Marvel Entertainment is partnering up with Skydance’s New Media division to develop an original action-adventure game based on the superhero-worlds of the Marvel Universe.
This was announced last Friday by New Media’s Amy Hennig. The upcoming gaming title is set to be a “narrative-driven, blockbuster action-adventure game, featuring completely original story and take on the Marvel Universe.”
The game will mark Skydance New Media’s first one.
“I CAN’T IMAGINE A BETTER PARTNER THAN MARVEL FOR OUR FIRST GAME,” SAID HENNIG, PRESIDENT, SKYDANCE NEW MEDIA. “THE MARVEL UNIVERSE EPITOMIZES ALL THE ACTION, MYSTERY AND THRILLS OF THE PULP ADVENTURE GENRE THAT I ADORE AND LENDS ITSELF PERFECTLY TO AN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE. IT’S AN HONOR TO BE ABLE TO TELL AN ORIGINAL STORY WITH ALL THE HUMANITY, COMPLEXITY, AND HUMOR THAT MAKES MARVEL CHARACTERS SO ENDURING AND TO ENABLE OUR PLAYERS TO EMBODY THESE HEROES THAT THEY LOVE.”
New Media has assembled a diverse team of creative consultants from the worlds of film, television and comics.
While the in-development project marks Skydance New Media’s first initiative, Marvel has been making Games with its characters for quote a while. Some popular games are Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and more.
Just this month Marvel launched Guardians of the Galaxy.
Skydance proper has previously taken the plunge into interactive content with its The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners VR game and Archangel: Hellfire.
“WE ARE ENORMOUSLY EXCITED TO BE WORKING INSIDE THE MARVEL UNIVERSE TO CRAFT A RICH NARRATIVE OF OUR OWN,” SAID BEAK, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & GM, SKYDANCE NEW MEDIA. “JAY AND HIS TEAM AT MARVEL GAMES ARE HELPING US MAKE THE BEST EXPERIENCES IMAGINABLE.”