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Iron Man 3 Soars Past $680 Million In Box Office With Only Mobile Game Tie-In

Before Disney purchased Marvel for $4 billion in May 2012, Sega had released console and PC games based on the first two Iron Man movies. With Iron Man 3 blowing away box office records (over $175.3 million domestic for a total of $680.1 million worldwide) in under two weeks, there’s only a free mobile game from Gameloft for gamers.

Disney has failed to capitalize on Marvel video games in the console space, sitting out Marvel’s The Avengers last summer (Ubisoft had a non-movie Avengers: Battle for Earth comic-based game out last fall for Xbox 360 Kinect and Wii U). Disney has had success with the free-to-play Facebook game, Marvel Avengers Alliance from Playdom, and there’s always the potential for an Avengers game tied into the upcoming Avengers 2 movie.

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jagiii1178d ago

I'd love to see a quality Avengers or Iron Man game.

SPAM-FRITTER-1231178d ago

A new Marvel Ultimate Alliance would be nice. The way the Marvel franchise has been updated in the cinema lately i think Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 is in order.

Maybe with an enhanced 8 player co-op battle system.....Wink Wink ;)

JoySticksFTW1177d ago

Love, love, love MUA!

Just make it more like the first one though.

I thought the 2nd one was the worst of the bunch, out of the X-Men Legends / MUA games

AngelicIceDiamond1177d ago

Marvel 4 Life. Superman got nothin on Iron man.

jbl3161178d ago

Yea, man. Same goes for The Dark Knight Rises too. Huge movie, but game was only available on mobile devices. Although Avatar had a game out, but it under-performed in terms of sales...

boing11177d ago

Batman Begins had a tie-in game. Wasn't that bad AFAIR.

Baka-akaB1178d ago (Edited 1178d ago )

"Disney has failed to capitalize on Marvel video games in the console space, sitting out Marvel’s The Avengers last summer"

And they were right to . Everyone needs to stop releasing movie games adaptations , the only time they are decent is when they set out to transform a game already under development (like what happens with wolverine and Spiderman 2) or when it's done regardless of a movie's release date .

And before disney pursue Marvel stuff they need to hire or build good enough studios .

Not to mention getting some rights back from the filthy hands of activision .

Jek_Porkins1178d ago

Ironman 2 was a decent game by Sega I thought, much better than the first one anyway.

Tonester9251178d ago

Wolverine Origins was a fun game

NukaCola1178d ago

Thats because it was an original IP before it was forced into a movie game. See how the game was violent. It would of been so much better had it stayed a stand alone story.

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