Activision, Marvel Team for Super Hero Fest

Activision and Marvel are getting ready to bring a whole lot of super hero action your way as they today confirmed development of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, an action/RPG hybrid which will be available for all next-gen gaming systems as well as current-gen, handheld and PC platforms this fall.

In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, according to this Activision press release posted at Comic Book Resources, over 140 Marvel characters will be brought together in the largest roster of comic book characters ever seen in a video game. Players assume the roles of more than 20 Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Wolverine, Blade and Captain America, and “through their actions determine the fate of both planet Earth and the Marvel universe – revealed in one of multiple epilogues”.

Features of this all star super hero affair, being developed by Raven Software and C.B. Cebulski, include total super hero team customization, character level up options by individual or team as a whole, a combat system which emphasizes fighting moves, powers and environmental objects, an interactive storyline which is influenced how the story plays out and a multiplayer component where fans can band together with friends as their favorite Marvel super heroes.

“Marvel: Ultimate Alliance delivers a new twist on action/RPGs where players’ actions and choices ultimately determine what happens to the Marvel universe,” states Will Kassoy, Vice President of Global Brand Management for Activision, in a statement. “This coupled with the game’s enormous character roster will deliver an action-packed experience that comic book fans have been waiting for.”