Comic book juggernaut Marvel reminded gamers that they will have plenty of options when it comes to choosing a superhero they can save the world with from the comfort of their own homes.
During a panel at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, much was discussed about creating succesful games based on their characters through compelling story-telling and true-to-character experiences.
New content will be on its way to the Avengers Alliance Facebook game, which according to Marvel Games' TQ Jefferson, gets 2 million daily active users. Ubisoft talked more about the motion-based fighting game Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, which we here at Warp Pipe cannot wait to have the Kidsday Reporters get Off The Couch with and save the world when the game hits stores.
Xbox Live and PlayStation Network users will be able to download for an undisclosed price a bundle of the arcade-ports of Marvel vs. Capcom Origins and Marvel Super-Heroes later this fall. And Gazillion's Marvel Heroes had a gameplay trailer on hand during the panel, offering a hybrid of City of Heroes meets Diablo III gaming experience, free to play from start to finish.
It all culminated with a surprise appearance by the wise-cracking assassin in red and black, Deadpool, with an announcemnt of an upcoming game in his name thanks to the folks at Activision's High Moon Studios. Although we do not know what kind of game Deadpool will be, the trailer was a fanboy pleaser for sure. Visiting deadpoolgame.com is even more of a reassurence that the developers have the unstable mercenary down to a tee.
Overall, there's a ton to look out for from Marvel Games for the rest of the year and into 2013.