EA and Marvel are Working on a Black Panther Game | Check Details Here (2024)

Electronic Arts, in collaboration with Marvel Games, is making a single-player title featuring the Marvel superhero and protector of the African nation of Wakanda, Black Panther. It would be the first-ever single-player Black Panther game.

While we don’t have a trailer or screenshots yet (hell, we don’t even have a title), it will be a game playable only in the third person.


Cliffhanger Games and Marvel Games together are on development duty for the Black Panther game. Cliffhanger Games is a new EA studio for AAA games based out of Seattle.

Kevin Stephens, former head of Monolith Productions, will be leading the team at Cliffhanger. Just to jog your memory, Monolith is known for its acclaimed third-person RPGs based on the Lord of the Rings universe. Remember Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and its sequel, Shadow of War? Yeah, those games. With Shadow of Mordor, Monolith introduced the Nemesis system for the orc chieftains. The specialty of the Nemesis system was that it made the enemies tougher to kill in successive showdowns. Orcs that were humiliated would either come back much stronger, or on the verge of losing their minds. Quite a revolutionary system, eh?

An Original Story, Possibly Set in Wakanda

The single-player third-person Black Panther game will feature an original story. In a press statement, Kevin Stephens said that as a team, they want to give fans “a definitive and authentic Black Panther experience” where they have “more agency and control over the narrative” than any other story-driven title. Maybe multiple endings?

In the statement, Stephens mentioned Wakanda being a “rich superhero sandbox”, which is a hint that the Black Panther game could possibly be set in Wakanda itself.

High Level of Detailing Promised

Stephens said that both the development teams will ensure that they “craft every aspect of Wakanda, its technology, its heroes, and our own original story with the attention to detail and authenticity that the world of Black Panther deserves.”

EA’s Iron Man game is Also in the Works

EA is working on multiple Marvel titles. Last year, in September, EA announced an Iron Man game in partnership with Marvel Games. It will be a single-player third-person action-adventure outing. Motive Studio, EA’s Montreal-based team, is on development duty.

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EA’s Iron Man game features an original, standalone story of the Armoured Avenger. It is possible that we may see other super-powered good guys from the Marvel Universe in the game, though the studio has not revealed any details on that. The title has not been finalized yet.

Marvel’s World War II Game Featuring Black Panther and Captain America

Besides the Iron Man game, Marvel Games is also working on an ensemble single-player story-driven game set in the Marvel Universe. The game features World War II-era Black Panther and T’Challa’s grandfather, Azzuri, a young Steve Rogers (Captain America), Gabriel Jones, and Nanali. All four are playable characters, and you will get to play as them at different points as the story progresses. For this game, Marvel Games has partnered with Skydance New Media.

While Azzuri and Steve Rogers are the more famous of the lot, a brief introduction about the other two is needed for the casual Marvel fan. Gabriel Jones is a member of both the US armed forces and Nick Fury’s The Howling Commandos. So, at his core, he is a soldier. Nanali, on the other hand, is the leader of the Wakandan Spy Network. So, her expertise lies in espionage.

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As per Marvel Entertainment, the publishers of the game, it will be a “globe-trotting adventure” set during World War II. From the looks of the trailer, it seems as if the evil Hydra organization will make things difficult for our heroes.

Our Take

We have three upcoming single-player games featuring the iconic members of the Avengers. This is the kind of thing Marvel fans have waited a long time for. Moving away from team-based games like Marvel’s Avengers and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which got mixed reviews, the studio is now aiming at more single-player adventures that tell new stories set in the Marvel Universe. After Iron Man, Black Panther, and Captain America, we might even see a Thor or Captain Marvel game one day. After all, a lot of Marvel biggies were recently featured in the turn-based game Marvel’s Midnight Suns. But that depends largely on how these three titles fare after launch.

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Don’t forget that Insomniac Games is making Marvel’s Wolverine and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, so there are plenty of superhero games coming our way.

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Did you know that EA has also got its fingers deep in the Star Wars pie, with a new Jedi franchise game in development? Check out our Sparkian coverage for the new Star Wars Jedi game.

EA and Marvel are Working on a Black Panther Game | Check Details Here (2024)


Is EA making a Black Panther game? ›

A new Black Panther game is in the works over at Cliffhanger Games, a brand new outfit under the EA banner.

Is Marvel making a Black Panther game? ›

A new Marvel video game, “Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra,” is set for 2025 release. The title, which hails from Skydance New Media and Marvel Games and writer and director Amy Hennig, will focus on characters Captain America and Black Panther (who at that time was King T'Chanda, also known as Azzuri) in World War II.

What is the Marvel video game in 2024? ›

The new story trailer was revealed at Epic Games' State of Unreal keynote on March 20, 2024, where Skydance New Media and Epic Games announced their ongoing collaboration to bring state-of-the-art visuals to Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra.

What Marvel Games are EA making? ›

  • Marvel's Iron Man. (Image credit: EA) Developer: Motive Studio. ...
  • Marvel's Wolverine. (Image credit: SIE/Marvel) Developer: Insomniac Games. ...
  • Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra. (Image credit: Marvel) Developer: Skydance Media. ...
  • Black Panther. (Image credit: EA) Developer: Cliffhanger Games. ...
  • Marvel's Blade. (Image credit: Arkane)
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Who is the developer of Black Panther EA? ›

Kerem Yokuva's Post. Lead developer of EA's Black Panther game, admitted they don't hire "White" people.

Will there be a Black Panther 3? ›

There is no confirmed release date, cast, or trailer for Black Panther 3 yet, but the potential for a third movie is promising. The events of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, as well as general MCU trends, make Black Panther 3 likely to happen eventually, though it may be some way off.

Will Iron Man return? ›

Kevin Feige is the president of the Marvel Studios and he has made it clear in the past that they will not bring back Iron Man to the MCU as they are “going to keep that moment and not touch that moment again.”

Is Iron Man 4 coming? ›

Despite what some fake posters and trailers may have some believe, Marvel Studios has no plans to revive the Iron Man franchise for an Iron Man 4.

When did Marvel end game? ›

Avengers: Endgame premiered in Los Angeles on April 22, 2019, and was released in the United States on April 26 as part of Phase Three of the MCU.

What are the EA three Marvel Games? ›

Skydance New Media is working on a World War II-set Captain America and Black Panther game, while Insomniac is scheduled to release the sequel to its 2018 Spider-Man game next year. Gothic Marvel-inspired strategy game Midnight Suns is also due out Dec. 2.

Will EA make more Star Wars games? ›

Upcoming Titles Include the Next Game in the Star Wars Jedi Franchise, a new Star Wars FPS from Peter Hirschmann and a Strategy Game via a Publishing Collaboration Between Respawn and Bit Reactor. Electronic Arts Inc.

Is EA still making games? ›

Into the 2020s, EA develops and publishes games of established franchises, including Battlefield, Need for Speed, The Sims, Medal of Honor, Command & Conquer, Dead Space, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Army of Two, Apex Legends, and Star Wars, as well as the EA Sports titles FC, FIFA, Madden NFL, NBA Live, NHL, PGA, and UFC.

Is EA making a new football game? ›

The game will now be called EA Sports College Football. According to a new report from David Waters, EA has set a release date of July 12th, 2024.

What studio is making the Black Panther game? ›

As we celebrate the 57th anniversary of Black Panther's comic debut this July, we're thrilled to announce Cliffhanger Games, a new triple-A development studio based in Seattle, is working on an original, third-person, single-player Black Panther game in collaboration with Marvel Games.

Who's making the Captain America and Black Panther game? ›

Skydance New Media's mysterious World War 2 Marvel game has a title: Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra. It also has its first trailer and a release window. First announced in 2022, the game stars Captain America and Black Panther Azzuri, who is the grandfather of T'Challa.


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