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The 8-bit Avengers video game that we wish were real

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

The word on the street is that Marvel's Avengers will be making an appearance at San Diego Comic Con on Saturday. For fans who have been patiently waiting for some news, any news, about the sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron, this is a welcome rumor. It's been a long two years since we last saw Black Widow (Scarlet Johansson), Captain America (Chris Evans), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo),  Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) team up to take down evil.

To make the wait (until Saturday) more bearable, here's an (enormously delightful) eight-bit, Megaman-esque version of the first movie. No quarters necessary: