Sega Nabs Rights to Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and Thor Games

Sega and Marvel Team Up Again!

Expanding upon their previous partnership for the development of an Iron Man videogame, Sega and Marvel have today announced an agreement that will see Sega exclusively developing and publishing new games based on the comics and forthcoming feature film adaptations for super heroes Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and Thor for console, portable and PC platforms.

“Video games are an ideal medium to showcase the appeal and excitement of our Super Hero franchises,” said David Maisel, Chairman, Marvel Studios.  “SEGA is one of the industry’s most innovative game developers and we are thrilled to partner with them to bring Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and Thor to the video gaming arena.  These franchises represent three of Marvel’s most popular characters and lend themselves to captivating game play.  We have already seen SEGA’s passion for the Marvel Universe through the early development of the Iron Man video game, and we look forward to working closely with them over the next few years to maximize the potential of these franchises in the interactive entertainment space.”

“We are excited to broaden our partnership with Marvel, a recognized leader and innovator in the entertainment industry,” said Simon Jeffery, President and COO, SEGA of America. “As SEGA continues to create games that are built from the ground up to appeal to Western audiences it makes perfect sense to work with a powerhouse like Marvel.  Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and Thor are icons that people are already familiar with and love, so our goal is to give gamers the ability to play out their fantasies by actually becoming these Super Heroes.  Fans can now not only watch them in movies and read about them in comic books, but also literally control their actions through the video games we are creating.  We look forward to bringing these icons to life like never before and putting the power in the hands of the fans.”

Following the Iron Man movie and game debut both scheduled for May 2008, The Incredible Hulk film (June 13, 2008) and game (release set for same time period) will be next up on the docket, with the Captain America and Thor games coming thereafter once the feature films for both are completed and theatrical releases are set.

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