Marvel has an Iron Man game in the works
By Kieran Burt.
Motive Studios and EA are making a brand new third person Iron Man game in collaboration with Marvel Entertainment.
Announced in late September, this game will allow audiences to play as the iconic Tony Stark, fighting villains. The game is in early pre-production, however a first image of the game has been released by EA.
The game will be made by the studio based in Montreal, the same studio that made the 2021 video-game Marvel’s Guardians of Galaxy game.
This game will feature an original story. Plot details are currently unknown, and the voice actor for Tony Stark hasn’t been named yet.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with the talented team at Motive Studio to bring their original vision of one of Marvel’s most important, powerful and beloved characters,” said Bill Rosemann, Vice President and Creative Director at Marvel Games.
“Their experience delivering both established entertainment worlds and thrilling gameplay — combined with their authentic passion for the armored icon — will fuel our quest to deliver a love letter to a legendary hero in the form of the ultimate Iron Man video game,” Rosemann adds.
Olivier Proulx will be leading the development team, who previously worked on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. He is joined by Ian Frazier, Maëlenn Lumineau, and JF Poirie, who are all industry veterans.
“It’s an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to make a video game based on one of the most iconic superheroes in entertainment today,” said Olivier Proulx, executive producer. “We have a great opportunity to create a new and unique story that we can call our own. Marvel is encouraging us to create something fresh. We have a lot of freedom, which is so engaging for the team.”
Iron Man has been a key part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since its inception. The actor who portrayed Stark, Robert Downey Junior, appeared for the last time in the 2019 film Avengers: Endgame. Iron Man remains a key part of the comics. A new comics line titled Invincible Iron Man will start on December 7, 2022, the eve of the character’s 60th anniversary.
A previous game based on the character was released in 2008. Iron Man was also a major character in the Marvel’s Avengers game. This Iron Man game isn’t a remake of the 2008 iteration.
There has been no release date announced for the game. The next Motive game to release is the upcoming Dead Space remake on January 27 2023,