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Iron Man suits explained plus PS3 exclusive revealed

Iron Man has slowly worked its way to a decently-sized, anticipated title for the PlayStation 3.  With a behind-the-scenes video released last week, gamers were shown exactly what the title will be capable of.  After suffering through uncountable movie/comic-to-videogame products, gamers are waiting on one of the first of its kind that seems to deliver the goods.

SEGA announced today via Press Release, the official suit line-up for their upcoming title.  We've included not only the images of these suits below, but the history behind them as well.

This is the very first Iron Man suit ever built. In a life changing moment, Tony
Stark is attacked and captured by terrorists. While being held captive, Tony is
forced to build a weapon of mass destruction. With the help of Yinsen, Tony builds
the Mark I suit instead and uses it to escape. Thus, a new Super Hero is born:

The Mark II was constructed as a prototype with an emphasis on exploring flight
potential. As the first suit of Iron Man armor built at Stark Industries, the Mark
II armor was soon replaced by the Mark III after initial flight testing.

This is the main suit Iron Man uses in the game and film. After initial flight
tests were completed on the Mark II, Tony built the Mark III. Designed for
customization, the Mark III armor can be equipped with a variety of enhancements and

Unlocakable Suits:
First debuting in “Tales of Suspense #48″, the suit that would become known as the
iconic Iron Man armor underwent several subtle cosmetic changes before the look was
finalized in “Tales of Suspense #66″. Some of the major features of the suit were
the first implementation of the palm mounted “Repulsor Rays”, ultra fine microscopic
integrated circuitry that made the suit easier to control, and boot thrusters that
enabled the wearer to fly for greatly sustained speeds and distances. Appearing in
well over 200 issues of Iron Man’s comic adventures, this suit is easily the most
recognizable suit in Iron Man’s arsenal.

First appearing during the “Extremis” story arc that ran from Iron Man Vol. 4 Issues
1-6, this armor has become the most prevalent look for the modern day Iron Man. This
is the defining suit that Tony Stark has worn during major events such as “Civil
War” and “World War Hulk”. In this armor, Iron Man has hit new levels of power.

The name says it all. In order to be ready for possible combat with the rampaging
monster known as “The Incredible Hulk”, Tony Stark developed this suit of armor as
the ultimate add on to the Iron Man suit. The first version of Iron Man’s
Hulkbuster armor appeared in Iron Man #304 and enabled Iron Man to lift up to 175
tons as well as provide enough durability to withstand repeated blows from the Hulk.

Classic Mark I
The first Iron Man suit ever created. Built during Iron Man’s first appearance in
“Tales of Suspense #39″, the suit functioned both as a life saving device for Tony
Stark’s injured heart and as a weapon to help him escape captivity. While
reinterpreted by different artists, this design is based from the original version
of the suit designed by Jack Kirby and Don Heck.

Ultimate- PS3 Only
In the Ultimate Universe, an alternate version of the Marvel Universe, Tony Stark
requires the help of an entire specialized crew to help maintain this bulkier Iron
Man armor. As seen in The Ultimates, this ensemble functions more like a compact
vehicle than a man-sized suit of armor.

We're very happy with the exclusive suit that was given to the PlayStation 3 and the entire collection for the game looks very solid.  With the release just around the bend, we'll keep you up to date with anything new that is released regarding Iron Man.