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Skydance New Media has announced that it is joining forces with Marvel Entertainment to develop a new game based on the latter’s immensely popular superhero universe. The news is exciting, being that Skydance happens to be helmed by Amy Hennig, the award-winning writer and director who helped shape Naughty Dog’s critically acclaimed Uncharted games. Hennig served as the game director for Uncharted and the creative director for its sequels, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves and Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception.

From Skydance:

Skydance New Media, the new interactive division of Skydance Media helmed by award-winning writer and director Amy Hennig, announced today a partnership with Marvel Entertainment to develop a narrative-driven, blockbuster action-adventure game, featuring a completely original story and take on the Marvel Universe. This marks the first initiative from the new AAA game studio, which was formed by Hennig and Electronic Arts veteran Julian Beak to pioneer a new category of story-focused interactive entertainment—a groundbreaking convergence of games, film, and television.

“I can’t imagine a better partner than Marvel for our first game,” said Hennig, President, Skydance New Media. “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.”

“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 Jay Ong, Executive Vice President & Head of 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.”

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

Source: Marvel

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6 Comments

  1. If Hennig is making a game, I’m down to check it out. Oh, it’s a Marvel game. I still wish she had been able to finish that one Star Wars game.

  2. Well, since Uncharted 4, she hasn’t done much of anything. Supposedly she’s involved with Forespoken.

    I also wish she could have finished that Star Wars game, it sounded interesting.

  3. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 43183, member: 96″]
    Well, since Uncharted 4, she hasn’t done much of anything.
    [/QUOTE]
    Hennig didn’t do [I]Uncharted 4[/I]. I mean she kinda started working on it, did some pre-production stuff, but left ND before that really got anywhere. The version of [I]Uncharted 4[/I] that we got was from the two guys who led development on [I]The Last of Us[/I]. I didn’t really care for [I]TLoU[/I] or [I]Uncharted 4[/I].

    [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 43183, member: 96″]
    I also wish she could have finished that Star Wars game, it sounded interesting.
    [/QUOTE]
    Indeed it did.

    [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 43183, member: 96″]
    Supposedly she’s involved with Forespoken.
    [/QUOTE]
    Oh sh1t, no kidding. Wikipedia says she’s on the writing team. Well I certainly did not know that.

  4. [QUOTE=”MadMummy76, post: 43187, member: 1298″]
    FFS, another marvel game, why??
    [/QUOTE]
    Because Disney knows if you put enough pellet in the shot you’re bound to hit SOMETHING.

  5. [QUOTE=”Grimlakin, post: 43258, member: 215″]
    Because Disney knows if you put enough pellet in the shot you’re bound to hit SOMETHING.
    [/QUOTE]
    So many titles drown each other out, stepping on each other’s toes. I already can’t follow the amount of announced / recently released / about to be released titles.

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