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The Pants Party
09-06-2007, 07:16 PM
At Comic-con 2007, Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ: ERTS) announced that EA Chicago will develop a brand new Super Hero™ fighting game franchise using the Marvel license. The acclaimed studio is recognized for specializing in the fighting game genre. Launching on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system, EA Chicago's Marvel fighting game will be released in 2008.

EA Chicago, the leading development team on top fighting franchises including EA SPORTS™ Fight Night series and DEF JAM: ICON™, is using their talent and expertise to take on an elusive game development challenge – to deliver an authentic Super Hero fighting experience that has been promised for years but never truly been delivered.

"We looked at past comic-based games to find out what was missing and what was needed to successfully translate the intensity, excitement and fiction from comics into fighting games," said Kudo Tsunoda, General Manager and Vice President, EA Chicago. "We're challenging ourselves to make a game that delivers on the Super Hero promises of past top-tier fighting games."

"Marvel Super Heroes are a natural fit in the fighting game genre, so we're excited to have Kudo and his team of fighting game experts put these characters toe-to-toe against each other on next generation consoles," said Justin Lambros, Vice President of Interactive, Marvel Entertainment. "This is a game that will deliver to both comic book fans and to fighting game diehards."

"Featuring a great all-star line-up of Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains with incredible powers that are authentic to the fiction, huge environments and a living world that keeps the gameplay fresh, every battle will be unique; every battle will be like a first edition," added Tsunoda.

Tsunoda will be appearing at Comic-con on Marvel's video games panel to discuss the future of fighting and comic-based titles. The panel is on Friday, July 27 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. PT. Comic fans and gamers will meet the creators of their favorite Marvel video games and hear the inside scoop on the upcoming line-up of console, PC and handhelds games featuring the mighty Marvel Super Heroes.


Click here to see three exclusive videos provided by Marvel and Spike TV's Game Head! (http://www.marvel.com/news/vgstories.1487.First_Look_at_EAs_Upcoming_Marvel_F ighting_Game)

ac2565
09-06-2007, 08:21 PM
It is going to suck IMO. The first one did and so will this one.
BTW Pants wrong section. This belongs in Marvel Nemesis 2.

BackerMan
09-06-2007, 08:28 PM
I like marvel ultimate alliance and it's probably one of best comic book video games. I'm comic book collector and big fan of marvel so I might check it out. Hope it's good.

The Pants Party
09-06-2007, 08:40 PM
It is going to suck IMO. The first one did and so will this one.
BTW Pants wrong section. This belongs in Marvel Nemesis 2.

It's not a sequel to Marvel Nemesis. It doesn't have a name yet.

ac2565
09-06-2007, 08:53 PM
It's not a sequel to Marvel Nemesis. It doesn't have a name yet.
It was supposed to be a sequel but it looks like EA Chicago decided to start a new version.
http://uk.comics.ign.com/articles/744/744273p1.html
http://xbox.ign.com/articles/744/744239p1.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Nemesis_2

lostmotiv
09-06-2007, 09:32 PM
marvel nemesis was a terrible game i hope this turns out nothing like it. as long as its different it may have a chance

The Pants Party
09-06-2007, 09:36 PM
It was supposed to be a sequel but it looks like EA Chicago decided to start a new version.

Yeah, hence why I didn't put it under MN2 forum.

I think they basically scrapped MN2 and switched the whole premise. MN used characters they had created specifically for the game, this one will use genuine Marvel heroes and villains. I don't even know if there will be a MN2 anymore, but this has nothing to do with it.

Jdm
09-06-2007, 11:39 PM
I personally think it looks pretty good. What better way to fight than to smash up the environment that surrounds you? Should be tons of fun to toss your enemies into anything and everything.

Turbo VDuB 44
09-06-2007, 11:49 PM
It sounds cool but EA should stick to sports games...it's what they're known for...we'll hafta wait for a little more info to come out before we crucify them tho