News: This time it's from Activision and it's not an MMO.
After signing a deal with Microsoft to create a Marvel MMO for the Xbox 360, Marvel has turned around and signed a deal with Activision to create a non-MMO RPG for PCs and consoles.
The unnamed title will use an "ensemble cast" and the "first game under the agreement" should ship sometime during Activision's 2007 Fiscal Year, which runs April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007.
Ames Kirshen, Vice President of Interactive at Marvel Enterprises said, "We have had tremendous success with Activision through the licensing of individual characters and groups such as Spider-Man, X-Men and Fantastic Four. Rather than focusing on just one character, this unique license enables Activision to develop role playing games that tap a broader base of characters from Marvel's expansive universe. We look forward to an even more successful future with Activision."
We'll have more as this story mutates.