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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.

jagiii4068d ago

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

SPAM-FRITTER-1234068d 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 ;)

JoySticksFTW4067d 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

AngelicIceDiamond4067d ago

Marvel 4 Life. Superman got nothin on Iron man.

jbl3164068d 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...

boing14067d ago

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

Baka-akaB4068d ago (Edited 4068d 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_Porkins4068d ago

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

Tonester9254068d ago

Wolverine Origins was a fun game

NukaCola4068d 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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Ubisoft Forward 2024 start date, time and how to get free rewards

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Ubisoft Forward: Official Livestream - June 2024

Ubisoft Forward is back and live from L.A. with an exciting line-up of games and announcements. Watch live June 10 2024 at 12PM PDT/9PM CEST. Preshow starts at 11.30AM PDT/8.30PM CEST

Garethvk14d ago

Star Wars Outlawa has some real potential. I loved the Fallen Order games but the abundant timed jumps at times took me out of the narrative as they could be come frustrating. The branching options and status with factions looks great.