Activision confirms fall street date for superhero-themed action RPG on 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, DS; Stan Lee to make first game cameo.
Venerable Marvel Comics' honcho Stan Lee has made a tradition out of appearing in the studios' recent films, turning up in unlikely places as an Easter egg of sorts. Now, the cocreator of such dynamos as the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man, and the Hulk will be carrying over that tradition to the interactive medium, making his first game cameo in Activision's Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.
Along with announcing Lee's cameo, Activision confirmed for GameSpot today that the superhero-themed action role-playing game will be available at retail on September 15. Vicarious Visions is crafting the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions of the game, while n-Space handles Wii, DS, and PlayStation 2 development. Savage Entertainment has been tasked with crafting the PSP installment of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.
Activision did not mention which specific role Lee will fill in the game, saying only that his voice and likeness would be used for "a character whose role is significant to the game's storyline." Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 in part follows the highly acclaimed Marvel Civil War comics storyline, in which a schism erupts within the mutant community over the Superhuman Registration Act.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 will feature a ranging list of the comics company's stable of superheroes and villains, including the Hulk, Wolverine, Venom, Human Torch, Thor, Spider-Man, Deadpool, Iron Man, and the Green Goblin, to name but a few. The game also incorporates elements of the well-regarded original Marvel Ultimate Alliance, with players able to choose how they level up their mutants as they gain experience points and progress through the game.
For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2.
Stan Lee's cameos are always cool. I think it sucks that they announced it, should have let it be surprise!!
I'd like to see a Marvel adventure game following the storyline of the Annihalation series, or the old Infinite Gems. That would be a cosmic adventure...!
I hope the Wii version doesn't get neglected, I liked to play the first one more on the Wii than the 360, the powers and punches were easier to pull off.
cool! I played the first one and it was fun, I hope this one may have better graphics and a lot of missions like the first one
Loved the first one and the civil war storyline was one of my favorites. Looking forward to this game. And Stan Lee is the man.
awesome. the game was looking good as is. now adding stan the man to the game... that's just the cherry on top. reserved my game a couple of weeks ago. looking forward to it.
awesome!! can't wait to get this game. i want to try out the new characters and their skills in the game
Whoever thought of mixing superhero and RPGs together is a genius. This game,Dragon age origins,Alpha protocol, Fallout GOTY edition 2009 year of RPGs.
Looking forward to hearing more about this game. Don't know if it will be on my purchase list though.
This is at number 5 of my most anticipated games of 2009, I played the first game on PS2 (didnt have PS3 at time) and I absolutly loved it. I really liked the universe and the abilty to talk and interact with other Marvel characters at the home base, I hope this game doesnt dissapoint.
Maybe it's the first OFFICIAL cameo, but City of Villains sure has a good look-alike! (http://wiki.cohtitan.com/wiki/File:CutsceneMarchand1.jpg)
At EB Games, they are having a promation which gives Juggernaut for free, when you preorder the game. Pretty epic, I know.
@L3gendK1ller: deadpool made the line up. so did iron fist. i just hope at some point the touch on the ending from the first game...
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