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In advance of their big panel on Saturday at Comic-Con International, video game company Activision has announced several of the voice actors who will bring their two big fall Marvel releases to life.
According to the press release from Activision, Iceman will appear in Spider-Man: Edge of Time — not the amazing friend of the same name, but Val Kilmer of Top Gun, Batman Forever and Heat fame. Kilmer will voice a character named Walker Sloan. In addition, Battlestar Galactica alumni Katee Sackhoff will voice the Black Cat, while Smallville‘s Supergirl, Laura Vandervoort, will voice Mary Jane. They join Josh Keaton as the voice of Spider-Man and Christopher Daniel Barnes as Spider-Man 2099.
If you’re planning to buy the upcoming Marvel video games Spider-Man: Edge of Time or X-Men: Destiny, you may want to consider pre-ordering them from GameStop if you have an affinity for the Slingers or Havok.
The in-game Havok suit, according to Marvel.com, will allow X-Men: Destiny players to not only dress up their mutant in Alex Summers’ suit, but also allow them to “equip the exclusive Havok X-gene to their mutant of choice, granting them plasma-based power enhancements to their attacks, the ability to stun enemies through energy absorption and increase their damage output over time!”
And in Spider-Man: Edge of Time, the GameStop bonus gives you access to four different costumes for Spider-Man — those used by Peter Parker during the “Identity Crisis” storyline circa the late 1990s. Since Spider-Man was wanted for murder, Parker started using four other secret identities that he abandoned after clearing his name — Hornet, Prodigy, Ricochet and Dusk. The costumes were eventually claimed by four young heroes who took up crime fighting.
Per Marvel.com, players “will be able to take full advantage of the four exclusive suits from this storyline–Dusk, Prodigy, Ricochet and Hornet–which will give our web-slinger increases in health, damage, health regeneration or shield regeneration.”
Check out closer looks at all the suits after the jump.
As we noted earlier today, there’s a new X-Men video game in the works at Activision called X-Men: Destiny that’s being written by Mike Carey. And as promised, IGN now has a short teaser trailer up for the game.
It doesn’t reveal much of anything, really, about the game, but does feature Wolverine, Pyro, Cyclops, Magneto and more. Or their silhouettes, anyway. Take a look above.
Activision sent out a brief press release today announcing that X-Men: Legacy writer Mike Carey is writing the story for a video game called X-Men: Destiny. The details are fairly sparse at this point, but the game will allow you to play “as new mutant recruits in a rich, branching storyline that features a deep element of choice and gives players ultimate control of their destiny.” Huh, maybe it’s akin to Dragon Age or Mass Effect, but with superheroes? That actually sounds very cool.
Here’s the press release:
A new breed of mutant heroes will invade game consoles next fall in X-Men(TM): Destiny, from Marvel(TM) Entertainment and Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). The all-new original video game casts players as new mutant recruits in a rich, branching storyline that features a deep element of choice and gives players ultimate control of their destiny. Attendees of New York Comic-Con, which is going on now through October 10, can get a sneak peek of the game in Activision’s booth #1833. In addition, fans can learn more about the original storyline which is being penned by acclaimed Marvel X-Men: Legacy writer Mike Carey, during the Marvel Games Panel on Saturday, October 9, at 10:45 a.m. in Room 1A06.
For more information on X-Men: Destiny tune in to IGN.com on Thursday, October 7, as well as the game’s official website at www.XMenDestiny.com. More news will also be shared with the Hero HQ community on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/heroHQ.