EA announced a long-term deal with Marvel to develop at least three new action adventure games which will be available for PC and consoles.
The first title in development is Iron Man, which was already announced last month. It will be a single-player third-person, action-adventure game coming out of Motive Studios. “Developed in collaboration with Marvel, the Iron Man game will feature an original narrative that taps into the rich history of the character, channeling the complexity, charisma, and creative genius of Tony Stark, and enabling players to feel what it’s like to truly play as Iron Man,” said EA in a blog post announcing the partnership.
“At Marvel, we strive to find best-in-class teams who can take our characters on heroic journeys in ways they haven’t before, and collaborating with Electronic Arts will help us achieve that,” said Jay Ong, Executive Vice President at Marvel Games. “We pride ourselves on being enthusiastic, creative collaborators with developers so they have the freedom to create something deeply unique and truly remarkable. The team at Motive is getting started on that with their Iron Man video game and we can’t wait for players to learn more in the far future.”
This isn’t the first collaboration between EA and Disney. The two companies announced a three-game collaboration for Star Wars earlier this year, with lead development from Apex Legends producer Respawn Entertainment.
“We look forward to welcoming Marvel into the EA family of creators and know this collaboration will produce exceptional experiences for our players. We can’t wait to see players’ reactions when they suit up as Iron Man and do the extraordinary things this Super Hero is known for.”
There is no information about the plot, characters, or release date of the other games yet. However, Disney and EA say that each of these games will have an original story set in the Marvel universe. There is a possibility that one of them is an open-world Black Panther game that has been rumored in the past months. That claim, made by author Jeff Grubb, revealed that the game could be published by EA. However, there is no official statement about the Black Panther game so it may not be true.