Yesterday we relayed a report that EA and Marvel were working on a new game together. The initial report makes no mention of what kind of game this mysterious project will be, but a follow-up report from a different source does. The initial report came the way of Nick Baker, an industry insider and leaker best known for his Xbox information. The follow-up comes the way of The Thiny, a source best known for mortal combat leaks. According to the latter, this mystery game is a fighting game.
Go to Twitter, The Thin relays the word that, according to the same source who leaked specific information about Multiverse for him, the aforementioned pair are working on a fighting game. While most sources agree that NetherRealm Studios is working on Mortal Kombat 12, there were rumors that he was working on a Marvel fighting game. In other words, there is now conflicting information.
“Source says EA is working on a Marvel fighting game, not NetherRealm,” read the tweet relaying the information. “I don’t know how believable this source is, but it is similar to the Multiversus source.”
Unfortunately, that is the extent of the report. If that changes, we’ll be sure to update the story accordingly, but it’s possible now that this mysterious project will leak, it will be revealed sooner rather than later.
If EA and Marvel are working on a fighting game, it’s unclear who first was tasked with creating said game, as it doesn’t have a fighting game studio, its closest contender being EA Canada, the team responsible for EA Sports UFC series. As you may know, fighting games are a very specialized genre. So for any other studio – even EA Canada – to jump into making a fighting game, let alone a Marvel fighting game, would be a big and risky call from all parties involved.
As of press time, none of the parties involved have commented on any of this. We don’t expect that to change for a wide range of reasons, but if it does, we’ll be sure to update the story accordingly.