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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2: Thunderbolts are go!

Green Goblin

Green Goblin

I thought it was kind of interesting when they announced Songbird would be a playable character in the upcoming Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 video game, but now it looks like she won’t be the only Thunderbolt to make an appearance. Joining Songbird, Iron Fist, Juggernaut and a host of others in the game that’ll follow a plotline similar to Marvel’s Civil War mini-series are the Green Goblin and Venom.

About the Goblin, senior animator Adam Olshan said, “In folklore, goblins are mischievous creatures. It was easy and fun to assign that personality to Goblin, even without the wealth of comic inspiration and the great writing from years of Marvel comics, and the adaptation from our Narrative team. Green Goblin should be having fun while he’s destroying the level. He’s the guy leaving a flaming bag of dog poop on your doorstep. But in his case, the flaming bag of dog poop will probably blow up your house.”

And about Venom’s powers, Olshan said, “As for my favorite power… it’s probably the most basic power he has, and I’m not supposed to give too much away, but I’m partial to one with his tongue. It was the first power the team thought of working on: it’s signature Venom.”

Per the official website, it looks there are still five more playable characters to reveal for the game; I wonder if Bullseye or Moonstone will make the cut? Those already confirmed include: Green Goblin, Venom, Songbird, Juggernaut (but only if you pre-order a copy through Gamestop), Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Daredevil, Wolverine, Storm, Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, Deadpool, Thor, Spider-Man and the entire Fantastic Four.

Venom

Venom

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I’m kind of hoping that they bring back Ms. Marvel or Spider-Woman as a playable character, or maybe even someone new who hasn’t had any game time in any of the games yet.

If its following Civil War then definitely need Punisher, Goliath, Hercules

Loosely based on Civil War.

I’d love Hercules, Cable and She-Hulk to be playable. I’m hoping for Vision, Patriot and atleast one other Young Avenger to be in there as a full character or just a skin/outfit for another character.

I think Cable’s gonna be one of the characters, he’s been in some of the screen shots in the trailers.

I agree with Amit; I want some Ms. Marvel or Spider-Woman. This line up is going to be a lot weaker than the last game without Black Panther, Silver Surfer, Daredevil, Nick Fury, Moon Knight, Ghost Rider etc. I love Songbird, but she’s nowhere near their icon status.

Venom looks great. Punisher and Bullseye would be nice.

Peace.

In the Storrn description in the official page (at least in the spanish one) Bishop is mentioned as the reason she could join the pro-side. So I think it´s safe to guess that he is one of the playable caracters.

I would love to see Emma Frost as a caracter. This game need more mutants.

Spiderwoman is another girl i want to see.

And Ciclops, Ares, Sentry, Nick Furia, Madrox…

good night (2 A.M. here in Spain)

According to their E3 presentation, there will be 24 playable characters.

I’ll only be interested in the game if and when Emma Frost becomes a playable character. Although, I may buy it if they have Moonstone as a playable character.

It’s kinda dude-centric. Bring in Elektra, Carol, Jen and Jess, guys! They’d be awesome!

I hope they keep the X-Men on the smaller side in terms of numbers. They’ve had two of their own Legends games, plus were pretty heavy in the last one. And they weren’t that actively involved in Civil War anyway. Still, this game needs Black Panther if it’s got Storm. I’d also loves me some Nova.

I think the best choices for the remaining five would be Bullseye, Radioactive Man, Patriot, Punisher, and Cable.

Eric: Daredevil IS playable.

O.T.O – Nathan Grey is X-man, Nathan Summers is Cable.

There are still six slots on the main roster to be revealled, plus there are quite possibly some unlockables ontop of that. I’d be very suprised indeed if Black Panther and Ms Marvel particularly didn’t return. What with the upcoming cartoon series of the former and the big push the latter has been receiving in the last year or two.

For me anyway for the time being I’m still very happy that Iron Fist is going to be playable.

@S: Just don’t put Goliath into battle…

OmegaRedRover

June 10, 2009 at 6:43 am

I’m surprised no one has been asking for Nighthawk to be playable in this game. Not a major player per se, but he had a decent role in the original story and the fallout of his decisions put him at odds with Tony Stark after it was all said and done. What can I say, I’m a sucker for under dog characters!

I also agree that it wouldn’t be civil war proper without including at least Patriot, Hercules and Punisher. But to shake up the sausage fest that this line up is become, they do need more female characters. Hopefully Moonstone and SheHulk make the cut.

left field playable character options that I’d like to see, even as eventual upgrade packet downloads–

Black Panther
Cloak & Dagger
Blade
Brother Voodoo
Pulsar/Monica Marvel
Hawkeye
Nightcrawler
Punisher (they had Nick Fury in the last game, so why not… give him a berserker bullet barrage as a Special Move..)

Holey moley Green Goblin looks good in that picture. That’s what he should’ve looked like in the movie.

SlowMotionHero

August 2, 2009 at 5:12 pm

I’d be surprised if Cable isn’t a playable character. But they only have two slots left, and they’ve made it possible to have a full (4 players I mean) team of Thunderbolts, so I’m starting to doubt whether or not my favorite villian, Bullseye, will make it to the roster. On another note, adding Jean Grey and Gambit…..? Why? What part of the the X-men and/or X-men Universe did either of these heroes play in the Civil War? 0

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