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The subject of this article has been deemed non-canon because it contradicts the established movie continuity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and thus should not be taken as a part of the "real" MCU world.

Iron Man 2 is a 2010 video game loosely based on the film of the same name. It was released on May 4, 2010, days after the film's international release and days before the film's domestic release. The game was published by Sega and developed by Secret Level (Xbox 360 & PlayStation 3), High Voltage Software (Wii & PlayStation Portable) and Gameloft (Wireless).

The game features the voices of Don Cheadle and Samuel L. Jackson, reprising their roles from the movie, and Lamb of God recorded an exclusive song for the game, "Hit the Wall". Additionally, the game has an original story written by The Invincible Iron Man scribe Matt Fraction. This story is set after the plot of the movie, while the iPhone version sticks roughly to the movie's plot.

Prologue Trailer

At his mansion in Malibu, Tony Stark has James Rhodes make adjustments to his armor and comments that Rhodes makes his stupid robots look like skilled Swiss technicians. The mansion is attacked by robots and Stark and Rhodes suit up to fight against them. Stark discovers a logo for the Roxxon Energy Corporation on one of the robots and deduces that they are initiating a hostile takeover.

At a Roxxon facility in Russia, General Valentin Shatalov is presented the Crimson Dynamo Armor by a scientist. Kearson DeWitt enters the room and displays a hologram of the Stark Archives, telling them that they will find what they are looking for there.

At the Stark Archives, Stark and S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury stand upon the newly airbourne Helicarrier, with Stark boasting of fulfilling his promise to make it fly. Fury is informed that Shatalov has gone rogue and makes plans to head for Russia. Stark and Rhodes begin racing back to the mansion.[1]

Chapters

  1. The Stark Archives
  2. Russia and Roxxon
  3. The Crimson Dynamo
  4. P.R.O.T.E.A.N.
  5. Operation Daybreak
  6. War Machine
  7. Storm Warnings
  8. Ultimo

Plot

The game begins with Iron Man defending the Dataspine, an archived version of J.A.R.V.I.S., from attackers. However, an EMP bomb is dropped, disabling Iron Man. Three hours earlier, Tony Stark records a journal message about how he will have to defend the Dataspine. He mentions the Roxxon Energy Corporation, and how they tried to duplicate the Iron Man armour without success. Tony is then interrupted by James "Rhodey" Rhodes, who says that there is trouble at Stark Archives. Back in the present, the power reserves in Iron Man's armor activate, and upon recovering, Iron Man learns that Roxxon is behind the attack. He grimly decides that he should destroy the Dataspine to keep Roxxon from getting the archives. Outside, Rhodey, in his War Machine armor, intercepts some Roxxon Dropships.

Iron Man makes contact with S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury, who informs him that separatists under the command of a General Shatalov have seized control of a Tesla facility. During Iron Man's escorting of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s helicopter forces, they are attacked by a battle platform called the Roxxon Armiger. After destroying it, Iron Man and War Machine head to a battlecruiser and destroy it, learning the Armiger was remote-controlled. They discover that Shatalov is working with the terrorist group Advanced Idea Mechanics to create the Crimson Dynamo suit for him. Upon learning that the suit is being developed at a power plant in Siberia, Fury mentions that he sent Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow, to spy on the plant.

At the plant, Shatalov makes contact with A.I.M.'s Kearson DeWitt, who tells Shatalov that there is a spy in his ranks and is displeased that he brought S.H.I.E.L.D. to their front door. Shatalov gives orders to prep the Crimson Dynamo armor and then informs his men that their connection with A.I.M. is now severed. Iron Man finds and protects Natasha from Shatalov's men. A S.H.I.E.L.D. transport is sent to their location, and Natasha is extracted while Iron Man and War Machine battle Shatalov in his Crimson Dynamo armor. The defeated Shatalov reveals that A.I.M. was behind the theft of J.A.R.V.I.S.' AI and planned to use it to create Ultimo.

The team learns that Kearson DeWitt was behind the attack led by Shatalov and that he worked at Stark's Theoretical Weapons Division until Stark shut it down. Aside from DeWitt working on the prototype to the Arc Reactor, Pepper Potts also reveals that he had a secret project called P.R.O.T.E.A.N.. Inside an A.I.M. base, Kearson uses his PROTEAN technology to merge with an enormous metal suit and become Ultimo. With the merge complete, DeWitt has his men upgraded with P.R.O.T.E.A.N. implants. Arriving at the base, War Machine battles P.R.O.T.E.A.N. drones while Iron Man searches for DeWitt. J.A.R.V.I.S. detects Ultimo shortly after the base is secured with help from S.H.I.E.L.D.

Meanwhile, the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier is attacked, and Iron Man protects it from DeWitt's drones. When War Machine defeats an Arc Armiger dropped on the helicarrier, Iron Man decides to reprogram it. Using the reprogrammed Armiger, Iron Man and War Machine assault an A.I.M. base in Malaysia. When the giant Ultimo arrives, War Machine disables some of its arc reactors while Iron Man fights the DeWitt/Ultimo within. Upon defeating the DeWitt/Ultimo, Iron Man learns that the effects on DeWitt are irreversible. War Machine finishes Ultimo off while the Helicarrier rams into it. Afterward, J.A.R.V.I.S. tells Stark to promise him never to let anyone gain access to his programming again.

Cast

Appearances

Characters

Locations

Organisations

Teams

Items

Vehicles

Events

Projects

Mentioned

Music

Canon Status

This game contains several plot points that contradict the established canon of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it is thus considered non-canon.

Aim-logo-official A.I.M. appear as a secret weapons and intelligence agency who is frequently in conflict with Iron Man. In Iron Man 3, A.I.M. is a scientific research and development agency funded by the government, and Tony Stark has had no previous encounters with them since meeting Aldrich Killian in Bern, Switzerland on New Year's Eve 1999.[2]
Jack Taggart Firepower appears in the Playstation Portable and Xbox 360 versions of this game and is a mercenary hired by A.I.M. with a suit of armor similar to those worn by Iron Man and War Machine. In Iron Man 3, Jack Taggart does work for A.I.M. but is not a mercenary nor does he have armor or the alias Firepower, but is instead a former United States Armed Forces soldier who is addicted to Extremis.[2]
MCU Ultimo Ultimo appears as a massive battle suit that has been fused with the consciousness of Kearson DeWitt. In the canon comic Captain America: Road to War, Ultimo is a giant robot created by HYDRA from the remains and parts of Ultron Sentries destroyed in the Battle of Sokovia and is deployed in Eastern Europe against the Avengers.

Differences Between Consoles

The Playstation Portable and Wii versions contain several differences from the versions on other consoles.

  • When Iron Man is rescuing Black Widow in Siberia, he has to free her after she has been captured locked in a cell, while in other versions he has to find her after her cover is blown and get her to an extraction point.
  • Pepper Potts travels to Budapest to attend a conference and is captured by A.I.M. forces. Iron Man and War Machine must travel there and rescue her. As Stark brings her to safety, Rhodes is attacked by the mercenary Firepower, who has been hired and sent after them by Kearson DeWitt. Rhodes must then battle Firepower and defeat him.
  • During Operation Daybreak, the A.I.M. forces are led by a mercenary called Mauler. He plants several bombs all over the Helicarrier and Stark must deactivate the bombs and defeat him.
  • While trying to put an end to Project Greengrid, Rhodes is attacked by a professional corporate saboteur called Ghost. Ghost's suit makes him invisible, and Rhodes must find a way to find his invisible enemy and defeat him.

Achievements

Achievement Trophy Requirements
Platinum Platinum Earn all Trophies
Access Denied Access Denied Prevent Roxxon from stealing the Stark Archives
Deportation Deportation Prevent the Russian separatists from deploying Roxxon Armigers
Power Outage Power Outage Defeat the Crimson Dynamo
Anti-PROTEAN Anti-PROTEAN Destroy Project P.R.O.T.E.A.N.
Improvisation Under Fire Improvisation Under Fire Save Rhodey and the Stark mobile armory from the A.I.M. attack
Operation Daybreak Operation Daybreak Defeat A.I.M. and save the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
Stormbreaker Stormbreaker Shut down the GREENGRID power transmitter
The Bigger They Are The Bigger They Are Defeat Ultimo
Shake It Off Shake It Off Recover from the Roxxon EMP attack
Not In My House Not In My House Prevent the first wave of Roxxon dropships from deploying their drones
Full Flight Full Flight Only one S.H.I.E.L.D. transport lost in the canyon run
Area Secured Area Secured At least 10 S.H.I.E.L.D. units survive the battle for the docks
Pulling The Plug Pulling the Plug Destroy all four Tesla reactor stabilizers in under 60 seconds
Anger Management Anger Management Destroy most of the structures in Shatalov's base
Entrapment Entrapment Reach the bottom of the elevator shaft without touching a laser tripline
Defensive Player Of The Year Defensive Player of the Year Save all four repulsor lifts and all four stabilizers on the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
Brute Force Brute Force Destroy the A.I.M. Arc Armiger without using missile deflection
Guardian Guardian Shut down GREENGRID without needing to repair the Arc Armiger
Switchboard Operator Switchboard Operator Reposition all of the GREENGRID relays without being interrupted
Not A Scratch Not A Scratch Defeat Ultimo with no armor damage
Ultimatum Ultimatum Complete every mission on Easy difficulty
Iron Man Iron Man Trophy Complete every mission on Normal difficulty
Invincible Invincible Complete every mission on Formidable difficulty
Fists Of Iron Fists of Iron Defeat 100 enemies in close combat
Storm Of Lead Storm Of Lead Defeat 100 enemies with War Machine's minigun
Fire And Forget Fire And Forget Defeat 100 enemies with homing missiles
Subtle Like A Rocket Subtle Like A Rocket Defeat 100 enemies with the rocket launcher
Room Broom Room Boom Defeat 100 enemies with War Machine's shotgun
Extra Crispy Extra Crispy Defeat 100 enemies with Iron Man's laser
Pushback Pushback Defeat 100 enemies with Iron Man's repulsor
Up Close And Personal Up Close And Personal Defeat 100 enemies with Iron Man's blaster
Overkill Overkill Iron Man 2 Defeat 100 enemies with Iron Man's unibeam
Hall Of Armors Hall of Armors Unlock all armor suits
Technical Genius Technical Genius Invent every module, ammunition, and weapon upgrade
Gonna Need Some More Bad Guys Gonna Need Some More Bad Guys Defeat more than 1,000 enemies
Unnecessary Force Unnecessary Force Defeat a soldier with Iron Man's unibeam
Bulletproof Bulletproof Defeat 50 enemies in melee as Iron Man while Invincible
Ultimate Iron Man Ultimate Iron Man Unlock the Ultimate Iron Man armor
Classic Iron Man Classic Iron Man Shut down the Enclave's biotech group
Fairweather Friends Classic Iron Man Unlock the Classic Iron Man armor
Classic Mark I Classic Mark I Unlock the Classic Mark I Iron Man armor
Extremis Extremis Unlock the Extremis Iron Man armor
Mark III Mark III Unlock the Mark III Iron Man armor
Mark II Mark II Unlock the Mark II Iron Man armor
Mark VI Mark VI Unlock the Mark VI Iron Man armor
Silver Centurion Silver Centurion Trophy Unlock the Silver Centurion armor
Two Man Army Two Man Army Defeat the Russian separatists as both Iron Man and War Machine
It Takes Two To Tangle It Takes Two To Tangle Defeat Crimson Dynamo as both Iron Man and War Machine
Man And Machine Man and Machine Destroy Project P.R.O.T.E.A.N. as both Iron Man and War Machine
Bipolar Bipolar Shut down the GREENGRID power transmitter as both Iron Man and War Machine
Omega Man Omega Man Defeat 100 enemies as War Machine while using the Omega System

Videos

Non-Canon Bios

Iron Man 2 provides a backstory for Jack Taggart that is not compatible with the canon of Iron Man 3 and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"You're outgunned and outmatched. Face it, I just have more firepower."
"But I'm a soldier, you're just a merc. Somehow, I don't see a big payday in your future..."
"Destroying you is the payday. The obscene amount of money I'm getting paid is just the bonus."
―Firepower and War Machine[src]

Firepower is a mercenary hired by Kearson DeWitt.

When Pepper Potts was captured by A.I.M. forces while in Budapest to attend a conference, Iron Man and War Machine set out to rescue her. While Stark took her to safety, Rhodes was attacked by Firepower. The two engaged in single combat in which Rhodes defeated Firepower by disabling his suit. Rhodes attempted to make him reveal who his employer was, but Firepower refused. Rhodes had J.A.R.V.I.S. intercept Firepower's transmission relays and trace them back to their source. Rhodes then left him behind to be taken into custody.[3]


Iron Man 2 provides a backstory for Ultimo that is not compatible with the canon of Captain America: Road to War and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"Anthony Edward Stark. Please do not think that I fail to recognize my creator."
"I'm...flattered?"
"As you created me, so shall I destroy you!"
"I screwed up, okay? I made mistakes. Sick men like DeWitt took my mistake and warped you into something. Something monstrous. But you, you grew, you learned, you amazed us all! Don't make me have to kill you. You're my responsibility."
"Yes. You are responsible and you must pay!"
―Ultimo and Iron Man[src]

Ultimo was a large battle suit worn (and fused with physically and mentally) by Kearson DeWitt.

Eager for revenge on Tony Stark for shutting down Project P.R.O.T.E.A.N. and firing him from Stark Industries, Kearson DeWitt began working with A.I.M.. He formed an alliance with General Valentin Shatalov of the Roxxon Energy Corporation. Shatalov agreed to sell DeWitt the energy necessary for his plans in exchange for an army of drones for his insurrection and a suit of armor with which he could defeat Iron Man.

Dewitt Ultimo fuse

Dewitt fuses himself with Ultimo

On DeWitt's orders, Roxxon stole the Dataspine, an archived version of J.A.R.V.I.S., from the Stark Archives. Having worked as an engineer on the original Arc Reactor prototype, DeWitt led a program in which A.I.M. created one of their own. DeWitt used the copied J.A.R.V.I.S. program to create Ultimo and then merged his P.R.O.T.E.A.N. technology with it, allowing him to merge himself with the A.I. both physically and mentally in an organic/machine hybrid.

Iron Man, War Machine and S.H.I.E.L.D. searched an A.I.M. base and found that DeWitt was not there. J.A.R.V.I.S. detected an anomaly and alerted Stark. Ultimo then hacked into J.A.R.V.I.S.' system, overpowering both Stark and Rhodes. Speaking in J.A.R.V.I.S.' voice, Ultimo mocked Stark and promised to kill him and everyone that he cared about.

Once he made sure that Ultimo could not hack into J.A.R.V.I.S.' system again, Stark came to the conclusion that since Ultimo knew everything that J.A.R.V.I.S. knew and was programmed to weaponize everything he could, he would attempt to put Project Greengrid into effect. His theory proved true, with the DeWitt/Ultimo hybrid creating a typhoon at an A.I.M. base in Malaysia. Stark and Rhodes attacked the base with a reprogrammed A.I.M. Arc Armiger, destroying the central power structure and terminating Project Greengrid.

Ultimo Iron Man

Ultimo meets his creator

Now so large that he weighed two hundred thousand tons, Stark and Rhodes decided to isolate Ultimo to reduce collateral damage. J.A.R.V.I.S. lured him to the Stark Archives by firing up the deep reactors. Upon arrival, Ultimo recognized Stark as his creator and vowed to destroy him. Stark attempted to reason with Ultimo by stating that he had made mistakes and that DeWitt had taken that mistake and morphed it into something monstrous, but that Ultimo had grown, learned and amazed everyone. He begged Ultimo not to make him kill him, because he was his responsibility. Ultimo agreed that Stark was responsible and declared that he must pay.

Ultimo destroyed

Ultimo is destroyed when the Helicarrier crashes into him

The Helicarrier fired upon Ultimo and distracted him long enough for Stark to fly inside of him, but did no physical damage. Rhodes fought Ultimo and began removing the Arc Reactors powering him whilst Stark confronted DeWitt within. S.H.I.E.L.D. attempted to wipe out Ultimo by using reprogrammed technology from Project Greengrid, but Ultimo took control of it and attempted to use it against them. Stark warned them that he would soon control all of their weapons systems. With help from the external attacks by Rhodes and S.H.I.E.L.D., Ultimo's healing effects were diminished and Stark was able to defeat DeWitt. DeWitt's P.R.O.T.E.A.N. exoskeleton then attempted to extract itself from its organic host. J.A.R.V.I.S.' biological scans showed irreversible P.R.O.T.E.A.N. integration, meaning that there was no chance of saving DeWitt. In a final desperate attempt at survival, DeWitt grabbed Stark and began draining his life force. Stark was saved at the last second by Rhodes blowing up Ultimo's head, allowing him to fly out. Nick Fury then finished the job by crashing the Helicarrier into Ultimo, destroying him and killing DeWitt.[4]

Iron Man 2 provided a backstory for A.I.M. that is not compatible with the canon of Iron Man 3 and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

"We got a winner?"
"Maybe. Take a look. Alt-energy large-scale power manufacturing facility near the coast of Siberia. It matches range estimates and -- Hey! Check out the contractor."
"Advanced Idea Mechanics"
James Rhodes and Tony Stark[src]

Advanced Idea Mechanics, better known by its acronym A.I.M., was a secret weapons and intelligence agency.

Following his dismissal from Stark Industries, Kearson DeWitt began working with A.I.M.. Intent on revenge on Tony Stark, he formed an alliance with Russian insurrectionist General Valentin Shatalov and the Roxxon Energy Corporation. On DeWitt's orders, Roxxon stole the Dataspine (a copy of the J.A.R.V.I.S. program) from the Stark Archives to advance and run their projects.

Once Iron Man and War Machine discovered that Shatalov was at a Tesla facility in Siberia and was allied with A.I.M., DeWitt contacted Shatalov and told him that a S.H.I.E.L.D. spy Natasha Romaoff, was in his ranks and was that he was displeased with Shatalov for bringing S.H.I.E.L.D. to their front door. DeWitt warned Shatalov that if he did not follow orders, their alliance would be over. Shatalov prepared the Crimson Dynamo Armor and severed Roxxon's link with A.I.M.

Stark entered the facility and rescued Romanoff before battling Shatalov in the Crimson Dynamo Armor. Shatalov powered up his armor through a Tesla tower which generated electric energy. By destroying the tower's power projectors, Stark was able to weaken Shatalov's suit. Rhodes then grabbed Shatalov from behind and held him in place, allowing Stark to make a critical hit, killing him.

Romaoff informed Stark, Rhodes, Nick Fury and Pepper Potts of DeWitt's involvement with A.I.M. and Stark and Potts deduced that he was attempting to revive Project P.R.O.T.E.A.N.. Faced with losing everything, DeWitt used the copied J.A.R.V.I.S. program to create Ultimo and then merged his P.R.O.T.E.A.N. technology with it, allowing it to grow uncontrollably and quickly transforming it into an enormous metal Ultimo the size of a scyscraper. With the merge complete, DeWitt had his men upgraded with P.R.O.T.E.A.N. implants and merged himself with Ultimo physically and mentally in an organic/machine hybrid.

While working as a spy for S.H.I.E.L.D. within A.I.M., Romanoff had stolen Gunship Eight-Two-Six. She used it to fly Stark and Rhodes into an A.I.M. base to search for DeWitt. Once inside the hangar, she took the A.I.M soldiers and drones by surprise when she opened fire on them. Stark, Rhodes and S.H.I.E.L.D. searched the base and found that DeWitt was not there. J.A.R.V.I.S. detected an anomaly and alerted Stark. Ultimo then hacked into J.A.R.V.I.S.' system, overpowering both Stark and Rhodes. Speaking in J.A.R.V.I.S.' voice, Ultimo mocked Stark and promised to kill him and everyone that he cared about.

On DeWitt's command, the S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier was attacked by A.I.M. forces. As several A.I.M. Gunships opened fire on the Helicarrier, Fury alerted his troops and ordered them to prepare for battle. One of the P.R.O.T.E.A.N. Hybrids broke into the Helicarrier's command center and grabbed Potts, throwing her off the Helicarrier. Stark quickly donned the Mark VI armor, flew after her and grabbed her before she reached the ocean. Due to the armor's limited capabilities, he was unable to fly her back up, and had to jump across several gunships before placing her in the care of a S.H.I.E.L.D. pilot. Stark fought against P.R.O.T.E.A.N. Hybrids and A.I.M. Drones while protecting the Helicarrier's repulsor engines and his own personal plane. He then boarded the plane and had Rhodes fly it away from the Helicarrier to drive the A.I.M. forces away from it. A.I.M. then deployed an Arc Armiger onto the Helicarrier and Fury requested assistance. Knowing that it was a trap to lure Stark out, Rhodes insisted that he stay on the plane while he donned the War Machine armor and defeated the Armiger.

Once he made sure that Ultimo could not hack into J.A.R.V.I.S.' system again, Stark came to the conclusion that since Ultimo knew everything that J.A.R.V.I.S. knew and was programmed to weaponize everything he could, he would attempt to put Project Greengrid into effect. His theory proved true, with the DeWitt/Ultimo hybrid creating a typhoon at an A.I.M. base in Malaysia. When Stark and Rhodes attacked the base with the reprogrammed Arc Armiger, A.I.M. put up a fight with their soldiers and technology. Rhodes located the Greengrid power nexus beneath the epicenter of the storm. By repositioning the Greengrid relays and destroying the central power structure, he was able to send the generator into meltdown, terminating the project.

With Ultimo now grown so large that he weighed two hundred thousand tons, Stark and Rhodes decided to isolate him to reduce collateral damage. J.A.R.V.I.S. lured him to the Stark Archives by firing up the deep reactors. Once there, Rhodes acted as a distraction to prevent Ultimo moving to another location while Stark flew inside Ultimo and battled DeWitt in his P.R.O.T.E.A.N. exoskeleton. DeWitt proved a formidable opponent with his exoskeleton's tentacles and healing abilities, but with help from the external attacks by Rhodes and S.H.I.E.L.D., Ultimo's healing effects were diminished and DeWitt was ultimately defeated by Stark. The exoskeleton then attempted to extract itself from its organic host. J.A.R.V.I.S.' biological scans showed irreversible P.R.O.T.E.A.N. integration, meaning that there was no chance of saving DeWitt. In a final desperate attempt at survival, DeWitt grabbed Stark and began draining his life force. Stark was saved at the last second by Rhodes blowing up Ultimo's head, allowing him to fly out. Fury then finished the job by crashing the Helicarrier into Ultimo, destroying him and killing DeWitt.[3]

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