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Captain America: Super Soldier

San Diego Comic-Con 2011: Video Game News Roundup

Catch up with all the Comic-Con updates from Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, the Marvel Universe MMO and more!

By Stephen DeAugstino

Crazy, exciting and wild, SDCC 2011 was packed with the biggest stories in comics, movies, television and games. Missed Comic-Con? Fear not! Relive the excitement on Marvel.com as we recap all the action. Along with a full rundown of video game news & announcements below, catch up on Marvel's film & TV news here and Marvel's comic book updates here!

"HeroClix Online"
HeroClix fans will get a shot to play their favorite game online as HeroClix Online storms onto PC this September.

Ghost Rider screenshot from Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue

"Marvel Pinball"

-By the end of 2012 you will be able to download and play "Marvel Pinball" on iOS and Android devices, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, WiiU and PC!
-Fantastic Four and Captain America tables have just been released for "Marvel Pinball." The next iteration, coined "Marvel Pinball: Vengeance & Virtue," will feature four new tables, starting with Ghost Rider in Winter 2012.
For more information, check this out!

"Marvel Universe MMO"

-Marvel Universe MMO will be free to play. As opposed to most games of this genre, MU allows players to play as their favorite Marvel hero. The game is written by Brian Michael Bendis and will contain more story than a typical MMO. Some of the characters available in Marvel Universe are Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Spider-Man, Nova and Squirrel Girl. Of course, many more are to come!
-Deadpool was announced as a playable character in the game and limited edition "Marvel Universe" t-shirts were given out to a few fans.
For more information, check this out!

Mobile Games
Mobile platforms get their share of Marvel titles as "Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty," "Marvel Kapow!" and "X-Men Arcade" arrive on mobile devices. Out now!
For more information on Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty check this out!

Nintendo 3DS Titles

-The Nintendo 3DS will be receiving a slew of Marvel titles, including "Super Hero Squad: Infinity Gauntlet," "Thor: God of Thunder," "Spider-Man: Edge of Time," "Captain America: Super Soldier" and" Marvel Pinball."

Black Cat screenshot from Spider-Man: Edge of Time

"Spider-Man: Edge of Time"
-"Spider-Man: Edge of Time" voice actors Laura Vandervoort, Katee Sackhoff and Val Kilmer talked about their experience working on the game. "It was really fun. Peter David wrote a really great story" said Kilmer.
-In SM:EoT, you follow Spider-Man as he learns exciting new moves and abilities, similar to Spidey's actual history.
-The idea of "Spider-Man: Edge of Time" came from "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions" when developer Beenox began experimenting with different characters.
-"Spider-Man: Edge of Time" uses very few cut scenes, instead utilizing picture-in-picture gameplay to maintain a constant interaction between Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099!
-New outfits will be available in "Spider-Man: Edge of Time" such as The Slingers outfits, the new Future Foundation look and the new Big Time costume.
-In "Spider-Man: Edge of Time," players will be able to carry over costumes they’ve earned from "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions."
For more information, check this out!

"Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat"
-In THQ’s new game "Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat," you build the scenes, stories, and original art through the game's uDraw tablet.
-SHS:CC will be available on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii, releasing on November 15.
-You'll play as the classic Squaddies, as well as Captain America, Nova, Black Widow and She Hulk!

"Super Hero Squad Online"
-A new four-player co-op combat feature will be available for "Super Hero Squad Online." The combat feature is based on a card game where 600 pieces of original art have been developed for its use.

Wolverine, Ghost Rider and Hawkeye in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

"Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3"
-Strength in numbers! "Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3" will have 50 total fighters, 8 new stages and gameplay enhancements.
-Spectator mode, which allows players to go online and watch other players fight, was showcased at SDCC. Capcom went ahead with this feature after fans specificly requested it through feedback.
-X-Factor has been tweaked and will work differently than the previous version of MvC3. These new changes are also from fan feedback.
-The four new characters, Firebrand, Strider Hiryu, Ghost Rider and Hawkeye, showed their stuff in a series of gameplay videos. Much like other changes in the game, Strider was brought in based on fan feedback.
-New costumes were revealed including a Future Foundation Spider-Man outfit and an X-Men: Phoenix Force Phoenix costume!
-More goodies! New character style DLC for X-23, Storm, Chun-Li, Morrigan, Sentinel, Dr. Doom, Strider, Akuma, Super Skrull, M.O.D.O.K., Viper and Wesker.
-New endings! It was revealed that all characters in "Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3" will have new endings for their storymode arcs.
-Not only will every character in UMvC3 be getting new endings, but every character will be given new moves, costumes, backgrounds and more!
For more information, check this out!

X-Men: Destiny screenshot - Grant Alexander

"X-Men Destiny"

-"X-Men Destin"y voice talent Scott Porter and Jamie Chung spoke at the Activision panel about their characters; Adrian, voiced by Porter, is the son of a Purifier while Ami, voiced by Chung, is the daughter of Sunfire.
-"X-Men Destiny" will contain characters not seen before in video games, such as the super speedy Northstar!
-In XMD, players will be able to add further mutant powers to their characters through the use of X-Genes.
-"Destiny" is described to be more than a simple action game, as users can really explore and interact with X-Men or Brotherhood members big and small.
-"X-Men Destiny" variant costumes are available in the game and are inspired by current characters, such as Iceman, Caliban, Emma Frost and Toad!
-Surge, Pixie and Forge will all be making appearances in "X-Men Destiny."
-"X-Men Destiny" takes place in San Francisco much like the current comics, however, Professor X and Jean Grey are dead and so are many of the X-Men.
-Emma Frost and Iceman will be making appearances in XMD. In the first 15 minutes of the game, you fight alongside them, as well as Toad and Quicksilver.
For more information, check this out!

For all our coverage of Comic-Con International 2011 including our live stream plus more stories, photos, videos and more, check out the Marvel.com San Diego 2011 hub page and follow along on the Marvel Events App.

Portions of Marvel’s Comic-Con International coverage brought to you by Oxygen and Wrigley Gum Bottles

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