Introducing The Avengers project from SquareEnix, CrystalDynamics, and EidosMontreal! #Reassemble
Marvel is teaming up with celebrated Japanese game publisher Square Enix, as well as two of its best game development studios (Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics), to create a new game based on “The Avengers.”
Outside of the brief teaser below, we’ve got no additional information on the collaboration.
Here’s what we know:
- Square Enix and Marvel are working on a game based on The Avengers.
- The working title is “The Avengers project.”
- It’s the first of several games planned in the partnership.
Both, Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, are known for creating gorgeous third- and first-person action games. So, don’t expect a small mobile game to come out of this partnership.
There’s no window for when this “Avengers project” is set to launch, but we’d guess it’s planned between 2018 and 2019 when the next two Avengers films are scheduled to debut.
Update: In the press release from Square Enix, the studio revealed another small hint about the plot for the new series.
“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.”
The line to focus on here is “completely original story”. That means that the Avengers games will not follow any storyline from the existing comics or films. There won’t be an existing plot that fans will know or recognize, so everything about the game will be a total surprise.
It may be a while before this new Avengers franchise is ready to hit the shelves, but it seems like the games will be well worth the wait.
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