ACTIVISION Game Preview (

By:Edward Goodsmith
Date: Thursday, July 30, 2009


Activision was back again this year with another stellar “first look” party. This year they let us get up close and personal with the second iteration in the popular Marvel Ultimate Alliance series, and the new Activision IP Singularity.
Fans of the original Ultimate Alliance will be happy to know that not much in the way of game play has changed. From what I could tell with my 5 minutes of hands on the controls have also remained identical to the original. The graphics have definitely been revamped from the original, but it’s still not incredibly impressive when compared to other games out on consoles right now.
You’re given a choice of over 24 characters to play as, some of which have been officially released, and others have yet to be announced or will come out as downloadable content.
The confirmed list is below:
* Daredevil                           
* Deadpool
* Gambit
* Green Goblin
* Hulk
* Human Torch
* Invisible Woman
* Iron Fist
* Iron Man
* Jean Grey
* Juggernaut‡
* Luke Cage
* Mister Fantastic
* Ms. Marvel
* Penance
* Songbird
* Spider-Man
* Storm
* Thing
* Thor
* Venom
* Wolverine
We were also shown a brand new trailer for Ultimate Alliance 2, which you can check out below:
We were also given some hands on time with Activision’s new game Singularity. The basic principle of the game is a first person shooter with a little bit of Portal style puzzles thrown in. You can manipulate time and using that power you solve puzzles that forward the story. We weren’t given much beyond a single demo, and we were not queued in on much of the story, beyond the basic principles. In a nutshell the game takes place in 2010 on an island called Katorga-12 where Russians who were experimenting with an element called “E99” during the cold war. During the testing in the 50s a terrible accident dubbed “Singularity” occurred.
In 2010 an American Air Force pilot names Nate Ranco (who you control in the game) is sent to investigate. Shortly after arriving he learns that the island constantly shifts between 1950 and 2010. His mission changes from investigation to prevention, he must now stop the Singularity from happening.
Singularity launches in Q1 of 2010 and Ultimate Alliance 2 drops on September 15th. Be sure to stick with Mania for any more news about these, and other games as it becomes available.