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Back in the last generation of consoles, Marvel and Electronic Arts teamed up for Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, which didn't end up going anywhere. Had the relationship continued, this is what things might have looked like.
Siliconera has video footage and other assets from an artist formerly at EA Chicago (Def Jam series) showing the current-gen game. The arena-based fighting game contained a story mode, online play, and what-if scenarios.
Head over to Siliconera for more on this game that could have been.
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Whats with all the depressing "could have beens?" Oh well, we have plenty of great games available to us.
I wish it could have been made. I have fond memories of Marvel Nemesis.
Probably would've been better than any of sega's marvel games
Marvel will be around for a long time. So, even though I'm not too happy that "could be" games fell through, I know that there are plenty good games to come.
I really do wish a Marvel game would push a comic book theme with its visual style, not just with the menu system. Still, would have liked go see this game come to fruition
It seems like the industry is on a "could have been" streak.
There's probably a reason it was cancelled.
That looked awesome! ... until I realized every attack was just another, "punch your opponent 200 yards through a wall" replica. This looks like it was terrible. Bring back Bushido Blade!!!
It was probably cancelled because of the face-image they picked for the Hulk.
I remember seeing Geoff Kieley interview them over on game trailers a couple of years ago about this (bonus round maybe). the guy he was speaking to seemed like a bit of a train crash and at one point was dressed in a captain america suit, yelling at the camera... the game looked like it was quite far on though.
I remember Marvel Nemesis. The actual combat was fun, when facing another character and not the many faceless aliens you encountered in the story. The story also had great potential since the antagonist, Dr. Niles van Roekel, was capturing the Marvel heroes with the intention of replicating their powers and creating his own superhuman soldiers so he could take back his home planet from another alien race and free his people from slavery. It was disappointing that the game's story did not touch upon the fact that he was an antagonist with a noble goal, but harsh methods.
Although using Spider-Man, Thing, Iron Man, and Daredevil was a blast. Despite Daredevil dealing some of the lowest damage (while also taking some of the most), I found him to be my favorite character. Also, some of the EA created characters like Johnny Ohm, Brigade, and The Wink, had excellent designs and backgrounds. A shame they were never used in anything ever again.
As for this game, which was called a sequel back during its development, I was genuinely excited for it back then. Although this was mainly because Doctor Doom and Ms. Marvel were going to be playable. I was not too fond of getting knocked back a ridiculous distance for the majority of the fight.
No, Doctor Doom being playable in the PSP version of Marvel Nemesis does not count for me.
Awesome looking menu. Love the comic look to it. Looked like it could've been on the cheap side for mechanics though.