Invincible, the comedian collection created by Strolling Useless creator Robert Kirkman, got here again in a giant means after the success of its animated collection, which launched on Amazon Prime in 2021. It is an ultra-violent but vibrant and artistic story, one which parodies superhero tropes with out outright condemning them.

Skybound Leisure have sought to capitalise on this renewed enthusiasm by saying they’d be engaged on a number of Invincible video games final 12 months. This tracks—superhero video games are widespread, and Invincible’s ripe with attention-grabbing characters to select from. So what did they go along with?

A cell game—which kinda buries the lede with its cinematic trailer—was the primary announcement. Okay, Marvel Snap did properly, is smart to comply with up on that. Their first step onto Steam nonetheless flies in from means out of left area—a visible novel by the identify of Invincible Presents: Atom Eve, which was first introduced at Invincible’s twentieth anniversary panel throughout this 12 months’s San Diego Comedian-Con.

Mike Rogers, the artistic director at Skybound, described it as an “wonderful visible novel expertise, choice-based, [which] places you in charge of Eve … you get to resolve whose ass she’s kicking, who she’s relationship.” He then went on to explain it as in “its personal kind of pocket within the multiverse where you possibly can take your Eve in numerous instructions.”

Whereas visible novels are usually the area of both horror or relationship sims, they share a number of conceptual DNA with comedian books—one thing the trailer exhibits off in what I assume could also be cutscenes that make it into the ultimate game. There’s even a cool Griftlands-looking fight system with splashes of RPG, promising “completely different powers primarily based on the alternatives you make.”

Atom Eve prepares to strike a gaggle of villains with an atomic blade.

(Picture credit score: Horrible Posture Video games / Skybound Leisure)

Atom Eve’s a fairly very important character in each the collection and the comedian e-book, a fan-favourite badass in her personal right who can management subatomic matter to principally do absolutely anything. She’s even acquired her personal one-episode particular forward of Invincible’s second season.

Kirkman additionally revealed the game will “proceed to increase out the Invincible world”, because it has particulars “that we by no means obtained round to [revealing in the comic], so there’s gonna be points to her character that you’re going to truly be taught from this game that you have by no means obtained from the comics.”

So yeah, I am truly on board. It is simply an attention-grabbing route given the kind of photographs conjured once you assume ‘Invincible’s getting its personal videogame’. Although given the collection’ genre-subversive nature, I believe it is fairly becoming to plonk one thing bizarre and distinctive on the ft of avid gamers who anticipated one thing extra action-loaded.

Invincible Presents: Atom Eve is about to reach in mint situation to Steam later this 12 months, with no particular launch date introduced.