Electronic Arts will launch an Iron Man game and at least two other action-adventure titles revolving around characters from the Marvel universe, under a deal announced by the video game publisher on Monday.
The Iron Man game — confirmed in September — will feature an original narrative based on the history of fictional billionaire Tony Stark, portrayed by Hollywood actor Robert Downey Jr. in the popular superhero movie franchise.
Montreal-based EA Motive Studio is working on the Iron Man game, which will be a single-player, third-person action-adventure game.
The new games will be available on both consoles and PC, EA said, in a deal that gives it access to one of the most valuable companies in entertainment, mainly due to the success of films based on characters from Marvel comics.
A sequel, titled Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, is expected in 2023 on PC, PS45, and Xbox Series S/X.
Redwood City, California-based EA joins a host of other gaming heavyweights that have tapped popular superheroes for their titles.
Sony Interactive Entertainment has launched games on Spider-Man for PC and PlayStation, while Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment developed games based on DC’s Batman. Most recently, the latter gave us a spin-off in Gotham Knights.
EA’s bet on its new games comes as the video game publisher struggles with a slowdown in demand from peaks touched during the pandemic. Earlier in August, the company forecast quarterly adjusted sales below estimates.