Do you want to play games based on the Marvel Universe? Marvel Entertainment and SQUARE ENIX® are betting that you do by announcing a new multi-year, multi-game licensing agreement. This new agreement will allow Square Enix to develop and publish original games based on beloved Marvel Super Heroes. The first of these games will feature The Avengers.
As a result of this partnership, it establishes one of the most powerful alliances in interactive entertainment. The first blockbuster game is presently in development by Crystal Dynamics®, the developers of the award winning TOMB RAIDER®. Eidos-Montréal, the home of the critically acclaimed and award-winning DEUS EX game series, will also be collaborating on the project.
“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’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.”
The Avengers project will have gamers worldwide in mind while game is in development. It will contain all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that longtime fans of the franchise have loved. 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 come in 2018. Take a look at the announcement trailer below and let us know what you think.