Asmodee Entertainment and Aconyte, the new fiction imprint of global games group Asmodee, have secured a multiyear agreement with Marvel Entertainment to create new prose stories based around the roster of Marvel’s comic book characters.
The first novels are slated to appear in fall 2020, in trade paperback, e-book and audiobook editions.
This is the Asmodee Group’s third collaboration with Marvel. Last summer, Asmodee’s Fantasy Flight Games announced the “Marvel Champions” living card game.
Meanwhile, another Asmodee studio, Atomic Mass, is developing a tabletop miniatures game based on some of Marvel’s key properties, to be called “Marvel: Crisis Protocol.”
“The Marvel comic book universe has featured a host of great characters and storylines crying out to be told over the years, and now is their time to step into the spotlight,” says Marc Gascoigne, publisher, Aconyte. “You can look out for legends from Asgard, several volumes focusing on some of Marvel’s heroines and stories of some of Professor Xavier’s lesser‐known students, and that’s just to get us started.”
“The opportunity for Asmodee to work with Marvel not only on Great Games but also Amazing Stories, as our slogan has it, really is a dream come true,” says Andy Jones, head, Asmodee Entertainment. “The talented team at Aconyte are so excited to have this wonderful opportunity and will do a great job – the biggest challenge when gifted with the Marvel Universe is just where to start.”
As part of its ambitious mission to set up exciting new content platforms for both wholly owned and third‐party properties, Asmodee Entertainment has already announced Aconyte’s plans to produce novels set in the worlds of some of Asmodee’s most popular games, but these are the first third‐party properties to join their list.
The list will debut in 2020, with North American sales and distribution to be handled by Simon & Schuster.