It looks like the heavily rumored Black Panther game is real. Electronic Arts revealed an all new Seattle-based AAA development studio, Cliffhanger Games, as the developer.
Cliffhanger is led by industry veteran Kevin Stephens, former Studio Head of Monolith Productions. Monolith is best known for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and its sequel Shadow of War.
“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,” Kevin said.
Black Panther will feature an original story as a third-person single-player game. Cliffhanger will work directly with Marvel Games to ensure Wakanda feels authentic.
At this point it seems like every big publisher has a piece of the Marvel pie. Sony has Spider Man while Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal recently released Marvel’s Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy.
This project marks Electronic Arts’ first foray into the Marvel universe since Marvel Nesmesis: Rise of the Imperfects released back in 2005. Between Sony’s Marvel’s Spider Man 2 coming October 20 and this newly revealed Black Panther game, Marvel fans have a lot to look forward to.