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Captain America-Black Panther Video Game, ‘Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra,’ Set for 2025 Release From Skydance

A new Marvel video game, “Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra,” is set for 2025 release.

The title, which hails from Skydance New Media and Marvel Games and writer and director Amy Hennig, will focus on characters Captain America and Black Panther (who at that time was King T’Chanda, also known as Azzuri) in World War II.

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The game was developed using Epic Games’ 3D creation tool Unreal Engine 5. The “Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra” announcement was made at the top of Epic’s “State of Unreal” presentation at the 2024 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco Wednesday.

In the forthcoming Marvel game, players assume the role of one of four characters: Azzuri, T’Challa’s grandfather and the WWII-era Black Panther (played by Khary Payton), Steve Rogers, aka Captain America (Drew Moerlein), Nanali, a Wakandan spy embedded in occupied Paris (Megalyn Echikunwoke) or Gabriel Jones, a U.S. soldier and member of the Howling Commandos (Marque Richardson).

Additional news will be coming out of Epic’s GDC event, including details about its eagerly anticipated release of Unreal Engine 5.4, as well as new titles and release dates.

Epic’s appearance at GDC comes on the heels of the “Fortnite” creator striking a massive deal with Disney. On Feb. 7, the Mouse House revealed it has taken a $1.5 billion stake in Epic Games, marking Disney’s “biggest foray into the game space ever,” and would be creating a “huge Disney universe” in “Fortnite.”

Per further information provided by Disney upon the announcement, which was made by CEO Bob Iger during the company’s most recent earnings call: “In addition to being a world-class games experience and interoperating with ‘Fortnite,’ the new persistent universe will offer a multitude of opportunities for consumers to play, watch, shop and engage with content, characters and stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Avatar’ and more. Players, gamers and fans will be able to create their own stories and experiences, express their fandom in a distinctly Disney way, and share content with each other in ways that they love.”

Watch the trailer for “Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra”:

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