The Marvel brand may have been dominating the box office for a decade now but the brand has only begun making its mark in next-gen gaming within the past few years. Playstation’s Spider-Man set the gaming world on fire when it came out a few years ago. This month’s Guardians of the Galaxy is garnering very positive reviews. While not as well-received, even the Avengers game had its moments. Wolverine and Midnight Suns are big games being developed on the horizon.
Deadline is reporting that Marvel Entertainment is partnering with Skydance’s new interactive studio New Media for a new blockbuster game. Helmed by Uncharted creator and video game legend Amy Hennig, the game is set to be a “narrative-driven, blockbuster action-adventure game, featuring a completely original story and take on the Marvel Universe.” According to Hennig:
I can’t imagine a better partner than Marvel for our first game. 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.
Hennig taking the reigns of this project should be enough to get any Marvel gaming fan excited. Hennig’s work on the Uncharted franchise and the cult-classic Legacy of Kain games is nothing short of incredible. As to what property Hennig’s team is adapting, it’s anyone’s guess. Going by the idea of something completely original, the door is pretty much wide open.