After signing a deal with Blowfish Studios, multiple Valiant Comics characters could join the world of video games.
The Hollywood Reporter writes about how after DC and Marvel, another comic book company is entering the gaming world (for example, the Batman: Arkham series is from DC, while Marvel’s Avengers and Marvel’s Spider-Man are from Marvel). From Blowfish, we have seen Siegecraft or Gunscape so far for an example. We don’t yet which characters are getting a video game adaptation, but one was already brought up as a candidate: Bloodshot, who is also going to get a film adaptation, which is set to launch in cinemas in 2020, featuring Vin Diesel.
This would be the second round of Valiant being involved in the gaming industry, as previously (in the mid-90s), they were owned by Acclaim Entertainment. If you remember Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, well, that was another Valiant character. However, Acclaim has gone bankrupt in 2004, and since then, Valiant has taken a different route from gaming until now.
„We’re thrilled to bring Valiant’s characters back into the video game industry and allow fans to play as their favourite superheroes. Translating these characters and stories to video games could not come at a more exciting time. These games are poised to become further proof of these characters’ immense potential as anchors in pop culture,” Dan Mintz, the founder and CEO of Valiant’s parent company DMG Entertainment, explained in a statement.
Keep in mind that that Blowfish is an indie team, so while it’s possibly an agreement for the next generation, we shouldn’t expect AAA projects out of the deal. (After all, they are not on the same level as say, Electronic Arts…) Still, we hope we learn more from the Valiant-Blowfish deal next year.
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