Marvel Entertainment continues to expand its mobile gaming presence today with the launch of "Mighty Marvel Heroes," a real-time multiplayer game allowing fans to build custom squads of heroes in order to go head-to-head with other players across the globe.
Written by Fred Van Lente, "Mighty Marvel Heroes" pits players against a variety of threats, sending them on missions while tracking scores on a worldwide leaderboard. Spider-Man, Captain Marvel, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Captain America and more heroes are available to choose from when building a roster of four characters, while "dozens of Super Villains" are promised to be on the way.
Developer DeNA promises regular updates, which will consist of new, original content and storylines based on both classic Marvel Comics tales and all-new story arcs. The first event is a six-part series titled "Infinity," featuring the Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers facing off against Thanos and his minions.
"Mighty Marvel Heroes" is available today for iOS and Android devices. Check out the full press release, game trailer and images below.
Official Press Release
DeNA and Marvel Entertainment today launched Marvel Mighty Heroes, a real-time co-op brawler written by Fred Van Lente, creator of Marvel comics like X-Men Noir, Marvel Zombies 3-5, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Incredible Hercules. For the first time on mobile devices, up to four players will suit up as iconic Marvel characters to battle evildoers in action-packed gameplay. Players will collect and level-up characters, equip heroic abilities, and team up with friends to rule the multiverse. With the first in-game event starting today, Marvel Mighty Heroes is available as a free download on the Apple App Storeâ„ for iPhoneÂ®, iPadÂ®, iPod touchÂ® and on Google Playâ„¢ for Androidâ„¢ phones and tablets.
In Marvel Mighty Heroes, players must defend the world by assembling a dream team of Marvel Super Heroes including Iron Man, Thor, Spider-Man, Captain America, Star-Lord, Hulk, Hawkeye as well as dozens of Super Villains yet to be announced. Each character is equipped with a unique set of powerful, upgradeable abilities along with alternate costumes that grant new powers and allow for a variety of different play styles based around speed, strength, and health.
"Marvel Mighty Heroes starts with old-school Super Hero gameplay from the glory days of playing alongside friends at the arcade and adds a modern twist for mobile devices through intuitive touch controls and global cooperative gameplay," said Barry Dorf, Vice President of Partnerships and Alliances at DeNA. "Marvel fans of all ages will love the timeless characters and evolving Marvel storylines based on classic plots and new story arcs."
Once players choose their squad, they will join a team of up to four players from around the world to compete in missions testing their clobbering prowess with bruiser characters and quick reflexes with ranged characters, while leaderboards let players compete for worldwide supremacy. Multiplayer events include a variety of missions like cooperative defense and intense boss battles. Regular updates will consistently add original content, letting players fight their way through all-new worlds and storylines never before explored in a Marvel game. Today kicks off the first event in the six-part weekly "Infinity" series which finds the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy teaming up to battle Thanos the Mad Titan.
In a tight race, Marvel fans have registered and voted to receive Hulk as a special in-game reward for players who download the game in the first week. Marvel Mighty Heroes is available now to download for free on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and on Google Play for Android devices.Â
To learn more about the game, visit www.marvelmightyheroes.com.