X-Men Invade Xbox and PlayStation 2

Activision and Raven Software have announced the coming of X-Men: Legends for PlayStation2 and Xbox. In this real-time RPG, gamers can create their dream team by assembling and training their chosen X-Men characters. Players will draw from over 15 of the more popular characters from the last 40 years, such as Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Gambit and Beast. Multiple players will also be able to join forces with the planned four-player co-operative mode.

Of course, the more diverse the squad, the more successful the player will be at fighting the evil enemies featured in the Marvel Universe (we’re talking Morlocks, the brotherhood of Mutants and tobotic Sentinels here).

"X-Men: Legends is the first game to capture the complete essence of the X-Men by allowing players to control multiple characters that fight together as a team,” notes Larry Goldberg, executive VP of Acitivison Worldwide Studios.

X-Men: Legends is due to ship in 2004, but has not yet been rated.