Marvel’s Avengers Highlights The Incredible Hulk This Week
This week, Marvel's Avengers is focusing on The Incredible Hulk and the actors, including Troy Baker, that brought this character to life.
Since the release of Marvel’s Avengers‘ 18-minute gameplay demo during Gamescom, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix have been highlighting the individual characters that make up this Avengers roster. Captain America was showcased previously, and now they are following Cap up by putting the spotlight on one of my favorite member of the Avengers: The Incredible Hulk.
In a short video that you can watch below, we get a brief overview of the character. While his basic design in the game is shown, we also got a look at an alternate costume based on Joe Fixit/Grey Hulk in a suit. If you aren’t a fan of the standard designs in Marvel’s Avengers, you should keep an eye on these costumes. In fact, the recently shown off Secret Empire skin for Captain America features a pretty cool shield. This Hulk-focused trailer ends with some brief snippets of gameplay, which makes me want a modern follow up to The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction just as much as Marvel’s Avengers.
The three actors that had to come together to portray Hulk in the game also took to Twitter to give some insight on this version of the character. Troy Baker, the voice actor for Bruce Banner, says this version of the character differs from previous incarnations because “Bruce sits at the emotional core of our story. His relationships with the characters, which is often tenuous, spotlights his inner struggle.” He also teased that Marvel’s Avengers “recalls fan favorite storylines and builds upon them.”
Once Bruce Banner becomes Hulk, he is voiced by Darin De Paul. He says portraying the Hulk feels natural as “it is acting in its purest form” while also mentioning that “coming from Broadway & musical theatre I learned how to fill a big room with my voice,” which is certainly need for this boisterous character. Hulk’s motion caption actor, who goes by @blitzkrieghawk on Twitter, discussed playing such a physical character with minimal props. “Hulk is such a physical character. I loved running around the studio pretending to wreck everything. The sets & props we used were minimal, so we had to use a lot of imagination. Most fun I’ve had on set, ever. Incredible!”
DualShockers will be sure to keep you updated as Square Enix continues to highlight each member of the Avengers. Black Widow, Thor, and Iron Man still remain. We also had the chance to play the game at PAX West, so you can check out our preview. Marvel’s Avengers releases for Google Stadia, PC, PS4, and Xbox One on May 15, 2019, and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.
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