Square Enix Thor-ges Marvel partnership, securing multi-game rights to the Avengers

Games publisher Square Enix has secured a lucrative partnership with Marvel that gives it access to the highly-sought after Avengers property.

The project is to be led by Crystal Dynamics, developers of the Tomb Raider series (let's not forget Rise of the Tomb Raider's award winning Survival Billboard while we are here), who will work in collaboration with Deus Ex studio Eidos-Montréal.

Marvel said in a statement: “The Avengers project is being designed for gamers worldwide and will be packed with all the characters, environments, and iconic moments that have thrilled longtime fans of the franchise.

Featuring a completely original story, it will introduce a universe gamers can play in for years to come.

The announcement was teased throughout the day with the studio seemingly snatching the rights to the Marvel Gaming Universe, which it will hope will emulate the runaway success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It said it would release more details on the Avengers project and other games in the deal in 2018.

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