In another dash of fantastic "Iron Man" video game news, Robert Downey Jr. and Terrence Howard headline the just-announced voice cast for Shellhead's action title. Reprising their big-screen roles for Shellhead's multi-platform game, the Hollywood hot-shots kick up the heat on the already awesome looking game. Get the full scoop below.
Sega of America, Inc., Sega Europe Ltd., and Marvel Entertainment, Inc. announced today that the "Iron Man" video game, based on the successful Marvel comic book series and the upcoming film by Marvel Studios, will feature the voice talents of Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard and Shaun Toub. All three actors will reprise their onscreen roles of Tony Stark (Downey), Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes (Howard), and Yinsen (Toub). The Iron Man video game launches day and date with the blockbuster movie on May 2, 2008.
"Iron Man," an explosive third-person action shooter game that pits one of the world's most renowned Super Heroes against unspeakable odds, draws its story from the upcoming movie while also incorporating story elements from original Iron Man comic books. Using the advanced technology in Iron Man's suits of armor, gamers can take advantage of the wide array of high-impact weapons to strategically annihilate any enemy force standing in their way. Before tackling stunning and immense open battlefields, players can customize their armor suit as they encounter progressively more vicious enemies, and fight in epic battles that could challenge even the toughest Super Heroes.
"Iron Man" is the story of Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist and inventor who had it all. But during a routine weapons test in the Middle East, Stark was captured and forced to construct the ultimate weapon. Instead of following his captors' demands, Tony built his own devastating weapon – a powerful suit of armor that provided the key to his heroic escape. From this point forward, Tony Stark became more than a man. He became Iron Man.
"Iron Man" will be available this spring for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the Wii™ home video game system, the Playstation 3 computer entertainment system, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the Nintendo DS™, the PSP (PlayStation Portable) system and Windows-based PC. For more information please go to www.sega.com. For screenshots, art and trailers , please visit the official "Iron Man" game site
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