Bethesda Softworks and Marvel Games have announced that they’re teaming up with Arkane Lyon – the company behind Deathloop and the Dishonored series – to create a “mature, single-player, third-person” video game based on the Marvel Comics hero Blade! The game is, fittingly, called Marvel’s Blade – and an announcement video can be seen in the embed above, setting up the idea and giving a glimpse at what the Blade character might be like in the game.
Bethesda notes that Arkane Lyon has just started development on the game, which will feature an original story with the studio’s signature immersive gameplay and world-class narrative. Marvel’s Blade game will take players to a quarantined section of Paris in the middle of a supernatural emergency. Vampires have emerged, terrorizing the city of lights and forcing Parisians to shelter inside their homes at night to wait for sunrise.
Bill Rosemann, VP and Creative Director of Marvel Games, provided the following statement: “In honor of Blade’s 50th anniversary, we have found the perfect match for the Daywalker in Arkane Lyon, a studio of uncompromising artists who continually push the boundaries of game design and innovation. In addition to their award-winning talent, it’s their personal passion and bold vision for our half-human, half-vampire iconoclast that makes this collaboration a perfect fit.“
Dinga Bakaba, Game Director at Arkane Lyon, added: “As a kid of mixed origins, I felt a special connection to Blade – a hero with a dual heritage himself. The opportunity to put our spin on this character is a dream of mine and a challenge that our team embraces with a passion. We couldn’t be happier to put players in Blade’s boots, as he becomes the champion of my hometown of Paris, one stake at a time.“
Sebastien Mitton, Co-Creative and Art Director at Arkane Lyon, had this to say: “From his trench coat to his iconic sunglasses, Blade is a slick, stylish, and driven character. This project is the perfect opportunity to push Arkane’s art style into an even more modern and bold territory. The essence of our work lives at the junction of impactful ideas and innovative know-how.“
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