While everyone is focusing on the release of The Last of Us Part II this week, Square Enix is slowly trying to build back hype for their Avengers game. With the nature of the protests going around online, the account had apparently posted something that likened Captain America to a Confederate hero.
The post has been deleted, but here’s a screenshot of it:
With all the recent news of statues of Confederate figures being taken down and defaced, the post looked like it was comparing Captain America to those same people. On the surface it seems like nothing, but I definitely get what people are complaining about. If anything, the official account has apologized:
The good thing is, it looks like people are more understanding of this blunder. I don’t think it was the game’s intention to compare Captain America to Confederate ‘Heroes’, and people online aren’t being too harsh on them. If anything, there’s flak going toward the people who actually called the post offensive.
For now, the game is gearing up for another big reveal next week. With the game supposed to release last month, I’m curious what else they’ve added to the game, now that they’ve had three extra months to polish it. Hopefully we get a good look at the new features, but not too much that it spoils the game.
Marvel’s Avengers is a story-driven, third-person action-adventure game. Players reassemble and rebuild their Avengers roster in an original, cinematic single-player campaign, then battle solo or online alongside friends in new missions around the globe. Customize Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and then harness their unique powers to defend the world from escalating threats for years to come.
Marvel’s Avengers comes to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on June 24.