I was hoping Hollywood had moved past the superhero phase but it appears that the easily satisfied public continues to reward such special effects extravaganzas.
And so, Marvel has a few new films in the hopper and not surprisingly, Sega already has plans to turn them into corresponding video games. In their third quarter financial report , Marvel drops the names "Captain America" and "Thor;" both of which are slated to come to consoles in May and July of 2011 respectively. The movies will be in theaters at about the same time and although we have no details on any of these projects just yet, we figured you'd want to know about 'em. Superhero games have been getting better over the years, even though it seems that original heroes – like Cole from inFamous – typically fare a little better. But still, the recently released Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 was a solid action/RPG that should've given superhero fans everything they can handle. The only question that remains is how Sega will attack the Captain America and Thor themes; there are any number of options and we'd really like to think we'd get something special by 2011. No hiding behind the "oh, we're not familiar with the hardware" excuse then !
We'll let you know when they release the first details for the games in question. In the meantime, maybe your brains can get all creative with theories…how might such titles turn out?