“The Avengers Project” from Marvel, Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics, and Eidos Montreal

After a “tune in” announcement yesterday, Marvel and Square Enix have revealed a much-speculated video game collaboration right now being referred to as “The Avengers Project.” Being developed by Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics, and Eidos Montreal, it’s unknown exactly what we can expect but the teaser video hints at a bleak future where the heroes we know have been defeated and a new generation much rise… kind of like Old Man Logan and who knows how many similar dystopian stories Marvel has published.

The video’s voice-over states:

They say the time of heroes is over. That if you’re different, you’re dangerous, but I know the truth. The world will always need heroes, we just need to reassemble.

The announcement between Marvel and Square Enix is a multi-year, multi-game partnership leading with this project. I’d speculate Marvel will be bringing the type of world building we’ve seen in their movie franchises to the video game realm, interlinked stories across multiple titles. Marvel has worked with publishers in the

Marvel has worked with publishers in the past and released notable games like Marvel Ulitmate Alliance and the Capcom vs. Marvel series, but has yet to match it’s movie or comic popularity with the video game platform. There has been a realignment in the company’s strategy in recent years with more cross-media projects such as their Contest of Champions which saw a video game and comic tie-in as well as more mobile/web game releases.

Can’t the video below.