Marvel Entertainment have just officially announced Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past, an upcoming mobile game based on the seminal comic book arc of the same name. There’s no solid release date yet, but the Days of Future Past storyline is also the basis for the plot of this summer’s X-Men movie, so expect the game to arrive on the App Store in or around the same time as that flick hits theatres (May 23).
What you definitely shouldn’t expect, though, is a lackluster tie-in game. Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past is being developed by Glitchsoft, an up-and-coming studio who have already proven they know a thing or two about how to do a licensed property justice with He-Man: The Most Powerful Game in the Universe (our review).
In a recent blog post, Glitchsoft describe Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past as a unique 2D side-scroller with an emphasis on fast-paced combat, built on the studio’s proprietary Helios Game Engine. They also call it an “immersive and story-driven game unlike anything available on mobile.”
Here are quotes from representatives of both Marvel and Glitchsoft:
“Glitchsoft came to us with a pedigree of rock-solid game development, strong production values, and a passion for the Uncanny X-Men franchise that was impossible to ignore,”said TQ Jefferson, VP of Games Production at Marvel. “It’s these sorts of qualities that we look for in a partner, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring our version of ‘Days of Future Past’ to mobile.”
“Marvel has created some of the most revered characters of all time,” said Wes Tam, founder and VP creative of Glitchsoft. “We are excited to work with Marvel to bring the Uncanny X-Men characters to mobile gaming. Being lifelong fans, it is an incredible opportunity and even larger responsibility to create a game that honors the property. Our goal is to deliver a mobile game that core fans will truly embrace.”
ETA: May 2014. We’ll have more Uncanny X-Men: Days of Future Past news as we get it. In the meantime, for additional information, visit: uncannyxmengame.glitchsoft.com and follow Glitchsoft on Twitter.