Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects For PSP

Marvel Nemesis:
Rise of the Imperfects
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PAL region cover art for PSP
Wolverine is replaced by Captain America
Developer(s) Nihilistic Software
EA Canada (PSP)
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Platform(s) GameCube, PS2, PSP, DS, Xbox
Genre(s) Fighting
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer


Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects is a fighting game for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Nintendo DS, and PSP, which ties into the “Marvel Nemesis” comic book series. It was released on September 20, 2005 in North America and October 14, 2005 in Europe. The game focuses on most Marvel Comics characters facing a new team of super villains known as The Imperfects. Upon release, the game was not received very well by critics



The game pitches a series of Marvel heroes and villains, including Venom, Wolverine, Iron Man, and Spider-Man against a series of original EA-created/owned characters. Combat is simplified in favor of allowing the player greater movement, and the game initially drew comparisons to Power StoneSuper Smash Bros. and Ehrgeiz as a result. The game featured Fatality-like finishing moves that could be triggered as soon as an opponent’s health falls to 25% or lower.


The video game is based on the Marvel comic book series with the same name, a 6-issue miniseries published from June to December 2005. The miniseries does not depict the events in the game or vice versa, and has a completely different story than the video game. There are even points in the video game story and the comic books that directly contradict each other. The comic does, however, star the same characters as the video game and introduces the EA characters with, aside from one or two minor details, the same background stories and powers. The EA characters are said to be part of the regular Marvel continuity but due to the games’ poor response and the fact that they’re owned by Electronic Arts, they have only appeared in the above-mentioned miniseries and may never be heard of in the Marvel Universe again.






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