Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Marvel/Activision/Capcom - what?

So, our loyal Agent M (whose twitters I always look forward to) posted a link to the Marvel mentions in the Guiness Book of World Records : Gamers Edition. You can check it here.

I tweeted back that since the games were both Capcom created (Marvel vs Capcom 2 and X-Men vs Street Fighter) that Marvel should get back with Capcom now that Activision is out of the picture. I had read somewhere that the deal had finally ended. Turns out, my memory is gimpy. (surprise surprise!) This is why they don't pay me to think.

Agent M responded (kinda cool, I didn't expect it) Activision's not out of the picture! rule nothing out! show no mercy!

This is why I should research before I tweet. A quick Google search shows me that way back in November 2005, Marvel and Activision renewed their licensing deal until 2017. While this is good in terms of games like Marvel Ultimate Alliance, it also means that we can continue to mourn the death of the Marvel vs Capcom franchise until we run out of Kleenex to blow snot into or 2017, whichever comes first.

The one that actually got the boot was EA - the "brains" behind the awful Rise of the Imperfects.

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