Friday, October 16, 2009

MUA2: Psylocke Trailer & Spotlight



Marvel.com Spotlight on Psylocke

Alex Kerr, Community Manager for Vicarious Visions, on Psylocke:

"For Psylocke we wanted play up her martial arts background while still keeping her unique powers in the limelight. This approach really paid off well: in-game she's got a feeling of smooth, clean lethality. Psylocke's an extremely graceful character, but also extremely dangerous, and you can see that within seconds of bringing her into the game.

"One of the things that makes Psylocke so intriguing is that she fights with weapons constructed out of psi-energy. Getting this right was very important to us, and we made sure to incorporate her iconic blades into her most basic attacks, so you'd be seeing them all the time."

Randy Ma, Intern, Marvel Games:

"The fan-favorite Marvel ninja babe is kind of a no-brainer to have as character DLC. The PS2 and Wii versions of 'MUA2' already have Psylocke, but you really don't appreciate the character until you see her in high definition. All of the staples of Psylocke's powers are here, from her psi-bolts to her butterfly kick. It is also great to see her psi-blades integrated into her melee attacks with fluidity in every strike. For fans of'Marvel vs Capcom 2,' her telekinetic-katana lunge definitely is an homage to the psi-drill, and looks just as devastating.

"Playing as Psylocke in the office also prompted me to go over the heroine's history—I had forgotten how completely insane and complicated the history of Betsy Braddock is! But it's great to have Psylocke back in the Ultimate Alliance series, as well as to have more girls on the roster of heroes to play. And it's always great to have another character with mind powers to give Jean Grey a run for her money."

18 comments:

sublimeclown said...

Love it. She looks amazing! Can't wait to play as her!

SoulTapestry said...

A-MAY-FRIGGIN-ZING! I cannot wait download her!

Anonymous said...

The fusion with storm was stunning!

centurion said...

This is definitely going on my download queue.

FSaker said...

That's how her outfit should be in the current Marvel comics!

...except with a "X" badge in her sash and without the Crimson Dawn tattoo. But other than that, Psylocke looks completely badass!!

centurion said...
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centurion said...

@FSaker - Oh Yes, this is a superb upgrade to the 90's Hand uniform created by Jim Lee. This current version is more streamlined, sexy, and menacing at the same time. I did see an "X" on the sash in one of the image panes scanned from the game. I think it is in the MUA2Psylocke discussion immediately preceeding this one titled: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 Update.

Best,
centurion

FSaker said...

Gosh, you're right Centurion, she HAS a "X" in her sash!

That's great! Now she only needs to lose her Crimson Dawn tattoo...

centurion said...

@FSaker - Hi. It seems that someone was listening to our discourse on this blog concerning the "X" on the sash :) Yeah. I think Marvel was trying to appeal to many fans of the different "Psylockes" out there, meaning the crimson dawn, hand and others. This is my favorite videogame render of Betsy, that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

She actually has one Crimson Dawn power in the game. The "shadow technique".

Adam said...

Looks awesome! This is the best rendition of Betsy I've seen all year. I love the updated costume and the butterflies.

Anonymous said...

Hi guys im Luis and im from Portugal...its the first time i write here...but im following this blog since...i just dont remeber???many months...its the first web i open when i use my pc, and i have to say thank you to luckystar...to put all the information that exists from our dear Elizabeth Braddock...Thanks also to the followers like centurion, Fsaker,...for the questions, and all the themes that day put on their comments, i realy like to read them...
I think that we are in a new Psylocke era, and its just a great feeling isnt it?? shes everywere and i hope i could stay always that way..can we write something for marvel to say thank you?? :P
Well thats all i wanted to say
one more time Luckystar keep the good work ;)

P.S. Let me see if i get it, we have MUA" for Xbox360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii and Nintedo right???
But its Psylocke in all of them??
Im saving money t buy a PS3 or Wii, i have PS2, but i dont know if the graphics will be good wh this game...
Can anyone help me with this question??
One more time, thank you to you all.

LUIS

centurion said...

Hey, Luis! Glad to have you on board! Currently, Psylocke is available in the PS2, Nintendo Wii, and I think the PSP version of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. As for the PS3 and 360, an upcoming DLC (Downloadable Content) will include our beloved Betsy among other great Marvel characters. The PS2 is currently a last generation console system with technology that predates 2000, so you won't get the graphical advances that are not common on systems like the PS3 and Xbox 360; however, the PS2 version costs less than the 360 or PS3.

I hope this helps.

Best,
centurion

Anonymous said...

Thank you Centurion
One more time you didn't let down a psylocke fan
;)

Luís

centurion said...

@Luis - This is a great blog. One of the best on the net. I am glad that the bosses CmX and Luckystar let me come on board. I will be here indefinitely!

Best,
centurion

FSaker said...

Hello! I don't know if you guys saw it, but CBR has posted today the advance X-solicits for January 2010, and there's A LOT of Psylocke in it!

Really, she appears with Fantomex and Wolverine in the Uncanny cover (even if its solicit doesn't even mention her), in the New Mutants cover, in the cover of one of Wolverine's solo books (where Nightcrawler and her are fighting a naked Logan... I hope he doesn't leave any scar in her)...

Besides, it is mentioned that in X-Men Legacy, she will be battling the technozombies alongside Rogue, Nightcrawler, Colossus, Northstar, Husk and Magneto (come on, shouldn't this become an official X-Team??); she will try to rescue Wolverine from a mental institution, but he will fight her and Nightcrawler; and there is also the third part of her mini, whose cover looks AMAZING!!

PS: Welcome, Luis!

centurion said...

@Fsaker - Hey. You are right. This is going to be a great year for Betsy. I want her to have a greater role in the Wolverine and X-Men series alongside Emma Frost and Colossus.

Best,
centurion

FSaker said...

Me too, Centurion! And I hope Betsy redeems herself in the Wolverine and the X-Men series by helping to bring Emma back.

And then giving Emma a psychic beatdown. And then calling her "pathetic".

The two of them can become friends after that.