By Irene Pu
To kick off 2020, Marvel is expanding their footprint into the world of role playing games in the form of a smart phone app. “Marvel: Realm of Champions” is a mobile RPG that reimagines the Marvel universe and 11 of its popular superheroes in a universe-wide battle themed around the
Secret Wars from 1984. Recently, we were tasked with creating an engaging game trailer to help hype the release.
Even with Marvel’s sky-high quality bar and the inherent pressure of showcasing 11 well-known CG stars, we were given only two months to bring the entire production to life. It is not uncommon for studios to work under such high-pressure conditions. With audiences constantly craving better looking characters and more of them, production companies frequently demand eye-catching results with extremely tight turnarounds. After the first mocap shoot and board edit approval for “Marvel: Realm of Champions,” we were left with only 1 ½ months to make it all happen. Keep in mind, the Incredible Hulk has been played by 18 different actors and starred in two films, five TV series and 11 games. So we had some massive green shoes to fill!