Square Enix announced today that they have a partnership with Marvel that will allow them to develop multiple games based on some of the world’s most beloved superheroes. Starting off, an Avengers title is currently in development. This is very interesting, as its on the tail of the announcement that Marvel vs Capcom Infinity is going to be mostly based on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, eliminating the vast roster of X-Men characters from the game.
While some would see this as a tragic loss, I personally represent a small portion of the Marvel fanbase that believes it’s a strong play they’re making, and it will yield results. Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is reaching heights that superhero comics and related media could only have dreamed of in the past. Loving heroes and their stories has been made easy, not only thanks to the films, but thanks to heroes like Daredevil and Jessica Jones, taking the large ideas and bringing them to a relatable level.
Even the somewhat scrutinized yet incredibly entertaining Agents of SHIELD offers a unique approach to some of the most classic and beloved stories in our nation’s history.
You’d be reaching to assume you could find a home where the name Spider-Man doesn’t mean anything. Because of this incredible critical acclaim, it makes sense that the companies are going forward in a way that allows fans of the movies to see content they’re familiar with. This isn’t to say these creations don’t find ways to reward fans of the comics, but it’s still perfectly okay to see them branching out and trying to reach this incredibly expansive audience in different ways.
Either way, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has expanded to a point of no return, and fans can’t wait to see the heroes they’ve grown to love in ways they never have before.