Gotham Knights, Wolverine, And The League Of Upcoming Superhero Games
Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a superhero game – several of them! Fans of spandex-clad saviors have several titles based on their favorite comic heroes to look out for, regardless if you love DC, Marvel, or (preferably) both. We’ve gathered all of the announced superhero titles and arranged them in chronological release order to know when to expect these games to swoop in and rescue you from boredom.
Batman is dead. With Gotham’s greatest protector gone, it’s up to the rest of the Bat Family to step up and pick up the slack. Robin, Nightwing, Batgirl, and Red Hood take center stage in this two-player co-op adventure that pits the heroic foursome against fan-favorite secret society the Court of Owls and other classic villains. Gotham Knights comes from Warner Bros. Montreal, developer of Batman: Arkham Origins. Despite sharing presentational and gameplay similarities, Gotham Knights is an independent story disconnected from the Arkham universe. Arkham fans still shouldn’t let that bum them out, though, as the action looks bat-tastic whether you’re busting crime alone or with a sidekick.
Marvel's Midnight Suns
Firaxis, the makers of XCOM, lend their strategic talents to a bold reimagining of Marvel’s Midnight Sons comic team. As a customizable hero known only as the Hunter, you’ll lead a team of heavy hitters consisting of popular mainstays like Captain America, Doctor Strange, and Wolverine to cult favorites like Magik, Nico Minoru, and Blade to take on Lilith, Mother of all Demons. Midnight Suns isn’t just XCOM wearing its underwear on the outside. It’s a wholly original strategy RPG that blends turn-based gameplay with abilities executed through a deck of randomized cards. Outside of battle, you’ll explore your HQ and build relationships with teammates to provide bonuses in combat as well as letting you get to know them better. Midnight Suns recently graced Game Informer's cover, and you can take a deep dive into all it entails by visiting our cover story hub.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
The title says it all. As the Suicide Squad, a government task force of incarcerated supervillains, your mission is to take out Superman and the rest of the Justice League. Developed by Rocksteady Studios, the masterminds behind the stellar Batman Arkham series, one to four players control Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark in a chaotic cooperative third-person shooter. The action looks bonkers, and while a shooter isn't what we'd expect from Rocksteady, its stellar work with Batman gives us faith that it can do right by the Suicide Squad. Its delay to 2023 was a bummer, but it's hard to complain about a game this exciting receiving as much polish as possible.
Marvel's Spider-Man 2
The third act of Insomniac's Spider-Man and Miles Morales games pits both heroes against one of Spidey's deadliest enemies: Venom. Although both heroes are present, Spider-Man 2 is a single-player experience, but we don't know if you'll be switching between both Spiders at will or during scripted moments. Insomniac has proven it can responsibly wield Spider-Man's power, so we trust that whatever approach they decide to take. 2023 is a long time to wait, but our spider senses tell us it'll be worth it.
Not content with only tackling Spider-Man, Insomniac shocked the gaming world by announcing that it’s also making a Wolverine game. We know little about this exciting project outside of a brief cinematic teaser trailer. Insomniac confirmed it will have a mature tone and alluded that its mythos is disconnected from its Spiderverse. Eagle-eyed fans also found subtle easter eggs in the trailer hinting at the Hulk. We have a good while before we get any answers as the game is very early in development and has no release window.
At long last, the most iconic superheroine ever is getting a standalone video game. Announced during the 2021 Game Awards, Wonder Woman is being developed by Monolith, the team behind Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor/War and F.E.A.R. So far we know the game is an open-world single-player adventure powered by Middle-earth's revolutionary Nemesis System. Whether or not the plot serves as an origin story set on Diana's home island of Themyscira or unfolds across multiple locations in "Man's World" is unclear. We only hope that Monolith gives Wonder Woman's long overdue game the royal treatment it deserves.