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 the biggest 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.
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.
Skydance's Marvel Game
Some predicted Skydance's big Marvel project to be Fantastic Four-related, but we're getting something entirely different – and exciting – instead. The team led by Uncharted writer Amy Hennig is working on a World War II adventure starring Captain America and Black Panther Azzuri, grandfather of T'Challa. The superheroes will battle Nazis/Hydra alongside the Howling Commandos' Gabriel Jones and Wakandan spy, Nanali. Despite featuring four protagonists, this yet-to-be-titled project will be a linear single-player adventure that offers different viewpoints on the war. We don't know much more about the game, but we're excited to learn more, hopefully, sooner than later.
Motive Studio's Iron Man Game
Motive Studio, the team behind Star Wars: Squadrons and the Dead Space remake, has an untitled Iron Man game in the works. This third-person, single-player action game aims to capture, per Motive, "the complexity, charisma, and creative genius of Tony Stark, enabling players to feel what it's like to truly play as Iron Man." The game's line-up includes executive producer Olivier Proulx, who served as producer on the well-received Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. Motive announced the game as being in pre-production, meaning it will likely be a long while before we see any actual footage of it. Iron Man will also be the first game of a longer partnership between EA and Marvel.