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Marvel Sues over City of Heroes

Marvel sues two companies over role-playing game is an article announcing the Comic Book Publisher is suing NCsoft and Cryptic Studios over City of Heroes. No word on whether Matt Murdock is handling Marvel's case:

The lawsuit claims South Korea-based NCSoft and San Jose-based Cryptic Studios violated Marvel's trademark characters in their game City of Heroes. Marvel seeks unspecified damages and an injunction against the two companies to stop using its characters.

The personal computer game enables players to design superheroes' look and abilities and then battle against other players' characters in a virtual city. Like similar so-called massively multiplayer role-playing games where thousands of players can be playing simultaneously at any given time, City of Heroes claims to offer a myriad of combinations so that no two players' characters are exactly the same.

But in its lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court, Marvel argues that the game's character creation engine easily allows players to design characters that are virtual copies of its own superheros, including "The Incredible Hulk."

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29. Re: Okay... Nov 12, 2004, 13:41 Halsy
 
They have a solid case. While the Hulk and things like it are up in the air, the Wolverine type claws are a lock.

I guess this means that Marvel's MMORPG is progressing well and they want to rid themselves of the competition. Not that CoH would be real competition for it anyway.


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