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Villain Quest is an upcoming action-adventure role-playing fighting video game series created by Trailblazer101 that is centered on a series of video games featuring rosters of villains from various mass media franchises.

Each video game in the series is mainly developed by Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montréal, and Nostalgic Games, and published by Square Enix, with the developers and publishers of each franchise returning for their respective video games in the series. The first video game in the series, Marvel Villain Quest, will be released in August 2019, and will be followed by DC Villain Quest in October 2019, Star Wars Villain Quest and Nintendo Villain Quest in May and September 2020, Power Rangers Villain Quest and Doctor Who Villain Quest in March and November 2021, and Jump Force Villain Quest in February 2022, while several other video games, centered on new and spin-off titles, are in development for the series.

Premise and Mechanics

The Villain Quest video game series is centered around a series of role-playing-fighting video games that feature villains from multiple mass media franchises that are all set in their own canonicality status of a shared multiverse. Each of the games in the series features their own unique storyline and roster of characters to play as and unlock, while also being a part of one single interconnected storyline spanning across all of the games. Each game in the series features multiple fighting modes including the general fighting mode, weapon-based, platform fighters, 4-way simultaneous fighting, and anime/cell-shaded fighting. Players can choose different locations, stages, and arenas to fight their opponents in, and can fight against bosses in the Story Mode or fight against and/or alongside friends.

Video Games

Marvel Villain Quest

Main article: Marvel Villain Quest

Marvel Villain Quest is the first installment in the Villain Quest series and is centered around various villains from Marvel Comics publications. The game was co-developed with Marvel Games and will be released in August 2019.

DC Villain Quest

Main article: DC Villain Quest

DC Villain Quest is the second installment in the Villain Quest series and is centered around various villains from DC Comics publications. The game was co-developed with WB Games Montréal and will be released in October 2019.

Star Wars Villain Quest

Star Wars Villain Quest is the third installment in the Villain Quest series and is centered around various villains from the Star Wars franchise. The game was co-developed with Electronic Arts and LucasArts and co-published by LucasArts, and will be released in May 2020.

Nintendo Villain Quest

Nintendo Villain Quest is the fourth installment in the Villain Quest series and is centered around various villains Nintendo properties. The game was co-developed with Bandai Namco Entertainment and Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo in Japan, and will be released in September 2020.

Power Rangers Villain Quest

Power Rangers Villain Quest is the fifth installment in the Villain Quest series and is centered around various villains from the Power Rangers franchise. The game will be co-developed with and co-published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, and will be released in March 2021.

Doctor Who Villain Quest

Doctor Who Villain Quest is the sixth installment in the Villain Quest series and is centered around various villains from the Doctor Who TV series and its' related spin-offs. The game will be co-developed with Supermassive Games and published by BBC Studios Distribution in the United Kingdom, and will be released in November 2021.

Jump Force Villain Quest

Jump Force Villain Quest is the seventh installment in the Villain Quest series and is centered around villains from the Jump Force video game and it's related properties. The game will be co-developed with Spike Chunsoft and Bandai Namco Entertainment, which serves as co-publisher, and will be released in February 2022.

Other installments

Trail has announced that there will be more installments in the Villain Quest series while announcing some as potential. Each potential installment in the series is listed below:

  • Untitled Villain Quest crossover video game: The game is intended to be a crossover between each franchise featured with a title in the Villain Quest series, as well as serving as the final installment in the series.
  • Wizarding World Villain Quest: The game will be centered around various villains from across the Wizarding World franchise.
  • Disney Villain Quest: The game will be centered around villains from various Disney companies and their properties (except for Marvel and Star Wars due to them already having their own game titles). Spin-off video games centered on villains from some of Disney's properties are also being planned.
  • Untitled Jump Force Villain Quest spin-off video games: Various spin-off video games from Jump Force Villain Quest are in development and will be centered on villains from related properties to Jump Force that are in the game.
  • Untitled Nintendo Villain Quest spin-off video games: Various spin-off video games from Nintendo Villain Quest are in development and will be centered on villains from some of the franchises featured in the game.
  • Untitled Marvel Villain Quest spin-off video games: Various spin-off video games from Marvel Villain Quest are in development and will be centered on villains of some Marvel Comics superheroes, particularly those who have a vast rogues gallery.
  • Untitled DC Villain Quest spin-off video games: Various spin-off video games from DC Villain Quest are in development and will be centered on villains of some DC Comics superheroes, particularly those who have a vast rogues gallery.
  • Capcom Villain Quest: The game will be centered around villains from various Capcom video game titles.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog Villain Quest: The game will be centered around villains from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.

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