Disney and Marvel’s Games Showcase: the biggest announcements and trailers

Disney just wrapped up its showcase for Disney and Marvel games at D23, and the event was packed with news and announcements about games from across the entertainment company’s many franchises. The show was a lightning-fast barrage of trailers for a variety of games, including titles that have just come out such as: Disney Dreamlight Valleyand those that are a little further away.

Here’s a rundown of some of the biggest news from the show. And if you want to watch the full 23-minute showcase, you can watch it on Marvel’s YouTube channel.

Tron identity is a new visual novel from the creators of Thomas was alone

A Tron character named Proxy stands in the rain in front of a glowing architecture.  She talks to the player and asks for your name.

I didn’t know I wanted one Tron Visual novel, but now I REALLY want it.
Image: Bithell Games

Disney unveiled a new game in the Tron universe, titled Tron identity. The short teaser trailer was mostly just a title card, but the game’s Steam page reveals quite a bit more: It’s actually a visual novel mystery game. Tron identity is scheduled for release in 2023 and is being developed by Bithell Games, the maker of indie titles like Thomas was alone.

Black Panther and Captain America will star in a mysterious new title

Silhouettes of Gabriel Jones, Azzuri, Steve Rogers/Captain America, and Nanali stand against images of WWII-era Paris to the left and Wakanda to the right.

We don’t know much about the game but I’m intrigued after seeing this image.
Image: Skydance

Skydance New Media is working on a game set in the worlds of Black Panther and Captain America. That teaser trailer was short on details, but according to a Marvel blog post, the game will star: Steve Rogers/Captain America; Azuri, the WWII-era Black Panther; Gabriel Jones, a US soldier who is also part of the Howling Commandos; and Nanali, a member of the Wakandan Spy Network. The currently untitled game is directed by Amy Hennig, a former creative director of the Unexplored Series that came to Skydance in October.

Disney is collaborating with Niantic on a Marvel AR game

Disney and Pokemon Go Augmented reality game maker Niantic is working on a new Marvel AR mobile game. Wonderland of Heroes. According to a press release, players can become their own superhero, allowing them to “patrol their neighborhoods to thwart crimes, complete superhero missions, and thwart interdimensional threats.” I think that means you might see roving gangs of gamers waving their smartphones around your neighborhood? The game is due out next year.

Marvel’s midnight suns gets a December release date

Disney revealed a new trailer and release date for Marvel’s midnight sun, the upcoming strategy game from XCOM Developer Firaxis Games. midnight suns was delayed earlier this year, but the game will now be available on December 2nd, 2022 on PC, Xbox Series X/S and PS5. midnight suns will be released on Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch at a later date.

The Card Battler Marvel Snap is coming in October

Disney announced that Marvel snapit is Hearthstone-like card game for PC and mobile, will be released on October 18th. The game started in closed beta for Android in May.

Return to Monkey Island will have an in-game scrapbook to keep you updated on the other games

A digital scrapbook opens to a page with a photo of Guybrush Threepwood, the protagonist of the Monkey Island series, standing on a pirate ship, cutlass in hand.  Surrounding the photo are scribbles and scribbles that appear to be by Threepwood himself.

Mighty pirate Guybrush Threepwood.
Image: Disney

Return to Monkey Islandthe next game in the beloved monkey island series, there will be an in-game scrapbook detailing key moments from the series so far. As someone who only ever played the first two monkey island Titles, I’m really looking forward to flipping through the album to catch up on the story before embarking on the puzzle adventure. And luckily I don’t have to wait long: Return to Monkey Island Coming to PC and Nintendo Switch on September 19th.