Guess Who’s Back? Back Again?

Huzzah! After an endless X-crossover, an energy force with a bad attitude is merging once again with a human host to create a Cyclops man-thong destroying dark god; indeed, it looks like the Marvel U. will once more graced with the Dark Phoenix. May she also eat overlong annual “events”, the rotten bastards who have cancelled both NextWave AND the current iteration of The Defenders, whoever dreamed up Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe, all extraneous X-books, Wolverine’s ever shifting backstory and Peter Parker’s annoying new sidekick.
It's Dark Phoenix, bitch

Whomever transmogrifies into the Dark Phoenix this go round, I’m pretty sure this will be their theme song:

(image via Comics Beat)

After the jump, a one panel summation of why NextWave was/is completely amazing.

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A MMORPG Possibly Worth Playing: Marvel Heroes

Done in what looks like the style of the X-Men Legends/Marvel Ultimate Alliance games, Gazillion’s MMO Marvel Heroes gets a few glimpses of gameplay alongside long shots of Dr. Doom with a Cosmic Cube.

This looks like an MMO I could finally get into playing.  City of Heroes was too generic and, despite having one of THE BEST CGI intro’s for a game ever, I just couldn’t bother getting interested in DC Universe Online.  Mostly due to my hatred of everything DC pre-new 52 / non-Vertigo.  I also had no interest in paying a monthly fee for a game that I would probably only be playing periodically.

Marvel Heroes though looks like it’s right in the sweet spot. From what I could gather from the trailer, the art & gameplay are right in the realm of those earlier Marvel games.  I played through X-Men Legends twice on my PS2, then bought a PSP so I could play the portable version and check out all the extra characters  (including Cable, Nate Gray & Dark Phoenix). It even got to the point where, after I got dumped by my then-girlfriend, my first thought was, “Good, now I can play more X-Men Legends.” Priorities, people.

This definitely looks like a game to keep an eye on; even though there’s no kind of dates anywhere for a beta, a demo or a release, I’m sure that information will start leaking out once the summer conventions get into full swing.

Bonus mind blower after the jump!

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