Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 - Xbox 360

Game Description:The Superhero Registration Act has been passed. The Marvel universe has been torn apart, as superheroes everywhere are being forced to either become military agents of the United States government or rebel against their fellow heroes. Players are thrown into the middle of the chaos, and must choose between the Iron Man-led Pro-Registration side and the Captain America-led Anti-Registration side. Choose from 24 classic Marvel characters, and battle your way through fully-destructible environments with up to four friends in online and offline cooperative play.
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Marvel: The Next Generation of Marvel Video Games Comic-Con 2009 Archive

Marvel: The Next Generation of Marvel Video Games Comic-Con 2009 Archive

By - Posted Jul 27, 2009
[12:48] Patrick Klepek: "Hey guys!"
[12:48] Patrick Klepek: "We are live at the Marvel panel talking about their next slate of games."
[12:48] Patrick Klepek: "Right now, Marvel game producer Chris Baker is introducing the panel of game developers."
[12:50] Patrick Klepek: "Todd Jefferson is discussing the process of making Marvel games. He works at Marvel and oversees all the companies who are producing games based on Marvel properties."
[12:51] Patrick Klepek: "There are three objectives for Marvel Games: respect the characters, respect the process, respect the gamer."
[12:53] Patrick Klepek: "Jefferson is talking about keeping Marvel games "suck free.""
[12:54] Patrick Klepek: "Interesting. Marvel doesn't want "movie games" to be "movie games." They have no problem if the games are simply original stories set in the movie universe because it will lead to "a kick ass game.""
[12:55] Patrick Klepek: "Big applause for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2."
[12:57] Patrick Klepek: "They're having some fantastic technical problems with the trailing running. "16-bit!"  "
[12:57] Patrick Klepek: ""This is an Ultimate Alliance 2 sideshow!""
[12:58] Patrick Klepek: ""One of the features of the game is enhanced pixelation.""
[12:58] Patrick Klepek: "Yeah, this trailer is a mess.  "
[1:00] Patrick Klepek: "We're moving onto questions for the time being."
[1:00] Patrick Klepek: "The moderator is asking about how they are trying to live up to the original Ultimate Alliance. I didn't play the original -- you?"
[1:00] Patrick Klepek: ""We did want to do more of the same." They just wanted to provide more to the gamers. More characters, more levels."
[1:01] Patrick Klepek: "Requirements -- needs to be pick up and play, needs to have a strong cooperative element."
[1:01] Patrick Klepek: ""We really wanted to push the state of the art with this game.""
[1:02] Patrick Klepek: "The big draw of the new game is "fusion," which allows characters to team up for moves."
[1:03] Patrick Klepek: "They wanted a story that was riveting and Civil War came up pretty quickly."
[1:03] Patrick Klepek: "The original Ultimate Alliance came out around the time Civil War was starting in the comics. Marvel looked at Ultimate Alliance as a great Marvel game and Civil War as a great Marvel story -- why not combine the two?"
[1:05] Patrick Klepek: "Ultimate Alliance 2 is trying to incorporate gamers into the story. They also didn't want to penalize players for choosing a side during the story."
[1:06] Patrick Klepek: "Moving onto the Marvel Super Hero Squad section of the panel."
[1:07] Patrick Klepek: "The game is a companion piece to the TV show."
[1:07] Patrick Klepek: "The moderator is asking how you make a game for kids that still appeals to older gamers?"
[1:08] Patrick Klepek: "The characters allow the connection to happen because he older gamers are already familiar with Marvel and the nature of the look and game allow younger gamers to get hooked in."
[1:09] Patrick Klepek: "Making the game version is actually a little more fun than the TV show because it's easier to get what you want. When you want an army of characters, it's really expensive for a TV show. It's not expensive for the game."
[1:12] Patrick Klepek: "Trailer rolling for Marvel Super Squad. The art style actually looks pretty fun."
[1:12] Patrick Klepek: "Iron Man 2!"
[1:13] Patrick Klepek: ""There was an Iron Man 1 game, it wasn't particularly well received.""
[1:13] Patrick Klepek: "The control scheme has been completely revamped for Iron Man 2."
[1:14] Patrick Klepek: "Iron Man 2 is riffing on a basic philosophy that Marvel has adopted for their games -- it's a movie game in the movie universe, but not actually following the movie storyline."
[1:15] Patrick Klepek: ""As a game maker, we can do what's most important for the game.""
[1:17] Patrick Klepek: "Differences in the medium simply come down to reality (i.e. Robert Downey Jr. is a real person), but otherwise, it should be the same across games / movies / comics."
[1:17] Patrick Klepek: "Tony Stark should resonate, regardless of medium."
[1:18] Patrick Klepek: "What's nice about comics, according to Iron Man 2 writer Matt Fraction, is there's no budget."
[1:20] Patrick Klepek: "Sega built the game always asking "Why is this Iron Man's problem?""
[1:21] Patrick Klepek: "Trailer for Iron Man 2 rolling."
[1:21] Patrick Klepek: ""I'm not alone anymore," says Tony Stark."
[1:22] Patrick Klepek: "Iron Man video game looks like...an Iron Man video game."
[1:22] Patrick Klepek: "The game drops in April 2010."
[1:23] Patrick Klepek: "Marvel Super Squad MMO is coming at some point, as well as a Marvel Universe MMO. Neither has a release date."
[1:24] Patrick Klepek: "LittleBigPlanet announcement?"
[1:25] Patrick Klepek: "Iron Man is coming to LBP."
[1:25] Patrick Klepek: "So is Wolverine and Captain America."
[1:25] Patrick Klepek: "No release date or price for the Marvel-based LBP content."
[1:26] Patrick Klepek: "Q&A!"
[1:26] Patrick Klepek: "Kid just asked how Jean Grey is still alive, since she died in Marvel Ultimate Alliance."
[1:27] Patrick Klepek: "You need to resurrect her in the sequel, according to the developers."
[1:28] Patrick Klepek: "Question about games moving out of the realm of Earth."
[1:29] Patrick Klepek: "Marvel vs Capcom 3?"
[1:29] Patrick Klepek: ""What do you guys think? Do you want to see a Marvel vs Capom 3?""
[1:29] Patrick Klepek: "Marvel is asking people to talk about Marvel vs Capcom if they want a third."
[1:30] Patrick Klepek: "DLC for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. There are plans for DLC but there hasn't been a final decision on what will make the cut."
[1:30] Patrick Klepek: "X-Men Legends 3?"
[1:31] Patrick Klepek: "Same answer as Marvel vs. Capcom 2 -- if you want it, tell Marvel."
[1:32] Patrick Klepek: "War machine in Iron Man 2?"
[1:32] Patrick Klepek: ""No comment.""
[1:33] Patrick Klepek: "Why did you make Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2? Because it let them put a ton of Marvel characters in a single game."
[1:35] Patrick Klepek: "Different costumes? Yep. Matt Fraction: "I keep trying to make the rollerskate Iron man downloadable.""
[1:36] Patrick Klepek: "It sounds like they may be filming the cut scenes for Iron Man 2."
[1:36] Patrick Klepek: "Weird answer from Sega."
[1:36] Patrick Klepek: "Are you limited to one side of the Civil War perspective?"
[1:37] Patrick Klepek: "Yes, eventually -- you have to pick a side."
[1:37] Patrick Klepek: "The story ends after you reunified the alliance, so you'll have to tackle a bigger threat. If you play the game a second time, you can play as whoever you want."
[1:38] Patrick Klepek: "Downloadable Juggernaut for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. That's all they have prepared to announce so far."
[1:39] Patrick Klepek: ""I can't say anything about Dr. Doom" -- aka he's in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2."
[1:41] Patrick Klepek: "Last question is about how they picked the roster for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. They listened to fans, they read message boards. Same for Iron Man 2 -- they read what people thought."
[1:42] Patrick Klepek: ""It does make a big difference because that's the audience, right?""
[1:43] Patrick Klepek: "That's it for Marvel! Next up, Ratchet."

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