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ALL 11 UPCOMING MARVEL AND DC VIDEO GAMES: Lots of supplies for superhero fans

 Superhero movies have dominated cinema screens for years. In the field of video games, however, comic licenses have long been regarded as a guarantee of rubbish. But fortunately, that has changed: Games like Spider-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy or the Arkham series about Batman are still the exception but play in the top league in terms of quality. And the replenishment doesn't stop! 11 top-class games from the comic universes of Marvel and DC have been announced for the next few months, which we are all going to present to you in turn.

11th place: Wonder Woman

Monolith Productions, which is known among other things for the successful Middle-earth games, is currently working on an action game about the power woman from the DC universe. Solid information is still scarce at this point in time. So far, however, it is known that Wonder Woman is said to be set in an open world and relies on the Nemesis system that was already used in Middle-earth: Shadow of War. This ensures that enemies will remember when the player has defeated them and declare themselves their nemesis, out for revenge. There is no release date for Wonder Woman yet.

Wonder Woman

10th place: Marvel game by Amy Hennig (Uncharted)

Skydance is actually a film production company that was involved in the recent Mission Impossible, Star Trek, and Terminator films, among others. They recently founded their own video game department there and placed it in the responsible hands of Uncharted chief developer Amy Hennig. All that is known about the debut work that is currently being created there is that it will be a story-driven action-adventure game set in the Marvel universe. A film or series implementation has already been ruled out. Instead, the developers want to tell a completely new story. We are excited...

Marvel game by Amy Hennig (Uncharted)

9th place: Wolverine

When the logos of Insomniac Games and Marvel were displayed during the Playstation Showcase in September, everyone was sure: Spider-Man 2 is coming! Well, the run-down and vandalized bar would have been a bit strange for Peter Parker or Miles Morales, but who cares. It wasn't until the broad-shouldered man at the counter pulled out his metal blades and rammed into the wood that the scales fell from his eyes: Wolverine is getting his own video game! We last saw the adamantium-bladed mutant in the 2009 film adaptation of X-Men: Origins. Aside from the brief teaser trailer, information about his new game is extremely scarce. But what we do know: Wolverine appears exclusively for PlayStation 5 and the story is written by none other than Walt D. Williams,


8th place: DC Heroes and Villains

If you still can't get enough of all the Bejeweled clones out there, then DC Heroes and Villains is the next adventure for you. With the classic superheroes and villains from the DC universe, you go into the fight between good and evil by pushing colorful stones back and forth in a familiar way. Little by little, new characters like Wonderwoman or Aquaman are added. Through level-ups and equipment, your favorites will become stronger and unlock new skills. There is no official release date yet, but the comic book Bejeweled is scheduled to be released for Android and iOS later this year.

DC Heroes and Villains

7th place: League of Super-Pets

Let's face it, superheroes are a thing of the past. The new star in the sky are her pets. In DC's League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace, we take on the role of Krypto, Superman's faithful companion. Stylistically, the child-oriented franchise hangs onto the success of Paw Patrol as a free rider. Playfully, the title is more reminiscent of the Starfox series. We'll fly through the streets of Metropolis, picking up enemies from the air. The route is fixed and Krypto moves through the different levels as if on rails. There is not much more information about the title yet. Ace is believed to be Batman's dog. However, he does not appear in the trailer. What else the game has to offer is anyone's guess.

League of Super-Pets

6th place: MultiVersus

With MultiVerse, we can expect a Smash Bros. clone of a completely wacky kind: Characters from pretty much all films and series that are based at the Warner film studio beat each other up here. And that includes not only all DC Super Heroes, but lots and lots more: in MultiVerse you can play Batman or Superman against Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, Jake the Dog, Shaggy from Scooby-Doo, and even Arya Stark from Game of thrones Each character brings their own special abilities, and combat takes place in well-known locations such as the Batcave or Jake and Finn's treehouse. The fights make a wonderfully chaotic impression in the best Smash Bros manner. MultiVerse is scheduled to launch later this year as a free-to-play game.


5th place: The Wolf Among Us 2

You might be wondering what The Wolf Among Us 2 is doing here, but the story is actually based on the comic "Fables" published by Vertigo, which in turn belongs to DC Comics. After the drama surrounding Telltale Games' bankruptcy, the second season was initially scrapped and revived in 2019 after it was taken over by Robert Kirkman's company Skybound (The Walking Dead). The story of the narrative thriller-adventure begins six months after its predecessor and once again revolves around the big bad wolf "Bigby", who as the sheriff ensures law and order in Fabletown, a fantasy city in which real fairytale characters live. The dark film noir plot will introduce well-known characters as well as new ones such as the Scarecrow and the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz.

The Wolf Among Us 2

4th place: Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

The Suicide Squad has just washed its slate clean in the cinema, and Warner Bros. is already pushing a game about the DC anti-heroes. The action-adventure is being developed by Rocksteady, who have already demonstrated a knack for the subject with the Batman: Arkham series. In a Metropolis designed as an open world, you can finish off the superheroes of the Justice League either alone or with up to three other players as Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark. And all this while an alien invasion descends on the fictional city. The whole thing is packaged as a third-person shooter with plenty of scope for customization. What has been shown so far has definitely made you want more.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

3rd place: Gotham Knights

Gotham Knights may not be a sequel to the successful Arkham series, but that's exactly why it should blow a lot of fresh air through Batman's hometown. After Batman follows his parents to the afterlife, a new criminal underworld roams the streets of Gotham. As Batgirl, Nightwing, Robin, and Red Hood, it's up to you to take on the Dark Knight's legacy and restore law and order. Playfully packaged, however, Gotham Knights is very similar to the Arkham series as an open-world action-adventure. The main difference is that you can patrol the gloomy city with a friend.

Gotham Knights

2nd place: Marvel's Midnight Suns

When you think of superheroes, you automatically think of real-life action. No wonder most of the games on this list are dedicated to the action genre. For a change, Marvel's Midnight Suns take a slightly different approach. Staying true to their strengths, XCOM developers Firaxis bring together a roster of unlikely heroes from the Marvel cosmos, including Captain America, Blade, Nico Minoru, and the Ghost Rider, in this turn-based tactical RPG. You lead Earth's last line of defense against the underworld to stop a nefarious force. Midnight Suns should not only breathe new life into the world of spandex games because of its genre but also bring heroes from the second row to the fore, who are otherwise outshone by the Avengers.

Marvel's Midnight Suns

1st place: Spider-Man 2

The PlayStation exclusive Spider-Man is probably one of the best superhero conversions that we have seen in recent years. It will be some time before we find out if his successor can repeat the feat. Spider-Man 2 will be released exclusively on the PS5 in 2023. Then Peter Parker and Miles Morales swing through the streets of Manhattan and deal with Venom, among other things. Developer Insomniac Games wants to further expand the gameplay with new skills. However, there is no concrete information on this yet. The new Spidey should be a good deal darker without sacrificing his sense of humor.

Spider-Man 2