Marvel has officially ended their publishing relationship with Sega, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Sega apparently wasn't man enough to keep Marvel happy (she's very needy).
This should come as no surprise, really. While Captain America: Super Soldier was an adequate representation of the star-spangled Avenger, the rest of Sega's Marvel lineup was quite awful. Remember Iron Man and its sequel, Iron Man 2? Yup, we try to forget them as well. In addition, The Incredible Hulk and Thor: God of Thunder weren't very memorable either. Not only was the quality of these titles suspect, but they also didn't sell well, making Marvel's decision to cut ties with Sega a no-brainer.
It remains to be seen where Marvel goes next to have their large stable of pop culture icons adapted into video game form. With the Avengers flick right around the corner, we might be seeing an answer to this question in the very near future. An Avengers game has yet to be announced (outside Facebook's Marvel: Avengers Alliance), and it would blow our minds if Marvel didn't capitalize on that cross-promotion opportunity.
It's also worth noting that Marvel and Activision are currently in bed with each other, as Activision is publishing the Amazing Spider-Man tie-in game and just released X-Men: Destiny last year. Do you think Marvel is going to put a ring on this relationship to take it to the next level? Sounds plausible to us.
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