NY Comic Con has come and gone, and we are left to pick up all the pieces. Yet I am pretty sure that the true effect of the "Con" won’t be felt until closer to the holidays when all the video games, movies and books that were showcased finally hit the market.
I am hoping to shed a bit of light on some of the many things that I had the chance to preview at the Javitz center.
One of the more exclusive views I got was of the Captain America and Thor video games scheduled to arrive from SEGA .
First with Thor, while the game isn’t totally finished certain lucky individuals were invited to view an exclusive screening of video from the game hosted by one of the game creators. While there wasn’t much of actual game footage we did get a number of small clips as well view concept art for the game. From what I saw and heard the whole concept of the game was to let the player really feel as if they were the God of Thunder…yes I know we hear this with basically every super powered hero game X. But from the sheer scale that they were discussing as well as the enemies he will be fighting so far it looks like Thor will finally be a video game that will exceed everyone’s expectation. Hopefully I will keep this same opinion as the game develops and we get to see more.
For Captain America, we got a much more firsthand experience. I got to play a scene from the game. The combat and acrobatics that the Captain employees isn’t that ground breaking, what is though, is the free flowing of the style. Similar to the Batman: Arkham Asylum , punches and kicks are smoothly transitioned from one to another than it almost resembles a dance rather than a fist fight. Add in the novel aspect of throwing Captain America’s legendary shield and the game steps up another level. On top of that, the actual animation of the sequences moves so smoothly its is as if all the fight were choreographed beforehand. Hopefully, this style is taken up a notch with the boss battles.
Both games will have stories tied closely to the movie, but thankfully won’t be a point for point remake of the movie into a game. Rather they will be offshoots that take elements from the movies but expand them even further into the comic books, hopefully creating a nice balance between the two.
Both games will be out for the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS and PSP. With the Wii, DS and PSP version being slightly modified, for example in the Wii game, the character will look more like the comic book rather than the actual film (a nice touch that I would have preferred for all the consoles, since you can’t tell if the movies will be a hit or not).
Due dates had not been given, but I would expect the games out around the same time the movies arrive.