Marvel’s Blade will be the next game from Arkane Lyon

Blade in the first trailer for Marvel's Blade.
(Image credit: Bethesda)

Out of nowhere, it’s been confirmed that a game based on Marvel’s half-vampire, Blade, is in development from Bethesda and Arkane Lyon, in collaboration with Marvel Games. 

Simply titled Marvel’s Blade, the “mature action-adventure” was announced during The Game Awards 2023. It’ll be a third-person game set in “the heart of Paris.” You can take a look at the trailer below.

“In Marvel’s Blade, Eric Brooks is the legendary Daywalker, half-man, half-vampire torn between the warm society of the living and the rushing power of the undead,” the trailer’s description reads. 

Arkane Lyon seems like a perfect match for Blade and its Paris setting. On a press release on the Bethesda website, Co-Creative and Art Director of Arkane Lyon, Sebastien Mitton, says “From his trench coat to his iconic sunglasses, Blade is a slick, stylish, and driven character. He continues to state: “This project is the perfect opportunity to push Arkane’s art style into an even more modern and bold territory. The essence of our work lives at the junction of impactful ideas and innovative know-how.”

We can expect the Arkane magic to be fully imbued onto the game, and we can't wait; the studio's art direction, first-class narratives, and sensattional immersive sim action is some of the best in the business and makes the likes of the Dishonored series, as well as Prey (2017) and Deathloop some top-tier games with thriving fanbases.

Marvel’s Blade hasn’t been given a specific release window or had its confirmed platforms listed out yet, so prospective players will just have to stay tuned for more information. We, for one, are absolutely enthralled already.

If you’re on the lookout for some fantastic games to play before Marvel’s Blade releases, you can find some brilliant recommendations on our lists of the best superhero games, as well as the best PC games.

Catherine Lewis
News Writer, TechRadar Gaming

Catherine is a News Writer for TechRadar Gaming. Armed with a journalism degree from The University of Sheffield, she was sucked into the games media industry after spending far too much time on her university newspaper writing about Pokémon and cool indie games, and realising that was a very cool job, actually. She previously spent 19 months working at GAMINGbible as a full-time journalist. She loves all things Nintendo, and will never stop talking about Xenoblade Chronicles.