Step into the steel-toed boots of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Nick Fury and recruit a team of super-powered friends to save the world from Marvel's most wanted in Marvel: Avengers Alliance, coming soon to Facebook.

Okay, so it's not the big-budget Avengers video game we were hoping for. Marvel: Avengers Alliance might be even better. Instead of playing some boring old superhero, you're playing the newest member of S.H.I.E.L.D., tasked with gathering a team of heroes to fight the greatest threat the world has ever seen. Who knows, we might even get the Great Lakes Avengers back together. Oh Squirrel Girl.

As a social game from the folks at Playdom, Marvel: Avengers Alliance should feature plenty of mouse clicking, energy accumulating, and asking your friends for help as you strive to become the greatest S.H.I.E.L.D. agent the world has ever not really known due to the secrecy of your station.

Marvel: Avenger's Alliance [Facebook]