Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra

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Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra
Developer(s)Skydance New Media
Publisher(s)Skydance New Media
Composer(s)Stephen Barton
EngineUnreal Engine 5

Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra is an upcoming action-adventure video game developed and published by Skydance New Media from Skydance Media, and is based on Marvel Comics characters Captain America and Black Panther, setting against an original narrative that derives from the comic book mythology and various adaptations in other media. Inspired by the 2010 comic book limited series Captain America / Black Panther: Flags of Our Fathers,[1][2][3] the story is set in Occupied Paris during World War II, and involves American super soldier Steve Rogers forming an uneasy alliance with Azzuri, the king of Wakanda who operates as the Black Panther, as they attempt to prevent the rise of the organization Hydra.

The game was jointly announced by Skydance and Marvel Games in October 2021 as the first project to be produced from the former studio, alongside the involvement of studio heads Amy Hennig and Julian Beak as producers, with television and comics writer Marc Bernardin confirmed as writing the game alongside Hennig the following month. Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra is scheduled to be released in 2025.


The game will be an action-adventure video game where players will control an ensemble of four characters. In addition to the main protagonists Steve Rogers / Captain America and Azzuri / Black Panther, Howling Commandos member Gabriel Jones and Nanali, the leader of the Wakandan Spy Network, will be playable.[4]


In November 2019, Skydance Media asked video game director and writer Amy Hennig to establish a game division within the company.[5][6] In October 2021, the division, as Skydance New Media, announced that the studio's first major project would be "a narrative-driven, blockbuster action-adventure game" developed in collaboration with Marvel Games, and featuring an original story.[7] The following month, Marvel Comics writer and television producer Marc Bernardin revealed that he was involved as a writer, confirming that he had "spent the better part of a year in the story mines" creating the narrative.[8]

The game was teased during the D23 Expo showcase on September 9, 2022, revealing the game's ensemble cast and antagonist.[9][10][11] In March 2024, Skydance and Marvel revealed the game's full title as Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra during Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2024, also presenting a story trailer that demonstrated the game's use of Unreal Engine 5 and its character animations.[12] The cast was unveiled by Marvel, confirming that Khary Payton and Drew Moerlein would lead the ensemble as Azzuri and Steve Rogers respectively, alongside Marque Richardson as Gabriel Jones and Megalyn Echikunwoke as Nanali. Marvel announced that Joel Johnstone would portray Howard Stark, while Lyne Renée would appear as Julie, an original character created for the game. Stephen Barton was revealed as the game's composer.[13] Actress Janina Gavankar is confirmed to have a role.[14]


Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra is scheduled to be released in 2025.[15][16]


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  3. ^ Golden, Jonathan (September 12, 2022). "Which Black Panther Is In Marvel's New WW2 Game". ScreenRant. Retrieved March 20, 2024. It also appears to be drawing inspiration from one comic in particular - Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of Our Fathers.
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  6. ^ Fraser Brown (November 19, 2019). "Amy Hennig launches an interactive studio in a movie production company". PC Gamer. Retrieved August 23, 2022.
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  8. ^ Shaun Prescott (November 4, 2021). "Amy Hennig's Marvel game has its first confirmed writer". PC Gamer. Retrieved August 23, 2022.
  9. ^ "Amy Hennig's new Marvel game rumoured to star Captain America and Black Panther in WW2". September 8, 2022. Retrieved September 9, 2022.
  10. ^ Anderson, Julia (September 9, 2022). "Captain America & Black Panther Fight Hydra in WW2-Era Game From Uncharted Director". CBR. Retrieved September 9, 2022.
  11. ^ Shea, Brian. "Skydance's Marvel Game Stars Black Panther And Captain America". Game Informer. Retrieved September 10, 2022.
  12. ^ Takahashi, Dean (March 20, 2024). "Skydance reveals Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra". VentureBeat. Retrieved March 20, 2024.
  13. ^ "'Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra' Unveils Cast and Composer". Retrieved March 20, 2024.
  14. ^ Bankhurst, Adam (November 1, 2021). "Star Wars Battlefront 2 Actor Janina Gavankar is Part of Upcoming Marvel Game". IGN. Retrieved March 22, 2024.
  15. ^ "Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra Revealed With First Trailer". Gaming. Retrieved March 20, 2024.
  16. ^ Maas, Jennifer (March 20, 2024). "Captain America-Black Panther Video Game, '1943: Rise of Hydra,' Set for 2025 Release From Skydance, Marvel Games". Variety. Retrieved March 26, 2024.

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