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Arkane unveils Marvel’s Blade at The Game Awards 2023

Arkane Lyon is working on a superhero game
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Arkane Studios has revealed Marvel’s Blade at The Game Awards 2023. The title is in development at the company’s French base in Lyon. It's a single-player third-person action-adventure game.

Watch the announcement trailer below:

Blade was created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan with his first appearance taking place in July 1973’s The Tomb of Dracula #10. Gradually advancing from supporting character to main protagonist of his own storylines, he eventually got his own comic books and movies.

Blade’s parents were a vampire and a regular human, giving him some special abilities perfectly suited to hunt down bloodsuckers, though he doesn’t like to use his vampiric abilities much out of fear of seeming less human. He’s also been trained in several martial arts, which paired with his enhanced physiology makes him a fearsome combattant. Various stakes, blades, and firearms are part of his arsenal of hunting tools as well.

Blade putting on his sunglasses.

Sunglasses on, Blade is coming.

He’s been a playable character in several video games, the latest being Marvel’s Midnight Suns, along with being an available skin in Fortnite.

Arkane Lyon is the studio behind the Dishonored series, which combined the goodness of stealth games with Arkane’s trademark immersive sim elements. After the launch of Dishonored 2, the studio in Lyon went on to co-develop Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot with MachineGames. Its latest release is Deathloop, which provides an immersive sim powered spin on first-person shooters.

Deathloop is available for free via Amazon Prime Gaming in December 2023, so perhaps you can get a taste of what Arkane’s upcoming Marvel game will be like by playing the company’s latest title. If you were thinking that’s Redfall, you’d be technically correct – the flopped co-op shooter is an Arkane title, but was made by the studio based in Austin, Texas.

In October 2021, Romuald Capron, the head of Arkane Lyon for 17 years, stepped down and was replaced by Dinga Bakaba. Since this happened shortly after the release of Deathloop, it looks like most of the work on the upcoming title was done under the new leadership without anything to disrupt it from the outside.