Was this posted yet? Was this posted yet?! WAS THIS POSTED YET?!

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  1. Jesus

    Jesus Destroyer of Scudsy

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    Looks like Marvel and Cryptic Studios not only buried the hatchet, but got all snuggly and close during their courtroom time together. Now they are ready to make a baby with the aid of Dr. Microsoft.

    Microsoft and Marvel Entertainment officially confirmed today that Cryptic Studios (City of Heroes, City of Villains) will develop Marvel Universe Online, an MMO for the Xbox 360 and Windows Vista. Whether Marvel Universe Online will work cross-platform, Director of the Game Development Group at Microsoft Scott Henson says, "We haven't confirmed that yet, but that is certainly an option."

    Michael Lewis, president of Cryptic Studios says, "Cryptic Studios and Microsoft share a common vision for online gaming and commitment to quality titles. Together we will create a new exciting game that captures the uniqueness of the Marvel IP."
     
  2. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    :lolol 

    Take that, Marvel, right in your face.
     
  3. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    hopefully they use the "Original Universe" and not the "Ultimate Universe" characters.

    (Original Universe = BS 616 Crap They call it now)
     
  4. Altercron

    Altercron Well-Known Member

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    I saw this posted at marveltoys.net earlier today, but the City of Heroes thing didn't register at the time
     
  5. Gryph

    Gryph Action Master

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    Neat! If they plan on portraying Marvel properly, they better include secret identities. Considering the entire Marvel style is based around the concept that the characters are people first and heroes second.
     
  6. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    they should also add past costumes/names/identities/etc for each character.....
     
  7. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    Can I play Spider-Man?

    No.

    Oh. Bye.
     
  8. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Why wouldn't you be able to?
     
  9. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    Because at least half the userbase is going to want to play Spider-Man, Hulk or Wolverine, and that would be shit.
     
  10. PopCulturePooka

    PopCulturePooka Longest running avatar

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    I'd wanna play Ms Marvel.
     
  11. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    I'd want to play her nightly.
     
  12. Skor

    Skor I HATE U TRASH MONSTAAAR! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'd imagine you play as your own superhero and the Marvel super heroes and villains assist/attempt to boil you as you progress.

    Looks like it could be awesome.
     
  13. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    Could be. Yes.

    It's going to be tricky catching all the kids who want to be Spider-Man.
     
  14. Nexus Prime

    Nexus Prime Creation is proof.

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    In the 360 Marketplace video, Captain America had wings on his head. WINGS.

    Looks classic to me.

    Magneto was purple though like his Ultimate version.
    Could be like Ultimate Alliance and be a mix between both.
     
  15. Nexus Prime

    Nexus Prime Creation is proof.

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    I thought this game would let you make an original character that got to interact with the Marvel ones.
     
  16. Caterwaul

    Caterwaul Busou Shinki Loremaster

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    I havent played CoH for a while, but one of the things they did implement was costume changes. So if they keep the same thing for the Marvel game, yes you can have a 'secret Identity' look if you want it.

    On another note, it's nice to see that not only did Marvel and Cryptic work out their differences, but that Cryptic got the rights to do this. I know they'll handle the property with respect. I suspect, however, that we'll get their OWN universe to play with and will probably be what Cryptic considers a 'best of' for the characters they include.
     
  17. misterd

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    I call Dark Phoenix!
     
  18. Cruellock

    Cruellock Disney Villain

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    A CoH/CoV clone for Xbox360 or Windows Vista ? Pass. SoE is looking pretty darn good right now with their DC MMORPG and their no "UPGRADE TO VISTA OR DON'T PLAY" option.
     
  19. McBradders

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    Good call man! With all that information to base your opinion on I can't see how you could be wrong about this.

    :rolleyes2 
     
  20. RabidYak

    RabidYak Go Ninja Go Ninja Go

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    I call Stilt-Man!
     

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