Find out the details for the latest Spec Op campaign!
As the conflict over predictive justice prepares to rage in the Civil War II comic book event, a new Spec Op exclusively inspired by the blockbuster kicks off in “Marvel: Avengers Alliance”! We spoke to Associate Producer Tony Sherrill about what to expect from this exciting new adventure!
Marvel.com: How did the idea to have a Spec Op inspired by Civil War II come to be?
Tony Sherrill: We caught wind of the Civil War II comic event and had a precognition of our own. We asked Marvel if we could base a Spec Op off the idea behind the CIVIL WAR II comic and they not only agreed, but they gave us exclusivity. “Marvel: Avengers Alliance” is the only game to have Civil War II content.
Marvel.com: How closely did you work with Marvel Publishing on this story?
Tony Sherrill: We actually didn’t work with Marvel Publishing. Well, we did do the due diligence of handing off a copy of the script to Marvel Publishing so that they could make sure our paths didn’t cross by mere coincidence, which they did not. We could gather from the released CIVIL WAR II comic covers who supported which side, but overall we purposefully wanted to avoid any details about the story for a couple reasons. We wanted to ensure this was our own unique take on the idea behind the Civil War II story. Also, we are genuinely excited for the comic series and don’t want it spoiled for ourselves.
Marvel.com: What’s the basic plot for the Spec Op?
Tony Sherrill: A new, powerful Inhuman known as “The Profiler” has foreseen a future in which Dr. Doom eliminates all Inhumans. The problem is it has not happened yet. The Inhumans fearing what their future holds capture Dr. Doom, which quickly escalates to heroes taking sides. Can the future be changed by acting on events before they happen? How far are willing to go based on a prediction?
Marvel.com: What new heroes can you earn?
Tony Sherrill: This is a split mission Spec Op. Players can choose to join the Pro-Predictive Justice Team or the Anti-Predictive Justice Team. Complete both sides to receive Blue Marvel and Thor (Jane Foster)! Should be a lot of fun, I really hope people enjoy it. It’s not often where there are two heroes as rewards.
Marvel.com: What other characters step front and center?
Tony Sherrill: All sorts of heroes are in this one. You’ll see Lizard, War Machine, Vision, Wonder Man, Crystal, Gorgon, and Captain Marvel to name a few on the Pro Team. Then there’s Wasp, Kate Bishop, Black Widow, Kitty Pryde, Cyclops, and Iron Man on the Anti Team. We have 148 of our characters listed as supporting one side or the other, but not all heroes are participating in this Spec Op, especially the Worthy.
Marvel.com: Which villains are standing in our way?
Tony Sherrill: Aside from punching your friends and colleagues in the face, you’ll also get a chance to punch Stegron, Sauron, and the High Evolutionary. There will also be some Iso-Saurs and dare I say Test Subjects that will need some punching as well.
Boss fights include Blue Marvel vs. High Evolutionary with Thor (Jane Foster) and Rescue. Blue Marvel will also face off against Black Panther, Quake, and Falcon. One of my favorite fights is Captain Marvel vs. Iron Man, Hank Pym, and Ultron under Hank Pym’s control. On the other side Thor (Jane Foster) will take on Blue Marvel, Captain America, and Winter Soldier. Then we mix it all up and you get one of the best fights there is: you as an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. with Blue Marvel and Thor (Jane Foster) on your side vs Iron Man, Black Panther, and Rescue.
Marvel.com: What new tech can we get our hands on?
Tony Sherrill: This Spec Op features the Vibranium Set. Set bonuses for equipping two pieces of the set vary from pre-countering the enemy team with Collapsing Infrastructure to granting you an extra turn. The Wakandan Mace that will be available in the Daily Reward Spin will become a Quick Action as its Set Bonus. One of my favorite weapons from this Spec Op is an Ultron Arm. Why use your own fists, when you can use the decapitated arm of an Ultron Soldier? This weapon causes Internal Bleeding, Ravaged, and Incapacitation. Internal Bleeding is just nasty.
Marvel.com: Will there be any lockboxes, group bosses, etc.?
Tony Sherrill: There will not be a lockbox hero; however we will be releasing a new uniform for Black Panther. His new uniform has “Advance Vibranium Weave” which reduces Ranged and Melee damage by half, has a chance to reduce Range and Melee damage to 0 and immediately grant Black Panther an extra turn, plus it causes Dizzy to melee attacks. This uniform will come in the Bruiser and Tactician variety.
Join “Marvel: Avengers Alliance” and play the latest Spec Op, coming soon!