New Marvel Comics game coming from Activision and High Moon Studios?

We may only just finished recovering from E3 2012, but in a matter of days comes another huge event located in Southern California. And even though its focus is meant to be on comic books and genre films, video games continue to grow as part of the beautiful rainbow of geekery. Of the most recent panels announced so far (which include panels for Halo 4, Last of Us and Mass Effect) the newest Marvel panel hints to an exciting and previously unannounced title from the developers of the Transformers games.

Above: The most recently released Marvel game from Activision, Amazing Spider-Man

Here's how SDCC's site describes the panel (emphasis ours):

Marvel Video Games Learn all about Gazillion's Marvel Heroes MMO, Ubisoft's Avengers: Battle for Earth and more future Marvel games-including an announcement from Activision and High Moon Studios that is sure to be a hit! Q&A will follow.

In this Marvel games specific panel that brings together multiple developers, Activision and High Moon Studios will have an announcement of some sort which, unless it's related to High Moon's upcoming Transformers game, implies a brand new game will be announced. Activision has published numerous Marvel game in the past, perhaps more than any other publisher. Currently they don't have any upcoming Marvel games they've revealed publicly, so could this be the next one in the pipeline? And if so, what is it?

Based on recent history it could be another X-Men adventure or perhaps something as safe as a game based on next year's Iron Man 3 film. Or maybe they'll really shock us with the return of Marvel Ultimate Alliance, a multiplayer series that would fit High Moon's skill set. We'll let you know as details come in. In the meantime, here's a trailer for High Moon's upcoming Transformers game, Fall of Cybertron.


  • Bloodstorm - July 2, 2012 7:23 a.m.

    I really hope they don't pull High Moon off of Transformers games permanently to make some crappy Marvel game.
  • IceBlueKirby - July 1, 2012 11:53 p.m.

    I'd love a new Ultimate Alliance game, like, really, really love one, but I'm definitely not expecting it. I'll probably go into shock if that's what they happen to announce. Regardless, I think High Moon did a fine job with the Transformers (despite not knowing anything about them, I enjoyed War for Cybertron quite a bit) so if they are making a Marvel game it's sure to be a great game.
  • robotdickens - July 1, 2012 8:45 p.m.

    I love Marvel and I love the old Activision games. I would love to see these two people make an awesome game together but that is probably asking too much.
  • Tjwoods18 - July 1, 2012 7:23 p.m.

    I am going to laugh when activision has a hard time operating when the COD drama is over and done with.
  • ObliqueZombie - July 1, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    As much as I dislike Activision for their mistakes in the past, High Moon Studios could definitely (read as: hopefully) make an awesome game, no matter what IP it is. Speaking of which, can't wait for Transformers: FOC. Love the direction HMS is taking it.
  • avantguardian - July 1, 2012 3:26 a.m.

    still waiting for mua 3. the potential of those games can be realized!!
  • whateverman - June 30, 2012 4:42 p.m.

    All i want is a Mass Effect/Skyrim style RPG where you create your own supe and go out to fight with and against the marvel universe. This needs to happen!
  • avantguardian - July 1, 2012 3:39 a.m.

    i don't know if ME and skyrim should ever be slashed like that;) unless you're talking apples/oranges. and though the idea of a vast marvel rpg is certainly enticing, it really has to be done right (as that last x-men atrocity proved). i'm always down for character creation, but i think that the real allure of marvel/dc games is controlling the characters you've grown to relate to, and even care about, over the years. anyone who's had a near-religious experience with the arkham games over the past few years could attest to this:)
  • shawksta - June 30, 2012 3:30 p.m.


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