Arkane Lyon shocked the gaming world during The Game Award show by announcing it will be working on a Marvel’s Blade title. During the reveal, we saw a short clip of Blade at a barbershop, then getting ready to battle as something was happening outside. While we didn’t know that this was a Blade game at first, when the character showed his fangs and his iconic sword, it was pretty much a done deal.
Marvel’s Blade game will take players to a quarantined section of Paris during a supernatural emergency. Vampires have emerged, terrorizing the city of lights and forcing Parisians to shelter inside their homes at night to wait for sunrise.
“In honor of Blade’s 50th anniversary, we have found the perfect match for the Daywalker in Arkane Lyon, a studio of uncompromising artists who continually push the boundaries of game design and innovation,” said Bill Rosemann, VP and Creative Director of Marvel Games. “In addition to their award-winning talent, it’s their personal passion and bold vision for our half-human, half-vampire iconoclast that makes this collaboration a perfect fit.” Arkane Lyon has just begun development on the game which will feature an original story with the studio’s signature immersive gameplay and world-class narrative.
We don’t know if this will be an exclusive title or if it will come to multiple platforms.