Marvel and Square Enix Join Forces for Multi-Game Partnership
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
Marvel Entertainment and Square Enix has announced a new multi-year, multi-game licensing agreement, which will see them develop and publish new games based on Marvel Super Heroes. The games will begin with The Avengers, which will be crafted by Crystal Dynamics, the award-winning team behind the Tomb Raider series, as well as Eidos-Montréal, the creators of the award-winning DEUS EX 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. More details on The Avengers project and other games will be announced in 2018.”
“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.”
With so many big names behind such a strong franchise of movies, comics, cartoons and more, there’s a huge amount of content for them to draw upon for the upcoming games. Which games would you like to see them develop from the Marvel catalogue over the next few years?