Disney and Marvel’s Games Showcase: the biggest announcements and trailers

Disney just wrapped up its showcase of Disney and Marvel games at D23, and the event was filled with news and announcements about games from the entertainment company’s many franchises. The show was a lightning-fast deluge of trailers for a wide variety of games, including titles that are out right now, like Disney Valley of Dreamsand those that are a little further away.

Here’s a look at some of the biggest news from the show. And if you want to watch the 23-minute showcase in its entirety, you can watch it on Marvel’s YouTube channel.

Tron Identity is a new visual novel from the creator of Thomas was alone

I didn’t know I wanted one tron visual novel, but now I REALLY want it.
Image: Bithell Games

Disney revealed a new game in the tron universe, titled Tron Identity. The brief trailer was mostly just a title card, but the game’s Steam page reveals a bit more: it’s actually a visual mystery game. Tron Identity is slated for release in 2023 and will be developed by Bithell Games, the creator of indie titles like Thomas was alone.

Black Panther and Captain America will star in a mysterious new title

The silhouettes of Gabriel Jones, Azzuri, Steve Rogers/Captain America and Nanali stand before images of WWII Paris on the left and Wakanda on the right.

We don’t know much about the game, but I’m intrigued after seeing this image.
Picture: Skydance

Skydance New Media is working on a game that takes place in the worlds of Black Panther and Captain America. This trailer was light on details, but according to a Marvel blog post, the game will feature: Steve Rogers/Captain America; Azzuri, the Black Panther of World War II; Gabriel Jones, an American soldier who is also part of the Howling Commandos; and Nanali, a member of the Wakandan Spy Network. The currently unnamed game will be helmed by Amy Hennig, a former creative director of the Unexplored series that joined Skydance in October.

Disney teams up with Niantic for a Marvel-themed AR game

disney and Pokemon Go Augmented reality game maker Niantic is working on a new Marvel-themed AR mobile game, marvel world of heroes. According to a press release, players will be able to become their own superhero so they can “patrol their neighborhoods to foil crimes, complete superhero missions, and thwart interdimensional threats.” I guess that means you might see roving groups of gamers waving their smartphones around your neighborhood? The game is expected to launch next year.

marvel’s midnight suns gets a December release date

Disney has revealed a new trailer and a release date for Marvel’s midnight suns, the next strategy game from XCOM developer Firaxis Games. midnight suns was delayed earlier this year, but the game will now be available on December 2, 2022 on PC, Xbox Series X/S, and PS5. midnight suns will launch on Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch at a later date.

Card Battler Marvel Snap will be released in October

Disney announced that marvel snaphis Foyer-like card game for PC and mobile, will be released on October 18. The game launched in closed beta for Android in May.

Back to Monkey Island will have an in-game album to catch up with you on other games

A digital scrapbook opens to a page with a photo of Guybrush Threepwood, the protagonist of the Monkey Island series, standing on a pirate ship with a cutlass in his hand.  Surrounding the photo are doodles and scribbles that appear to be from Threepwood himself.

Mighty Pirate Guybrush Threepwood.
Picture: Disney

Back to Monkey Islandthe next game in the beloved monkey island series, will have an in-game album detailing key moments from the series so far. Like someone who’s only ever played the first two monkey island titles, I can’t wait to leaf through the album to catch up on the story before diving into the adventure of the puzzle. And luckily, I won’t have long to wait: Back to Monkey Island launches on PC and Nintendo Switch on September 19.

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