Canadian comic book author Ryan North has joined the writing team for EA Motive's upcoming Iron Man game, as announced earlier this week on Twitter. North, best known for his webcomic Dinosaur Comics and his work on Marvel's The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, teased fans with the promise that they're unprepared for the game's amazing potential.
Upcoming Iron Man game to be penned by acclaimed Squirrel Girl writer Ryan North
The Iron Man action/adventure game, revealed in September 2022 after much speculation, received an update last Friday. EA Motive General Manager Patrick Klaus clarified that the project is still in its early pre-production stages, dispelling any hopes of an imminent release, with a likely timeline extending to three or four years. However, there were intriguing revelations.
Surprisingly, Iron Man is being crafted with Epic's Unreal Engine 5 technology, a departure from EA Motive's previous reliance on Frostbite for titles like Star Wars: Battlefront II, Star Wars: Squadrons, and the Dead Space remake. Additionally, Motive has taken a community-centric approach, establishing a Community Council comprising Iron Man and Marvel enthusiasts, seeking early feedback from this dedicated group.
While specific details about the game remain limited, job listings hint at the potential for an open-world design with elements of action and roleplaying, adding to the anticipation surrounding this project.