Amy Hennig’s untitled Marvel game is described as a team-up between Captain America and Wakanda heroes, led by Black Panther. But if you’re thinking of teaming up with a friend to fight the Nazis, you’ll have to choose another game because this title won’t be cooperative.
When IGN asked Hennig in an interview for the untitled Marvel game if this was a co-op title, the director replied, “Narratively yes, mechanically no.”
While the title will indeed see Captain America and Black Panther (Azzuri, T’challa’s grandfather), in terms of gameplay, don’t expect to team up with your friend locally or online.
“Partly on purpose, partly by serendipity, what we experienced with Uncharted was that it was a shared living room experience for the people playing our game…even when their hand wasn’t on the controller,” Hennig replied. The goal of this title is to capture the same kind of shared living room experience, even when players aren’t actively playing together.
Given that details remain scant, we know the untitled Marvel game will focus on four characters, Captain America, Black Panther, Howling Commandos member Gabe Jones, and a Dora Milaje warrior.
While each character is different and potentially playable, the game itself doesn’t support co-op.
However, there are several superhero games that will feature co-op as a key game mechanic, including Gotham Knights and the upcoming Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League.
For more information on Hennig, see the IGN interview with her and author Marc Bernadin. And for everything else announced at D23, check out IGN’s full recap.
Matt TM Kim is the news editor of IGN. you can reach him @lawoftd.
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