Lucasfilm Games has more than just Star Wars games up their sleeve. Another legendary George Lucas creation is set to return to video games courtesy of the just-relaunched creative banner.
On January 12, Bethesda Games Studios teased that a brand new Indiana Jones game is in the works. The yet-to-be-named project will reintroduce the fedora-donning and whip-cracking archaeology prof-slash-adventurer to the current generation of gamers.
Players will get the chance to live out Indy’s signature globetrotting, puzzle-solving, and artifact-hunting shenanigans in a “wholly original, standalone tale,” according to Lucasfilm Games.
The Indiana Jones franchise was last adapted into video games in 2009 through Indiana Jones and the Staff of Kings, as well as Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues. There was also a Facebook-based game called Indiana Jones Adventure World that Zynga released in 2011.
While Lucasfilm Games hints that Bethesda’s 30-second teaser clip itself might be dropping some clues in plain sight, not much else has been revealed about the game yet.
So far, all we know is that Bethesda’s Todd Howard (Fallout, The Elder Scrolls series) is in charge of the project as executive producer, while game development is being handled by Sweden-based MachineGames, the studio behind the Wolfenstein video games.
“Todd is a lifelong Indy fan, and has been trying for over a decade to make this game,” said Pete Hines, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for Bethesda. “He’s beyond excited to work with the award-winning MachineGames team, a perfect fit for Indy.”
There are no details yet regarding the game’s release date nor the platforms it will be available on when it comes out. There’s a chance that it will be an Xbox-exclusive, given the game’s ties to Bethesda, which was acquired by Microsoft just last September.
2021 also marks the 40th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark (the first Indiana Jones movie), so it’s possible that the game could get a surprise drop within the year.