Another Spider-Man is expected to websling in 2011 too, plus they'll be tapping into TV shows Wipeout and Family Guy. There's free-to-play Call of Duty.
"We're developing a free-to-play micro-transaction based Call of Duty title for the exploding market in China," said Activison Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg.
This effort, although not slated for this year, has tremendous potential in its own right, but will also offer learnings that we can use throughout our organisation."
"This year, we plan to release two movie-based titles - an all-new X-Men game, tied to the feature film X-Men: First Class and Transformers 3, which will coincide with Michael Bay's blockbuster movie release," continued the top executive.
"Also, this year, we plan to launch games based on the best-selling Spider-Man franchise, the toy phenomenon Bakugan, hit TV shows Wipeout and Family Guy, as well as the latest release in the long-standing Cabela's Hunting franchise. These are all strong franchises with passionate niche audiences that can achieve repeatable and profitable success."
"Finally, in just two days at New York Toy Fair, we'll be announcing a big, broad appeal, new entertainment franchise. It's an all-new gaming universes that brings together the worlds of toys, video games and online play in a way that I believe to be unprecedented."
Let's hope the Transformers 3 videogame fairs better than the last two movie-based offerings. Are you glad Spider-Man returns again so soon?