Gaming News D23 Games Showcase: Marvel, Star Wars, Avatar, Tron, the roundup of all game announcements!
That’s it, Disney Marvel just sent out its first video game showcase and it’s time to wrap it up. We’ve just spent over twenty minutes, pretty intense, with confirmations, release dates and quite a few surprises. Want to know everything about the show in a single article? Well here is all the information about this big gathering during D23.
We didn’t really know what form this Disney & Marvel Games Showcase was going to take. In the end: twenty minutes in which we hardly had time to breathe! The entertainment giant has opted for a short format for its announcements, reminiscent of Nintendo Direct. And we got off to a flying start with the reveal of Tron Identity, mysterious storytelling game | visual novel in the cult universe, in which computers and “living” software mix. Developed by studio Bithell Games (John Wick Hex), we will follow the story of a “detective program” to unravel the veil of an “unprecedented” crime. Release date: 2023. Also a very nice surprise, with illusion island, a 2D platform game that brings together Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and Donald. Everything is slated for next year exclusively on Nintendo Switch and appears to rely heavily on collaboration between its characters. You’ll understand, it’s a good introduction.
Release date, new projects: Marvel in the spotlight
As we suspected, a large portion of the show was dedicated to Marvel. Starting with Midnight Suns, a tactical RPG developed by Firaxis Games (XCOM) that took the opportunity to announce its release date. So see you December 2, 2022 on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series (PS4, Xbox One and Switch versions not mentioned). Another long-awaited project that stopped by to say hello: The Marvel game from Skydance New Media, piloted by the talented Amy Hennig. So no name, arrival window or gameplay pictures, but confirmations! Yes, the adventure is staged Captain America and Black Panther into what appears to be World War II, with two other mysterious heroes by her side. In the trailer we can also make out the logo of HYDRA, an evil organization controlled by Red Skull. Rather intriguing.
But you know superheroes. They are so strong that they are on all fronts. During the evening, Disney unveiled a new mobile action game set in the Marvel Universe, available now. battle force. Not much to report, except that the famous Hulk seems to be in the spotlight. Right after that a man named Marvel’s snap came to remind us that not only Hearthstone knows how to make trading card games. Release: October 28th. Finally, the world of superheroes has one last surprise in store for us: world of heroes, a mobile title developed by… Niantic! Yes yes, the creator of Pokémon Go. Everything will be available next year and will no doubt use augmented reality as well as a cooperative adventure.
Mario Kart, Toy Star, Avatar: Disney and Surprises
Another big piece of the showcase are of course the Disney licenses! Alongside the Toy Story content coming to Disney’s Dreamlight Valley this fall is a new mobile action RPG called reflection and which highlights the big villains (available now, more content in October), we particularly remembered the new Speedstorm trailer. Yes ! It’s about Disney’s Mario Kart-Like Coming “Soon” on PC and consoles. The game looks promising and we were able to discover Monsters & Cie’s circuits but also all its heroes in full action.
So yes, we were expecting to see the face of the Disney Pixar heroes, but a different head, blue this time, was invited to the party. We are of course talking about the Navis and Avatar licenses – the second film of which will soon be in cinemas. After a hello with no news, just for the shape, of the Triple-A of Ubisoft Avatar Frontiers of Pandora (still scheduled for 2023-2024 on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series), we discovered above all the new images of Avatar Reckoning MMORPG in the universe of James Cameron. On the program: gameplay with the creation of heroes, combat and adventure. Single player is all about unveiling a mysterious narrative, and multiplayer lets you either cooperate or face yourself. It is scheduled “soon”.
Avatar Reckoning – D23 Trailer
Star Wars, Alien, Monkey Island and a few absentees
As with Frontiers of Pandora, Disney sent us more memories with two or three new images. Such was the case with Aliens Dark Descent, a game for PC | planned isometric shooter consoles next year or even the already iconic Return to Monkey Island (September 19, 2022). The same goes for Star Wars Skywalker Saga, which will soon welcome even more heroes and an archi-complete “galactic” edition in late 2022. Also, we have to regret that as long as we are talking about the famous universe of George Lucaslack of big names during this showcase, specifically Jedi Survivor, sequel to Jedi Fallen Order. The same goes for Marvel. No Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 or Marvel’s Wolverine tonight. For these you need to be more patient.