As if you needed another reason to pick up your controllers and jam on some "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2" again, a slew of new characters and sim missions are on their way to Xbox 360 and PS3 gamers. We'll have weekly spotlights on each new character with screenshots, video and quotes from the folks behind the games, and today the enigmatic mutant and soldier from the future, Cable, is our star!
Alex Kerr, Community Manager for Vicarious Visions, on Cable:
When I'm playing as Cable, the word that comes to my mind is "brutal." The power designers, animators and sound designers infused a feeling of deadly efficiency throughout all of his moves. From a visual standpoint, Cable has some of the most visually striking powers in the game (a favorite around the office is his fourth power, Particle Beam, which projects a searing, multi-layered laser into Cable's foes), but his body language is calculated, abrupt and professional—reflecting his training as a soldier.
|Cable blasting away in "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2"|
Randy Ma, Intern, Marvel Games:
|Cable in "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2"|
Cable definitely falls under the rubric of a ranged character. Aside from a radial attack, most of Cable's special mutant attacks are grenades, beams and bullets, so players should definitely consider sitting back in battle and shooting off enemies from a distance. That is not to say Cable isn't suitable for brawling in MUA2—but there are few things more satisfying than shooting off a particle beam and destroying four enemies in a line. Also, be on the lookout for a fun little Achievement/Trophy with Cable's "best buddy." It's definitely a great Easter egg for comic fans.
Chris Scharling, Sound Designer for Vicarious Visions, on Cable:
I worked closely with Chris D'Ambrosio, another one of our sound designers, to make Cable sound like a walking cyborg tank. We were extremely fortunate to have the freedom to go crazy with our creativity and with that, we set out to make him badass.
|Cable and Iron Man in "Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2"|
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