Yesterday, Square Enix surprised everybody when they announced that they had struck a multi game deal with Marvel to make games based on Marvel properties. However, not a whole lot more details were shared then- today, however, Square Enix and Marvel have both chipped in with some more tidbits on the upcoming initiative.
“The Avengers project is being designed for gamers worldwide and will be packed with all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise. Featuring a completely original story, it will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come. More details on The Avengers project and other games will be announced in 2018,” Square Enix said.
“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,” Marvel Entertainment Senior Vice President, Games & Innovation Jay Ong said.
“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.”
Finally, Square Enix Americas and Europe CEO Phil Rogers said, “Marvel’s diverse, innovative universe has created millions of longtime fans, including all of us. 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.”
All of which sounds great- I don’t know if I can wait till 2018 for more information, however!