The general consensus, based on the fact that Marvel is in the superhero business and Square Enix develops, publishes and distributes video games, was that a superhero-based game announcement was imminent.
The duo didn't disappoint.
Marvel and Square Enix this afternoon announced a multi-year, multi-game licensing agreement to develop and publish new games based on Marvel's various superheroes. The first title to come out of the partnership will be based on The Avengers franchise.
Beyond the announcement trailer, we're told that the Avengers game will be loaded with all the characters, environments and iconic moments that fans have come to expect in a completely original story that'll introduce a "universe gamers can play in for years to come."
Jay Ong, Senior Vice President, Games & Innovation, Marvel Entertainment, said that by partnering with Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal, they are working with two of the industry's most talented and respected game development studios to bring Marvel stories to life in ways that fans have never experienced.
Over at Square Enix, CEO Phil Rogers noted that Marvel's diverse, innovative universe has created millions of longtime fans, adding that the collaboration of passion and talent will craft epic, imaginative experiences that'll allow gamers to live out their superhero dreams like never before.
Marvel and Square Enix promised more details in 2018 which unfortunately means that eager gamers have a long wait ahead of them.