Marvel and Square-Enix assemble for video games

Jack Ridsdale

By Jack Ridsdale

January 31st 2017 at 10:09AM
UPDATED January 31st 2017 at 11:17AM
Marvel and Square-Enix assemble for video games

The video game publisher has confirmed it will oversee development of multiple games based on Marvel properties

Marvel Entertainment and Square-Enix have partnered in a multi-year, multi-game licensing agreement to develop and publish new titles based on Marvel properties, beginning with the Avengers.

The first game will be developed by studio Crystal Dynamics, the developers of the critically acclaimed Tomb Raider series in collaboration with Eidos-Montreal, the studio responsible for the Deus Ex series.

Little in known about the Avengers project but the publisher has assured fans the game will "be packed with all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise" as well as introducing an original story and a universe that gamers can "play in for years to come."

“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,” added 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.”

More details on The Avengers project and other games will be announced in 2018, but for now, you can enjoy the first teaser trailer for the Avengers project, below.