Aconyte, the fiction imprint of gaming group Asmodee Entertainment, has secured rights with Marvel Entertainment to create prose stories based on Marvel’s comic book characters. The first titles are scheduled to appear in Fall 2020.
This is the Asmodee Group’s third collaboration with Marvel. Earlier this summer, Asmodee’s Fantasy Flight Games announced the Marvel Champions living card game. Meanwhile, another Asmodee studio, Atomic Mass, are developing a tabletop miniatures game based on some of Marvel’s key properties, to be called Marvel: Crisis Protocol.
Aconyte publisher Marc Gascoigne said:
“The Marvel comic book universe has featured a host of great characters and storylines crying out to be told over the years, and now is their time to step into the spotlight. You can look out for legends from Asgard, several volumes focusing on some of Marvel’s heroines, and stories of some of Professor Xavier’s lesser-known students, and that’s just to get us started.”
Andy Jones, Head of Asmodee Entertainment, said:
“The opportunity for Asmodee to work with Marvel not only on Great Games but also Amazing Stories, as our slogan has it, really is a dream come true. The talented team at Aconyte are so excited to have this wonderful opportunity and will do a great job – the biggest challenge when gifted with the Marvel Universe is just where to start?!”
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