Square Enix and Marvel Entertainment have announced a multi-year and multi-game partnership agreement; which will see Square Enix both develop and publish games based on the Marvel universe, beginning with The Avengers.
With the first game between two of interactive entertainments greatest minds being a collaboration by Crystal Dynamics and Edios-Montréal. Meaning we will also see the developers behind the award-winning Tomb Raider series, working with the home of the critically acclaimed and award-winning series Deus Ex.
More information on The Avengers game, and other projects will be available in 2018. But, The Avengers project is being made for gamers worldwide, and will be packed with characters, environments, and the iconic moments fans know. It will also contain a unique story, that sets a universe players can enjoy for years to come.
On this announcement Jay Ong (Senior Vice President, Games & Innovation, Marvel Entertainment) said;
“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.”
And, Phil Rogers (CEO, Square Enix Americas and Europe) stated;
“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.”