SDCC: Marvel's "Contest of Champions" Heads to Mobile Fall 2014

Tue, July 29th, 2014 at 1:13pm PDT

Video Games
Steve Sunu, Staff Writer/Reviews Editor
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Marvel announced a new game for mobile platforms during Comic-Con International 2014 that will pit some of Marvel's iconic heroes against one another. "Marvel Contest of Champions," by "Kingdoms of Camelot" developer Kabam and set to hit Fall 2014, is an action-oriented title where players fight their way through the Marvel Universe and collect characters as play progresses. Written by "Legendary Star-Lord" scribe Sam Humphries, the game's trailer and screenshots reveal characters from across the Marvel U, including Captain America, Iron Man, Deadpool, Vision, Colossus, Black Panther, Hulk, Storm, Thor, Cyclops, Black Bolt, Spider-Man and Juggernaut.

"In terms of controls, we most definitely are designing this game specifically for the strengths of the touch device platforms. There won’t be any buttons or virtual joysticks. I know it sounds clichéd, but the controls really are intuitive and easy to pick up. There are a variety of basic attacks -- light, medium, and heavy -- and each hero has multiple signature special attacks that can be used for greater damage," creative director Cuz Parry told Marvel.com. "There is a combo system that rewards players for mixing up their moves and performing well-timed blocks. The higher the combo, the faster your special attacks regenerate. I can’t go too much deeper into the specifics but rest assured our dev team is comprised of many avid fighting game experts that are dedicated to making a fun, accessible fighting game with a degree of depth to satisfy fans of the genre."

Check out the trailer and screenshots below.

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