The long-rumoured Black Panther game has now been confirmed by Electronic Arts, and development will be headed up by Cliffhanger Games, a new studio that is based out of Seattle.
While the lack of a release window or even platforms leaves much to be desired, what is perhaps more important is knowing the folks that will be leading the charge. The third-person single-player action-adventure title will be led by Kevin Stephens, Monolith Productions’ studio head during the development of the Shadow of Mordor franchise.
He will be joined by veterans of other big titles, such as Halo Infinite, God of War, Call of Duty and others, in putting together the new Black Panther game.
“We’re dedicated to delivering fans a definitive and authentic Black Panther experience, giving them more agency and control over their narrative than they have ever experienced in a story-driven video game. Wakanda is a rich superhero sandbox, and our mission is to develop an epic world for players who love Black Panther and want to explore the world of Wakanda as much as we do,” Stephens said.
“We want our game to enable players to feel what it’s like to be worthy of the Black Panther mantle in unique, story-driven ways, and we want Cliffhanger Games to empower everyone on our team as we collaborate to bring this amazing world to life.”
With Shadow of Mordor and its sequel famed for the use of the Nemesis system, which saw NPCs take on new life when facing off with the player, a similar system will definitely make this Black Panther game more exciting. Dropping players into Wakanda is likely to be only an appetiser, and it remains to be seen just what Cliffhanger Games can bring to the table when more information is shared.
The Black Panther game is one of the many Marvel titles that are currently being developed in the industry. The likes of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Wolverine, and an Iron Man game are all set to come out sometime in the future.