While Marvel’s stable of heroes have been ruling the box office for years, their presence in video games has been, in a word, sparse since Disney acquired Marvel. Mobile games have frequently popped up, an MMO called Marvel Heroes has been around for a couple of years, and Disney Infinity integrated Spider-Man with Mickey Mouse last year. But otherwise the likes of Iron Man, Captain America, and Wolverine haven’t seen much play in narratively driven games.
Marvel’s latest announcement looks to change that, however.
Marvel and Telltale Games—the studio behind the well-received The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and Tales from the Borderlands games—have announced a partnership to produce a new project currently slated for 2017.
No details were provided about what that project will entail—whether it will involve established, obscure, or completely new characters from the Marvel universe—but this should be good news for fans hoping Marvel would dive further into the game business. Telltale has a knack for putting characters and story first, as all of their games emphasize player choice in propelling a narrative forward. (For examples, read EW‘s review of the most recent Borderlands and Game of Thrones episodes).
Presumably the game will be episodic, as all of Telltale’s recent games have been, but this continues the studio’s impressive stable of franchises. In addition to the ones mentioned above, the studio is also working on a Minecraft game as well as a new hybrid game/TV show with Lionsgate called a Super Show.