X-Men: All the Video Game Appearances of Kitty Pryde
Katherine “Kitty” Pryde, a descendant of Nazi concentration camp survivors, is a beloved member of the Men with impressive abilities. Pryde enrolled in Xavier’s school when she was a teen. Her popularity and endearing personality have only grown, though some find her “kid sister” role irritating. Kitty Pryde, a creative character with the ability to “phase through” almost any situation, is a great fit for the world of video games. Kitty hasn’t been in as many video games, however.X-MenVideo games.
Kitty Pryde was named after John Byrne, a classmate. Pryde has been known by many aliases, including Sprite and Ariel, Captain Kate Pryde and the Red Queen, but most importantly, Shadowcat. Elliot Page was Kitty in the live-action XMen film series. There were rumours that she would be making a feature film, but this never happened. Kitty’s Elliot Page portrayal was well-received, but there hasn’t been much live-action content for fans. Kitty appears in various roles and cameos throughout video games. However, there is a fanbase for Kitty Pryde that would surely jump at the chance to play her in a larger capacity.
Kitty was not featured in many XMengames. Kitty’s first appearance in a video game is the 1990 adventure game X-Men 22, Fall of the Mutants. Developed for MS-DOS. Although she isn’t named, her next video game appearance was in 1992 with the Konami arcade game X-Men. The arcade game was a side-scrolling beat’em up and very popular. It was briefly accessible digitally on the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade and has since been removed.
Kitty Pryde and X-Men were rediscovered with Fox’s live-action X-Men films during the 2000s and 2010. Elliot Page’s performance did increase her popularity, and tie-in content was made to these films. Kitty was not the most well-known X-Men character to include.
Kitty Pryde is featured in action RPG X-Men Legends 2: Rise of Apocalypsereleased 2005. Kitty’s part in the game is minor, but it was very well received and enjoyable to play. Kitty has also featured in X-Men The Official Game, developed and based upon live-action films. This, like many other videogame adaptations of live-action films, didn’t live up to fans’ expectations.