Asmodee Entertainment has announced a multi-year agreement with Marvel to create new fiction stories based on existing Marvel characters. These books will be released through Asmodee’s new fiction division Aconyte. The first series of titles will arrive in fall 2020.
- Asmodee Entertainment are delighted to announce that Aconyte, the new fiction imprint of global games group Asmodee, has secured a multi‐year agreement with Marvel Entertainment.
- Starting in fall 2020 Marvel fans can discover a series of new stories based on Marvel’s exciting roster comic book characters.
- The first novels are slated to appear in Fall 2020 and will be available in formats including:
- Trade paperback
- Audiobook editions
- This marks Asmodee Group’s third collaboration with Marvel. Earlier this year they announced agreements for:
- Marvel Champions living card game from Asmodee’s Fantasy Flight Games
- Marvel: Crisis Protocol a tabletop miniatures game based on some of Marvel’s key properties being developed by Asmodee studio, Atomic Mass
- Aconyte’s mission is to go beyond tie‐in fiction and novelizations, to produce vibrant stories with richly imagined characters in living, deeply realized settings.
- The list will debut in 2020, with North American sales and distribution to be handled by Simon & Schuster.
What they’re saying:
- Aconyte publisher Marc Gascoigne: “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. 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.”
- Andy Jones, Head of Asmodee Entertainment: “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. 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?!”
About Asmodee Entertainment:
- Asmodee Entertainment is a platform of games publisher and distributor Asmodee.
- Its mission is to extend Asmodee’s intellectual properties into TV/film, novels and comics, location based‐entertainment, and consumer products, working closely with Asmodee Boardgames and Asmodee Digital.
- Asmodee operates in Europe, North America, South America and Asia and is headquartered in Guyancourt, France. Learn more at corporate.asmodee.com.