Wonder Woman game in development at Monolith Productions
Warner Bros are publishing the newly revealed title
Warner Bros has announced that a Wonder Woman game is in development.
The game is being developed by Monolith Productions, the studio behind Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
The game was revealed with a brief teaser trailer, which showed the Wonder Woman character design.
No release date has been confirmed as yet.
Wonder Woman - reveal trailer
Warner Bros has confirmed that the game will use the same Nemesis System from the Middle-earth games.
“In development by Monolith Productions, creators of the critically acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and sequel Middle-earth: Shadow of War, this open-world action-adventure game will feature the beloved DC super hero, Wonder Woman,” the game’s official blurb says.
“The single-player open-world action game will introduce an original story set in the DC Universe and allow players to become Diana of Themyscira in the fight to unite her Amazon family and the humans from the modern world.
“Powered by the Nemesis System, gamers will forge deep connections with both enemies and allies as they progress from a heroic fighter into a proven leader.”
Warner Bros. Interactive received criticism from some developers earlier this year after it succeeded in patenting Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor’s Nemesis System.
The patent covers a system featuring procedurally-generated NPCs that exist in a hierarchy and interact with and will remember the actions of players. Any such system is now effectively the property of Warner Bros. Games.
Mike Bithell, the designer behind Thomas Was Alone and John Wick Hex, was one developer who criticised the news on social media.
“This is really gross, especially for a franchise that built its brilliant nemesis system on top of a whole heap of mechanics replicated from other games,” he wrote. “As all games do. Because that’s how culture and creativity works. Be a better neighbour, WB.”