Disney and Marvel preview upcoming video games at D23 Expo

Disney and Marvel Games teamed up at D23 Expo to to reveal new games and trailers for more than a dozen upcoming titles including Disney Illusion Island, TRON: Identity, Gargoyles Remastered and MARVEL World of Heroes.

 

Here are recaps of top titles and announcements:

NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Marvel World of Heroes: Marvel Entertainment and Niantic, makers of Pokemon Go, etc, are teaming up for an AR mobile game where you can get powers and fight alongside Marvel heroes in a real world / AR blend. Game play details were not revealed. In what will invariably be referred to “Pokemon Go with Marvel characters”, perhaps you will try to capture bad guys or renegade robots?  Pre-register at marvelworldofheroes.com.

 

TRON: Identity visual novel mystery game follows Query, a detective program tasked with solving the mystery of an unprecedented crime. Made by Bithell Games, it releases on PC and console in 2023.

 

Disney Illusion Island: Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy on a brand-new quest to explore the mysterious islands of Monoth and recover three mystical books to save the world from disaster. From Disney and Dlala Studios, it releases exclusively on the Nintendo Switch in 2023. Art style is retro Mickey, similar to the recent Mickey shorts and Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway ride at Disney World and coming to Disneyland.

Untitled Marvel – Skydance New Media Game. In this WWII game, you can play as young Steve Rogers as Captain America, Black Panther’s grandfather, and other characters in an original story. This is Skydance New Media’s first AAA title. Skydance is helmed by award-wining writer and director Amy Hennig (Uncharted).

 

RELEASING 2022

Return to Monkey Island (September 19): Guybrush Threepwood – intrepid hero and mighty pirate – embarks on a new swash-buckling adventure through the Caribbean in this thrilling return to the series. Return to Monkey Island releases on PC and Nintendo Switch on September 19, International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

MARVEL SNAP (October 18): Nuverse, Second Dinner and Marvel Entertainment today announced that the highly anticipated game, MARVEL SNAP, will launch globally on mobile and PC on October 18th. MARVEL SNAP is a revolutionary game experience that unleashes the entire Marvel multiverse into a fast-paced, adrenaline-pumping card battler. Players can pre-register for the game now.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns (December 2): A new gameplay trailer shared that Marvel’s Midnight Suns will launch on December 2 for Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation® 5. In addition, Marvel’s Midnight Suns Prequel Shorts was announced – a set of five short videos that provide backstory on the formation of the young core of the Midnight Suns. The first video will premiere on October 31, 2022 via the Marvel Entertainment YouTube channel.

 

NEW UPDATES

Disney Dreamlight Valley: Now available in Early Access, Disney Dreamlight Valley unveiled a new realm based on Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story. Arriving in the Valley later this year, the realm brings beloved characters Woody and Buzz Lightyear and new quests inspired by the series to this life-sim adventure game.

 

Disney Mirrorverse: When Halloween season arrives, players will be able to unlock new Guardians including powerful Hades and more villainous surprises in this divergent Disney and Pixar universe. Disney Mirrorverse is available on the App Store and Google Play.

 

Disney Speedstorm: An exclusive look at the first planned update for the upcoming Disney Speedstorm showed off new racers from Disney and Pixar’s Monsters, Inc, including Sulley, Mike Wazowski, Celia Mae, and Randall, and a new Monsters, Inc. inspired track, “The Factory.” Disney Speedstorm launches soon on Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One and PC.

MARVEL Strike Force: Red Hulk rampages into MARVEL Strike Forceon September 13. Recruit this fiery brawler as Apocalypse’s newest Horseman of War. MARVEL Strike Force is available on the App Store and Google Play.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga: The all-new Galactic Edition of LEGO Star Wars™: The Skywalker Saga launches on November 1 with 13-character packs, including 6 new packs, adding fan favorites including Cassian Andor™, Reva, Captain Rex, and more. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Galactic Edition will be available for the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox Series X, PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™ and PC.

FIRST LOOKS

Avatar: Reckoning: A sneak peek of this mobile MMORPG shooter gave players a glimpse of how you’ll customize your own Avatar and set out to discover new regions of Pandora across multiple game modes. Avatar: Reckoning is coming soon to mobile devices.

Aliens: Dark Descent: A first-look at gameplay for this tactical squad-based action game showed how players will command Colonial Marines as they investigate a Xenomorph outbreak when the game arrives next year on PC and consoles.


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