If you were hoping that these recent rumors about a Blade game developed by Ubisoft would be true, we have bad news.
Supposedly tied to the upcoming Blade movie next year for Marvel Phase 5, the rumors originated with actor Edwin Gaffney. After posting two photos to Instagram in a motion capture suit with the hashtag #ubisoftgames, the second photo shows a clapperboard reading “Marvel”.
Although these were posted three weeks ago, it only gained attention after it was spotted by YouTuber JorRaptor. However, while we’re usually used to seeing publishers simply stating “no comment” when it comes to rumors, Ubisoft has outright denied it instead. Publication of a short statement on Twitter (opens in a new tab)He confirmed :
“Sorry to sever the rumours, we’re not making a Blade game but can’t wait to see what our friends at @MarvelStudios have in store for next year’s movie!”
Sorry to squash rumours, we’re not making a Blade game but can’t wait to see what our friends at @MarvelStudios are up to for next year’s movie!August 22, 2022
It should be noted that this does not mean that Ubisoft is not working on any Marvel games. In recent years, we’ve seen the French publisher announce projects based on other licensed properties, including Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and an open-world Star Wars game. We think even with that denial, we might still see something of them, but not necessarily Blade.
Not the only rumored Marvel game we’ve seen
It will no doubt disappoint some that we don’t get a Blade game, there would be plenty more to come. Alongside revealed games like Marvel’s Wolverine and Midnight Suns, Giant Bomb (opens in a new tab)Jeff Grubb’s Jeff Grubb recently claimed that EA is currently working on two new Marvel games, one of which will be for Black Panther.
Although Grubb does not know what the other is, the known leaker Tom Henderson (opens in a new tab) think it’s an Iron Man game. Coincidentally, we recently learned that another Iron Man game from Avalanche Studios was canceled after two years in development. Speaking to MinnMax on YouTube, studio co-founder Christofer Sundberg confirmed that Disney wanted to shorten development by a year, which resulted in the cancellation.
Still, if you can’t wait that long for new Marvel games, we’ve seen a few come to PC and consoles in recent years. Between Marvel’s Spider-Man, Miles Morales, Marvel’s Avengers, and Guardians of the Galaxy, there are plenty of options to keep fans busy until we (hopefully) get that new Blade game.