Marvel Ultimate Alliance Announced
Raven is at it again: the studio is working on the Activision-announced Marvel: Ultimate Alliance game, an all-new action/RPG that will feature the largest roster of comic book characters ever in a game. Over 20 Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Wolverine and Captain America will be available for the players, along with over 140 Marvel characters in the game.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance features a deep, rich gameplay experience by offering total team customization, where players create their own team name, icon and vehicle, as well as establish their team reputation as they play throughout the story. Gamers also have the option to level up each character individually to their liking, or all team members at the same time to keep their heroes balanced. With the game’s new combat system, players battle against the world’s most notorious Marvel Super Villains in the air, underwater, and on the ground, using grappling, blocking and dodging moves, by charging up their Super Hero powers before unleashing them, and using environmental objects as one and two-handed weapons.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance features a unique storyline where the missions players accept, the objectives they complete, and their interactions with other characters throughout the game directly impact how the story plays out. The game also features a robust multiplayer component where fans can band together with friends as their favorite Marvel Super Heroes, and fight evil in both on and offline cooperative story modes. There’s also a Competitive Mode where the game tracks various in-game stats so players can see how well they stack up against one another – affecting the amount of experience points earned and how equipment is distributed.
The game is in development for all next-gen systems and will also be available on current-gen platforms, handhelds and PC. It is planned for release this Fall.
Below are two screenshots from the game, with the first from next-gen platforms, while the second is current-gen.
Halo Graphic Novel Announced
Yes, Halo 3 is indeed *not* Halo 3, but a Halo Graphic Novel! Just kidding!
Well, Bungie announced that it has partnered with Marvel Comics to release a graphic novel based on the popular game franchise. The novel will be a 128 page full-color jacketed hardcover book expected to be released this July.
It will be an anthology of original stories set in the Halo universe. There will be one main storyline and three additional stories from some of the comic industry’s best artists and writers including Moebius, Phil Hale, Andrew Robinson, Simon Bisley and others. The novel will also include a number of gallery pages showcasing original, never-before-seen Halo inspired artwork from Bungie’s own art team.
Bungie’s website has a special update, offering further details on the development of the graphic novel. It also offers the cover of the book, as well as preview artwork from some of the stories which have been stolen and posted here.