Sega announced today, their collaboration with Marvel Entertainment to craft the next installment of the Iron Man video game series that will coincide with the theatrical release of Iron Man 2 in 2010.  As per always, the Iron Man 2 game will be on most platforms, and only appeal to kids and parents that don’t know crap about quality video games.  In the press release below, Sega promises to give the player a newly enhanced gameplay experience.  I won’t hold my breath.  Anybody that’s not a sucker for these crappy movie games knows that all they do is throw an Iron Man skin over some old, tepid game engine, tie in some voice acted cut scenes, and call it a day.  But with all the lame ass movie games out there, I ask you this.  Why didn’t we see a Dark Knight game?  Someone thought it would have been too good?

SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON –(Business Wire)– Feb 03, 2009 SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA of Europe Ltd today announced a continuation of their existing partnership with Marvel Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:MVL) to include Iron Man 2™, the video game. The multi-platform title is slated to come out in 2010 along with the Marvel Studios film of the same name, a sequel to the 2008 box office triumph distributed by Paramount Pictures.

“We are thrilled to build on the success of the Iron Man phenomenon and work with Marvel and Paramount on another epic project,” says Simon Jeffery, President of SEGA of America, Inc. “SEGA and Marvel are collaborating closely to ensure we deliver an authentic Iron Man experience.”

The game is currently in production at SEGA Studios San Francisco. SEGA has continued to refine its game engine so that players can expect an entirely new and enhanced gameplay experience. Stay tuned for more information about Iron Man 2, the video game.


Jeff B