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

Tuesday, January 9, 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.

RELATED: Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy is About Family Dynamic

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.

Thursday, January 4, 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.

Monday, December 11, 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.

Monday, November 27, 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.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Marvel’s Spider-Man Teaser Trailer

At 2017 E3, we were surprised by Sony Interactive and Insomniac Games, with their announcement of the new upcoming Spider-Man game for PlayStation 4. There was even a gameplay trailer that gave us a brief idea of how it will turn out and then they left us hanging with so many questions in our mind and neither the developer not the publishers said a word about it. Finally, after a couple of months, maybe we're close to have something on it.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Teaser Trailer

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Recently, at Paris Games Week, Sony has dropped a brand-new teaser trailer for Marvel's Spider-Man at their PlayStation presentation. The teaser features few glimpses of the gameplay style but it was more of a peak into the plot the game is based on. So, we better not waste any more time and swing towards the clip.




The trailer starts with the footage of Spider-Man swinging into action before we get a sense of what is going on here. Here, Peter is a 23-year-old, who just got these amazing powers few years back and from since, he's been trying to be a protector of the city. He even managed to take down the Kingpin but then, threats of a gang named Inner Demons, led by Mister Negative emerges, who tries to ruthlessly take over the city. Worst part of the problem is that Mister Negative is the alter ego of New York's renowned philanthropist Martin Li, who runs the F.E.A.S.T. center.

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Protector of the City

Peter is seen talking to his very close friend Mary Jane Watson, who will be more than just a pretty heroine in distress. At the end of the E3 gameplay trailer, we were left wondering if Miles Morales will just be a guest character or whether or not he will interact with Peter and we got our answer in this teaser. Peter introduces Miles to Aunt May as a volunteer who came to join F.E.A.S.T. shelters. Things are connecting together, aren't they?

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Peter Parker and Mary Jane

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Now, let's be clear about one thing, which is; you are not in a Spider-Man story which is an adaptation from comic-books or from a movie. Insomniac Games took the project to create a completely new game universe for Spider-Man. Sure, Marvel’s Spider-Man took inspiration from the source material but they're up to taking a fresh, new dig at the character.

Hopefully, Insomniac Games will bring Spider-Man to PlayStation 4 sometime in 2018. As soon as they announce a definitive release date for the game, we will let you know about it.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Marvel's Spider-Man PS4 2017 E3 Gameplay Trailer

Sony Entertainment, at the E3 game convention in Los Angeles, California, releases the debut trailer of the upcoming Spider-Man with Insomniac Games. The trailer stretches on for an extensive awesome and engaging nine-minute of gameplay, exhibiting Peter Parker as he webs his way through the vast city of New York, fighting crimes and rounding up criminals as he go.

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Insomniac Games Spider-Man 2017 E3 Gameplay Trailer

The 9-minutes long gameplay trailer highlights enough of the game story to get an idea of which character from Spider-Man comics might show up and scenes that might come rushing interspersed.




Of course! It is not a news anymore that Spider-Man has not been able to deliver a breakout video game for over a decade but looks like, right now the jinx is being broken as Insomniac Games sets to release a new Spider-Man video game, in 2018. However, it will be exclusively on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro.

Another interesting fact is that, the game is independent of the upcoming film and the current comics. Thus, fans of Spider-Man are presented with a new, yet, intriguing storyline. Apart from the acrobatic combats and the sophistication of the game, the trailer kicks-start introducing the Kingpin's goons, Mister Negative and The Demons, who are bent on killing off all members of Kingpin. The trailer appears to have confirmed the appearance of Miles Morales; the teenager who first appeared in 2011, following Peter Parker's death in Ultimate Spider-Man comic-book series.

The game is insanely good, as it gives you the opportunity to unleash the ever hibernated Spidey-spirit in you to defend your friendly neighborhood of New York City. Be ready to be amazed as Spider-Man dispatches goons after goons and interspersing his web, kicks, smack down punch and flexible reflexes to deal with each criminal.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode One Trailer

Prepare for a brand-new adventure with Marvel's most beloved cosmic outlaws as Telltale and Marvel Games has released the trailer of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, Episode One. The trailer breaks down to us as Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot gets ready to tangle with Thanos in response to a distress call from Nova Corps saying The Mad Titan is wrecking everything on his presence.

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Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Episode One

You should not wait for my word on the trailer and go ahead with it. So, here goes the trailer for the first episode of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy.




So, what we are shown here in the trailer of “Episode One: Tangled Up in Blue” is that Nova Corps asks for the help of The Guardians and ever the opportunist (in a positive way) Star-Lord simply asks for a clean slate record for his friends Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot in exchange for their help. After all, not everyone can fearlessly face the Infinity Gauntlet wielding wrinkled chin maniac and lives to tell the tale.

Looks like Thanos is up to something big and he is seen holding a cube like object which probably is "An Artifact of Unspeakable Power" we have heard about previously. So, they will be taking a trip to Kree planet to face the Titan.

Since the game is developed by Telltale Games, it is bound to be a episodic storytelling as their previous projects like Batman, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us. The story will also be affected by your in-game decisions, as it is your choice and your story. “Tangled Up in Blue” will be available on April 18th for digital download on iOS, Android, PC, Xbox One and PlayStstion 4 consoles.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series Official Trailer

Hold on to your horses as Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon and Groot arrives to save the galaxy in the newly released official trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. Telltale and Marvel Games has released the official trailer that takes the stakes very high right from the beginning but as the Guardians of the Galaxy are as always, they are ready to face Armageddon without even flinching.

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Guardians of the Galaxy – The Telltale Series  Official Trailer

As we go further on this particular topic, you guys go ahead and give yourself some good-time rock and roll with this official trailer in Star-Lord's way!




Though the earlier plot synopsis revealed that the Guardians will be after "an artifact of unspeakable power" and an enemy who wants the same would stand in their way, the trailer starts from a distress message from Nova Corps asking for their help as they are under attack by Thanos, The Mad Titan. But this death worshiping, Infinity Gauntlet wielding, crumple chin Titan don't scare them at all. They take it like just another day on space, saving the galaxy while having fun doing that.

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Against The Mad Titan!

Since they were going to come out as par with the live-action version of the team and Marvel Games previously clarified that the movie and the video game both having different continuity, characters are recognizably different from their movie counterparts. Drax and Gamora are the ones who bear most of the dissimilarity with their cinematic doubles. Peter Quill too does not look anything like the lovable Chris Pratt. As for the fans of the live-action films are concerned, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 hits the theaters in May. So, Cheers!

In past, Telltale has masterfully delivered episodic graphic adventure series like Batman, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, all of which became both critically and commercially successful. As Guardians of the Galaxy is already a fan-favorite franchise, it's only a matter of time that the studio makes history with this one. The first episode titled “Tangled Up in Blue” will be available on April 18th for download on iOS, Android, PC, Xbox One and PlayStstion 4 consoles.