There’s just going to be mounds and mounds of smoking spent casings piling up this spring. Can you guess why?
Bingo! Give the kid an all-expenses-paid trip to Club Med.
That’s right, in addition to War Machine blasting into IRON MAN 2 (and rocking out to AC/DC along the way), he’s also going to be a playable character in Sega’s interactive tie-in, appropriately titled IRON MAN 2: THE VIDEO GAME. Now, I can be an uncouth sleuth when I want to be, but you might be wondering how, oh how, did I find out about it this?
BLA-DANG! There’s a clue even more incriminating than a smoking gun.
You’ll notice that, in addition to ol’ Rhodey blazing through rounds like ammunition’s gone half-priced, there’s also some shots of ol’ Shellhead fighting some nogoodniks in yellow hazmat suits who look suspiciously like agents of AIM. Now, don’t get excited… these games throw in a lot of extra foes into all their levels, even if they aren’t in the movie, so I doubt you’ll get to see MODOK and his minders in the blockbuster sequel.
But what about the details? The specifics? Here’s the word straight from the press release’s lips…
Sounds like a similar gimmick to playing as X or Zero in MEGA MAN X3, or Ghost or Niobe in ENTER THE MATRIX - - which both worked just splendidly for me. It’s also exciting to see Iron Man and War Machine tearing it up in the vidya games. Far too many years have passed since their palette-swapped days in the MARVEL VS. CAPCOM series.
-- Tom Pinchuk is the writer of UNIMAGINABLE for Arcana Comics and HYBRID BASTARDS! for Archaia Comics. Watch out for the HYBRID BASTARDS! hardcover collection this March - - available for pre-order now on Amazon.com.