Square Enix and Marvel team up for multi-game Avengers Project

It’s the team-up you never thought you’d see! Marvel Entertainment has announced a multi-title collaboration with Square Enix to develop and publish original games based on your favorite Marvel superheroes. Naturally, this partnership will begin with something currently known as The Avengers Project:

The Avengers project is being designed for gamers worldwide and will be packed with all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise. Featuring a completely original story, it will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come.

We’ll have to wait until 2018 to learn more about The Avengers Project, but we do know that it’ll be co-developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal. While I’m sure a lot of fans were hoping to see a Marvel Universe in Kingdom Hearts III, a mature and action-packed adventure starring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes from the creators of Tomb Raider and Deus Ex is a pretty great consolation prize.

Marvel’s Senior Vice President of Games & Innovation, Jay Ong, is pretty excited about the partnership too:

“By partnering with Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, we are now working with two of the industry’s most talented and respected game development studios to bring Marvel stories to life in ways our fans have never experienced. The Avengers Project is a perfect example of how Marvel is making games a key part of the landscape for Marvel storytelling, alongside comics, television and film. We can only do this by matching our greatest superheroes with the world’s top developers, such as the creative minds at Square Enix.”

You can find the first teaser trailer for The Avengers Project embedded above.

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