Marvel Entertainment officially announced a brand new video game in the works starring the Avengers. The company is teaming up with publisher Square Enix, developers Crystal Dynamics, and Eidos-Montréal. If those companies sound familiar, they’re most recent collaborative successes are Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider. Check out the announcement trailer 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.”
“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 game will feature a completely original story that introduces gamers to a universe they’ll be able to play in for years to come. Don’t count on any hearing anything more this year, however. Further details on the game, and others Marvel Entertainment might be cooking up, will likely not pick back up until 2018.