Everything you need to know about Marvel Games, this week!

True Believers, every week, make your way over to Marvel.com for a rundown of all this week’s Marvel Games news, from console game releases to character drops to mobile event updates, and more!

MARVEL PUZZLE QUEST

Spider-Man (Infinity War) arrives in the hit mobile game Marvel Puzzle Quest this week with the fresh Stark Iron Spider suit inspired by Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War! Recruit him onto your team this Thursday!

Our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man will have to use his wit, strength, and Spidey sense to help our other heroes stop Thanos from collecting all the Infinity Stones and enacting his master plan to wipe out half of all existence! The 4-Star Spider-Man (Infinity War) sees tons of new upgrades courtesy of. Tony Stark. Spidey can create web tiles to prevent damage to himself, hinder opponents, strengthen allies and deal additional damage to the enemy. Team up Spidey with other characters that can create web tiles like Miles Morales and Spider-Gwen!

The passive blue power Quick Reflexes activates his Spidey-sense letting Spider-Man anticipate danger and react accordingly. Whenever Spidey makes a match, create 2 web tiles. Enemy powers deal 12% less damage to Spider-Man for each web tile on the board. Whenever Spider-Man takes damage from an enemy power, remove half of all web tiles.

With Thwip, Thwip, Pow!, a green power, Spider-Man swings through the air lobbing a quick burst of web-shots into battle. His webs hit 4 random colored tiles, locking any enemy tiles, fortifying any friendly tiles and converting the rest to web tiles.

Proportional Punch, a red power, allows Spidey to grab his enemy with his cybernetic spider legs to deliver a blow with the proportional strength of a spider! It deals 333 damage plus 134 damage for every Blue, Green, or Red web tile on the board, and 67 damage for every other web tile.

Recruit Spider-Man (Infinity War) during S.H.I.E.L.D. Training – Heroes for Hire or Spider-Man & Friends. Don’t miss the following events as well – Spider-Man vs Sinister Six and S.H.I.E.L.D. Training both kick off this Thursday, May 31, while the Deadpool vs MPQ kicks off this Sunday, June 3! The Made Up Name tournament also kicks off this Sunday where you can snag Spider-Man (Infinity War) as a progression reward!

MARVEL FUTURE FIGHT

This week, we see the 2nd update inspired by Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War make its way across Marvel Future Fight this week! This update includes new uniforms inspired by the blockbuster hit for characters such as Scarlet Witch, Doctor Strange, Hulkbuster 2.0, War Machine, Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Ebony Maw, and Cull Obsidian!

The path to receiving a Tier-3 update is a long but rewarding journey and new ascensions to Tier-3 awaits Iron Man and Spider-Man, which their new growth factors would further amplify their abilities. In order to reach Tier-3, face Corvus Glaive and Cull Obsidian in the World Boss: Ultimate stages!

Clear the Ultimate mode with Corvus Glaive and gain the critical growth ingredients needed for Tier-3 as well as Titan’s Record: Speed, while clearing the Ultimate mode with Cull Obsidian will secure you Titan’s Record: Blast!

Read more on the 4.1 Marvel Future Fight update here!

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more Marvel Games news and interviews.

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Marvel Studios' Little Free Library campaign is cultivating young readers and building community.

Last week, we announced Disney Publishing Worldwide was teaming up with Little Free Library and First Book to bring Avengers: Infinity War-themed library stands to cultivate young readers and build community through epic storytelling and free access to books.

In Los Angeles, this past weekend, Marvel’s Ryan Penagos emcee’d an event, in coordination with Disney Publishing Worldwide, Little Free Library and the LAPD Newton Area Community Safety Partnership Team, revealing the showpiece “Avengers: Infinity War”-themed library stand for children from the Newton Area community.

Author Brandon T. Snider read an excerpt from “Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War: The Cosmic Quest Vol. 1: Beginning” following the unveiling. The “Little Marvel Library” in Los Angeles is dedicated to a young boy named Semmi Veasey, who battled brain cancer, and deeply impacted the Newton community. Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr. of Council District 9; LAPD Captain Michael Rimkunas, Area Commanding Officer; Newton Division Newton Area Community Safety Partnership Team; as well as special guest Captain America were in attendance. Take a look at the gallery above!

The Los Angeles showpiece library debuted this past weekend along with 8 other communities across the nation. The Little Marvel Libraries will be maintained by Little Free Library community members and will be stocked with book for two years.

To find out more about Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War-themed Little Free Libraries go to LittleMarvelLibrary.com, and learn more about Little Free Library by visiting LittleFreeLibrary.org.

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Stars of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War visit children’s hospitals in NY and LA!

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of Marvel Studios, Marvel Studios: Hero Acts is donating $1.25 million to provide transformative experiences to strengthen the lives of children impacted by serious illness. The grant will provide $800,000 to Make-A-Wish® to grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses around the world, and $450,000 to Starlight Children’s Foundation to help bring joy and comfort to children in hospitals.

Chris Evans and Tom Holland, stars of Marvel Studios’ blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War, celebrated the announcement with special screenings of the film at New York’s Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai in The Child Life Zone and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

The grants to both Make-A-Wish and Starlight Children’s Foundation are a part of Disney’s Team of Heroes commitment to reimagine the patient and family experience in and out of children’s hospitals.

Over the past decade, Marvel Studios has been an integral part of The Walt Disney Company’s relationship with Make-A-Wish America and Make-A-Wish International, hosting wish kids on film sets and at events around the world. Nine Make-A-Wish kids attended the April 23rd world premiere of Avengers: Infinity War in Los Angeles. And in December 2017, Marvel Studios and Make-A-Wish joined forces to grant the biggest set-visit wish ever, with 21 kids visiting the Atlanta, Georgia, set of the 2019 untitled Avengers film.

Starlight Children’s Foundation will use the grant to produce more than 26,000 Starlight Gowns – the charity’s revolutionary new colorful and comfortable children’s hospital gowns – featuring artwork inspired by the suits of eight favorite Marvel Super Heroes. Marvel products and a custom Avengers-themed comic will also be added to the Disney hospital care packages that will be delivered to more than 440 children’s hospitals in the U.S. Additionally, earlier this year, Marvel Studios’ talent banded together for a social media challenge and raised $250,000 for Starlight as part of the Marvel Universe Unites campaign.

“We are proud to donate to Make-A-Wish and Starlight Children’s Foundation,” says Kevin Feige, President, Marvel Studios. “It is an honor to make a meaningful contribution to these two organizations that continually strive to enhance the lives of seriously ill children.”

“Wishes are an important part of a child’s medical care. They can have super power-like effects building the physical and emotional strength kids need to fight a critical illness,” says Jon Stettner, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish International.” David Williams, president and CEO of Make-A-Wish America, adds, “Thanks to the support of Marvel Studios, more kids around the world will replace fear with confidence, sadness with joy, and anxiety with hope through the experience of a wish-come-true.”

“Every kid dreams of transforming into their favorite Marvel super hero – and a hospitalized child is no different,” says Chris Helfrich, CEO, Starlight Children’s Foundation. “Thanks to the generous support of Marvel Studios and The Walt Disney Company, tens of thousands of children in hospitals across the country will now have the opportunity to be transformed into Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Panther and other amazing super heroes with their very own Marvel Super Hero Starlight Gown.”

Strengthening the lives of children with serious illness is a focus area of The Walt Disney Company’s social responsibility efforts. Disney is dedicated to delivering comfort, inspiration and opportunity to children and families around the world. In March, Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced an innovative five-year plan to dedicate more than $100 million in cash and resources to reinvent the patient and family experience in children’s hospitals.

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The Russo brothers were joined by Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo and Tom Holland.

Ahead of the film’s highly anticipated debut in China this Friday, stars from Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” and Marvel fans from around the world visited Shanghai Disney Resort for an exclusive preview at Walt Disney Grand Theatre in Disneytown.

The film’s directors, Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, were joined by stars Robert Downey Jr., Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo and Tom Holland on the red carpet, greeting fans and signing autographs. Media and fans in the theatre enjoyed a sneak peek of the movie.

Click through the gallery below to see images from the “Avengers: Infinity War” event at Shanghai Disney Resort!

Since its U.S. debut on April 26, “Avengers: Infinity War” has already set several records, including the fastest film ever to cross the $1 billion mark in the box office.

To see the Avengers battle Thanos for yourself (or to go again!), reserve tickets now via Fandango!

Stay tuned to Marvel.com, follow @Avengers on Twitter, and Like “The Avengers” on Facebook for the latest on the Avengers as it develops!

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Two worlds collide!

Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph) from the upcoming Freeform series, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, sat down with the King of Wakanda himself (Chadwick Boseman) to discuss being part of the same Marvel family. Boseman gives the young stars some tips on taking on the mantle of a Marvel super hero and more. Take a look at the videos below!

Witness the King in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, in theaters now, and don’t forget to grab Marvel Studios’ Black Panther, available in 4K UHD today!

Don’t miss Holt and Joseph in action when Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger premieres on Freeform this June 7!

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Everything you need to know about Marvel Games, this week!

True Believers, every week, make your way over to Marvel.com for a rundown of all this week’s Marvel Games news, from console game releases to character drops to mobile event updates, and more!

MARVEL PUZZLE QUEST

The fan-favorite Captain America – Peggy Carter of Marvel Puzzle Quest, of course – has tons of in-game activities to support the release of EXILES #3 from Saladin Ahmed and Javier Rodriguez, available in stores and digitally, tomorrow, May 9!

In EXILES #3, Peggy Carter Cap faces off against an apocalyptically armed Red Skull! And the Exiles are just in time to join the fight – ‘cuz they’ve been kicked off their mission! There’s a new team of Watchers in town, and they’re cracking down on the Exiles’ interference in the timestream – even if it means the death of everything. Can the Exiles salvage Peggy Carter’s world, fix the Tallus and get back to saving reality before the Time-Eater tracks them down again?

Meanwhile, in-game, the Peggy Carter Bundle started this week, and kicking off today, we’ve got a Peggy Carter Versus Event as well as an Exiles Limited Vault, where everyone will receive a free Vault token.

Going day and date with the release of EXILES #3, Peggy Carter (Captain America) Champion Rewards are updated to include Captain America (First Avengers) and update Valkyrie to use EXILES #1 (Design Variant).

What exactly does Peggy Carter Captain America have up her sleeves? Her first ability is Ultimate Soldier, a red ability that costs 9 AP. When Captain America has a mission, no one gets in her way. Peggy lands a well-placed blow, ignoring any Protect tiles and dealing damage to the target.

Her second ability, Legendary Presence, is a Yellow Passive, which does not cost AP and is constantly active. When she enters the battle, her enemies panic and falter. While Peggy’s health is above 50%, all enemy abilities cost more AP to execute.

Lastly, Do As Peggy Says costs 11 Blue AP. When Peggy lands a direct hit with her shield, she disables the enemy team and helps her allies get the drop on their target.

Peggy Carter Captain America is earnable in the Unstable ISO-8 Event, this Thursday, May 10, and for an added bonus, this event is double Red Iso-8! Be sure to round out your roster with Peggy Carter in Marvel Puzzle Quest!

MARVEL CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS

For three and a half years, Marvel Contest of Champions has been setting up its own Infinity War storyline. The Mad Titan has been operating in the shadows, collecting the stones, since 2014. It’s been leading to this – a devastatingly epic final boss fight!

We need all the heroes we can get, and this Thursday, May 10, Captain America (Infinity War), complete with his Wakandan vambrace shields, enters the fray as he makes his way into the Contest! If you can’t get enough of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, pick up this 4-star Steve Rogers whose designs are inspired by the box office hit.

Since opposing the Sokovia Accords, the super-soldier has lost his shield and been forced underground. But with the help of friends new and old, he’s managed to re-equip and remain under the radar, all the while continuing to do what he believes is right – saving the world one clandestine mission at a time.

Cap’s basic abilities including Bleed, Stun, Fury and Kinetic Potential. His vibranium vambraces allows the Captain to store up to 5 Kinetic Potential charges. Summon up several of Cap’s special attacks like My Ally’s Claws, which inflicts Bleed and reduces his opponent’s defensive ability accuracy by 100%; activate Kinetic Discharge by smashing together his vambraces, unleashing a wave of kinetic energy, stunning your opponent; Lead from the Front, which sends his enemy crashing to the mat; and Leadership, where Cap learns from his teammates gaining a unique effect with Kinetically Charge for each class represented on his team, excluding himself.

We recommend mastering: Inequity, with his Signature Ability and the right teammates, Cap is capable of putting a lot of Debuffs on his opponent, allowing him to make greate use of this; Despair, with his natural ability to place Petrify Debuffs on his opponents, this can make for a powerful combination; and Petrify, where Cap can do a lot of Stunning, both through Well Timed Blocks, and through his Special 2 Attack, allowing him to keep the Petrify effect active for much of the fight.

See our fearless leader in action below and be sure to grab him this Thursday!

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Wakanda Forever! Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is now available on 4K UHD as of today! That’s not all, Marvel Studios partnered with Xbox for 5 lucky fans to win a custom Black Panther Xbox One X console and a 4K copy of the film! It may or may not be made of Vibranium. Test your luck and enter here.

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Readers assemble!

True Believers, we’re assembling Earth’s mightiest and littlest heroes this month!

As Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War continues to dominate the box office, Disney Publishing Worldwide is teaming up with Little Free Library and First Book to bring Avengers: Infinity War-themed library stands to select communities across the country beginning to roll out on Saturday, May 12, to celebrate the power of reading through free access to books.

The Little Marvel Library stands will be stocked with books for two years, courtesy of Disney Publishing Worldwide and First Book, and will include a larger showpiece in Los Angeles and the first underground Little Free Library in New York City!

The concept to create these brand-new themed libraries is to support Disney’s love of storytelling and to provide inspiration and opportunity to kids and families. The libraries will be set up in select areas across the United States, maintained by Little Free Library community stewards, and regularly stocked with books for two years.

Featured titles in the libraries will include Avenger’s: Infinity War titles such as The Heroes’ Journey (Road to Avengers: Infinity War), The Cosmic Quest Vol. 1, along with many other epic stories. Visitors to Avengers: Infinity War-themed Little Free Libraries, or any neighborhood Little Free Library, are also welcome to donate their own books. You can learn more about The Comic Quest Vol. 1 with author Brandon T. Snider here.

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War-themed Little Free Libraries can be found at the following locations:

Marvel Studios’ Little Free Library Locations

ATLANTA

Humphries Elementary School
3029 Humphries Dr. SE
Atlanta, GA 30354

CLEVELAND

8555 Hough Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

WASHINGTON DC

4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20011

DETROIT

Art In Motion
19452 Livernois Ave.
Detroit, MI 48221

EL PASO

Alamo Drafthouse Montecillo
250 East Montecillo Blvd.
El Paso, TX 79912

LOS ANGELES

Slauson Recreational Center
5306 South Compton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90011

NEW ORLEANS

2nd District Police Station
3401 Broadway St.
New Orleans, LA 70125

NEW YORK

145 Street and St. Nicholas Ave. Subway Station
New York, NY 10019

PHOENIX

St. Vincent de Paul
420 W Watkins Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

To find out more about Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War-themed Little Free Libraries go to LittleMarvelLibrary.com, and learn more about Little Free Library by visiting LittleFreeLibrary.org.

In case you missed it, here are five books to get your kids ready for Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War. Don’t miss out on Avengers: Infinity War, or see it again in theaters, on Fandango!

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This crossover event lets Fortnite fans play as the Mad Titan!

Your destiny has arrived! If you’ve ever wanted to don the Infinity Gauntlet and harness the incredible power wielded by the Mad Titan Thanos—now is the time! Epic Games and Marvel Studios just announced a limited time Fortnite Battle Royale mashup with Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” that will introduce the Infinity Gauntlet into gameplay and give players the chance to play as Thanos.

The limited time mashup in Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode begins today, Tuesday, May 8, so don’t wait if you want your chance to play as Thanos! But to harness his power and wield the Infinity Gauntlet, you’ll have to fight for it. The Infinity Gauntlet will arrive on a meteor as the battle begins, and the first to equip the Gauntlet will transform into the mighty Thanos, complete with the Gauntlet’s massive power. Utilize Rare, Epic, and Legendary weapons in this Limited Time Mashup in order to take down Thanos, equip the Gauntlet and claim Victory!

No purchases or downloads necessary to play as Thanos — just your own gaming skills, strategy and a deep desire to cause mass destruction to your opponents! But remember, Thanos’ appearance is only for a limited time, so start playing today!

Wield the Gauntlet. Become Thanos. The battle begins now!

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The deadliest woman in the galaxy celebrated with friends and family!

The deadliest woman in the galaxy has been immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday! On behalf of the Marvel family, congratulations Zoe Saldana!

“Zoe pretty much owns outer space. I may be king of the world, but she is queen of the universe. Her iconic characters – Uhura, Neytiri, Gamroa – are role models for young women. These are women of courage and integrity, women who are unbound and authentic, women who stand for something,” shared director James Cameron, at the ceremony.

“Having a dream is just step one. Step two: sleeves up, hard work, persistence, passion, perseverance. Fail often and fail forward. If at first you don’t succeed, you dust yourself off and you try again,” explained Saldana. “I learned to love what I do and do what I love and that has been my mantra. From Burger King commercials, to Law and Order episodic, to a ballet movie. I got to be a pirate, an INS officer, a xenolinguist on the Enterprise. I got to be an alien warrior – well, multiple alien warriors.”

Zoe Saldana, most known for her role as Gamora in Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy,” celebrated her nearly two-decade long career with friends and family in Hollywood, California. Take a look at the gallery above!

Saldana can currently be seen in Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War. Grab tickets to see Gamora, the rest of the Guardians, and the Avengers take on the Mad Titan Thanos here.

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Plus: Picks of the Week and a post-mortem for Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Infinity War'!

Are you still recovering from the massive cinematic event that was Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War”? Jamie and Ryan give you their reactions to this record-breaking movie. Tune in, and be warned that there may be some spoilers!

Plus: Jamie and Ryan give you their picks of the week, and Ryan sits down with writer Brandon T. Snider, who has done everything from writing books for Marvel to appearing in comedy sketches for Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle, and Conan O’Brien!

Subscribe to This Week in Marvel on Apple Podcasts or download the episode from Marvel.com/podcasts!

With new episodes every Friday, This Week in Marvel delivers all the latest Marvel discussion and news about comics, TV, movies, games, toys, and beyond! Tweet your questions and comments about the show to @AgentM@jamiefrevele, or @Marvel with the hashtag #ThisWeekinMarvel!

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