EA to Unleash More Marvel Mayhem

Electronic Arts announced today that it has tapped some of the top artists form the comic book industry to produce Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, a new video game to be released this fall for PlayStation 2, Xbox Nintendo GameCube and the new PSP handheld. The game will feature well-known superheroes from the Marvel Universe will introduce a new set of characters.

Contributing to the game’s production are renowned comic book illustrator Jae Lee and conceptual artist Paul Catling. Lee has put his mark on high-profile comic book titles in the Spider-Man, Uncanny X-men, X-Factor, Captain America and Transformers Versus G.I. Joe franchises, as well as his own creation, Hellshock. Catling is best known for his concept artwork and character design on Hollywood blockbuster films including Spider-Man 2, Alien Vs. Predator, The Punisher, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

EA is hyping Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects as "the definitive superhero video game." The title puts players in control of more than a dozen fighters, representing both sides of good and evil, with their own unique super powers.

The game has spawned a new six-issue comic book mini-series titled Marvel Nemesis: The Imperfects, which will begin rolling out this May. The series will see such Marvel heroes as Spider-Man, Wolverine, The Thing and Elektra clash with EA’s Niles Van Roekel, an evil alien scientist out to create a super army of vicious warriors. New EA characters will be unveiled each month leading up to the launch of the game.

Now under development at Marin County, Calif,-based indie studio Nihilistic Software, Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects is produced at EA Canada and will be released under the EA GAMES brand. For more information, go to www.marvelnemesis.ea.com.