Wed, Jul 22, 2009 | 20:45 BST
Stan Lee starring in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2
Legendary Marvel comics creator and cool customer, Stan Lee, will make his first videogame cameo ever with Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, according to Activision.
“I am thrilled to be making my first onscreen videogame cameo,” said Lee. “It’s such a kick to see characters that I’ve helped create come to life in the game and now I’m a part of the Marvel videogame universe.”
Lee has lent his voice and likeness to a character described as being “significant to the game’s storyline”, but no additional details were provided.
Game’s out September 15 for DS, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii and Xbox 360.
Vicarious Visions are handling the Microsoft and Sony consoles, n-Space the Wii, DS and PS2 versions and Savage the PSP port.
Press release is below the break.
July 22, 2009 – Santa Monica, CA – Activision Publishing, Inc. announced today that beloved comic book legend Stan Lee will make his first onscreen videogame cameo in the highly anticipated Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, slated for release this September. Lee lends his likeness and voice to a character whose role is significant to the game’s storyline, which incorporates elements of the acclaimed Marvel Civil War comic book series.
“I am thrilled to be making my first onscreen videogame cameo in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2,” said Stan Lee, Publisher Emeritus, Marvel Comics. “It’s such a kick to see characters that I’ve helped create come to life in the game and now I’m a part of the Marvel videogame universe!”
“With Activision’s long-standing history of bringing so many of Stan Lee’s co-creations to life, it’s great to be able to incorporate him into Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2,” said Rob Kostich, head of marketing for licensed properties, Activision Publishing, Inc. “Stan is a legend in the comic world and his appearance is yet another special treat that fans can look forward to when we bring back the largest army of playable Super Heroes and Super Villains this Fall.”
About Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2
The greatest Super Hero action/RPG of all time is back with the world’s largest army of heroes and villains in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2. Incorporating elements of the acclaimed Marvel Civil War storyline, the game allows players to choose their side and team up with revered heroes and villains, including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk, Iron Man, Deadpool, Venom, Green Goblin and Captain America. Players can combine characters’ powers and unleash astonishing new attacks.
For more information, visit www.MarvelUltimateAlliance.com, where players can become VIP members earning exclusive and early access to insider content such as classified game information and character reveals, Ask-a-Developer sessions, VIP-only screenshots and videos, and community prizes.
Fans can also join the recently-launched Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 Civil War online game, a casual online web game that puts players in the heart of the Marvel Civil War, and be eligible for weekly giveaways and prizes, including Xbox 360 Elite consoles, signed memorabilia from Stan Lee, a grand prize of a 42″ 1080p flat screen TV and more. Fans get to choose their side among Pro-Registration and Anti-Registration forces and face off in real-time battles to help their side emerge victorious.
Vicarious Visions is developing the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION 3 computer entertainment system versions; n-Space is developing the Wii, Nintendo DS and PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system versions; and Savage Entertainment is developing the PSP (PlayStation Portable) version. (Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, Wii, PlayStation 2 system, PSP (PlayStation Portable) system and Nintendo DS; not yet rated by the ESRB).