Valiant Entertainment is teaming with indie game developer Blowfish Studios (“Siegecraft,” “Gunscape”) to develop a slate of multiplatform video games. Said slate will feature popular characters from the company’s superhero universe.
This marks Valiant’s first foray into the video game business since the mid-1990s when they were owned by Acclaim Entertainment who created the game series “Turok” based on their characters.
Valiant is moving into the film arena next year with the theatrical release of the Vin Diesel-led “Bloodshot” for Sony Pictures in February. A “Harbinger” film is setup at Paramount and the Russos are producing a “Quantum & Woody” TV series.
Now it’s move to gaming could see characters like “X-O Manowar,” “Archer & Armstrong,” “Ninjak,” “Shadowman,” “Zephyr,” “Rai” and “The Eternal Warrior” coming to consoles and PC.
Dan Mintz, founder and CEO of Valiant’s parent company, DMG Entertainment, said in a statement: “We’re thrilled to bring Valiant’s characters back into the video game industry and give fans the opportunity to play as their favorite superheroes. Translating these characters and stories to video games could not come at a more exciting time as we introduce the world to the Valiant Universe on the big screen with the Bloodshot release. These games are poised to become further proof of these characters’ immense potential as anchors in pop culture.”
DMG wholly acquired Valiant in 2018 and has been pushing to evolve it beyond publishing in the hopes of capitalizing on the third-largest library of superheroes after Marvel and DC.
Source: Heat Vision