Marvel Entertainment has announced the official Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game.  The preliminary Playtest Rulebook will release next spring, with the full game launching in 2023.

Written by New York Times best-selling author Matt Forbeck (The Marvel Encyclopedia, Dungeons & Dragons:  Endless Quest), Marvel Multiverse will enable players to don the costume of their favorite Marvel heroes or create their own heroes and experience comic-style adventures.  The game is based on the all-new D616 game system, which is designed to help new players start playing quickly, including novice role players.

The Playtest Rulebook will give players their first chance to experience the new system, and will include playable profiles for Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain America, Thor, Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Wolverine, Storm, and others.  The book will also feature artwork by some of Marvel’s comic book artists and cover art by Iban Coello.

Marvel will release the Playtest Rulebook in March 2022.  The company will give players a chance to provide feedback based on the Playtest Rulebook to help with the completion of the final version, which will launch some time in 2023.

Further details including MSRP have not been released.

Marvel recently announced a swap of writers between its Immortal Hulk and Venom titles (see “Trading Places:  Ewing to ‘Venom,’ Cates to ‘Hulk’”).

Other Marvel-related game lines have had recent announcements, including Marvel Crisis Protocol (see “Atomic Mass Games Unleashes Two New ‘Marvel Crisis Protocol’ Packs”), Marvel Battleworld (see “Funko Games Will Release ‘Marvel Battleworld:  Treachery at Twilight’”), and Marvel Champions Art Sleeves (see “Gamegenic Launches a Second Wave of ‘Marvel Champions Art Sleeves’”).