VIDEO GAMES: Marvel Unveils New THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Villain, "Nattie"
The Amazing Spider-Man goes on sale in the US tomorrow, but Marvel has now unveiled one more villain who will be featured in the video game and it's a very strange new creation called "Nattie". Hit the jump for images and details.
Marvel Interactive have revealed the following images and details about one of the completely original villains created for Beenox's upcoming video game tie-in to Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man. Cross-species science plays a big role in both the movie and game, so it became important to the team working on it to include more than just the well-know classic bad guys such as Rhino and Scorpion. One of these creations was "Piranha", although the fact that he is an existing Namor villain in the Marvel Universe meant that they ended up going in a slightly different direction. They ended up with "Nattie" after it was pointed out that the scientist who created the creature might give him a nickname him after Pygocentrus nattereri; the most dangerous breed of piranha in the world. Be sure to click on the link below for more details and concept art.
As opposed to most cross-species experiments, which were usually the result of one scientist in his lab, this piranha infused with human DNA was the product of a team of Oscorp scientists working from Curt Connors’ research. Though only loosely associated with the group, Dr. Mendel Stromm took to calling this experiment "Nattie," based on the subject’s scientific name, Pygocentrus nattereri. Stromm’s colleagues found great humor in the contrast of such a nonthreatening name belonging to one of the most ferocious fish on Earth, and the moniker caught on.
Beyond Nattie’s odd name, the beast’s story is about as straightforward as it gets. No one even bothered to record the identity of the human donor, so it is impossible to observe whether or not Nattie has taken on any of his "father’s" traits. All signs point to Nattie’s human half coming from a fighter, as he’s surprisingly brutal on land, where his charge attack is second only to Rhino’s. He can even follow this up with a deafening scream capable of knocking even Spider-Man off his feet. And when Nattie confronts his prey under water, his victim doesn’t stand a chance...
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