Marvel Comics fulfilled the wishes of gamers and comic books readers alike when they announced that Konami will be releasing the classic 1992 ‘X-Men’ game as a downloadable title for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 gaming consoles during a panel at New York Comic Con earlier this year. The game is going to be released exactly as it was back in 1992 without any changes being made; which is a pleasing announcement for many fans after Konami ‘Remastered’ another arcade classic ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time’ last year to mixed reviews.
In this side-scrolling arcade style beat-em-up, players can choose one of six playable characters to go after Magneto to rescue Professor Xavier and Kitty Pryde. As many fans will remember, playable characters include Cyclops, Colossus, Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler and Dazzler. Play from the busy streets of New York City all the way to Magneto’s Asteroid M to defeat the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
Seth Lehman, Marvel’s VP of business and legal affairs, said…
This re-release will feature drop-in-drop-out online multiplayer and will support up to six players. Kotaku reports that the game is due out on December 14th on the Playstation Network, and on December 15th on X-Box Live Arcade for $9.99/800 Microsoft Points.