High Moon Studios fell into the good graces of gamers with the impressive Transformers: War for Cybertron. Not only did the game turn out better than most licensed titles normally do, it actually surpassed expectations by being reverent to the source material while also delivering solid gameplay. While the developer’s followup, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is set to release on August 28, 2012, it appears the team is already hard at work on its next project. If High Moon’s prior performance is any indication, the studio may be prepping another exciting licensed title.
Through some sleuthing into the San Diego Comic-Con lineup, it has been discovered that at a Marvel comics panel entitled “Marvel Video Games,” High Moon Studios will be on hand to make an announcement that is only described as “sure to be a hit.” That is all the information provided at the moment, but the news of this collaboration should warm even the coldest fanboy hearts.
For those attending, the panel is on Saturday July 14 at 1:45pm – 2:45pm in Room 6A. If you are free, be sure to check out the news firsthand. Whether or not you are attending, I am sure you will want to start speculating about what property High Moon may have its collective hands on, so be sure to discuss it in the comments. Personally, my hope would be that the X-Men receive the same treatment as the Transformers have. It has been a while since the X-Men Legends titles released, and with the uninspired trajectory of the Marvel: Ultimate Alliance games, the time may be right for a quality X-Men experience, particularly with the mutants return to cinematic form with X-Men: First Class.
It would be the most sensible Marvel team in my mind, as the plethora of characters dynamic is one High Moon already has dealt with on multiple occasions. Of course I would love a strong Avengers game, but I don’t think another title featuring that super-group would be shown at the same time as The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (even if nobody is actually looking forward to it).