X-Women: The Sinister Virus

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X-Women: The Sinister Virus
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Sega
Developer: Clockwork Tortoise
Licensor: Marvel Entertainment Group
Planned release date(s): 1996-10[1], 1996-11[2][3], 1996-12[4], 1997-01[5][6], 1997-03-31[7]
Genre: Action
Number of players: 1

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X-Women: The Sinister Virus is an unreleased Sega Mega Drive game featuring the female characters of Marvel's X-Men comic book series. It was due to be released as part of the last batch of first-party Mega Drive games in North America, with a release date planned for late 1996. It would have acted as a spiritual sequel to X-Men 2: Clone Wars.

X-Women would have allowed players to control three female characters from the X-Men cast; Storm, Rogue and Phoenix, out to stop Mr. Sinister after a mutated Legacy Virus rendered all male mutants unconscious. It was a side-scrolling action game supposedly being developed by Clockwork Tortoise, and was previewed in an early state at E3 1996, with the aim of being released later in the year. The game would have taken place in a variety of locales including Egypt, South America and the moon.

The reason for its cancellation are not fully understood; Sega of America was set to promote the game alongside the Sega Game Gear release of X-Men: Mojo World[8], expecting to ship a 16 megabit cart priced at $49.99[9]. There was also set to be a tie-in comic book[8] which does not appear to have been published. Bill Onderdonk was named as a marketing manager for the game[10].

Developer Clockwork Tortoise disbanded in late 1996/early 1997, around the period X-Women was considered to be scrapped. No prototypes of the game have ever been found.

Magazine articles

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Promotional material

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