Superhero games are making a grand return after a drought the past few years, outside of Netherrealm’s excellent fighter Injustice 2. From Marvel to its competitor DC Comics, so many new, exciting, blockbuster titles are hitting the interactive medium, featuring some of the greatest superheroes of our current age. With some games yet to be officially revealed and others just around the corner, comic book fans have plenty to look forward to for the rest of 2020 and into 2021 and beyond.
September 4th, 2020: Marvel’s Avengers: (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Square Enix’s and Crystal Dynamics’ ambitious Avengers project, now known as Marvel’s Avengers, is just around the corner, releasing on September 4th, 2020 on the three major platforms. Despite a lackluster reveal last E3 during the Square Enix showcase, the game has seen a major surge in popularity and interest. Just this last weekend, Square Enix began its three-week rollout of a beta, allowing players to tap into the Destiny-esque gameplay and overtake obstacles as their favorite heroes. From what we have seen so far, Marvel’s Avengers seems poised to be a spectacular time for fans, allowing them to experience one of the few triple-A video game productions from Marvel.
Holiday 2020: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales: (PlayStation 5)
Announced as the flagship title for this year’s PlayStation 5 launch, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, developed by acclaimed studio Insomniac Games who also developed 2018’s Marvel’s Spider-Man, will be launching exclusively on PlayStation 5. Poised as an Uncharted: Lost Legacy-esque experience, meaning that there will not be radical changes in gameplay from its predecessor and will be a less beefy experience, Miles Morales is yet another highly anticipated title in PlayStation’s catalog, sure to be a success when it launches this coming holiday.
TBA: Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League: (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, TBA)
Rocksteady’s last title, Batman: Arkham VR, was released in 2016, meaning a little under four years have passed since the British studio’s last release and their upcoming reveal for their new project at next Saturday’s DC Fandome. After revealing a promotional image, Rocksteady confirmed that they are making a Suicide Squad game, and the release of the DC Fandome panel schedule noted that the game was called Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. An intriguing premise indeed. No additional information has been unveiled yet, including the platforms the game will launch on and its release date.
TBA: Batman: Gotham Knights: (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, TBA)
Having waited even longer than Rocksteady to unveil their project, Warner Bros. Games Montreal will finally reveal their long-rumored project on August 22nd at DC Fandome. Rumors, speculation, and teases from the studio suggest their project will be another Batman game, titled Batman: Gotham Knights after some eagle-eyed fans noted a domain registration for the game. Speculation has also claimed that the game could release as early as this holiday, just in time for the new consoles from PlayStation and Xbox. However, we have no concrete details yet, but DC Comics has confirmed the game will be at DC Fandome, so stay tuned.
These are just a highlight of some of the new superhero games coming in the foreseeable future. This list does not even include other rumored and confirmed titles like the sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man, the third Injustice installment, and others. It’s a fantastic time to be a comic book fan, and there will be even more announcements at upcoming events like DC Fandome to be excited about.