, show me The Avengers’ tethers”

— Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) June 11, 2019

Those disappointed with the looks of the characters will at least be pleased to know that the game features a brand new original story. The beginning of the game is set during A-Day, a celebration of the Avengers in San Francisco to mark the opening of a West Coast headquarters for Earth's mightiest heroes.

The trailer then shows an attack by thieves led by supervillain Taskmaster, culminating with the Avengers battling on the Golden Gate Bridge. A catastrophic accident follows that appears to kill Captain America, leading the Avengers to disband. Five years later, with all superheroes outlawed, the team must once again assemble to fight a new global threat.

The voice cast of the game sees Nolan North play Tony Stark, Troy Baker as Bruce Banner, Jeff Schine as Captain America, Travis Willignham as Thor and Laura Bailey as Black Widow.

Early beta access of Marvel's Avengers, along with other "unique benefits" will be available for Playstation users. The game is due to be released on Playstation 4, PC, Stadia and Xbox One on May 15, 2020.