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Marvel, Skydance New Media To Build Narrative Action-Adventure Game

Disney’s Marvel has partnered with the new-media unit of Skydance Media to build “a narrative-driven, blockbuster action-adventure game, featuring a completely original story and take on the Marvel Universe,” the companies said.

“I can’t imagine a better partner than Marvel for our first game,” said Amy Hennig, president of Skydance New Media and an award-winning, long-time game creator. “The Marvel Universe epitomizes all the action, mystery and thrills of the pulp adventure genre that I adore and lends itself perfectly to an interactive experience. It’s an honor to be able to tell an original story with all the humanity, complexity, and humor that makes Marvel characters so enduring and to enable our players to embody these heroes that they love.” 

The release announcing the new interactive title contains little other substantive information, beyond promising that its production team is “ laser-focused on creating high-fidelity, richly interactive experiences crafted for traditional gaming platforms as well as emerging streaming services and designed to be appealing, inviting, and accessible to a global audience.”

Skydance New Media’s veteran creative team will be bolstered by “a diverse team of creative consultants from the worlds of film, television, and comics,” according to the release. The new media unit was created to build “a new category of story-focused interactive entertainment—a groundbreaking convergence of games, film, and television,” according to the release.

“Amy has been setting the bar for narrative adventure games for decades and we are happy to be collaborating with the talented and experienced New Media team at Skydance,” said Marvel EVP Jay Ong, who heads Marvel Games. “Their ambition and vision for making innovative entertainment using beloved Marvel IP was obvious from our first meeting. We’re excited to share more with Marvel fans when the time is right.” 

Marvel characters have been the basis for numerous game titles over the years, both in collectives and groups such as the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy, and with specific characters such as Spider-Man. Marvel claims more than 8,000 characters in its universe.

This fall, Disney and Marvel have rolled out two more ensemble movies that could be the basis for new game experiences as well. One, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, has been a smash success both financially and critically since its Labor Day Weekend debut. It marks the start of another cycle in the intricate and hugely popular Marvel Cinematic Universe of Avengers, et al, and has been the year’s highest grossing domestic release, with a cumulative box office gross of $221 million, according to BoxOfficeMojo.

The other film, Eternals, is loosely connected to the existing MCU. It debuts domestically on Nov. 5, though it has been critically panned in many early reviews. The company is also debuting a string of planned MCU episodic series on streaming service Disney Plus in coming months, including Hawkeye, Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk.

Hennig’s 30-year career includes a decade-long stint at Sony game studio Naughty Dog as creative director for five titles in the hit Uncharted series, after eight years at Crystal Dynamics, working on three Soul Reaver titles. Hennig began her career at Electronic Arts and returned most recently there as senior creative director and writer of a different Disney project, an untitled Visceral Games’ Star Wars title.

Hennig has won a BAFTA and two Writers Guild of America awards for her games writing. She also has lifetime achievement awards from BAFTA and the Game Developers Choice Awards for her contributions to the industry.

The project is the first for Skydance’s AAA game studio, headed by Hennig and another Electronic Arts veteran, Julian Beak, who is EVP and general manager.

Skydance is the media company founded by David Ellison, son of billionaire Oracle founder and chairman Larry Ellison. The younger Ellison’s company has produced a lengthy string of prominent features and series, including The Tomorrow War, Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Reacher, The Old Guard, 6 Underground, Grace and Frankie, as well as the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick, and the seventh and eighth installments of Mission: Impossible.

Skydance New Media parent unit Skydance Interactive creates and publishes immersive video games such as The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners, which received several award nominations.

 “We are enormously excited to be working inside the Marvel Universe to craft a rich narrative of our own,” said Beak. “Jay and his team at Marvel Games are helping us make the best experiences imaginable.”

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