Marvel comics have seen an amazing resurgence in recent years, especially with the success of films like Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk. Popular game titles like Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 also brought in new fans. Ultimate Alliance 2 was an adaptation of two popular storylines from the Marvel Comics universe, Secret Warand Civil War. These tales left no character untouched, and many were thrilled at the opportunity to play as favorites like Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor, along with surprises like vampire-hunter Blade and the wisecracking assassin, Deadpool.
Now Marvel has a number of new ways for fans to create their own stories. First up is exclusive downloadable content for Little Big Planet, the acclaimed PS3 title which allows players to construct their own doll-like characters (referred to as Sackboys and Sackgirls) and run them through puzzle-based levels, making sure not to get crushed, flamed, or thrown into the abyss along the way.
Marvel’s content will come with costumes of 20 of the most popular characters, including Captain America, Daredevil, Hulk, Iron Man, as well as the urban vigilante, the Punisher. There will also be a four-level kit in which players can take on the X-men’s nemesis Magneto.Marvel’s other big focus is Marvel vs. Capcom 3, the fifth in the long-running franchise to pit Marvel superheroes against Capcom video game characters. This will be the first game in the series to feature 3D character models, although the gameplay is still in the tried-and-true two dimensions.
Marvel has stated their commitment to including references to their decades of comics in the game, in the form of dialogue and special events in certain match-ups. Of course, the circle would not be complete without a comic book adaptation of the game, which Marvel and Capcom are currently discussing.