ironmanThe original Iron Man was a below average product that lacked success (actually – both the videogame and the Hollywood movie were), so I must admit I’m a bit surprised to hear this announcement. However, Sega is working on a new Iron Man game which is set to be released at the same time with Iron Man 2 in theaters.

“We are thrilled to build on the success of the Iron Man phenomenon and work with Marvel and Paramount on another epic project,” says Simon Jeffery, President of SEGA of America. “SEGA and Marvel are collaborating closely to ensure we deliver an authentic Iron Man experience.”

I can’t say we’re thrilled, but I do believe that there’s a lot of potential hidden deep in the game’s story and maybe – just maybe – Sega will be able to get that out and offer us a quality product. This would mean, though, to ignore the golden rule of thumb which says that videogames based on movies always suck. I guess we’ll see for yourself how Iron Man 2 turns out when it gets released in 2010.

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