SEGA’s license pact with Marvel was a prime example of how the game industry tends to treat movie licensed properties these days. They sell the license to a game company to promote the movie. Game company turns around and uses their B and C (and sometimes D) teams to work on said games and hope they can come up with at least a half decent effort. Then the game is released just before the movie hits theaters whether it’s ready to go or not. Many times, they fail even to get to that half-decent point.
But this doesn’t mean that all movie licensed games have to stink. Sometimes, you get the right development team with the right goal in mind and you get something of quality. Sometimes, a game is almost crap, but you can see a little bit of gold in that turd. But sometimes, crap is just crap no matter what angle you look at it. What better example of this is there than with these five Marvel Studios movie licensed games released by SEGA. And what better time to “reminisce” over these games than with today’s movie release of The Avengers in American theaters. Read on to see which one I find is the best quality to which one I think is total, unredeemable crap.
With the release of Captain America: Super Soldier, SEGA will be bringing a close to the licensing deal that they started with Marvel several years ago. So after four tie-ins with Marvel Entertainment, has SEGA improved in the quality of their licensed output? Read on to find out in my extensive review on the last game in their Marvel movie tie-in, Captain America: Super Soldier.
NiGHTSfan tweeted us this image today from a Wal-Mart. It’s good to see that SEGA is getting stuff like this made to promote their upcoming game. I mean, look at the long and varied list of consoles you can buy it on.
Xbox, Wii, NDS, PS3 and Sega? I love my Sega console, I have one of those. I got it back in the 90′s when I upgraded from my Nintendo.
Captain America: Super Solider is looking like it will be the best SEGA and Marvel tie-in game in recent history. Yes, that is not saying too much. If you pre-order the game via Gamestop (US only as far as I know) you will get the “Ultimates” DLC pack below.
Ultimates 1942 Captain America costume
The “Ballroom Blitz” Challenge Mode Map
Early in-game access to Cap’s “Weaponize” ability
Below are more screens of the DLC stuff in action. You can go here to pre-order or your nearest Gamestop. You know those stores are spawning everywhere.
SEGA appeared at WonderCon in San Francisco last week, and showed off their two remaining Marvel games: Captain America: Super Soldier, and Thor: God Of Thunder. Above is a new behind the scenes look at Thor, and a very bad looking Thor trailer for the Wii. Over at the SEGA Blogs, they also included that awful looking Captain America Wii trailer that I previously reported on.
So, what do the SEGAbits readers think of these two games? I think Captain America is looking a lot better than Thor, and I hope SEGA will strive for this quality anytime they ever think about making another license game.
The trailer is actually called ‘next gen’, but let’s be honest, we have been in the ‘PS3 and 360′ generation for 4-5 years! We need to stop calling it next gen.
The trailer is pretty alright, SEGA has always been good at cutting together a Marvel trailer and selling the game to gamers. Have their titles been good? No, but we are willing to give it a chance, even if the trailer already shows a slowed down framerate.
Thor & Captain America video games will be in 3D, SEGA confirmed at their latest press event. The versions of the game that will come in 3D are the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Nintendo 3DS.
This means that the Wii and DS versions of the game will stay in ’2D’, since they are not capable of producing a 3D image. SEGA also released a new batch of screenshots, hit the jump to view those.
Not surprising that Chris Evans, who got picked to play Captain America in the upcoming movie Captain America: The First Avenger, will be voicing the Captain in the video game based on the movie. Why isn’t it a surprise? Chris played Johnny Storm in the Fantastic 4 movies and voiced the video game character. Man is not scared of talking into a microphone for money.
So whether or not you are looking forward to the game, we posted a press release. Check it out after the jump.
Captain America: Super Soldier – PS3/Xbox 360/Wii/DS – Summer 2011
Some AAA titles mixed with license titles that we will most likely hit ignore on. Seems like a confirmation of the first half of the year, hopefully fall is better. Well, what titles are you guys looking forward to?