Game developer Electronic Arts confirmed that they and Marvel comics have decided to terminate their plans to develop a new Marvel fighting game.
“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 Electronic Arts rep told GameTap today.
The deal with EA was similar to one Marvel had with Capcom. That deal pit classic Marvel superheroes against original characters from the game publisher and resulted in the 1999′s Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes.
Only one game has been developed under the EA/Marvel licensing agreement since 2004: Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects.
Marvel briefly stated that they are other fish in the sea.
“(this) will not affect Marvel’s ongoing plans to release fighting games based on the Marvel properties in the future.”
Fans of the popular Marvel vs. Capcom fighting games rejoicing and hoping Marvel reunites with their former star-crossed lover, Capcom.