Marvel and Square Enix teamed up for the release of Marvel’s Avengers, but it seems like the game was only one aspect of their partnership. The two companies have come together once again, as a new set of Marvel figures is being released by Square Enix.
While Tetsuya Nomura is best known for his work on Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, the legendary developer has also put his spin on several other aspects of pop culture. Nomura has created some awesome alternate designs for Darth Vader and his Stormtroopers, slimming down the Sith lord’s armor and making the white soldiers look more intimidating. Nomura has also put his spin on DC’s Batman, Riddler, and Catwoman, but now he is turning his attention to the Marvel universe.
The first character seen in this special Marvel line from Tetsuya Nomura is Iron Man, with the Armored Avenger being given a few special touches to help him stand out. The Marvel Universe Variant Bring Arts figure sees Iron Man suiting up in a set of armor that is not too different from Avengers: Infinity War’s Mark 50 suit. Like the Bleeding Edge armor it was inspired from, the suit can seemingly use nanobots to make weapons appear — with the weapon created being a multipurpose set of wings.
Though the video that displays this interesting take on Iron Man shows him holding these wings, other images show them on the hero’s back. Further, they can come together to form a shield, and interesting touch that would see the hero deflecting bullets and punches with ease. The wings can be removed with ease, as can Iron Man’s hands, with a few different poses available to swap-in. Alternate shoulder pads and knee guard designs are also included as optional accessories, as well as a special stand used for displaying the Iron Man figure.
With Iron Man being playable in Square Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers game, it would be great to see this costume usable in-game. With some neat touches that see the gold accents moving up the side of the helmet like lightning, as well as the back of the helmet extending outward slightly, this truly is a special take on Iron Man. If players want the figure for themselves, they can order it now from the Square Enix Store. It is priced at $134.99, and all those that order the figure will be given access to a special lithograph that displays Nomura’s concept art for the figure.
It will be interesting to see who comes next in this line of Square Enix Marvel figures, as there are several other Avengers members and villains that could be brought to life. Further, it would be great to see a Spider-Man figure in Nomura’s style — though for now, fans will just have to wait and see which character is released next.
There once was a point when Marvel's Avengers was going to launch alongside the next-generation PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles. Unfortunately for those hoping to play the next-gen version of the game, it wound up getting delayed to 2021. Luckily for fans, the wait for Marvel's Avengers on next-gen consoles is nearly over, launching March 18 with the option for existing owners to upgrade for free.
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