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EA Reveals Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (56k warning?) UPDATED


#1 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67229 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 10:54 PM

IGN has a new interview with the writer of the comic book prequel to RotI, check it out here

http://xbox.ign.com/...6/596078p1.html

For months now both Marvel and Electronic Arts have tantalized us with talk of a new fighting game where classic Marvel heroes will take on a roster of characters created specifically for EA. Today, at last, the companies officially announced Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, in development for PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, and the PSP.

Marvel Nemesis will introduce a new team of heroes, developed specifically for EA. To help create the new characters, the company has enlisted comic artist Jae Lee (Spider-Man, Uncanny X-men, X-Factor, Captain America, and Hellshock) and designer Paul Catling, who did concept art and character design for films like Spider-Man 2, AVP: Alien vs. Predator, The Punisher, and Harry Potter.

The game, developed by Nihilistic Software (Vampire: The Masquerade - Redemption), will include more than a dozen fighters duking it out in interactive, destructible environments. As you might guess, each character comes to the fight with special abilities based on the hero's background.

Though EA and Marvel have not revealed a release date for the game, a six-issue monthly promo comic run starting in May would lead us to October. So, think this fall.

To get players and comic fans ready for the game, in May EA and Marvel will launch Marvel Nemesis: The Imperfects, a six-issue mini-series. The comic books will introduce new EA characters each month, as well as tell the story of Spider-Man, Wolverine, The Thing, and Elektra taking on evil alien scientist Niles Van Roekel, one of the new EA characters.

Further details on the game are still behind the curtain of careful promotional timing, but you can bet your sweet cheeks we'll be back with more as soon as new details emerge. Stay tuned.


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#2 JAMMR   Banned Banned   1254 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:14 PM

:drool:

#3 evilmax17   Yardsaling CAG CAGiversary!   7480 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:17 PM

3 cheers for mediocrity. Hip Hip...

#4 Javery   Drug-Dealer-Keeper-Awayer CAGiversary!   22416 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:20 PM

I take it this is a 3D fighter? Soul Caliber (and maybe Tekken) is the only 3D game to get it right. Everything must be perfect - especially collision detail and character balance. I hope they nail it because the idea is promising but I'll believe it when I see it. Now if this was Capcom making a Marvel v. som made up characters using an updated SFIII engine I'd be wetting myself right about now...

#5 Admiral Ackbar   It's a trap! CAGiversary!   15849 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:22 PM

EA, sucking the soul out of games since 1999.

#6 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40011 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:27 PM

I take it this is a 3D fighter? Soul Caliber (and maybe Tekken) is the only 3D game to get it right. Everything must be perfect - especially collision detail and character balance. I hope they nail it because the idea is promising but I'll believe it when I see it. Now if this was Capcom making a Marvel v. som made up characters using an updated SFIII engine I'd be wetting myself right about now...


What about VF4...its the best 3D fighter IMHO.

Also its cool that its gonna be on the PSP, it would seem a bunch of companies are jumping on the PSP bandwagon.

#7 CapAmerica   Dead or Alive Fanboy CAGiversary!   1401 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:31 PM

So far I'm not impressed.

#8 soulyogurt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   274 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:32 PM

If I don't have to sign a nondisclosure, I'll be able to tell you more about the game Saturday.

#9 Tromack   Vitriolic since 1997 CAGiversary!   3226 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:35 PM

Well, that sounds horribly mediocre. Come on The Thing and Elektra? Who wants second rate comic book characters. And Wolverine is beyond played out.

#10 mykevermin   Queen of Scotland CAGiversary!   37011 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:39 PM

Yup. Looks like another one o' them there video games.

myke.

#11 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40011 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:39 PM

The screenshots do look pretty impressive though.

#12 dcfox   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   21317 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:40 PM

I can't wait to play as nameless hero #2. :roll: For me, alot of the enjoyment of playing the Marvel vs. Capcom games came from playing characters I know and love. EA would have been better off having the Marvel characters face off against themselves rather than make up a bunch of characters we'll most likely forget.

#13 zewone   Thursday CAGiversary!   43156 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:42 PM

I can't wait to play as nameless hero #2. :roll: For me, alot of the enjoyment of playing the Marvel vs. Capcom games came from playing characters I know and love. EA would have been better off having the Marvel characters face off against themselves rather than make up a bunch of characters we'll most likely forget.


Thats how I feel. I think it was a stupid move on their part.

#14 Nirvanaguy777   Last Son of South Brooklyn CAGiversary!   6534 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:43 PM

EA, sucking the soul out of games since 1999.


Werd....wonder when this will be comming out?

#15 ScottsUSERID   G.I. Jew CAGiversary!   3690 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:46 PM

this looks incredibly stupid. "rise of the imperfects" whos thinking this crap up? 3 year olds?

#16 Strider Turbulence   Banned Banned   6540 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:47 PM

Well, that sounds horribly mediocre. Come on The Thing and Elektra? Who wants second rate comic book characters. And Wolverine is beyond played out.


Are you serious? Thing and Elektra are excellent characters!

#17 Tromack   Vitriolic since 1997 CAGiversary!   3226 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:53 PM

The screenshots do look pretty impressive though.


You don't actually believe that is what it is going to look like, right? Those are obviously concept screens.

#18 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40011 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:54 PM

The screenshots do look pretty impressive though.


You don't actually believe that is what it is going to look like, right? Those are obviously concept screens.


I'm talking about the comic screens :P

#19 Javery   Drug-Dealer-Keeper-Awayer CAGiversary!   22416 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 March 2005 - 11:58 PM

I take it this is a 3D fighter? Soul Caliber (and maybe Tekken) is the only 3D game to get it right. Everything must be perfect - especially collision detail and character balance. I hope they nail it because the idea is promising but I'll believe it when I see it. Now if this was Capcom making a Marvel v. som made up characters using an updated SFIII engine I'd be wetting myself right about now...


What about VF4...its the best 3D fighter IMHO.


Crap. I knew I was forgetting something.

#20 AlbinoNinja   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2607 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 12:42 AM

wow! more than a dozen characters! incredibly impresssive! (MvsC2 had over 50, and no clones)

#21 Professor Oreo   I paint pretty pictures CAGiversary!   1115 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 01:16 AM

Those screens look like they could be from actual gameplay considering that they don't look that much better than Def Jam: Fight for New York. I'm excited about it, but I think it has great flop potential. It all depends on the type of characters EA dreams up, and whether or not they are interesting enough to share the stage with the Marvel heroes. We'll see...

#22 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   19859 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2005 - 01:59 AM

Instead of getting MvC3 and a reprint of MvC2 we are getting this...

#23 DenisDFat   Band CAGiversary!   1629 Posts   Joined 14.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 04:31 AM

looks like crap.

#24 radjago   Long-time CAG CAGiversary!   4077 Posts   Joined 14.5 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2005 - 06:28 AM

When was the last time EA came up with some original IP? And I don't mean buying it or signing a publishing deal.

#25 Scorch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   37483 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2005 - 06:31 AM

Screw renders, it's all about in-game shots.. which there aren't any of.

If it's on live, it's mine. If it's not, I'll wait for a CC clearance.

#26 RaekwonThaChef   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   723 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 06:34 AM

looks like crap.



#27 Scrubking   Feels the Force CAGiversary!   4804 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 10:46 AM

Marvel should be ashamed for buying in to such a stupid ass idea. Stan Lee acts like a crack whore desperate for money from anyone, anywhere at anytime.

#28 Bii   *does the robot* CAGiversary!   1649 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2005 - 10:53 AM

wow! more than a dozen characters! incredibly impresssive! (MvsC2 had over 50, and no clones)


Mega Man/Roll, Wolverine/Wolverine, War Machine/Iron Man, Charlie/Guile...

#29 punqsux   1K posts & all I got was this lousy rank CAGiversary!   11197 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 March 2005 - 11:47 AM

i was reading the article and thinking "man, this wont be so bad after all"

then i saw the screens
:cry:

#30 Gothic Walrus   Goo Goo G'Joob. CAGiversary!   10005 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 12:02 PM

Ick.

Something tells me that this game won't go over well. I'm hoping it won't be bad, but I don't have much hope for that in the first place...