Valiant Entertainment Enters Deal to Make Video Games Based on Bloodshot and More
In a deal with developer Blowfish Studios, Valiant Entertainment will plan to adapt several of its comic series into games in the future.
Gaming and the comics industry are no stranger to one another, especially with the recent news that The Wolf Among Us 2, a series adapted from the Vertigo comic Fables, is finally returning to development after the closure of Telltale Games. However, while games based on properties from Marvel and DC are commonplace, another major force in the comics industry is preparing to enter the games space once more, Valiant.
As detailed by The Hollywood Reporter, the comic book publisher Valiant Comics (as part of Valiant Entertainment) has entered a deal with developer Blowfish Studios to adapt several of the publisher’s popular comic series into video games in the future. Blowfish has previously been known for titles such as Siegecraft and Gunscape.
While no specific details were provided just yet on when we can expect these games to come to fruition, one of the comic series that were cited as potentially being adapted to game form includes Bloodshot, which is also set to get a feature film adaptation in 2020 starring Vin Diesel.
This new deal from Valiant isn’t the first time that the publisher has worked in the space of gaming, as previously the company was owned by Acclaim Entertainment in the mid-1990s. Acclaim, of course, was well-known for titles such as Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, itself an adaptation of the Turok comic series from Valiant. However, with Acclaim having gone bankrupt in 2004, this new deal marks the first time that Valiant has entered game development since then.
Dan Mintz, the founder and CEO of Valiant’s parent company DMG Entertainment, explained in a statement that “we’re thrilled to bring Valiant’s characters back into the video game industry and give fans the opportunity to play as their favorite superheroes.” Specifically, he said that “translating these characters and stories to video games could not come at a more exciting time, and that “these games are poised to become further proof of these characters’ immense potential as anchors in pop culture.”
While Valiant started from small beginnings as a comics publisher, since its formation the company has grown to one of the most well-known publishing forces in comics with a large stable of popular series and characters. Behind only Marvel and DC, it will be interesting to see how the company expands its roster of characters and grows into other mediums outside of just comics, with video games seeming like a huge opportunity for Valiant.