Does everyone remember the original Marvel Ultimate Alliance ? It was essentially Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance only with superheroes, and it was well received by critics and gamers alike.
And now, the sequel is on the way. We just recently had a chance to go hands-on with this promising title and I believe Arnold described it as being "leaps and bounds" ahead of the first title. You'll have to wait for his hands-on article to learn more but for now, it's enough to know that you'll get a cool in-game incentive if you pre-order Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 at GameStop. You'll receive Juggernaut as a playable character, but only if you pre-order either the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 version (the PS2 and Wii versions will get no such love). We figure you'll get plenty of great superheroes to toy around with in the game, but hey, we're not gonna complain if Activision wants to give us another one. We may not ever see another Dark Alliance or Champions of Norrath , but Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 should give us as a similar style of gameplay…only with more in-your-face intensity. There's little doubt that there are plenty of fans out there who will be interested in its imminent release later this year.
Just remember, superhero followers, this game will be very different from something like Batman: Arkham Asylum . We're long past the days when all superhero-based games play the same…
Related Game(s): Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2