January 27, 2017

Marvel And Square Enix Assemble A New Collaboration

Marvel Entertainment has today announced a multi-year partnership with Square Enix, to develop and publish titles based on the Marvel characters. The first title in this partnership is based on The Avengers and is being created by the team at Crystal Dynamics in association with Eidos Montreal.

The Avengers project is being designed for gamers worldwide and will be packed with all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise. Featuring a completely original story, it will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come. More details on The Avengers project and other games will be announced in 2018.

“By partnering with Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-MontrĂ©al, 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.”

Crystal Dynamics is the studio known for their work on the Tomb Raider series, including the recent Rise of the Tomb Raider. Eidos Montreal is new studio, but since their inception in 2011 they have released a pair of excellent games in Deus Ex Human Revolution and Deus Ex Mankind Divided. 

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