EA And Marvel Will Collaborate On Three Action Adventure Games – DualShockers

The previously announced Iron Man game is the first of three.
Announced by both EA and Marvel, the two entities are teaming up to produce "at least three" upcoming titles, described only by the statement that they will all be "action-adventure games." An EA blog post paired with the announcement states that each game will have its own original story based on characters from the Marvel universe, and it confirms that the first of these three games has already been revealed, that being the single-player Iron Man project coming from EA subsidiary, Motive Studio.
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The blog post continues with expected self-congratulatory PR statements from some of the company's executives, but no more tangible information about the projects is relayed. Marvel, and Disney by association, are clearly taking a very liberal approach when it comes to licensing off IP for video games. The list of upcoming Marvel-based titles is getting difficult to keep track of, but just some of these include Spider-Man 2, Wolverine, Marvel's Midnight Suns, and the unnamed Black Panther and Captain America project.
Disney has been similarly prolific with Star Wars recently, with several projects announced from companies like Ubisoft and Quantic Dream, set to release following the closure of the EA exclusivity deal. Recently, Sean Shoptaw, SVP of Walt Disney Games, stated how open the company was to licensing off its IP, even to indie studios, so long as the teams come in with "passion and creative excellence."
Furthermore, EA continues to show its renewed investment in single-player games. The publisher found a lot of critical and commercial success with 2019's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and it seemingly motivated them to keep a healthy focus on this section of the gaming audience, with upcoming titles like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Dragon Age: Dreadwolf and the previously mentioned Iron Man project.
Though the blog post doesn't directly confirm that the other two Marvel projects will be single-player, the term 'action-adventure' and the specific mention of original stories does make them lean more towards that possibility. Furthermore, insider Jeff Grubb claimed back in July that EA was working on an open-world single-player Black Panther game, which many are now assuming is related to this three-game deal. Nothing is known about the third title, but fans are already speculating, and hoping, that it's based on their favorite underappreciated hero, whomever that may be.
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Jose is an experienced video game analyst and reviewer, who earned his chops producing long-form video essays about the industry, those getting him his first bit of online recognition. His thousands of hours into Smash and Pokemon earn him the well-deserved title of “Nintendo Nerd” (he likes to say expert), but at heart, he, like many of us, is someone who appreciates the art of games in all its forms.


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