Marvel Games is currently on a hot streak that shows no signs of cooling down. This week saw the release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man is set to arrive in Marvel’s Avengers – for PlayStation users – by the end of the year, Marvel’s Midnight Suns rises in early 2022, and on the far off horizon are new Spider-Man and Wolverine titles from Insomniac Games.
Adding another notch to their ever growing belt, today it was announced that Marvel Games is partnering with Skydance New Media on a new AAA project. Most might know Skydance’s logo in the front of the Mission: Impossible films, but recently they’ve begun to venture into the interactive space. Heading the studio is none other than Amy Hennig, who helped give birth to the Uncharted series at Naughty Dog, and Julian Break, formerly of EA. Funnily enough, Hennig was working at EA on another Disney owned property, Star Wars, but the project was ultimately cancelled.
From the press release:
“I can’t imagine a better partner than Marvel for our first game,” said Hennig, President, Skydance New Media. “The Marvel Universe epitomizes all the action, mystery and thrills of the pulp adventure genre that I adore and lends itself perfectly to an interactive experience. It’s an honor to be able to tell an original story with all the humanity, complexity, and humor that makes Marvel characters so enduring and to enable our players to embody these heroes that they love.”
“Amy has been setting the bar for narrative adventure games for decades and we are happy to be collaborating with the talented and experienced New Media team at Skydance,” said Jay Ong, Executive Vice President & Head of Marvel Games. “Their ambition and vision for making innovative entertainment using beloved Marvel IP was obvious from our first meeting. We’re excited to share more with Marvel fans when the time is right.”
“We are enormously excited to be working inside the Marvel Universe to craft a rich narrative of our own,” said Beak, Executive Vice President & GM, Skydance New Media. “Jay and his team at Marvel Games are helping us make the best experiences imaginable.”