Electronic Arts has announced that a Black Panther game is in development at recently established internal studio Cliffhanger Games.
As previously reported, the studio was formed in 2021 and is led by Kevin Stephens, who was boss of Warner’s Monolith during development of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
The original, third-person, single-player Black Panther game is being developed in collaboration with Marvel Games.
“We want our game to enable players to feel what it’s like to be worthy of the Black Panther mantle in unique, story-driven ways, and we want Cliffhanger Games to empower everyone on our team as we collaborate to bring this amazing world to life,” Stephens said.
“We’re still early in development with a long road ahead, but we know the foundation to any great story is to build an experienced team with diverse voices and perspectives and that’s what we want to build, especially with a superhero as important as Black Panther.”
EA announced last year that it had struck a deal to make “several new games” based on Marvel properties, beginning with an Iron Man title from Dead Space remake and Star Wars Squadrons developer Motive Studios.
“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,” Stephens added.
“Wakanda is a rich super hero 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.”
Cliffhanger’s game was leaked last summer, when it was claimed that it will be a big open-world title in which players take on the challenge of becoming the new Black Panther after the previous one dies.