Black Panther is EA’s next Marvel video game

Marvel’s Black Panther is getting a special action-adventure video game, and Electronic Arts has set up a new studio to make it.

The publisher announced Monday that Cliffhanger Games is developing the currently untitled Black Panther adventure in partnership with Marvel Games. Seattle-based Cliffhanger is led by Kevin Stephens, former studio head of Monolith Productions (Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor And Shadow of War), and has tenured developers for the Halo, God of War, and Call of Duty series.

“We are committed to providing fans with a definitive and authentic Black Panther experience, giving them more choice and control over their story than they have ever experienced in a story-driven video game,” Stephens said in a statement. “Wakanda is a rich SuperHero sandbox and our mission is to develop an epic world for players who love Black Panther and want to explore the world of Wakanda as much as we do.”

Teaser artwork for EA’s new Black Panther game.
Image: Cliffhanger Games/Electronic Arts, Marvel

This isn’t the same project that was announced last September, starring Black Panther and Captain America in a World War II adventure. That project falls under Marvel Games and Skydance New Media and is led by Amy Hennig, formerly the creative director of the Uncharted series.

Black Panther will be the second of three games Electronic Arts has in the works under an agreement with Marvel. One is still unannounced; the other is a single-player Iron Man action-adventure title currently in development at EA’s Motive studio. That project is led by Olivier Proulx, who was a senior producer for Eidos Montreal Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and left that studio shortly before Square Enix sold it to Embracer Group.

Electronic Arts has not announced platforms or a launch window for its Black Panther game.