Marvel, EA Games Part Ways
Marvel Comics and videogame developer Electronic Arts have agreed to disagree, it seems, and parted ways after only one game collaboration.
According to a report on GameTap, EA has doscontinued production of the second game it planned to develop with Marvel properties. The two entities had partnered in 2004 to produce games based on Marvel’s stable of characters, but the only game to result from this partnership, Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects, was largely considered a bust.
"EA and Marvel have jointly agreed to discontinue development of the Marvel titles under the EA Games Label. This was a business decision based on EA’s portfolio strategy," an EA representative told GameTap.
Marvel also issued a statement, claiming that the dissolution of the partnership "will not affect Marvel’s ongoing plans to release fighting games based on the Marvel properties in the future."