EA and Marvel Entertainment today announced a long-term collaboration for three Marvel games.
A trio of Marvel video games are coming from Electronic Arts. This is part of a new collaboration between the publisher and Marvel Entertainment that was first announced back in September. At the time, the duo confirmed that Motive Studios would work on a new Iron Man game all while hinting that more titles could be in the pipeline. Now, we know that at least two more games will come from this agreement. No word yet on what the other two titles might be, but one is rumored to be a Black Panther game.
“We have been long-time fans of Marvel and their impressive leadership, so this is a remarkable moment for our developers as well as our players and fans,” said Laura Miele, COO at EA. “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.”
“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.”
Today’s deal marks another huge win for Marvel Entertainment as it seeks to license and partner with established gaming partners. They’ve worked with PlayStation Studios (Spider-Man and Wolverine), Firaxis Games (Midnight Suns), Team Ninja (Ultimate Alliance 3), Crystal Dynamics (Avengers), and Eidos Montreal (Guardians of the Galaxy).