By this point, I think we’ve all seen the trailer for the upcoming Marvel and Square Enix collaboration series of AAA games. Which, while very new, has struck me as nothing more but another attempt by Marvel to try and launch a game series with no major substance.
The trailer gives us almost nothing other than a hashtag and recycled images of Avengers’ weapons lying on piles of rubble. The Cap shield has been used multiple times, mostly in failed Marvel mobile titles – Marvel War of Heroes used almost the exact same images, Marvel Heroes MMO‘s opening had Cap’s shield encased in ice as a major set piece, and its been used countless times in the comics. Read the rest at Bleeding Cool.
Third update: Added some more details below from Derek Trum and Madeline Ricchiuto at the show for Bleeding Cool.
Second Update: After both Newsarama and ComicBook.com mistakenly read Bleeding Cool’s report and ran their PR-arranged releases early, the project has now actually been announced at NYC Special Edition’s Marvel panel. And PR-based reporting has had its sausage making process revealed.
But anyway, the new Invincible Iron Man by Bendis and Marquez is about to have his biological parents revealed, and will be getting a new armour that can transform into other armours, a new villain, new friends who aren’t Avengers – and a new girlfriend. Marvel’s Tom Breevort had something to do with the planning of this book, which has been in the works for the last 10 years… Read the rest at BleedingCool.