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

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Marvel's Spider-Man Becomes Best-Selling Superhero Video Game

Marvel's Spider-Man has become best-selling video game in superhero genre, leaving Batman: Arkham City behind.

Over the years, a number of Spider-Man video games were released but only a few has become very popular among fans or commercially successful as PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game Marvel's Spider-Man from 2018.

Following a September release last year, Spider-Man on PS4 has managed to sell over 9 million copies by January 2019 and now has toppled Batman: Arkham City by becoming best-selling superhero video game of all time in United States.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Becomes Best-Selling Superhero Video Game

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Industry analyst Mat Piscatella of NPD Group has confirmed it by posting a lifetime video games sales chart on Twitter.



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This news itself is great for Marvel's most iconic superhero since it has only been out for less than a year whereas Arkham City was released back in 2011 by Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive for past generation of consoles.

Now it may come as a surprise to many superhero fans considering 2018 Spider-Man game has a Metacritic score of 87, which is great but way inferior than a 96 score set by second Batman title from critically-acclaimed Arkham series.

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In an attempt to come up with a definitive title featuring everyone's favorite wallcrawler, developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment came up with the most beloved adaptation of Spidey in video games.

Their gameplay emphasis of combat and web-slinging was able to get fans hooked and received a number of awards at The Game Awards 2018. Set on a new and unique continuity, the game has established a standard for future Marvel Games projects.

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Besides, Insomniac Games have been trying to keep fans happy with occasional release of variant Spidey suits for free and a series of paid DLC in "The City That Never Sleeps" as post launch to stay engaged and relevant.

In a recent addition, Marvel's Spider-Man has offered players Stealth and Upgraded suits from Spider-Man: Far From Home movie. Also, modern-day social media has helped spread word-of-mouth to reach a broader audience of all-ages.

RELATED: Marvel's Spider-Man Adds Far From Home Suits

We probably won't see any major superhero titles surpassing its impressive numbers anytime soon and forthcoming Nintendo Switch-exclusive action RPG game Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order is not likely to come any close either.

Upcoming anticipated title Marvel's Avengers from Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix may become a major competition next year but only an untitled sequel of Marvel's Spider-Man has the best chance to claim its number one position.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Marvel's Spider-Man Adds Far From Home Suits

Swing into some Marvel's Spider-Man action today with newly added Upgraded Suit and Stealth Suit of Spider-Man: Far From Home.

For a while, developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment have not rolled out any major content update for their action-adventure game Marvel's Spider-Man on PlayStation 4 but that streak is over now.

To celebrate global release of Spider-Man: Far From Home from Marvel Cinematic Universe, two brand-new outfits featured in the movie is now added to Spider-Man on PS4 for all players as free DLC via Patch 1.16.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Adds Far From Home Suits

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Right after you built Advanced Suit, any other suits can be switched in between story campaign and those who already advanced thus far can change into either or Upgraded Suit or Stealth Suit showed in Far From Home movie.

First one is just an updated version of Spidey suit from Spider-Man: Homecoming film that received noticeable facelift and then there is new addition of a dark suit, which clearly has taken inspiration from Spider-Man Noir.

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Upgraded Spider-Man Suit
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Stealth Spider-Man Suit

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Insomniac has been supporting their player community by frequently adding new suits for free and last time they offered two new themed Fantastic Four suits for Spider-Man back in January, after delivering a wide array of suits in early months.

To extend story arc of Marvel's Spider-Man, a three part DLC expansion series titled "The City That Never Sleeps" was released following launch that features notable characters like Black Cat, Hammerhead and Silver Sable.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Marvel's Avengers E3 2019 Reveal

Square Enix have revealed first official trailer of upcoming Marvel's Avengers game at E3 2019 event.

For long, publisher Square Enix has been silent on "The Avengers Project" that was officially announced back at E3 2017 event. In December 2018, the game's Creative Director Shaun Escayg assured that development will start soon.

Only a week ago, an official Twitter account starts referring it as Marvel's Avengers and revealed schedule for a worldwide reveal at E3 2019. Today, fans are finally getting a glance at this long-awaited superhero action-adventure game.

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Marvel's Avengers E3 2019 Reveal

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An exclusive first-look trailer has been released earlier to present a more detailed look into upcoming Avengers game.




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It all begins at A-Day, when globally known superhero team of Avengers showed up in San Francisco to unveil their new hi-tech Headquarters. A sudden explosion nearby has Captain America send Iron Man and Thor to investigate.

Black Widow and Hulk joined soon into that mess what seemed like an act of terrorism by a private military force. A staged catastrophe causes huge devastation and these heroes were blamed, which led to disbandment of The Avengers.

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Fast forward to five years later, all superheroes are now outlawed by society and long gone. Entire world suffers from growing threats and the only way to save it will take for Earth's Mightiest Heroes to reassemble once again.

Over time, fans will receive regular updates for free to extend in-game content and there will be no micro-transaction. More Marvel heroes will be added to increase an ever-growing roster and options for customization will be available.

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After signing up a multi-year and multi-game partnership deal with Marvel Games, developer studios Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal were roped in by Square Enix to develop the game for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Lately, Google Stadia has been added to its list of platforms and a definitive release date of May 15, 2020 is also confirmed. As pre-order bonus, a pre-release Beta Access of the game will be offered to players on PS4 before anyone else.

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Although it was mentioned in E3 2019 trailer that footage shown are captured from in-game engine, it was quite hard to tell where cinematic cut-scenes ended or where we were watching gameplay moments except from its opening scene.

Marvel's Avengers will adapt an original story just like Insomniac Games most recently did with their immensely successful project, Marvel's Spider-Man. Despite many believe it to be an MMO or RPG but apparently we are getting an action-adventure title.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Marvel's Avengers Will Be Revealed at E3 2019

Square Enix would finally reveal their ambitious superhero adventure Marvel's Avengers at E3 2019 press conference.

Teaming up with Marvel Games for a multi-game partnership, publisher Square Enix officially announced superhero action-adventure game that was simply titled "The Avengers Project" at E3 2017 event and had no development updates for long.

Finally, the long-awaited game has received a schedule from Marvel Entertainment for a worldwide reveal event at E3 2019 press briefing now that we are only few weeks away and is currently referred to as Marvel's Avengers.

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Marvel's Avengers Will Be Revealed at E3 2019

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Originally announced in January 2017, developer studios Crystal Dynamics and EIDOS Montreal joined on board for this project. We don't even have a release window set for its possible launch but hopefully, we will get something very soon.

Back then, a brief cinematic has shown Captain America's shield, Iron Man's repulsor arm and Thor's hammer Mjolnir fallen on the ground that suggests that original Avengers have probably disassembled and they need to "reassemble".

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It is highly likely for a new group of heroes to gather to pick up mantles of their icons in a brand-new original story where a new generation of heroes like Amadeus Cho, Jane Foster and Sam Wilson can now form New Avengers.

We can pretty much except a similar lineup on Marvel Cinematic Universe as well since Avengers have already gone through major events such as "Infinity War" and "Endgame" lately, leading some key-characters to pass their mantle to new heroes.

RELATED: The Avengers Project Will Begin Development Soon

Almost a year after The Avengers Project was announced, Creative Director Shaun Escayg updated everyone on social media saying how hard they are working on this ambitious game and will soon reveal more when it is right time.

Given how Square Enix is planning to introduce a universe where gamers can play for years to come, Marvel's Avengers may turn out to be an MMO or RPG experience, which would not be very surprising and we will find that out on June 10, 6 PM PT. 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Fortnite X Avengers: Endgame Limited Time Mode

Thanos returns with his Chitauri army to seek all six Infinity Stones for Fortnite X Avengers: Endgame limited time event.

Without a doubt, developer/publisher Epic Games made a phenomenon of their free-to-play online battle royale mode of sandbox survival game Fortnite that has been dropping new seasons and hosting events for its players on a regular basis.

Following a very successful crossover event with Avengers: Infinity War movie from last year, Epic Games has decided to continue with another limited time event lately for the most anticipated movie of 2019, Avengers: Endgame.

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Fortnite X Avengers: Endgame Limited Time Mode

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In celebration for this Fortnite X Avengers: Endgame event, a new trailer is released showcasing its key features.




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Like its namesake suggests, Endgame would have Thanos and his Chitauri army would challenge players equipped with various Avengers-themed gears to stop them before they could collect all six Infinity Stones to end all life.

Whenever a Chitauri gets an Infinity stone, it will be transformed into The Mad Titan who can leap really high and charge with beam attacks. Collecting each stones will make him more powerful and if he perishes, some other Chitauri will become him shortly.

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A team of players would pick side of heroes to oppose Thanos and his minions on other team while trying to complete their objective. Heroes can pick up Captain America's shield, Iron Man's repulsors or Thor's Stormbreaker axe found in Chests.

In order to guide you to above-mentioned legendary stuff of heroes, there is a treasure map leading them to Mythic Avengers item. Taking out challenges and completing them will grant you Avengers Quinjet Glider, Banners and Sprays as reward.

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Earn Avengers-Themed Rewards

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Also check out two Marvel sets now available in stores; Black Widow outfit with Widow's Pack in one and another comprising of Widow's Bite Pickaxe with Widow's Pirouette Emote as you wait for a second outfit to arrive soon on next week.

As long as enemy team doesn't claim all six Infinity Stones, hero players can respawn and continue their task at hand. Each fight will run unless Thanos is the last one remaining among his team and all Chitauri warriors are elemenated.

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Get Marvel's Black Widow Outfit

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Previously, Infinity War crossover in Fortnite Battle Royale had players go looking for Infinity Gauntlet and upon finding it, they would become The Mad Titan himself with 700 health and 300 shields to take out an entire battlefield alone.

Fortnite takes a slightly different take with Avengers: Endgame crossover event and even though none of these franchises needs any fan recognition, this limited time game mode surely lifts up player spirits with exclusive Avengers items.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Marvel's Spider-Man Gets 33% Price Drop

PS4-exclusive action-adventure game Marvel's Spider-Man gets a permanent price drop and now priced $39.99 only.

Without a doubt, Marvel's Spider-Man from developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment is one of the biggest games of 2018 and we have an overwhelming fan-response to back that claim up as well.

Though the hype for this PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure title has been died down a little after the five months of launch and people are being ready for new games in 2019, Sony decided to offer a big discount on the title and took $20 off permanently.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Gets 33% Price Drop

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Bringing the price down to $39.99 for Spider-Man on PS4 is not something new that the company has done. During Black Friday of 2018, the game was discounted by the same amount and was also given away with a limited edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle.

However, this permanent price drop on one of the best games of 2018 can cause a small spike on the sales number once again. Many fans who waited for an occasion like this would probably reach out their controller now to go swinging in New York as Spidey.

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As soon as the hype died down, Sony dropped price on Detroit: Become Human, God of War and Shadow of the Colossus Remastered too on last year. You can now purchase the game from Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, PlayStation Store and Walmart on the discounted price.

Within the month of its release, Marvel's Spider-Man managed to become the fastest-selling PS4 game ever and even earned more than the opening weekend of Spider-Man: Homecoming movie by selling over 3.3 million physical copies.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Marvel's Spider-Man Adds Fantastic Four-Themed Suits

Insomniac Games have added the Bombastic Bag-Man and Future Foundation suits in the latest update for Marvel's Spider-Man.

As developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment finished rolling out "The City That Never Sleeps" DLC series for their PlayStation 4-exclusive title Marvel's Spider-Man, fans can still hope for some new content.

If you have finished rounding up New York City in his iconic red and blue suit alongside tons of other versions that was introduced to the game so far, then it is time for you to try out some new suits, two new Fantastic Four-themed suits to be specific.

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Marvel's Spider-Man Adds Fantastic Four-Themed Suits

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Wondering what Fantastic Four and Spider-Man have in common? Well, ever since the Wall-Crawler debuted as a hero in his teens, he tried to join "World's Greatest Family" showing off his talent but only ended up fighting them instead.

The family of four has teamed-up with the Webhead on multiple occasions and was even featured in many mini-series of their own. One of the writers of the game, Christos Gage (Thunderbolts – Secret Invasion, World War Hulk – X-Men) has penned one in 2010 titled "Spider-Man/Fantastic Four".

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Bombastic Bag-Man Suit

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In Amazing Spider-Man #258, Spidey goes to Fantastic Four headquarter seeking help to get rid of the alien symbiote he was wearing as a costume, which later eventually became Venom. They were successful of getting rid of the suit but he was left only in his underpants.

Spider-Man had to borrow one of their costumes but since they don't have masks, the Human Torch had to improvise an idea to conceal Peter Parker's secret identity and he gave him a grocery bag to wear, thus came the identity of the Bombastic Bag-Man.

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Future Foundation Suit

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Then there was another instance following "Big Time" story arc, when the Wall-Crawler joined the team for real but then they were calling themselves the Future Foundation. This time, Spidey wore a slick-looking black and white costume.

Now, players can simply fancy themselves wearing the Bombastic Bag-Man and Future Foundation suits in Marvel's Spider-Man with the release of patch 1.14 on PlayStation Network. With the Fantastic Four returning to Marvel Comics once again, these new suits came just in time.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Avengers Project Will Begin Development Soon

Creative Director Shaun Escayg for upcoming The Avengers Project from Square Enix promises a very ambitious game.

It has been more than a year since Square Enix has signed a multi-year and multi-game partnership with Marvel Games back in 2017, which was supposed to began with the development of The Avengers Project.

For long, there was no update regarding the anticipating title and fans were wondering whether or not the game will ever see the light. Finally, their prayers are answered and a recent update from the game's Creative Director Shaun Escayg has reassured that.

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The Avengers Project Will Begin Development Soon

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Shaun Escayg took Twitter to thank all the fans who have been eagerly waiting for The Avengers Project and to let them know that it is still on.



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Although his Tweet doesn't reveal much detail on their progress, it does confirm the fans that the studio is working really hard for a very ambitious game. Also, this update may be hinting in advance that Marvel may come up with some official news in 2019.

Apparently, developer studios Crystal Dynamics and EIDOS Montreal were supposed to work on the game but initially they didn't give a specific release date. The former has moved into a new state-of-the-art studio to work on bigger projects.

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Last year, they started recruiting heads for the game and spend quite a while doing that. They were busy working on Shadow of the Tomb Raider and also saw release of the newly rebooted Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander.

Fans have been theorizing that the title may be an MMO or RPG experience because Square Enix's history with the Final Fantasy series. Marvel also backed the Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series but had to scrap further plans after Telltale Games underwent a massive layoff.

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To freshen up your memory on The Avengers Project, let's check out the official announcement trailer Marvel released.




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The only relevant Avengers video games out there on consoles are the LEGO Marvel's Avengers and Marvel Heroes. Titles like Marvel: Contest of Champions, Marvel: Future Fight and Marvel Strike Force are currently available for mobile platforms.

After the overwhelming recent success of Marvel's Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4, it has become very clear that Marvel fans want more games on their favorite superheroes. Avengers: Endgame is also coming to theaters next year and the release of a related media could become the next big thing.