While it’s no official announcement that Marvel characters will be in Kingdom Hearts, Marvel and Square Enix have announced a partnership for a new Avengers game and the main developers will be Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics. After Marvel Movies, TV, Cartoons and Comics, it seems that finally Marvel wants to take over the world of video games.
First off I have to make people notice the utter lack of good or any Marvel games since the rise of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The last two games that I remember off the top of my head was the horrible tie in games to both Captain America and Thor. Given the immense popularity that is the MCU, it’s sheer madness that it’s taken Marvel this long to tap into a market who’s thirsting for a game centered around the Avengers. I know that certain Marvel mobile games do exist and from my understanding they are pretty popular. However nothing on phone can replicate what can be done on either a console or a PC, and bring that epic adventure that fans have been wanting for years.
If you’re wondering if this game (or future games) will be any good or will they simply be easy cash movie tie games, then I present to you Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics. To some of you those names won’t mean anything at all, but if you’ve played the most recent Deus Ex: Human Revolution/Mankind Divided and the Rebooted Tomb Raider franchise then you know that these games have an extremely high chance of being great. Not only do these studios make their games look absolutely amazing with current technology, and of course the games are fun to play. Yes the Avengers game will more than likely handle differently than either of the two games I previously mentioned, the amount of polish and quality assurance is pretty much guaranteed. Rest your head Marvel fans.
While no official release date has been announced for the Avengers game, this won’t be the only game under this partnership. Hopefully this means we’ll be getting solo adventures with unique mechanics. What do you want out this Avengers game? What Avenger should get their own game? Let me know in the comments below!