EA has just confirmed the first project coming out of its new AAA studio in Seattle under the name Cliffhanger Games, and it’s none other than a new Black Panther title in partnership with Marvel Games.
The studio is being staffed with veteran talent behind some of the biggest names in action and adventure games including God of War, Halo Infinite and Call of Duty, with Kevin Stephens appointed in a leadership role having previously worked at Monolith Productions, the studio behind games like Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Middle-earth: Shadow of War.
Fittingly then, this game has been confirmed to be a third-person, single player action adventure in “an expansive and reactive world that empowers players to experience what it is like to take on the mantle of Wakanda’s protector, the Black Panther.” Back when Cliffhanger Games was first formed in 2021 it was said to be working on open world concepts, so the region of Wakanda seems like a rich and interesting place for the studio to be exploring in its debut title.
“We’re dedicated to delivering fans a definitive and authentic Black Panther experience, giving them more agency and control over their narrative than they have ever experienced in a story-driven video game. 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,” Stephens says in the accompanying press release.
“It’s an incredibly rare opportunity to build a new team around the values of diversity, collaboration, and empowerment,” he continues. “We want our game to enable players to feel what it’s like to be worthy of the Black Panther mantle in unique, story-driven ways, and we want Cliffhanger Games to empower everyone on our team as we collaborate to bring this amazing world to life.”