Marvel and Square Enix Team-Up Announced
One of the most powerful alliances in interactive entertainment is finally going down. Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix announced today that they will be entering a new multi-year, multi-game licensing agreement to develop and publish original games based on Marvel Super Heroes, starting with The Avengers.
The first blockbuster game is being crafted by Crystal Dynamics, developers of the TOMB RAIDER series, in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal, home of the DEUS EX game series.
According to Square Enix, 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.
You can check out the teaser trailer for the Avengers project below:
“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.”
This collaboration of passion and talent will craft epic, imaginative experiences allowing gamers to live out their Super Hero dreams like never before.
“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.”
This is definitely a game changer as far as super hero games are concerned. More details on The Avengers project and other games will be announced in 2018, and even though that’s too damn long to wait, we honestly can’t wait to see what these guys come up with.
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