announced the introduction of Marvel’s beloved superheroes for Disney Infinity 2.0. Rumours had begun circulating the world wide web back in February when the Wall Street Journal reported “new versions” were in development and could feature a Marvel superhero.
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Yesterday, Marvel Entertainment released a trailer – which you can see above – starring the very first Avenger. It’s only a sneak-peek of the events to come, though, but at the very least we can get a glimpse of Captain America’s famed shield. Since the rumours were spot on regarding Marvel’s characters, could we be looking at the inclusion of the rumoured Star Wars characters too?
Aside from character inclusion, the sequel to Disney Infinity is currently referred to as “2.0″. Although this oddly sounds like an updated version rather than a sequel, it could be a recurring trend for the franchise.
Activision and Marvel Entertainment have announced that The Amazing Spider-Man Ultimate Edition for Wii U will arrive on March 5th in North America, and March 8th in Europe. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game launched late last year. The Wii U version of The Amazing Spider-Man will be available at launch for $40 and includes four on-disc expansions. The average review score for the Xbox 360 version of the game on Metacritic was 69.
Some of Disney’s most iconic characters, including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy, are absent from the Disney Infinity reveal trailer; however, Mickey and the gang may, one day, be playable in the upcoming sandbox video game. Also, because The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment and Lucasfilm, characters from The Avengers and Star Wars may be featured in Disney Infinity. Disney Infinity will launch in June for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.
The latest edition of Game Informer has revealed that TT Games and Marvel are teaming up together to bring Lego Marvel Super Heroes to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, and PC. As expected, the game is developed by the immensely talented TT Games and will be available to purchase this Autumn. Here’s a trailer.
Ubisoft has revealed all 20 playable characters in the upcoming fighting game for Wii U and Kinect for the Xbox 360. Marvel Avengers: Battle For Earth features popular Marvel characters, from Black Widow, to Spider Man, to Wolverine, but some fan-favorites, including Deadpool, are not included.
- Black Widow
- Captain America
- Doctor Doom
- Dr. Strange
- Human Torch
- Iron Man
- Queen Veranke
- Scarlet Witch
- Spider Man
- Super Skrull
- The Hulk
Marvel has confirmed that The Amazing Spider Man will be coming to Wii U sometime during Spring 2013. The news was announced during Marvel’s NYCC 2012 panel. The Amazing Spider Man on Wii U will contain all the additional downloadable content that can be found in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game. You’ll be able to use optional motion controls, and you can also use the Wii U GamePad’s touchscreen to navigate the interface of the Osphone.
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A couple of days ago, it seemed like the Deadpool video game was confirmed for Wii U. During a Q&A session at Comic-Con, a fan asked if she or he can play Deadpool and a panelist replied by saying, “You will be able to play on the Wii U.” The panelist was referring to the Wii U version of Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, in which you can play as the character Deadpool in the game. However, Deadpool may come to Wii U because no platforms have been officially announced.
Capcom were recently quizzed about why Nintendo platforms have missed out on the wealth of Marvel Versus titles that have graced the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 over the years. Capcom’s VP Christian Svensson says one of the reasons is that the majority of active digital consumers have been on the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, but the company already has a number of unannounced Capcom projects that will come to Nintendo platforms in the future.
“It’s not some sort of spite thing. It’s just that on current generation consoles, the most sizable base of active digital consumers has been on the X360 and PS3. Bear in mind, this game was green lit more than a year ago when I did the deal with Marvel.”
“Don’t worry though, on some future unannounced Capcom projects, Nintendo platforms will get digital love from us.”
Ubisoft and Marvel have registered a domain name for AvengersBattleforEarth.com which many are assuming is a new video game based on the phenomenally well received movie. Both studios have yet to confirm whether there is an Avengers game in development but it would be safe to assume that it’s being worked on.
Marvel has announced that it’s highly regarded Marvel Pinball game will be heading to the Wii U next year. Marvel disclosed the information at this years Comic Con in San Diego. The game will also be released on the Nintendo 3DS as well as PlayStation Vita and mobile platforms. Whilst this news may not set the world on fire, it’s great to hear that more and more development studios are looking to support Nintendo’s next home console.