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Electronic Arts Strikes Three-Game Deal With Marvel

The partnership starts with an Iron Man game

Marvel comic book characters

Marvel comic book characters

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Electronic Arts Inc. will develop three video games inspired by Marvel comic book characters after forging a deal that gives the company access to the most popular entertainment franchise in the world.

The first game EA is making is based on Iron Man, a billionaire inventor and superhero who was the subject of one of the first hit Marvel movies, it announced in September. The Redwood City, California-based developer plans to create a single-player action-adventure game for PCs and consoles that features an original story based on Iron Man’s history. EA didn’t provide details about other characters it plans to use, or give a release timetable.