The biggest announcements and trailers from Disney and Marvel’s games showcase

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The silhouettes of Gabriel Jones, Azzuri, Steve Rogers / Captain America, and Nanali stand in front of images of WWII-era Paris on the left and Wakanda on the right.
This new recreation with Captain America and Black Panther doesn’t but have a reputation, however I undoubtedly need to play it. | Image: Skydance

Disney simply wrapped up its Disney and Marvel Games Showcase at D23, and the occasion was filled with news and announcements about games from the leisure firm’s many franchises. The present was a lightning-fast deluge of trailers for all kinds of games, together with titles which might be out proper now, like Disney Dreamlight Valley, and ones which might be a bit farther off.

Here’s a rundown of among the biggest news from the present. And if you wish to watch the 23-minute showcase in full, you’ll be able to catch it on Marvel’s YouTube channel.

Tron Identity is a brand new visible novel from the maker of Thomas Was Alone

A Tron character named Proxy stands in the rain in front of some glowing architecture. She is talking to the player, asking your name.
Image: Bithell Games
I didn’t know I wished a Tron visible novel, however now I REALLY need it.

Disney revealed a brand new recreation within the Tron universe, titled Tron Identity. The temporary teaser trailer was principally only a title card, however the recreation’s Steam page reveals fairly a bit extra: it’s really a visible novel thriller recreation. Tron Identity is ready to launch in 2023 and can be developed by Bithell Games, the maker of indie titles like Thomas Was Alone.

Black Panther and Captain America will star in a mysterious new title

The silhouettes of Gabriel Jones, Azzuri, Steve Rogers / Captain America, and Nanali stand in front of images of WWII-era Paris on the left and Wakanda on the right.
Image: Skydance
We don’t know a lot about the sport, however I’m intrigued after seeing this picture.

Skydance New Media is engaged on a recreation that takes place within the worlds of each Black Panther and Captain America. This teaser trailer was gentle on particulars, however in keeping with a Marvel blog post, the sport will star: Steve Rogers / Captain America; Azzuri, the WWII-era Black Panther; Gabriel Jones, a US soldier who can also be part of the Howling Commandos; and Nanali, a member of the Wakandan Spy Network. The presently unnamed recreation can be headed up by Amy Hennig, a former inventive director on the Uncharted sequence who joined Skydance in October.

Disney is partnering with Niantic on a Marvel-themed AR recreation

Disney and Pokémon Go augmented actuality recreation maker Niantic are engaged on a brand new Marvel-themed AR cellular recreation, Marvel World of Heroes. According to a press launch, gamers will be capable to turn out to be their very own superhero to allow them to “patrol their neighborhoods to foil crimes, full Super Hero missions, and thwart interdimensional threats.” I assume which means you would possibly see roving bands of gamers waving their smartphones in your neighborhood? The recreation is ready to launch subsequent yr.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns will get a December launch date

Disney confirmed off a brand new trailer and a launch date for Marvel’s Midnight Suns, the upcoming technique recreation from X-COM developer Firaxis Games. Midnight Suns was delayed earlier this yr, however the recreation will now be out there on December 2nd, 2022, on PC, Xbox Series X / S, and PS5. Midnight Suns will launch on Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch at a later date.

Card battler Marvel Snap is popping out in October

Disney introduced that Marvel Snap, its Hearthstone-like card recreation for PC and cellular, can be launched on October 18th. The recreation launched in closed beta for Android in May.

Return to Monkey Island can have an in-game scrapbook to catch you up on the opposite games

A digital scrapbook opens on a page with a photo of Guybrush Threepwood, the protagonist of the Monkey Island series, standing on a pirate ship with a cutlass in hand. Around the photo are doodle and scribbles that appear to be from Threepwood himself.
Image: Disney
Mighty Pirate Guybrush Threepwood.

Return to Monkey Island, the subsequent recreation within the beloved Monkey Island sequence, can have an in-game scrapbook detailing key moments from the sequence up to now. As somebody who’s solely ever performed the primary two Monkey Island titles, I’m actually wanting ahead to thumbing by means of the scrapbook to make amends for the story earlier than diving into the puzzle journey. And fortuitously, I gained’t have lengthy to attend: Return to Monkey Island is launching on PC and Nintendo Switch on September nineteenth.


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