Sunday, September 25, 2005

New Marvel Comics Video Games

There have been 3 new Marvel Comic based video games released in a little over a week. The first is X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse. The sequal to the highly rated X-Men Legends (now only $29.99 on Xbox), Rise of the Apocalypse is an Action/RPG that allows players to take control of their favourite X-Men as well as the Brotherhood of Mutants to try and stop the evil Apocalypse from doing what all comic book super villians do best: The evil villian laugh. Seriously though, the game is getting very good reviews, so it's worth checking out.

The second is Ultimate Spider-Man, which is also getting very good reviews. The game, an action/adventure, allows players to take control of either Spider-Man or Venom as Spidey seeks to stop his childhood best friend turned super villian Venom from killing him and laying waste to the city. The game uses an interesting bit of tech called "3D Comic Inking Technology" to bring the gamer into a living, moving comic book. Check out the trailers for an example of this.

Finally, Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, a fighting game, has also been released. It's getting generally bad to average reviews being described as essentially repetative and one dimensional. I'm not into fighting games these days, so I know little about it. You can check out IGN or Team Xbox for more details.

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