After announcing the partnership with Marvel starting with a new game belonging to The Avengers franchise, Square Enix sent in a press release providing more information about it.
First of all, we get a brief description of the project, mentioning that the game will be based on a “completely original story,” and will introduce a universe that will last for “years to come.”
We also hear that more information is a long way off, as the official reveal of the game and information about additional titles will come in 2018.
“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.”
Marvel Entertainment Senior Vice President, Games & Innovation Jay Ong accompanied the press release with a comment
“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.
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.”
Square Enix Americas and Europe CEO Phil Rogers also commented, promising to establish a “new entertainment powerhouse,” and to provide gamers with “epic, imaginative experiences.”
“Marvel’s diverse, innovative universe has created millions of longtime fans, including all of us.
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 press release also confirmed that the new The Avengers game will be developed by Crystal Dynamics, that recently gave us Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider, in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal, that has been working on the Deus Ex franchise with Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.