Black Panther video game on the way from EA

Black Panther video game on the way from EA
Images via Disney | Cliffhanger Games

Written by 

Tom Chapman


10th Jul 2023 15:37

It's Wakanda forever, as EA is officially working on a Black Panther video game. After months of rumours, we're packing our bags for a trip to Wakanda, with the long-awaited Black Panther solo game. Chadwick Boseman has tragically passed, but his legacy could live on in a game honouring the king of Wakanda. 

Black Panther has been a staple of Marvel Comics since 1966 but found a new level of fame when he arrived in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Captain America: Civil War. There was also 2018's Black Panther and last year's Wakanda Forever. Now, the character will get to lead his own game for the first time ever.

Black Panther video game coming from EA

EA has just announced its Black Panther video game, with the newly-formed Cliffhanger Games heading up the project. The Seattle-based studio is collaborating with Marvel Games on the single-player, third-person game. 

A blog post announcing the game reads, "If you're looking to take on an incredible next career move, we invite you to join our team, which we will be building over the next few years." There are no further details, but it promises to deliver the "detail and authenticity that the world of Black Panther deserves."

Cliffhanger plans to adapt the comics to bring "every aspect of Wakanda, its technology, its heroes and our own original story" to life. Cliffhanger is headed up by Monolith's Kevin Stephens, who promises a team of veterans made up of those who've worked on the likes of Halo, God of War, and Call of Duty

"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," says Stephens. "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."

He concluded, "It's an incredibly rare opportunity to build a new team around the values of diversity, collaboration and empowerment." It sounds like a suitably ambitious game, which is sure to be a must-play for Marvel fans. 

Does the Black Panther video game have a release date?

key art for the Black Panther movie 2018
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There's been a push for more Marvel games, but after the success of Marvel's Spider-Man from Insomniac Games, Crystal Dynamic's Marvel's Avengers failed to blow critics away. This isn't the only time you'll see Black Panther, as Skydance Media's WWII-set game will feature the character. 

If you're looking for a release date, the blog post warns, "We're still early in development with a long road ahead." With this game still in its earliest stages, there's no full title yet. There are plenty of Marvel games to keep you occupied in the meantime, with Insomniac working on Spider-Man 2 and Wolverine

Tom Chapman
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