Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix have announced a multi-game partnership that will see Crystal Dynamics (Rise of the Tomb Raider) and Eidos-Montreal (Deus Ex) creating new games based on Marvel’s various superhero properties. The first game will kick things off with a focus on The Avengers. The untitled game is currently known as The Avengers Project, but more details on this and other games will become available in 2018.
“By partnering with Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal, we are now working with two of the industry’s most talented and respected game development studios to bring Marvel stories to life in ways our fans have never experienced,“ said Jay Ong, Senior Vice President, Games & Innovation, Marvel Entertainment. “The Avengers project is a perfect example of how Marvel is making games a key part of the landscape for Marvel storytelling, alongside comics, television and film. We can only do this by matching our greatest Super Heroes with the world’s top developers, such as the creative minds at Square Enix.”
Marvel has stated in the past that the company will partner with various game developers to focus on specific properties. Insomniac Games and Sony have a deal with Marvel to produce a still untitled Spider-Man game, so it’s safe to assume Spider-Man will not be included in the Square Enix titles based on Marvel’s previous statements.
“Marvel’s diverse, innovative universe has created millions of longtime fans, including all of us,” said Phil Rogers, CEO, Square Enix Americas and Europe. “It’s exciting to bring together Square Enix’s award-winning development studios with Marvel’s extraordinary storytellers to establish a new entertainment powerhouse. This collaboration of passion and talent will craft epic, imaginative experiences allowing gamers to live out their Super Hero dreams like never before.”
We’ll have more on the Square Enix lineup of Marvel games as soon as additional information becomes available.