Black Panther Games

July 13, 2023
Justin Lumiere

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Black Panther makes for an engaging opponent in an action game due to his high stakes of protecting Wakanda from outside forces, plus T'Challa's fierce bodyguards and Dora Milaje make an intriguing playable faction.

EA recently unveiled that they are developing a single-player Black Panther video game at their newly established triple-A studio Cliffhanger Games in Seattle, with talent coming from Monolith Productions (who created Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and Shadow of War ).

Marvel’s Avengers: Battle for Wakanda

Though Black Panther doesn't have his own standalone video game, he can be found as one of the stars of Marvel's Avengers: Battle for Wakanda developed by Vicarious Visions. Set during a Civil War between heroes who support Superhero Registration Act against those who oppose it, players can assume any hero they like such as T'Challa, M'Baku, Shuri or even Storm - with quick substitution ensuring any hero becoming too weak is quickly replaced by another hero.

The latest expansion to Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 adds Wakanda as a playable location, following King T'Challa's reaction to A-Day tragedies by closing off his kingdom and its stores of vibranium being targeted by Ulysses Klaue's mercenaries led by Ulysses Klaue himself. T'Challa must join forces with his fellow Avengers to defeat these Nazi-backed mercenaries while learning that protecting Wakanda isn't his sole responsibility alone.

Marvel’s Avengers: Civil War

Since first appearing in Fantastic Four comics in 1966, Black Panther has been an iconic character both within Marvel and on screen - which made fans eager to assume his mantle of T'Challa in video games.

Thank goodness there are already multiple Marvel games in development for fans to play! Insomniac Games are working on a Spider-Man title; EA Motive studio are producing an Iron Man title; Skydance New Media are creating another Marvel superhero title; Amy Hennig of Uncharted fame has another superhero game underway too!

Cliffhanger Games is creating the latest Black Panther game, set in an expansive and reactive Wakanda. According to its blog post, it will be a third-person singleplayer title.

Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame

Marvel's Avengers: Endgame marks the conclusion of 22 films which explore our heroes realizing just how fragile reality can be, and realizing that all their skills will be necessary in order to defeat an immense threat. Starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and many more actors.

Amy Hennig, best known for her roles as Amy Rose on Uncharted 2, is creating her own title under EA's partnership with Marvel Games that will focus on World War II-inspired action-adventure gameplay - due out sometime around 2022.

The Endgame Edition costs $60 for newcomers and is now available on PS5, PC, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Existing players can upgrade for $20 by purchasing a Premium In-Game Upgrade; existing players also gain access to Kamala Khan-inspired Vivienne West outfit and skins as part of this update, plus Omega-Level Threats--hard-core activities requiring strike teams at power level 150 in order to beat.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2 was an open world game that set a standard. For instance, it featured Peter Parker swinging through New York City to battle crime and meet familiar foes from his villain's gallery while Arkham-style combat and web swinging were introduced as novel features of gameplay.

It would be wonderful if Insomniac built on this foundation for their next Marvel's Spider-Man game. They could expand upon movement mechanics like sprint-boosting up walls or creating web tunnels, as well as adding more variety in combat through dodge rolls or allowing users to create combo attacks.

Add Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan to the map by expanding it with additional districts; players could explore all three cities as Miles or Peter - or switch between them during story missions - roaming freely throughout each district of each borough. It could also introduce more varied environmental challenges like traversing a building during an earthquake or traversing a subterranean subway station with flooding issues.

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