Marvel has announced a partnership with video game studio Square Enix to develop a multi-game franchise surrounding The Avengers, they announced on Twitter.
Called The Avengers Project, the studio released a 51-second trailer teasing that the time of heroes is over and that they need to reassemble as we get glimpses of Thor's hammer, Mjölnir, Iron Man's broken Repulsor, and Captain America's shield in not so great a condition. Clearly The Avengers have been hit hard as you can see below.
The Avengers Project is being headed by Square Enix developers Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal. Crystal Dynamics is most notable for the two most recent Tomb Raider games while Eidos Montreal is known for the Deus Ex franchise.
“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,“ said Jay Ong, Senior Vice President, Games & Innovation, Marvel Entertainment. “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.”
“Marvel’s diverse, innovative universe has created millions of longtime fans, including all of us,” said Phil Rogers, CEO, Square Enix Americas and Europe. “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.”
No other details about The Avengers project are known, although Square Enix has stated that more information will be released in 2018.