Activision has finally released the first information on a game it announced over two years ago. The game is X-Men Legends
and is an action-RPG following the exploits of the famous Marvel team. In particular, the story will be
focused around the coming-of-age of Alison Crestmere, better known as the New-Mutant Magma. Within the Marvel comics,
Alison Crestmere served as a member of both the New Mutants and Hellions and also helped to overthrow Selene's rule
of New Roma, the city of which she had been a kidnapped member. The new story for X-Men Legends will be written by
veteran Marvel writers including Steven Seagle, Joey Casey, Duncan Rouleau, and Joe Kelly.
The game will be developed in partnership with Raven Software, who is most famous for its work on such famous FPS games as Soldier
of Fortune and Hexen. However, this will be Raven Software's first RPG, as well as its first console game.
The gameplay of X-Men Legends will be centered around a team based combat system where various members of the X-Men
will be able to be switched out on the fly and combo attacks will be possible between party members. Combat will normally
use a combination of four Mutants, who will be selectable from some of the most popular figures throughout Marvel history
including: Wolverine, Jean Grey, Cyclops, Storm, Colossus, Psylocke, Iceman, Gambit, Forge, Beast, Nightcrawler,
Angel, and seven others who have not been listed.
Scheduled for release in Quarter 4 of 2003, X-Men Legends will be available for the PlayStation2, GameCube, and