Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 is only 16 days away, and yet we still don’t have a full playable roster list. Marvel and Activision have been very hush-hush about the last playable hero, but Marvel.com’s spotlight on some new concept art may have spoiled the last player; Havok. Or not. We don’t know.
For those unfamiliar with the minutiae of the X-Men universe, Havok is Alex Summers, the younger brother of the team’s more famous leader, Scott Summers, aka Cyclops. Much like his brother, Alex is able to project powerful blasts from his body. Unlike Cyclops, though, these blasts are emitted from Havok’s chest and hands, and consist of superheated solar plasma as opposed to Cyclops’ pure concussive force. Havok has lead the X-Men team in times of need, but was introduced as a very reluctant superhero who mostly wanted to live a normal life with his girlfriend, Lorna Dane (who would later become the magnetically powered Polaris). Currently, Havok serves as the leader of the Starjammers, a team of benevolent intergalactic space smugglers.
The article doesn’t state whether Havok will be a playable character, an enemy, or an NPC, but with one character left to reveal, he would be a good choice. His power-set would translate perfectly to the game, he’s got a great costume, and an especially cool, slightly redesigned version of it for the game, and he’s an X-Man who has never gotten much attention outside the comics themselves. We’ll be keeping a close eye on the Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 website for the inevitable announcement.
What do you think? Will it be Havok or someone else entirely?