An upcoming Black Panther video game has been confirmed by EA. Cliffhanger Games, a brand-new triple-A Seattle-based company, and Marvel Games are working together to create the game.
The planned game is described as a solo third-person action-adventure game with a storyline. Cliffhanger claims in a press release that “Our mission is to build an expansive and reactive world that empowers players to experience what it’s like to take on the mantle of Wakanda’s protector, the Black Panther.”
Kevin Stephens, a former employee of Monolith Productions (a company now working on a Wonder Woman video game), is the leader of Cliffhanger, which is made up of seasoned talent that have contributed to games like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, God of War, Halo Infinite, and Call of Duty, among others. The team is still being put together, and hiring is underway. This means that it will be a few years before we see this unnamed Black Panther project since it is still in the very early stages of production.
We’re committed to offering fans the most definitive and real Black Panther experience possible by giving them more agency and influence over the plot than they’ve ever had in a story-driven video game. Our goal is to create an epic universe for gamers that like Black Panther and want to explore the realm of Wakanda as much as we do. Wakanda is a rich SuperHero sandbox.
Black Panther had his comic book debut in July 1966, and today’s announcement marks the 57th anniversary of that event. He has been a playable character in several Marvel games, but until now, he has never had his own standalone game. But it’s not the only future game that will allow gamers take on the role of Black Panther. A Marvel game featuring Captain America, Black Panther Azzuri (T’Challa’s grandpa), another Wakandan spy, and Howling Commando member Gabriel Jones was revealed by Amy Hennig’s Skydance New Media last year.