Earlier today, we learned that developer Eidos Montreal is all but confirmed to be announcing a new Guardians of the Galaxy game during Square-Enix’s next digital event. Now it looks like yet another project based in the Marvel Universe is set to be revealed to the public.
Reported on Video Game Chronicle and corroborated by Jason Schreier from Bloomberg – Jason also verified the existence of the Guardians of the Galaxy Game – publisher 2K Games is set to unveil a turned-based strategy game set in the Marvel Universe. This comes from a leaked list of titles 2K is expected to showcase at E3 which appeared on reddit.
The developer of the game is said to be Firaxis Games, the studio that reinvigorated the XCOM franchise with 2012’s XCOM: Enemy Unknown. The information only states that the yet to be made official title is starring Marvel heroes, so it’s unknown if this will be a case like Marvel Ultimate Alliance that covers the entire Universe or a specific group like the Avengers.
Given that they’ve been away from the spotlight for an entire generation, and for the sheer fact that the property would lend itself terrifically to the genre, it would be exciting if this turned out to be the next evolution of the X-Men franchise. The team has proven versatile in the past, appearing in everything from fighting games, action-RPG’s, stealth outings and traditional action games both 2-D and 3-D. There’s no reason they also couldn’t fit within the mold of a strategy title too.
Unless it leaks in advance, it looks like we’ll have to wait until E3 for 2K’s project to be formally announced. Between this and Guardians of the Galaxy, it’s an exciting time to be a fan of games inspired by Marvel Comics.