A lot of game news has come out over the last few days. Some announcements seem bigger than others… and while I am a big fan of the Marvel Vs Capcom series Bionic Commando really made an impact on me when I was little and Bionic Commando Rearmed was easily in my top 3 games of 2008. My heart sank a bit when I heard Grin was shutting down because that meant the chances of a sequel were pretty much shot – but not so! A bunch of folks from Grin have re-teamed to form a new studio called Fat Shark and they are developing the sequel as a write this. Simon Viklund (who composed the remixes for the first game) also returns.
So i’m pretty psyched, but the game won’t be out until next year. In the meantime you can re-enact your favorite scenes from the original or make your own sequel with the Cubeecraft Nathan Spencer here.
[I beat Rearmed on normal before they nerfed it, and got to the last level at least in CO-OP. ]
(This is sort of a response to a video blog on Slashfilm which you can see here.)
I am a big Super-Hero fan,Â DC, Marvel or independent it’s all good.Â Today on Slashfilm they brought up the idea of a Marvel Universe live action show.Â I’m sure any fan of any of these books has thought of this, especially with the movies building up the The Avengers as they are now.
I’ve often thought that a Marvel live action series connected to the movies would be great.Â Daredevil for instance wouldn’t require to much in the way of special effects and the show could basically be like any other lawyer show except with a fight once in awhile.Â Daredevil would also be a good character to build the universe around as he deals with people from all walks of life and his friends with a great many of the heroes and he also deals with a lot of the villains.Â Regular appearances by Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Frank Castle (The Punisher) etc would totally fit.Â If it didn’t specifically revolve around Daredevil and perhaps each episode focused on one hero but was somehow part of a larger story that would also be pretty awesome. (I guess you could call the show “Marvels” at that point.)
DC has sort of already done this to some extent with Smallville and though it wasn’t live action the Justice League Unlimited animated series (which I highly recommend) though I hear the new Avengers animated series might go in that direction as well.
The guys on Slashfilm also bring up “Gotham City Police” (he means Gotham Central by Ed Brubaker and Greg Rucka) which to me also seems like a no brainer for a series considering how many police shoes are on the air.Â The twist here is that they operate in a universe where Batman, The Joker and Mr.Freeze all exist and they have to juggle just being cops with worrying about this masked vigilante and these “freaks”.Â Apart from Clayface there aren’t to many Batman villains who have real super powers, it’s just costumes.
This sounds just a bit like Bendis’s Powers I guess and I have heard that it is being developed as a series…
Random list of live action super hero television: Batman (with Adam West), Superman (with George Reeves), Lois and Clark, Smallville, Wonder Woman, Shazam, M.A.N.T.I.S., Heroes, The Greatest American hero, The incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, The Flash, unaired JLA Pilot, Superboy, My Secret identity, Birds of Prey, Swamp Thing, Isis, The Tick… what am I forgetting?
My point is there have been a lot of Super Hero television in the past and I am sure there is going to be a lot more in the future.
What heroes would you like to see on the small screen?
I got my 360 repair just in time to tide me over the problems the PS3 were experiencing – but now Sony says service is restored!Â BTW Capcom is selling a number of their PSN titles for 50% off over the next few weeks.Â Last week was Marvel Vs Capcom 2, this week is Super Street Fighter 2 HD.
Hereâ€™s the sale schedule:
I have MVC2, SSF2THDR, SPF2THDR and Age of Booty on 360 – and I recommend them all. Prices this low I might re-buy a couple of them them for PS3.