Advanced Idea Mechanics
A few days ago, Square Enix released gameplay footage from San Diego Comic Con, part of which was previously leaked with less than enjoyable quality. In the prologue to the game, Taskmaster shows up to cause trouble for the Avengers, but he is not the big bad. A couple of days ago, the official Twitter account for Marvel’s Avengers tweeted out an announcement that the organization Advanced Idea Mechanics would play a major role in the game. Better known as AIM, Advanced Idea Mechanics is likely to be the or at least one of the Marvel’s Avengers villains.
AIM is one of those companies like Oscorp that is wildly wealthy despite a wide understanding that it is run by evil people. I guess art imitates reality. The biggest villain attached to AIM would be MODOK (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing). MODOK is basically an enormous head with tiny arms and legs, who sits in a flying chair. He has all sorts of weapons on said chair as well as mental capabilities like mind-control, telepathy, and generating force-fields. While MODOK has not made an appearance in any gameplay footage or had mention in any announcement, his involvement in AIM’s comic book history cannot be overlooked.
In the five years since the events of A-Day, a new evil threat has emerged: Advanced Idea Mechanics (A.I.M.). They believe that science, not Super Heroes, will save the world. Reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to take on AIM in Marvel’s Avengers. #EmbraceYourPowers #Reassemble pic.twitter.com/kY8rNo3LDB
— Marvel’s Avengers (@PlayAvengers) August 21, 2019
AIM was present in the MCU’s Iron Man 3, but not in all its glory. Instead, it was run by Aldrich Killian/”Mandarin” with a grudge to take down Tony Stark. With its brief mention in the above tweet, it is unclear if AIM is the main threat of the game or just one of the many enemies the Avengers will have to take down. Marvel’s Avengers will be out on May 15th, 2020 on PC, Google Stadia, PS4, and Xbox One.
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