Report: Marvel Strategy Game Coming From XCOM Studio

By | June 3, 2021

Report: Marvel Strategy Game Coming from XCOM Studio

The Marvel-related gaming leaks just keep coming. Multiple sources have corroborated a leaked report showing that a Marvel strategy game is coming from Firaxis Games, the acclaimed developer that created the most recent XCOM titles. 2K has not commented on the matter.

This list first showed up on Reddit before being corroborated by VideoGamesChronicle and Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier. The list is full of alleged game reveals from publisher 2K. The list has only four different games and one of them is codenamed CODA, which is a “new turn-based action game using Marvel property.” Reddit user swine_flu said their source told them it was like “XCOM with Marvel heroes” and that “some famous actors are voicing the characters.” Those rumored voice actors were not given.

Firaxis is known for its strategy games in the Civilization and XCOM series and has not announced what it is working on next. XCOM: Chimera Squad released in April 2020 so the team is likely well into development on its next title.

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But don’t expect all of these reveals to come during E3. According to Schreier, it’s not clear if all of these games will be at the big summer show. Take-Two Interactive is slated to be part of the show on Monday, June 14 so it’s possible at least some of its announcements will come that day.

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The other parts of the leak are not related to Marvel, but are still about unannounced games or unannounced parts of inevitable games. NBA 2K22‘s cover athlete will allegedly be retired Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki. Wonderlands is said to be a Borderlands spin-off starring the divisive Tiny Tina. That game has already even been trademarked. Mafia III developer Hangar 13’s next game is supposed to also be an open-world sci-fi game that was described as “Cthulhu meets Saints Row,” which also backs up a report from 2020.