Showing posts with label Marvel Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marvel Games. Show all posts

Friday, June 15, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man Comes to Marvel Comics

Marvel's Spider-Man from Insomniac Games to make canonical debut in upcoming Spidergeddon #0 from Marvel Comics.

Upcoming action-adventure title Marvel's Spider-Man from Insomniac Games and Sony Entertainment sees release on September 7 as a PlayStation 4-exclusive. By now, we have gone though it too many a times that this game is focused on a Peter Parker that is not the Spider-Man from the regular comic's continuity. We also know that Marvel tend to tie-in with their various media with each other and so, this brand-new Spidey is going to make its debut in Spidergeddon #0!

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Marvel's Spider-Man Comes to Marvel Comics

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Marvel Comics has been teasing for this crossover event for some time which is a successor of Spider-Verse arc from 2014. It showcased new characters like Silk and Spider-Gwen, while one of the fiercest enemies of the wall-crawler; Morlun. The teaser image for Spidergeddon event says, “Spidergeddon is nigh!” and over a dozen of different Spider-Men versions are coming out. However, one of them is mysteriously shrouded in dark and has not revealed the identity just yet.

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Spidergeddon Is Nigh!

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We now come to a conclusion of that Spider-Person, who is none other than the Spider-Man of upcoming PS4 game. He will make a spectacular entry in Marvel Universe alongside his fellow arachnid counterparts and probably got busy saving their existence from the threat of ... well, that part is still not revealed but considering how they are after the Spider-Totem for centuries and come back even after getting killed off has got us believe it has something to do with Morlun and his family.

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To helm this event, Marvel has picked comic-book writer Christos Gage (Thunderbolts – Secret Invasion, World War Hulk – X-Men) and artist Clayton Crain (Carnage – U.S.A., Ghost Rider – Road to Damnation) to work things up. Gage has also worked on the script of Marvel's Spider-Man game and he thinks there couldn't be a better time that this new embodiment of the hero joins the rest of his brethren. He really tried to work things out nicely between all these characters to keep things interesting.

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In addition, Marvel will feature him in five of their variant covers to celebrate this new incarnation of web slinger. Marvel Games' creative director Bill Rosemann has Tweeted out four of those amazing variant covers featuring our newly revamped hero in sequences inspired from the game.

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Of course the core-story will be dominated by characters like the Amazing Spider-Man, his clone Ben Reilly as the Scarlet Spider, Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen, the writer had to choose how to place this new character in a way that doesn't seem forced or unnecessary to audience, because this is going to be a major step for him. Insomniac's web head will see digital and hard copy release on September 26 and even if you do not finish the game before that, you still won't have to worry about any spoilers though.

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Spidergeddon, Issue #0

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This surely is a triumphant achievement for the entire team of Insomniac Games and PlayStation as their take of a popular character is being featured in a major crossover event from Marvel Comics and get to display his all-new glory in variant covers of other monthly ongoing books as well. Rosemann believes it as a rare honor for their creative efforts to flesh out a redefined version of the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and it will inspire them to do better in future.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man E3 2018 Gameplay Trailer

Insomniac Games and Sony drops a new E3 Showcase trailer focusing on gameplay of Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4.

Developer studio Insomniac Games has previously worked on games like Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time or Sunset Overdrive for Sony’s platform but Marvel's Spider-Man seem to be their first attempt of working with a licensed superhero property like Spider-Man. E3 2018 has been creating some hype now and it was time PlayStation E3 Showcase releases some of their anticipating titles of the year like the one we are currently talking about and they actually did it.

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Marvel's Spider-Man E3 2018 Gameplay Trailer

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We are here with an extensive gameplay trailer for Insomniac Games' upcoming action-adventure superhero entry and it looks just amazing!

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This freshly out of box gameplay reveal have introduced a lot of villains from Spidey's infamous rogue's gallery and expanded our featured character list for the game. He has been operating as a friendly neighborhood web-slinger in New York City for eight years now and has captured a lot of bad-guys from common thugs, gang members to even major super-villains. Most dangerous among these are locked up in a maximum-security prison facility called RAFT, which is right off the coast of Manhattan.

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Run-in With RAFT Inmates

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When a massive breakout takes place and all of the criminals in RAFT get loose, Spider-Man had to go there to check in the situation. He is welcomed by one of his arch-nemesis Electro and then he bumped into Rhino before Scorpion grabs a hold on him. An explosion sets him free but by then Mac Gargan was gone and he is left to deal with all the prisoners. He takes the fight to the rooftop to have a run-in with Mr. Negative and The Vulture. When another of his enemy shows up, he looks surprised and the video ends in a cliffhanger.

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A close look at the combat system is explored nicely and we have to give it up for the developers for doing a Spider-Man right even if it is set out of the regular continuity. Web-head acts like he should and he got all those sick moves to land some awesome combos on the baddies. All of the super-villains have revamped version of their costumes now just like our hero and five on them prying upon him one by one was one of the defining aspect of this gameplay video.

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Sting of the Scorpion

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The infamous "Sinister Six" gang is most likely to be at play here, because after fighting five of his worst enemies, he saw another coming and exclaims in shock. Our best guess for the sixth villain is Doctor Octopus and we do have our reasons. Doc Ock is not only one of his old nemeses but he also is a founding member of the six. Besides, they were evidently working under someone's instructions and given his status as a mad -genius, we had to presume it was our good old four legged doctor.

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It's pretty good seeing our renowned characters from Marvel Universe evolving and Spider-Man games specially getting better with time. The collaboration with Marvel Games have helped them a lot to reach a new peak, because if you mess up a game based on a popular superhero, people will remember it for a long-time. Besides, Spidey is one of Marvel's flagship heroes and also very popular among fans, so there was that pressure as well. We are waiting for September 7 to get our hands on this amazing PlayStation 4-exclusive.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle Leaked?

A newly leaked image on Reddit suggests that a limited edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle will be out when developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony will release their PlayStation 4-exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man later this year. This upcoming superhero title is one of the most anticipated games of 2018 and what we saw from gameplay and other revealed footage, this game is going to be a blast for fans with a very unique experience, which they have been longing for.

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Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle Leaked?

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As a result of the last decade filled with superhero films that rules box office worldwide with an iron fist, everyone is little more interested now-a-days whenever something new comes out from this genre. Despite dominating movies and TV, the term is still a bit less popular in video games. To take over this particular industry, Marvel has officially established Marvel Games to make sure they create more triple-A video game titles and that begins with Insomniac GamesSpider-Man.

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When the allegedly leaked promotional image of a spectacular Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle showed up on Reddit, it quickly drew attention from all hardcore Spidey fans. The picture is of a PlayStation Pro in stylish red color that has the iconic Spider-Man logo in white on it. The bundle comes with a DualShock 4 controller in a matching color scheme of red and black just like the console itself. Though it doesn't mention the amount of hard-disk drive space it has but we are assuming it will have one terabyte.

Rumor: Alleged Limited Edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle leaked. [Image] from r/PS4

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Image of a limited edition PlayStation Pro bundle getting leaked online before any official announcement is not something new anymore. Before the release of another PS4-exclusive God of War, a featured bundle was seen online before Sony could even let people know about it. You should also keep it in mind that, since the leak has no authenticity, it can also turn out to be a fake. So, any assumption you make in your mind, make sure you do it with a grain of salt in advance.

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Another small detail makes us skeptical about whether the image is fan-made because of how it says “PS4: Pro”, whereas Sony doesn't use colon in their official branding for PS4 Pro but we cannot even rule out the possibility of a typo here. You may also remember of another leak of a cover of Resident Evil: “Revelaitons”, which even got Capcom irked back then but eventually turned out to be true after all. If that is the case here, then Sony still have time to fix their error now.

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Although it would be very surprising to have a Spider-Man PS4 Pro bundle because Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of Sony’s biggest release on 2018. Sony’s upcoming action-adventure zombie-survival game Days Gone and The Last of Us Part II are also expected to have their own themed bundle when they release on 2019. As release date for the game approaching nearby, Insomniac is revealing more and more about this project of theirs. Perhaps we are looking at the potential beginning of Marvel Games Universe of the future.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Marvel’s Spider-Man Iron Spider Suit Revealed

Spidey’s Avengers: Infinity War suit is in Marvel’s Spider-Man as a pre-order bonus for Sony's PlayStation 4.

Following the announcement came for the date of release of Marvel’s Spider-Man, Insomniac Games and Sony are both having a wonderful time. Fans have expressed their overwhelmingly positive response towards the cover story on Game Informer magazine and all those cool collectors's edition that comes along with the game. We know that pre-order bonus includes three variant suits in a Spidey Suit pack and it's time for us to take a look at the second suit.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Iron Spider Suit Revealed

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After showing off the Spider-Punk suit previously, the Iron Spider Suit is revealed now, which is loosely based on inspired by Avengers: Infinity War from Marvel Studios.

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The hype for Infinity War is real and players who would like to get their hands on the Iron Spider suit should make sure that they get early access by pre-ordering Marvel’s Spider-Man. Both Insomniac Games and Sony hooked up Marvel Games, and Marvel Studios to blast their fans with this awesome surprise. Some of the theaters will even show you the video above before they play the movie after it releases worldwide on April 27. If you are lucky enough, you can experience that too.

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Fans worldwide are all pretty excited to see their favorite web-slinger hitting the big-screen with other heroes of MCU for first time, wearing his Iron Spider suit when the movie hits theater and among them who owns a PlayStation 4 has the chance to unlock a version of suit from Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War for themselves. To make sure this happens, the studios involved in the movie have given access to the developers so that the one we are going to see in-game is true to its source material.

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Avengers – Infinity War Inspired Iron Spider Suit

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Insomniac Games have looked up for sources from different comics and all the live-action movies released so far to take inspiration for a brand-new Spider-Man that they are bringing in the upcoming title. Now whether you pre-order Marvel’s Spider-Man from PlayStation Store or from your nearest retailer, we suggest you do it fast to ensure your very own Spidey Suit pack. Aside from unique looks, each suit has a special suit power that you can access when you play the game.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man Can Start New Marvel Games Universe

As one of this year's most anticipating game and a PlayStation 4-exclusive, Marvel's Spider-Man from Insomniac Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment could have more potential than you think. With that being said, players are already pointing out a possibility of the title to become a new platform for an all-new Marvel Games Universe. When executive creative director Bill Rosemann of Marvel Games was asked about it, he neither confirmed nor denied about it.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Can Start New Marvel Games Universe

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Marvel Cinematic Universe has started their journey in 2008 with the very first live-action Iron Man movie and now ten years after, we are headed for Avengers: Infinity War. While all these movies has been building a new fan-base for these popular characters, Marvel Games has been trying to keep up with these blockbuster films by introducing the same characters into newer video game titles on various platforms at the same time.

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This is a great strategy for cross-promotions but they need to improve their attempts to keep par with the level of MCU. Insomniac's upcoming Spider-Man game for PS4 may be offering Marvel Games that window to create their very own shared universe that can really be a game-changer for good. With Rosemann spending the last two decades with this company, he could become the next Kevin Feige for an all-new, all-different Marvel Games Universe and fans won't be less happier if that happens.

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All these coy about creating a new shared universe for Marvel Games is important for them right now as they don't want players to lose focus from what's right ahead at this moment, which is Marvel's Spider-Man. The impending success of the project will better determine for what awaits in the future. Matter of fact is, MCU did the same thing by taking care of what task was at hand but then again, they sure dropped little hints every now and then, ultimately leading us to The Avengers film in 2012.

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Road to Avengers: Infinity War

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So, even if you see any reference of names and locations playing as Spidey in New York, that necessarily doesn't mean other characters are gonna pop up and interact with him. In fact, if you are a Marvel fan, then all of this should be pretty normal for a Spider-Man game. Because, that is the New York he lives in and patrol around to protect. It is already established that we are getting a brand-new version of Spider-Man who indeed is Peter Parker but a mode edged, experienced version of the character that is slightly different than his comic-book counterpart.

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A brand-new Avengers game is also in development at Square Enix that we came to know of from last year. Who knows that these two games won't eventually crossover in some manner? They are following the formula of engaging true Marvel-fans with development of these games, which is very important to create an interconnected universe. It would be great to Spider-Man, Marvel's most popular character leading the path towards that future.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man Release Date & Details

It was only a day ago, when we last spoke about the still undecided release date of Marvel's Spider-Man and how fans have been waiting eagerly from last year for the news. Whether is it on social platforms or pleas to developers, fans wanted to hear a date. So, Insomniac Games and Sony finally let them have their day by announcing the most-awaited day of 2018 for Spider-Man fans worldwide by revealing the game's release date.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Release Date & Details

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By now, we saw more than one trailer with Spidey in action and we can never have enough. So, here is some more footage showcasing your friendly neighborhood wall-crawler.

Marvel's Spider-Man will be out on September 7, 2018, exclusively for PlayStation 4 platform. Sadly, PC and Xbox One owners have to sit this one down as this title is not going anywhere from Sony consoles. After working on the game for the last few years, Insomniac Games is finally dropping probably the best Spider-Man video game experience. This is a brand-new universe for our beloved hero dedicated for amazing Marvel fan base.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Final Box Art

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We also get to have a good look at Marvel’s Spider-Man final box art, which is by far just as amazing as Spidey could get. Now, this is no surprise at all as Insomniac has a track record for providing great game covers and Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time or Sunset Overdrive can be a good example on that case. A pure red background, reminiscent to his Spider-Suit truly brings out our hero into spotlight!

Insomniac's Spider-Man presents us a new take on Spidey's suit which is far-more advanced and rather different than his classic one. The posture of Spider-Man on cover art clearly shows inspiration of his character from last 50 years of depiction by artists J. Scott Campbell, Joe Quesada, John Romita Jr., Mark Bagley and Steve Ditko. This is probably the reason, why our all-new Spidey still feels so familiar to us.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Digital Deluxe Edition

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Marvel’s Spider-Man standard edition can be purchased in retail or digitally for $59.99 only. There is a Digital Deluxe edition of the game that costs only $79.99, which has post-launch DLC packs and extra suits alongside the original game. Place a pre-order for Digital Deluxe edition to receive a limited edition collectible pin of Marvel’s Spider-Man if you are living in US or Canada. One of the additional suits is already shown in the trailer above and the other two will be revealed shortly as well.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Collector’s Edition

Keeping in mind that there are some hardcore Spider-Man fans crazy about owning collectible items of their favorite web-slinger, there is a Collector’s Edition. Not only it has all the contents of Digital Deluxe Edition, it contains a Steelbook case, Mini Artbook featuring game arts, Marvel’s Spider-Man statue and it is priced only $149.99. Titan Books have provided the Mini Artbook and statue of Spidey is courtesy of Gentle Giant. If you look closely to that, you will see that Spider-Man is on top of something which is yet to be revealed. Even at this point, Insomniac and Sony have been very secretive.

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What we think is best news for everyone here is that even if you end up buying the standard edition of the game or miss to pre-order, you can still have all of them. Spend a few bucks for alternate costumes or Spider-Drone gadget and you can have it for yourself. No need to take stress over it at all. We discussed a lot about collectibles and merchandises already but lot are still to be revealed regarding the game. For that, our suggestion is you grab a copy of May issue of Game Informer magazine.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Marvel's Spider-Man Exclusive Coverage Trailer

Upcoming action-adventure game Marvel’s Spider-Man from Insomniac Games and Sony Entertainment is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated video game titles of 2018 and a PlayStation 4-exclusive, Game Informer magazine has recently featured it on their cover of May '18 issue to get players hyped up even more. The cover art was done by legendary comic-book artist Alex Ross and his work here looks as amazing as Marvel's Spider-Man is going to be.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Exclusive Coverage Trailer

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When the title will finally make its debut, developer Insomniac Games would probably create history by ascending into one of the top dogs in game making. May '18 issue of the popular magazine will be entirely dedicated to everyone's favorite web-slinger as he swings throughout New York City. Before covering the issue, Game Informer has spent two days with developers to get a better peak at what they are doing with our friendly neighborhood wall-crawler.

We got an exclusive footage of the game right here that has interviews from executive editor Andrew Reiner of Game Informer magazine.

According to the interview from this trailer, Insomniac Games had one single goal on their mind while developing Marvel's Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 owners and that is to not only let them play as Spider-Man but also make them feel like they are on the shoes of their favorite hero. It's all about letting people get a better grip at the world for the hero under the hood of that Spider-Suit and we are not talking about a troubled teenage Peter Parker but a bit older, an experienced one.

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Early trailer footage has already teased us about the appearance of another fan-favorite character Miles Morales, who probably has some important part to play in the game's plot as well. However, aside from Peter Parker going into action as Spider-Man there are no clue or suggestions that Miles Morales would do something similar. We also see the overall change of Spidey's costume for the game but there are possibilities of getting a glimpse of classic Spider-Man suit on some in-game campaign at any point.

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Game Informer’s May Cover Revealed

Game Informer has already covered a full 14 pages of news and features on Spidey on their upcoming May issue and that should keep the fans happy. The beautiful cover artwork by Alex Ross is a piece of gold and this guy has a history with friendly neighborhood Parker too. Ross was previously responsible for some concept arts of Sam Raimi’s original Spider-Man 1 and 2 movies. The sheer awesomeness of Spider-Man’s suit on Game Informer cover proves that he still hasn't lost his touch yet.

RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Possible Release Date

What fans eagerly want to know at this point is that when are we getting our hands on Marvel's Spider-Man? Because, there is no apparent release date or time revealed till date. Although, there was a possible release date theory from a Coolshop listing suggesting it to be September 28, 2018 but it was not officially verified. Since Game Informer magazine is going to cover this title, we might as well get a hint at that or even get an actual date of release as Insomniac prepares to launch it.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Erik Killmonger Enters Marvel: Contest of Champions

As the whole world is eagerly waiting for the premiere of the live-action Black Panther movie that debutes King T’Challa of Wakanda starring actor Chadwick Boseman (Captain America: Civil War, Gods of Egypt) in the titular lead role, let's not forget about the film's primary antagonist Erik Killmonger, portrayed by Michael B. Jordan (Creed, The Wire). He finally steps into Marvel: Contest of Champions to claim his rightful place.

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Erik Killmonger Enters Marvel: Contest of Champions

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For long, Erik Killmonger has been an arch-nemesis for one of Marvel's most prominent black superhero, Black Panther. Their rivalry eventually found its way to the silver screen with the release of the movie and his arrival to the Marvel Cinematic Universe calls for a celebration. So, developer Kabam's lead character artist Gene Campbell and game designer Piero Herrera were all game for that.

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While Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan's character goes into clash into theaters, Erik Killmonger follows his arch-enemy from the lands of Wakanda to The Collector's cosmic Battlerealm of Champions. Just like the studio has paid keen attention to details for the character and its design, Contest of Champions developers also put the same level of effort in the game to do justice to Killmonger for bringing him into the arena.

The greatest Champions the universe could offer, The Collector has amassed them all and Erik Killmonger is one of his newest collections. He brings the best defensive abilities on the table if you play offense with him. He receives Indestructible Charges when a Special 2 Attack is activated and it lets him resist a Special 3 Attack from his adversary without breaking a sweat or taking damage.

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Erik Killmonger Joins The Contest

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His character can shrug off enemy attacks during a block using his Counterpunch Charges and begin performing his very own combo. This attack tactics is very effective against Stun Immune opponents of Battlerealm. Erik Killmonger is most effective on a fight with the company of Black Panther (Civil War), The Void and Winter Soldier. These combinations will grant you Regeneration and help you get True Strike pretty easily, the latter of which is quite helpful against Champions like Spider-Man.

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A fighting game available to play on Android and iOS devices from Kabam, Marvel: Contest of Champions is free-to-play for all. We have high hopes for Marvel StudiosBlack Panther that is releasing worldwide this weekend and it provided a wonderful opportunity for the developers to bring new cinematic incursions of the popular Marvel character.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Gladiator Hulk Enters Marvel: Contest of Champions

The Collector did an impressive job of bringing the biggest and baddest of contenders from across the universe and more are still joining. When Marvel Studios presents Thor: Ragnarok hit the theatres; it gave us two new Champions on Battlerealm. One of them was Chris Hemsworth's version of Thor portrayed in the film and another being Cate Blanchett's Hela. Now, the arena of Champions is going to see a new contender, who lives to destroy his opponents.

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Gladiator Hulk Enters Marvel: Contest of Champions

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We already know that the green goliath is notorious for his untamed savage rage and all he lacked all this time was an arena full of audience to exhibit his showmanship. On Earth, he has crushed many with his unstoppable raw strength and The Contest offers him a wide array of Champions to smash from. On the land of Sakaar, he totally changed his outlook by wearing gladiatorial armor and wielding weapons to the battle.

Though The Collector's Battlerealm already have a jade giant rampaging around, the one that is inspired from the film is very different and unique in his own “Gladiator” glory. He is more ruthless towards his adversaries and he demands for cheer from the crowd as he smashes the Champions. This green one is not jolly at all. He is mean in a fight and doesn't shy away from brutally using his arena weapons in battle.

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Gladiator Hulk Base Stats & Abilities

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The new Gladiator Hulk’s ability kit is all about smashing. His Special 1 sends out shockwaves to his opponent as he throws his hammer down. He attacks using both weapons in Special 2 and Special 3 comes with his axe throwing to the enemy before a leaping SMASH! He is great to pair with Black Widow, Hela, Loki and Gladiator Thor as this will increase the special attacks of his associates and give him exclusive bonuses.

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The Grandmaster's Champion

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Released back in 2014 as a free-to-play fighting game for Android and iOS mobile devices, Marvel: Contest of Champions is developed and published by Kabam. Since the very beginning, the game has been adding many new and popular characters from Marvel Comics to the Battlerealm for an epic showdown. The movie versions of the characters are just to celebrate the release of the characters on big-screen and we hope Gladiator Hulk will surely be popular in the game.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Marvel’s Spider-Man Possible Release Date

There is certainly no doubt about the upcoming action-adventure video game Marvel’s Spider-Man from developer Insomniac Games and Sony Interactive is one of the most anticipated console game of 2018. However, aside from a few trailers and exclusive gameplay footage released, or which villain is going to antagonize Spidey in-game, players don't even know when it is going to come out on PlayStation 4 at all, because no official announcements were made about a possible release date yet.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Possible Release Date

Insomniac Games have given the fans enough about the game to have a basic idea of what they are getting into in Marvel’s Spider-Man through trailers and other clips but that was just a few tease compared to how much there still left to be revealed. At E3 2017, the gameplay trailer for the title was released and fans also realized that Miles Morales is going to be in it. Now, all that is needed is a date when we all can expect to get our hands on the new Spider-Man game.

REVEALED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Teaser Trailer

Now, what we have here cannot be considered as official information, but given the nature of the source, we can pretty much count it as the real deal for the time being. A Swedish online retailer named Coolshop has made a listing for upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man title and according to their website; you can expect the game to arrive in store on September 28, 2018.

REVEALED: Marvel's Spider-Man PS4 2017 E3 Gameplay Trailer

Of course, the release date from the Coolshop listing is not yet verified by Sony or Insomniac Games but players and fans waiting for the game can at least take this as a possible release date if not the real one that everyone is waiting for. The retailer has a history of leaking dates of Grand Theft Auto V from developer Rockstar Studios previously and of Red Dead Redemption 2 recently. The former is proved to be accurate and the latter is yet to be confirmed.

REVEALED: Marvel Video Games Will Create Original Stories

Although a September release for Marvel's Spider-Man can still be arguable, we cannot settle on anything else unless Insomniac Games decides to step up with this matter. So, we better buckle up and mark our calendar as an all-new Spider-Man experience awaits us at some point of this year.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Marvel Games to Feature Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie

The new monthly ongoing Exiles comic-book series by writer Saladin Ahmed (Black Bolt) and artist Javier Rodriguez (Daredevil, Spider-Woman) from Marvel Comics is kicking-off soon. The team will consist of Blink along with Kamala Khan, Iron Lad, original Nick Fury and Wolverine from X-Babies. Most recently, the team has recruited their final member would be the worthy defender of Asgard; Valkyrie. However, the version featuring in the comics will be Tessa Thompson’s depiction of Valkyrie from Thor: Ragnarok.

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Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie Making Her Way to Marvel Games

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When revealed, this has been a hot talking topic among the comic-book fans and those who loved the MCU-inspired portrayal of the character by the talented actress. The real hype started when Marvel Games' executive creative director Bill Rosemann has posted a Tweet of Valkyrie's concept art by artist Javier Rodriguez, backing up Marvel's intention of re-branding the character with her new image.

Rosemann clearly stated that they are going to use this brand-new cinematic version of the Asgardian in many of their upcoming projects from Marvel Games. That being said, Thompson’s Valkyrie has already made her way into Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 and Marvel’s Avengers Academy. We can easily guess that she might end up showing in Marvel Puzzle Quest or Marvel Strike Force as well and it will be of no surprise.

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Valkyrie Saves The Day!

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This also leads to the possibilities of the version of her being in Marvel Games and Square Enix’s upcoming in-progress work titled "The Avengers Project". The sole purpose of that game is to bring back Marvel's awesomeness to world of console games. So far, the game had dropped just an announcement trailer almost a year ago and not much from the clip can be deciphered about the project. Whatever little details got about The Avengers Project was that it will have a dark tone and probably won't feature the traditional team of The Avengers that we grew up loving.

Instead, the roster of the team will feature new generation of heroes. So, if we see Jane Foster as Thor and not Odinson and Sam Wilson as Captain America and not Steve Rogers, we shouldn't be very shocked. Chances are The Avengers are either dead or lost in time and the new generation of Marvel heroes will take over. We clearly see no reason why Tessa Thompson’s portrayal of Valkyrie from Thor: Ragnarok couldn't be a part of that new team. She is bad-ass enough to be a game character and it is a great way to introduce her to a larger audience base.

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We also cannot write-off the idea that some of the heroes featured in Square Enix’s "The Avengers Project" may end up having their solo video games depending on their popularity. It is time that major game developers like Square Enix realizes the potential of bringing underused female characters in considerable roles for their games. Right now, we just can't wait to see Tessa Thompson’s awesome Valkyrie to make her way into some major titles from Marvel Games.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

The Sentry Enters Marvel: Contest of Champions

Things are about to shake heavily on Battlerealm as The Sentry steps into the arena of Kabam's mobile fighting game Marvel: Contest of Champions. This Golden Guardian of good happens to be one of the most-powerful characters from Marvel Universe that has now set his footsteps on the vastness of The Contest. He always had too much power at his disposal and then there is The Void whom he has to keep in check to avoid death and destruction of the innocent.

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The Sentry Enters Marvel: Contest of Champions

The Sentry is now a playable character in Marvel: Contest of Champions and check out this video to witness the special move highlights of the Golden Guardian.

Those who calls The Sentry as Marvel's Superman, truly undermines him because there are heroes like Hyperion and Thor to claim that fame. We have game designer Erich Kohlweg and art director Gabriel Frizzera to thank for bringing this Mighty Avenger and all his super-powers on the table and now the Champions of Battlrealm are in trouble. However, the version of The Sentry we got our hands on is an old, rugged version of the hero who came back after being lost in the Battlrealm for the last 35 years.

His alter ego Robert Reynolds was picked up at the very beginning of The Contest by Maestro for his master The Collector. With his unmatched might, he almost effortlessly beat all the others participants of the arena and became an agent of his master. We got the motion comic offerings a small glimpse at that too right here.

Although he has the power of a million exploding suns, he won't be using it all. He will be good defense against the likes of Hulk, teaming up with Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye and Vision seems pretty likely for him. If a combo can be carried out with him properly, it will cause significant impact on the enemy. Not only is he good for inflicting damage on the opponent, he is better at sustaining attacks too. On low health, Sentry’s can regenerate his health using his Special 3 Attack.

Since The Sentry has already joined the Battlrealm you can just start playing with the character in Marvel: Contest of Champions on your very own Android or iOS devices. If you can gain mastery over his gameplay then other Champions of The Contest should tremble when he will enter a fight. Considering the character recently making appearance in the monthly Doctor Strange comic-book series after long absence was surely a good time to bring him in.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Marvel: Contest of Champions 3rd Anniversary!

After making its way into the world of free-to-play fighting game on mobile platforms in 2014, Marvel: Contest of Champions have successfully marked its third anniversary this week. This incredible milestone has become possible for the developer team of Kabam, who's been constantly introducing new heroes and villains into the mix of the Battlerealm. While this occasion cause for a celebration, it also waves toward many bright possibilities.

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Marvel: Contest of Champions 3rd Anniversary!

Contest of Champions has been going on for a straight three years and The Collector plans on keeping the brawls on Battlerealm ongoing. There is someone fighting someone else all the time and it is what makes this is a crazy place in the universe. Kabam is constantly working on the game to give the veteran players something to get busy with and make things challenging for the newcomers. Thus, they keep everyone on their toes and the brawl never gets boring.

The heroes and villains over the place have been fighting each other and that should've left the place as a complete mess. While the fighting has been going for three Earth-years, time is relative on Battlerealm and that means, they are battling for eternity or maybe for a few moments. However, this concept fits pretty well to fighting game where Marvel characters are picking on one another and hitting on faces.

The developer team receives frequent requests of adapting major crossover events or storylines from Marvel Comics and Marvel Cinematic Universe but what they are more interested in is to introduce some lesser-known Marvel characters into the mix and let people know more about it. The introduction of Howard the Duck, The Hood or Moon Knight to the lore of Contest of Champions was such attempt.

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Over 1 Billion Hours Played

With new Summoners joining every moment into the fight with their selected Champions, their number has surpassed over 122 million and the number is growing. This massive supportive crowd seems the life-blood of this game. Hopefully, the number will grow more exponentially as the contest now enters into year four and a lot of new surprises will be revealed. The most impressive number is the amount of fights that occurred in this long period; it's more than 39 billion times!

Ever since the brawls have broken into the Battlerealm, 13 Billion crystals opened by the participating Summoners all over the world. We wonder, why The Collector hasn't has been cranky over this matter! Perhaps, he got a huge collection pile of those crystals than we ever guessed. The crystals and the vast domain of Battlerealm are not the only thing that he has in stock. He reveals less than he actually possesses.

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112 Champions Released

As so many battles are taking place and characters are being picked from the roster of 112 Champions introduced till date for the contest, there are some fan-favorites as well. Spider-Man, Wolverine, Colossus, Scarlet Witch and Star-Lord came out as the most picked characters by the Summoners whether or not they are experienced and also these are some of the oldest one from the game.

In another note, this Anniversary week will provide Battlechips, 20% Boost to your XP and Gold for everyone. Some potions and revives will also be on sale this same week just a way of saying thank you to the dedicated players to make Marvel: Contest of Champions such a great success. Kabam also offering the Summoners various titles like SHIELD Agent, Avenger On Call, Seasoned Summoner and Howling Commando based on the time they've playing the game.

There is one other thing that the Summoners and Champions should be aware of, which is The Mad Titan is coming and he will wreck havoc on the Battlerealm. A newly released trailer gives us a glimpse of the kinds of madness Thanos is about to unleash!

While The Collector and the Summoners were busy with their fights for the Contest of Champions on Battlerealm, someone else has been working on his own plan of destruction. No one of this grand arena will stand a chance against Thanos when he will complete his Infinity Gauntlet. The trailer showcases the barrage of heroes going against the tyrant and Thanos just shakes them off like gnats. The ending conflict will surely be EPIC!

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The Mad Titan Returns

Kabam has been building this grand event towards the moment since 2014 after releasing the game; just like the MCU have build-up every detail for Avengers: Infinity War to this point where it is relevant. Marvel: Contest of Champions is celebrating its third consecutive year and the game is available to play on Android and iOS devices.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Hela Enters Marvel: Contest of Champions

Directed by Taika Waititi (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows), the third movie of Thor series from Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thor: Ragnarok has been released worldwide and is smashing the box-office. After causing death and destruction on the realm of Asgard, film's antagonist, Cate Blanchett's Hela, the Goddess of Death has set her eyes on the Battlrealm and cutting anything that comes into her ways, she heads there fast.

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Hela Enters Marvel: Contest of Champions

Hela will be a playable character in Kabam's mobile fighting game Marvel: Contest of Champions and check out this video for some of her special move highlights.

Since she is the Goddess of Death, you certainly expect her to cause chaos and death wherever she walks and Hela intends to do just that. Good for her that The Contest has a place for both. She has a beef with Thor already and Battlrealm will open up possibilities for a lot of victims for her to pry upon. As seen in the movie, she can conjure up blade-like sharp mystical weapons to through at her enemies at will. Plus, she can be pretty resistant against high damaging attacks.

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Hela Base Stats & Abilities

One of her special ability is Fury of the Dead, where she just stabs the heart of her opponent. Then there is Soul Breaker to throw twin blades and an axe in full force. Her third special move is Hand of Glory, where she mercilessly unleashes a wave of blades at her enemy. Hela is pretty great to team-up with Angela, Dormammu, Loki and Mephisto in order to take down Champions with high health.

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Hela from Marvel: Contest of Champions

Hela has stepped into the Battlrealm now and whether you're playing Marvel: Contest of Champions on Android or iOS, you should pick her up to rule The Contest with the Goddess of Death and unleash Hel onto The Champions.