Earlier today it was announced that Square Enix would be entering a multi-year, multi-game partnership with Marvel to bring some of their iconic franchises to life through the magic of code. First up is an Avengers game, brought to you by Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics, and Deus Ex developer Eidos Montreal.
Comic book and movie heroes all seem like a natural fit for games. The set-up is often simple, dealing with your typical power fantasies, and tried and true tales of good versus evil – concepts that map well to game design and structure.
But what other franchises (from different mediums) could make the crossover to games?
Maybe Telltale-esque adventure games following Shakespeare’s tragedies? Open world exploration games about cataloguing different species, like an Attenborough documentary? Let us know in the comments below!