Category Archives: Marvel
Thu, Apr 22, 2010 | 23:51 BST
Looks like recently announced Captivate 2010 darling MvC3 has been in development a lot longer than one would think.
Wed, Nov 04, 2009 | 11:41 GMT
Tue, Sep 22, 2009 | 23:44 BST
Thanks to the SCEA document leak regarding all things SEGA, it appears the two and a half years in the making Thor superhero game is progressing.
So much so that Sony has requested to see the current code from SEGA.
The game will be based on the Thor film and last we heard, the game was set to be released alongside the film in 2011.
Good to know.
Tue, May 05, 2009 | 22:59 BST
Looks like a Capcom vs. Marvel 3 is not going to happen anytime soon, according to Capcom.
Capcom community manager Seth Killian was asked if gamers can expect the title any time soon by Joystiq during a media event yesterday, and his answer was not very hopeful.
“The short answer is no, that’s not any part of this deal,” he said.
“What we’re hoping is that if people get really juiced about this title, and we can show Marvel that there’s a lot of heat behind this, then they’ll open up the door for us to do something with ’3,’ which is something we’d love to do.”
The biggest problem, he said, has to do with licensing issues preventing further development.
However, there is the possibility of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 arcade sticks heading to retailers.
“It’s a discussion … we would love to make it happen,” he revealed. “If you saw the ‘leak’ of those MadCatz sticks, that was actually B.S. That was a complete fabrication, but it’s something we would love to do.”
More through the link.
Tue, May 05, 2009 | 21:23 BST
Marvel’s Q1 financial report lists $80 million in sales revenue made from licensing deals with net sales at $197 million.
Numbers were higher than expected thanks to “strength in interactive games and royalties from better than anticipated worldwide licensee sales”, even though the company was down y-o-y for the quarter.
Sales are expected to grow due to the following titles:
- X-Men Origins: Wolverine (out now)
- The Punisher: No Mercy (May 2009)
- Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (June 29)
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (September 2009)
- Marvel Super Hero Squad (October 2009)
- Iron Man 2 (April 2010)
Don’t get too excited over the release dates, as each one is tentative.
Wed, Apr 22, 2009 | 17:07 BST
Marvel has announced that the new Halo comic Helljumper is set for release in July.
According to the plotline posted on Spong:
“When the colony planet Ariel sends out a mysterious distress signal, it’s up to the UNSC’s elite, highly skilled special-ops Marines, the Orbital Drop Shock Troopers from the 105th, to find out what’s happening. Also known as ODSTs or ‘Helljumpers’, these soldiers are some of the toughest in the galaxy…and some of the roughest as well.
“When the distress signal comes, two Helljumpers will find themselves at the center of the mystery on Ariel, and before it’s solved, they’ll have to put their friendship—and their lives—on the line…”
Helljumpers is the first in a five part series and is written by Peter David and illustrated by Eric Nguyen.
Another series in the Halo comic sphere, titled Spartan Black, is also in the works.
Fri, Mar 27, 2009 | 19:29 GMT
Remember Gazillion Entertainment and Marvel signing a 10-year contract for Marvel MMOs? They’re going to have Marvel writers and artists working on them, apparently.
Marvel’s Ira Rubenstein said so at the GamesBeat 2009 conference in San Francisco.
Seems like the world cannot get enough of super heroes.
More through the link.
Tue, Mar 17, 2009 | 07:24 GMT
Marvel and start-up developer Gazillion have signed a ten-year deal to deliver MMOs based on Marvel characters.
The first, a kid-aimed game called Super Hero Squad, will debut in 2010 as a tie-in with a Cartoon Network show.
Beyond that, Gazillion will continue with its own version of a giant Marvel game, dubbed Marvel Universe, for both the PC and consoles.
Gazillion has been operating under the guise of NR2B Research up to this point, and employs 300 staff in the US.
The company is the owner of NetDevil, currently working on Lego Universe.
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