Today’s news roundup sees Warren Spector reveal his intentions for the future of Deus Ex, Marvel reveal both a Thor and Captain America Videogame in their plans, and Oriconlife readers poll Final Fantasy X as the biggest tear jerking game ever made.
Warren Spector Denied Rights to Deus Ex Series
Warren Spector, most renowned for his work on the cyberpunk action RPG Deus Ex, currently has his hands full with Epic Mickey on the Wii. Although he hasn’t forgot about the aforementioned series, even attempting (unsuccessfully) to reacquire the rights to Deus Ex back from Eidos. Following this, Spector approached Disney outlining two projects, one of them he refers to as the “spiritual successor” to Deus Ex.
He reveals “There were and still are 'Deus Ex' stories I would like to tell. That story is not done for me, I sort of filed the serial numbers off. 'Deus Ex' was very much a game of the millennium.” Disney now own the rights to both Spector’s projects, and depending on the success of Epic Mickey, may even fund and develop his plans. In fact, considering the wealth of Disney, it may not be outside the realms of possibility to see Spector working on a brand new Deus Ex game altogether. [Variety]
Thor and Captain America Videogames in the Works
With both a Thor and Captain America movie in the works, of course there’s going to the inevitable game cash-in. I mean, it’s obvious. Marvel’s recent quarterly financial report confirmed suspicious, revealing both games will arrive in 2011. These games will accompany their respective movie, with Thor aiming for a May release, while The First Avenger: Captain America is seeing a slightly later July release.
Not much else is known about the projects, aside from the fact Sega will be handling the publishing and developing duties for both titles, benefitting from experience gained during their work on the (awful) Incredible Hulk and Iron Man tie-ins. [GameSpot]
Final Fantasy X the Most Tear Inducing Game Ever
Games can be emotional. Some even have the power to reduce grown men to tears. But what games has induced the most sniffles in gaming history? Japan’s Oriconlife decided to find out for themselves, polling a total of 500 men to get their answer, ranging from teens all the way up to 40 and above.
According to the results, Final Fantasy X is the most effective tear jerker out there, followed by Dragon Quest V, Final Fantasy VII, Clannad, and lastly Mother 2. Something tells me that if these tests were carried out elsewhere we’d see a much different response. [Kotaku]