It’s been awhile, however some of our favourite superheroes are returning to your favourite consoles! With all the superhero films being produced, sometimes it seems the only games being produced are games based on the film. If you are a fan of standalone superhero adventure games, then this is the perfect time for you to visit your local gaming store. Some games we can look forward to are X-Men Destiny, Spider-Man: Edge of Time and Batman: Arkham City.
X-Men: Destiny has been released at the end of September, so you can already go ahead and pick it up. This game reminds me of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic in the sense where you choose whether to join the good guys or the baddies. Players take the role of a mutant who’s powers manifest and have to make a critical choice whether to join the X-Men or Magneto’s Brotherhood. Players will get to see their favourite Marvel mutants together once again in a battle for the allegiance of a rising mutant star.
Another Marvel title has been released on October 4th called Spider-Man: Edge of Destiny. Unfotunately, the world goes a tad crazy when Spidey dies, so modern Spider-Man and a version of Spider-Man from 2099 team up to make things better. Marvel released the 2099 series of comics back in the early 1990’s that covered stories of people living in a post-heroic age. There was even a limited series where modern Spider-Man met Spider-Man 2099 for an old fashion team up. In this game, the two will team up once again in a classic third person action adventure game.
Finally, we have Batman: Arkham City. This game will be launched on Xbox 360, PS3, PC and even the unreleased Wii U. The game is a sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum where Batman played a cat and mouse game with the infamous Joker. Batman will be adventuring into a new jail called Arkham City most likely full of foes and downright nasty individuals. Fans of the first game will feel right at home while new players can experience the dark and creepy vibe that Arkham City has to offer.
With films such as Green Lantern, Thor, Captain America and the soon to be released Avengers, it is no wonder that there are more games being created based on comic book characters. This timeless genre has been around for decades from the major publications and will continue to grow in various mediums. I still want to see a Hawkeye video game since he is totally underrated.
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