The pairing of Arkane Lyon and the Marvel universe is surely set for excellence, and we hope that is the case with the new Blade game. The game’s existence is all the rage for comic book fans following The Game Awards announcement, and now, Arkane Lyon is giving players a new look at Marvel’s Blade. And it could be aligning itself to be a true visual delight on Xbox.
We’re already ensnared by Marvel’s Blade could offer up players. Though most of the chatter surrounding the title remains around its supposed Xbox-exclusive status, which Microsoft may have confirmed indirectly, this look at the game’s aesthetic comes from Arkane Lyon co-creative director Sebastien Mitton. “Your excitement following Marvel’s Blade reveal means the world to us. Here’s some exclusive eye candy from our Art heroes at Lyon,” Mitton shares on social media.
The post in question depicts conceptual art for the purported Xbox title, showcasing the game’s Paris setting. However, this iteration of Paris is about to get a whole spookier after dark. One piece of art shows a swarm of bats in a subway system, with our titular hero basking in their glory. Marvel’s Blade already appears to have that distinct color palette that was seen in Deathloop before it, and we hope this continues to translate into the game as development progresses.
Marvel’s Blade, according to a LinkedIn post from Arkane campaign director Dana Nightingale, the game has been in development since 2022. This was first spotted for ‘BethWilder26’ (via ‘IdleSloth‘) on social media, but Nightingale has seemingly amended their LinkedIn page. So while it is a potential new Xbox game to add to your calendar, don’t necessarily expect to it arrive anytime soon sadly.
Rather than take the action to New York City like big screen iterations of the character, it seems that Arkane is leaning into Blade/Eric Brooks’ globetrotting antics instead. It is refreshing to see Blade in a vibrant setting, and we’re just hoping that if it does borrow anything from the movies, that we get to tear up vampires in a nightclub.