Uncharted Director's New Marvel Game Stars Captain America And Black Panther
Marvel provides a first look at the new Marvel game from Uncharted's Amy Hennig, but didn't reveal the game's title.
As part of the Marvel Games showcase today during D23, Disney officially announced the next game from Uncharted director Amy Hennig and Skydance Media with a cinematic trailer. Somewhat weirdly, though, the announcement left off one key piece of information: the game's title.
As rumored, the new Marvel will take place during World War II and will feature a team-up between Captain America and Black Panther as they take on the forces of Hydra. The cinematic trailer swept through a snowy 1940s Paris and showed the two heroes together as they prepare to fight...someone.
The final image in the trailer revealed the game will star four heroes, not two, with the words "King," "Captain," "Soldier," and "Spy" playing over the footage--which gives a sense of the role of the other two characters. Director Amy Hennig and writer Marc Bernardin shared more details during the showcase, discussing the fact that the game follows a "very young" Captain America "during his formative years" and Wakandan King Azzuri, the grandfather of T'Challa, as well as two other characters: Gabriel Jones, a US soldier and the only Black member of the Howling Commandos, and Nanali, the founder of the Wakandan Spy Network.
The game also draws some inspiration from the "Flags of Our Fathers" comic book arc, which was published in 2010. The tagline "Four Heroes. Two worlds. One war" also suggests we'll see the game taking place in Wakanda as well as Europe. The showcase didn't provide too much else in the way of solid details, it sounds like this will be an action-adventure game, although Hennig also said "we're doing some different stuff." She also said the game would be structured somewhat similarly to a "binge-able serialized adventure," with a number of writers working on the game.
When it was first announced that Skydance New Media was working on a Marvel game, the project was described as a "narrative-driven, blockbuster action-adventure" set inside the Marvel Universe. Skydance won't just be working on a Marvel game, as the studio is also developing a Star Wars title that has been described as a "richly-cinematic action-adventure" game.
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