EA has formally introduced that it is engaged on a black panther single-player recreation. In a tweet, the writer confirmed that its new Seattle-based studio Cliffhanger Video games is growing an unique story-driven recreation that explores the world of Wakanda. The undertaking is led by Kevin Stephens, who served as Monolith Productions’ studio head when Center-earth: Shadow of Mordor was being conceived. Initially codenamed ‘Challenge Rainier,’ the title is a results of EA’s partnership with Marvel — established final 12 months — to make no less than three new video games. The black panther The sport remains to be in early improvement and due to this fact doesn’t have a launch window.
“We’re devoted to delivering followers a definitive and genuine black panther expertise, giving them extra company and management over their narrative than they’ve ever skilled in a story-driven online game,” Stephens stated in a weblog publish. “Wakanda is a wealthy Tremendous Hero sandbox, and our mission is to develop an epic world for gamers who love Black Panther and wish to discover the world of Wakanda as a lot as we do.” Whereas the time period ‘open-world’ isn’t talked about anyplace, its description as a sandbox means that the sport could possibly be heavy on exploration — one thing like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, the place the world actions create a way of openness and freedom. It is also price noting that the workforce remains to be being assembled, with Cliffhanger Video games placing up job postings for anybody , on its official web site.
No additional particulars have been revealed, however again in 2022, video games journalist Jeff Grubb claimed that the sport’s premise is ready after the demise of the Black Panther to start with. Thereon, gamers will likely be tasked with finishing a set of trials or challenges, so as to change into the following incarnation and king of Wakanda. That stated, it may not essentially trace in direction of the demise of King T’Challa since we don’t know what timeline the sport is ready in. Within the comics, Wakanda was dominated by King T’Chaka, who acquired into bother with the villainous, Vibranium-obsessed Ulysses Klaw, finally resulting in his demise. Upon returning to his homeland after ending college, his son T’Challa secretly took half in an open problem to change into the Black Panther we all know now. So, there is a chance that we could possibly be enjoying an origin story. At this level, I am simply speculating, although.
Black Panther is the second in a line of three video games EA has in improvement below a cope with Marvel. Certainly one of them nonetheless hasn’t been introduced, whereas the opposite was revealed to be an iron man recreation from the Montreal-based EA Motive, the identical studio that beforehand labored on the Lifeless Area remake (evaluate). Lately, Marvel has been partnering with quite a few massive studios to increase its online game portfolio, with Insomniac Video games bringing Spider-Man 2 in October and a standalone Wolverine title. Even Amy Hennig’s new studio SkyDance Media is main the cost on an untitled World Warfare II set recreation, starring Captain America and Black Panther as leads.
At present, there isn’t any launch window for the Black Panther recreation, however we will count on it to be out on PC, PS5, and Xbox Collection S/X.