Marvel and Xbox team up for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever release

Xbox and Marvel Studios have teamed up with actress Letitia Wright to encourage a new generation of heroes through STEM involvement and invention.

This collab will feature digital experiences, coding, custom hardware, other goodies, and even a drone show! Here’s how to get involved:

Coding and Custom hardware

Xbox has collaborated with Marvel Studios to develop film-themed special merchandise for the film. That includes custom Xbox consoles inspired by the iconic Wakandan salute, controller holders, replica Kimoyo beads, and custom silver charms. These unique consoles and accessories are up for grabs on Xbox’s Twitter and will be shown on the official “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” Xbox site.

A brand new MakeCode curriculum inspired by the film will teach users how to write code for their own playable “Black Panther” themed game. These exclusives will be made available to fans and students worldwide and through Microsoft’s NTA programs, which work with over 1900 Black social enterprises and non-profits.

Community Theater Buy-Outs

Starting Nov. 11, Microsoft is collaborating with five creators to host private screenings across the USA. This allows under-resourced youth to dream and see themselves as the future of tech. Fans will be able to interact with creators, learn more about MakeCode, and enjoy unique and memorable celebration moments.

Wakandan HBCU Lecture

Xbox will host Professor Jacoby DuBose from Howard University’s Chadwick A. Boseman College of Fine Arts to deliver the first Wakandan HBCU Lecture on Nov. 7. The lecture will be live-streamed and expand on the MakeCode curriculum and participate in a panel of Black gaming and STEM innovators. This lecture will be live-streamed on the University’s social media channels.

And finally, drones

Xbox will launch a special drone presentation high in the night sky, narrated by actress Letitia Wright, reminding us that, like Black Panther in the film series, we all have the ability to power our dreams.

More info on the events and activities can be found on the official Xbox Black Panther: Wakanda Forever website.

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Carl-Edwin Michel

Carl-Edwin is a tech and video game enthusiast. He is the founder and CEO of Northern Arena - one of Canada's biggest esports tournament organizers - and TV and interactive production company Northern Arena Productions. He is also the owner of Mirage Esports, and the creator and executive producer of the Canadian Game Awards.

Carl-Edwin Michel has been reporting on the technology and gaming industry since 2009 as a freelance journalist, lecturer, and radio and TV personality.
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