Creative Director Bill Rosemann gets you caught up on all the updates on Marvel Future Fight

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For over two decades Bill Rosemann has a part of the Marvel family, from his time as a freelance writer for Marvel Age magazine, to marketing copywriter, to “Your Man @ Marvel” blogger, to writer of the Deadline limited series, to editor of dozens of comic series including Nova, Black Panther, Thunderbolts and Avengers Academy. Bill also helped launch the Disney Kingdom imprint and was part of the team that co-created the modern day Guardians of the Galaxy. Bill is now Creative Director for Marvel Games, where he uses his knowledge and passion for the House of Ideas to collaborate with partners around the world on hit titles for console, PC and mobile devices.

Every few weeks, Bill and talented members of the Marvel Games team join us to share their stories as well as exclusive news and scoops on what’s happening in the world of gaming!

Marvel.com: In a very competitive environment, Marvel and Netmarble are celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the blockbuster mobile RPG, Marvel Future Fight. How does it feel seeing this game embraced by players for this long?

Bill Rosemann: It’s awesome. Marvel Future Fight holds a special place in my heart because it was one of the first games I was lucky enough to work on from launch. When I joined the Marvel Games team two and half years ago, on my first day here it was, “Okay, this game is going to launch in five months. Get to it!”

We hit the ground running and were instantly impressed with the amount of effort, imagination and passion that the Netmarble team poured into it. From the number of characters to the rich detailing of the costumes to the depth of the story and gameplay, Netmarble roared out of the gate and hasn’t taken their foot off the gas for 24 months.

Marvel.com: That’s awesome! One of the great things about Marvel Future Fight is that it’s widely available on iOS and Android. And now it’s hit 50 million downloads.

Bill Rosemann: Yeah, it’s amazing, 50 million players worldwide! As our handy infographic points out, that’s approximately six times bigger than the population of New York. It’s so cool to see True Believers around the globe having so much fun with it.

Marvel.com: Another of the cool things about it is that it’s really easy for new players and casual gamers to pick up, but there’s also so many features and layers for anyone who is a long-time player to dig into. Was accessibility a key factor in developing this game?

Bill Rosemann: Definitely. Marvel creates our games in the same way we do our comic books, TV shows and films, and that’s with an eye on accessibility. We want to share these characters with the world.

Part of achieving that is making the stories of the adventures and the characters easy to understand, relate to and jump into. You need to have a clear entry point and know who the characters are and what their goals and motivations are. In this case, we quickly laid out the mission of the heroes and what they were facing. In the beginning, it was M.O.D.O.K. and his evil alliance who were creating dimensional rifts that were causing realties and alternate versions of characters to collide. And as with all good games, on the surface it’s quick and easy to learn, but the more you play, you see how deep it can get. It’s really about learning to master the strategy and complexities. You can jump in right away, and over time, you can spend a lot of time digging deeper and then experiencing all of the new content that arrives on almost a monthly basis.

Marvel.com: Speaking of that new content, you’ve done a lot of alignments with publishing, TV and film. Currently, there’s the event inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Bill Rosemann: Part of our goal with all of our games is to keep players happy with cool new content that’s introduced in a thoughtful and impactful way. Instead of just releasing characters when we feel like it, we strategically align with our friends in Publishing, TV and Studios. We look ahead where the characters are heading in the next six to twelve months, and when we know something is going to hit – for example one of our upcoming Netflix shows like Defenders — instead of having Daredevil or Jessica Jones appear at a random time with TV-inspired costumes, we wait until when the show is going to hit and then we’ll introduce the content at the same time. As a Marvel fan, that’s really fun because you can go read a comic, watch a TV show or movie, and then in Marvel Future Fight, you can play as the characters or go on a mission that’s inspired by what you just saw. It’s more of what you love, but experienced in an awesome new way.

Marvel.com: For the second year anniversary, what else do you lined up for fans?

Bill Rosemann: In true Marvel Future Fight fashion, the gang at Netmarble is going all out to throw a huge party for all the players. To start, they’re introducing two new characters – Mantis and Agent Venom – as well as uniforms inspired by GOTG Vol 2 for Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket Raccoon. To top it off they’re unleashing the World Boss Ultimate and Alliance Quest modes.

What I also like about the second year anniversary is that it’s a chance to take a step back and look at what the team has done in the past 24 months and what players have responded to. If you look at our infographic, it’s a bit surprising to see who the most popular characters are and see which characters have meaning and impact for the game. We were really happy that our most popular female character is our all-new hero, Sharon Rogers, the Captain America we created together during our Captain America 75th Anniversary.

For those who haven’t played it yet, in our game we introduced a reality in which Steve Rogers was not frozen in ice during WW2. Instead, after he helped the Allies win the war, he and Agent Peggy Carter got married and had a daughter that they named Sharon. On her world, she has inherited her parents’ training and has inherited the mantle of her reality’s Captain America.

Another thing we’re doing with Sharon for the second year anniversary is all-new and FREE digital comic book you can read right here at Marvel.com. It’s written by Marc Sumerak, who is now the new writer of the game, and it’s drawn by artist Andrea Di Vito, who I’ve worked with for years in Publishing on titles like Nova. It tells the story of the first meeting between Captain America Sharon Rogers and the Guardians of the Galaxy…and features a two-page sneak peek at some surprises coming your way in the game over the next year!

Marvel.com: We’ve talked about what the fans responded well to, but what are your personal favorite characters and events you guys have had in the past two years?

Bill Rosemann: Wow, it’s hard to pick just one. In fact, what I like is the variety and range of the characters introduced. From Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to Spider-Verse to Marvel NOW! to Monsters Unleashed, it’s great when we can work very closely with Marvel Publishing or TV and have new characters and costumes hit in our game in the same month or even same week when they’re appearing elsewhere.

Marvel.com: You guys have what, over 120 characters to choose from? It’s a huge roster!

Bill Rosemann: That’s right! Marvel Future Fight holds the record out of all our mobile-only games for the greatest number of characters. We’re only able to do with the hard work of the Netmarble team and the cooperation of everyone in all the different divisions at Marvel. For example, my friends in editorial know that when they’re introducing a new costume or character, they will email me — even if it’s a black-and-white sketch – so we can immediately reach out to all our partners for all our games and say, “Hey! Here is this new hotness, and it’s going to hit in this month, and if we get started now, maybe we can get it in the game. Netmarble has been amazing at embracing the new content and putting it in the game month after month.

And I have to mention that the inclusion of all the new content – and the fact that the game has been a hit for two years – is also the result of the efforts of the entire Marvel Games team, especially our assistant creative manager Isabel Hsu and producers Mike Jones, Tim Hernandez and Danny Koo. It truly takes a village, and I’m proud of the efforts of everyone on the Netmarble and Marvel teams who have helped to make Marvel Future Fight the success that it is.

Marvel.com: That’s awesome! Now, as we look ahead, what can you share with us that we can expect from Marvel Future Fight?

Bill Rosemann: Hmmm…what can I reveal? I can say that we will continue to work with all our friends at Marvel to make sure that if there’s a big event — whether that’s in TV, film or the comics – we’ll bring gamers the excitement right here in our game as well. We also have the freedom to do our own themes and introduce characters that players have been asking for. I also hope to work with Netmarble again and create all-new costumes characters. When we listen to players and then do our best to deliver a character we think they will like and get behind, we’ll have more success! So look forward to that as well!

Marvel.com: That’s amazing! Happy anniversary and here’s to the next 50 million players!

Bill Rosemann: 50 million more players! And hey, two more years, why not? Say it with me: Future Fight!

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Celebrate the success of the Marvel mobile game with a Guardians of the Galaxy event!

The Guardians of the Galaxy roster expands in “Marvel Future Fight!” To celebrate the game’s second anniversary, two new heroes—Agent Venom and Mantis—join the battle while the game’s original Guardians don new uniforms inspired by the films, and finally, Whiplash adds his weapons to your arsenal. And just in time, because you’ll need new gear and fresh teammates to tackle the game’s World Boss Ultimate and Alliance Conquest modes.

We sat down with Minkyun Kim, Development Director at Netmarble Games, to see just what we could learn about the anniversary update.

Marvel.com: This update marks the second anniversary of “Marvel Future Fight;” what are you bringing to the game to celebrate this milestone?

Minkyun Kim: As a huge thank you to all the users who have shown us love, we’ve prepared a variety of events. First, players will have an opportunity to get new Guardians of the Galaxy characters and an exclusive, limited edition Comic Card. Players will also get additional opportunities for various rewards in events such as the seven day check-in.

Marvel.com: The biggest character addition has got to be Mantis; what does she bring to the table?

Minkyun Kim: Mantis, one of the new heroes appearing in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” will also be joining us this update. She mainly attacks with her hands through the use of martial arts. With her unique energy wavelength, she can attack from short or medium-range distances. You’ll be able to feel the thrilling action as you watch her acrobatic martial arts style and energy wavelength attacks.

Also, her ability to find enemy weak points and use of psychic empathy ensures that her teammates get buffs that will help in battle, the idea being that she uses her telepathic powers to communicate enemy weak points to her allies.

Her powerful mind energy and healing powers allow for resistance to debuffs. Her healing touch will be able to give teams an advantage in both team and solo battles.

Marvel.com: Alongside the new team members, players will be able to grab a few new uniforms. Who’s suiting up in new gear?

Minkyun Kim: With the opening of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” we’re introducing brand new uniforms: the [movie-versions] of Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, and the new Groot everybody’s been waiting for! Also, to celebrate the second anniversary of “Marvel Future Fight,” we’ll be introducing a new uniform for our original character, Sharon Rogers.

Mavel.com: A new World Boss mode is coming to “Marvel Future Fight” with this update. What can you tell us about World Boss Ultimate?

Minkyun Kim: There is a difficulty system in Ultimate Mode. As the difficulty goes up, bosses will become stronger, and a player’s characters will be placed in disadvantageous situations. In the higher difficulties, players will be placed in extreme situations never seen before on Original Bosses.

The key to winning will be determined by how detailed and effectively a player upgrades their character. Players will be challenged to constantly reduce their clear times and become the best.

Marvel.com: Outside of increasing their rank, will there be rewards in this mode that differ from the standard World Boss mode?

Minkyun Kim: As you challenge higher difficulties, the rewards will be more gratifying as well.

Rewards will now be proportional to the difficulty level that was challenged. Also, the first time a difficulty level is cleared against a boss, you’ll get a special reward. You can only get a limited amount of rewards per day, but you can always strive for better records and try out new strategies.

Marvel.com: A new PVP feature, Conquest, is coming to Alliances. What new ways can Alliances compete, and what kinds of rewards will they unlock?

Minkyun Kim: In the past, Alliance related content was based around an individual’s fight within the Alliance; Alliance Conquests will now truly be a battle of Alliances. Alliance Conquests will require communication between Alliance members to properly coordinate characters over the map to lead your Alliance to victory. Alliances with the best characters will have an advantage. Through Alliance Conquest, players will unlock Alliance Tokens which can be used to trade for items in the Alliance Shop and to upgrade your characters. Also, depending on your score, your Alliance will also get a cool frame.

Marvel.com: The third year of “Marvel Future Fight” is just beginning. Can you give us a taste of what’s to come?

Minkyun Kim: Looking back on the last two years, we’re grateful to all the players who have supported and loved our game and we know that we’ve had our faults. We’ll work our butts off to make sure that we become a game that is loved by all. Personally, as a fan of Marvel, I’m looking forward to the lineup of Marvel content coming up. We’ll take our own excitement and hopes and endeavor to create more varied content. Through the updates this year, we hope that our players will feel at home and join us to fight the villains of the Marvel Universe.

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Prepare yourself for the big screen sequel with cosmic adventure across five Marvel games!

Before the Guardians of the Galaxy blast into theaters next week, the rag-tag band of cosmic rebels will bring their unique blend of action, laughs, and wild visuals to Marvel games in an out of this world event of galactic proportions!

Starting April 25, content inspired by “Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will be appearing throughout five Marvel games: “Marvel Avengers Academy,” “Marvel Contest of Champions,” “Marvel Future Fight,” “Marvel Heroes Omega,” and “Marvel Puzzle Quest. Players should strap in their jet packs and prepare for a celestial storm of new characters, costumes, battles, and story content influenced by the blockbuster film.

“Just as the Guardians themselves are a family, the Marvel Games team and each of our partners have forged a tightly knit family of True Believers who are obsessed with delivering all the excitement, humor and action of our greatest characters to the gamers that love them,” says Bill Rosemann, Marvel Games Executive Creative Director. “No matter which Guardian, ally or enemy is your favorite – and no matter what type of gameplay experience you crave – our friends at Netmarble, Kabam, Tiny Co, D3Go, and Gazillion are bringing all of their collective firepower to the universe’s coolest crew of galactic misfits.”

“With each new movie inspired Marvel Games event we always aim to top the last one, yet somehow we’re still each blown away each time by the incredible ideas our partners come up with,” adds Tim Hernandez, Director of Game Production. “We know our players are going to dig the unique spin each game has put on their own Guardians event, along with awesome new characters, features and other fun surprises!”

Marvel Studios’ “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” arrives in theaters May 5, 2017.

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Bring the action from the small screen to your gaming experience!

Last week, we introduced you to the various versions of Iron Fist across the world of Marvel Games. Today, as “Marvel’s Iron Fist” hits Netflix, we take a look at how this new iteration of the character has inspired additions to several of those games.

Suit up as this new Iron Fist and battle the villainous Hand ninjas!

Iron Fist in Marvel Puzzle Quest

MARVEL PUZZLE QUEST
“Iron Fist (Danny Rand) has been designed to utilize his ability to knock out characters in style. Each power builds up like the character’s chi to unleash more damage later in the match and he even has a power that deals more damage when there is only one more enemy left, allowing the player to finish off their prey with a devastating punch!” – Josh Austin, Senior Producer on “Marvel Puzzle Quest” at D3 Go!

Iron Fist in Marvel Heroes 2016

MARVEL HEROES 2016
“A master of mystical martial arts, Iron Fist lives up to the title ‘Immortal Weapon of K’un-L’un’ and channels his chi to achieve states of near invulnerability while pummeling foes with a flurry of unrelenting attacks. There’s never been a better time to revisit this fan favorite Hero and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for Danny Rand in the [show] on Netflix!” – Ben Gilbert, Lead Game Designer on “Marvel Heroes 2016” at Gazillion Entertainment

Iron Fist and friends in Marvel Future Fight

MARVEL FUTURE FIGHT
“Our top priority [in this week’s update] was the release of the new ‘Iron First’ show. Like we did when ‘Daredevil’ was first released, we wanted to be able to bring the excitement from the TV show into the game. It’s appealing even for us as the developers to bring the skills from the show into the game. To go along with this, we have introduced a Marvel TV related uniform bundle.” – Minkyun Kim, Dev Director on “Marvel Future Fight” at Netmarble

Catch the adventures of Danny Rand in “Marvel’s Iron Fist” out now on Netflix!

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Ghost Rider, Hellcat, and Kid Kaiju join the Marvel mobile game!

Alongside a trio of new characters, “Marvel Future Fight” introduces the Character Growth system this month. The new dynamic provides players with a stat called Combat Power, a score that represents the combined strength of a character’s skills, gear, ISO-8, and custom gear. Each character will also receive a Ranking, which will compare that character to other players’ versions of them.

“We believe it will be exciting to see how a particular character that a player has put so much effort into ranks among other players,” says Minkyun Kim, Dev Director at “Marvel Future Fight” developer Netmarble.

The latest heroes jumping into the growing “Future Fight” roster come from across Marvel Television and Comics. After his acclaimed run on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” the Robbie Reyes incarnation of Ghost Rider rides right into the game. Hellcat comes hot on his heels, sporting the look from her current solo series PATSY WALKER, A.K.A. HELLCAT! Last but certainly not least, the human face of MONSTERS UNLEASHED, Kid Kaiju, makes his first Marvel Games appearance.

“[Kid Kaiju] is one of the big projects prepared by Marvel this year, and we worked on it based off their work,” Kim explains. “This Inhuman boy, new to the Marvel Universe, was also a challenge for our team. We weren’t sure how to design his basic attacks or how to show that he summons monsters from his drawings. Everything related to him was a new venture. Just as he brought new adventures into the comics, we believe that he will bring a fresh appeal to ‘Marvel Future Fight,’”

Timeline Battle also sees a few changes geared toward improving quality of life for players who use the game mode frequently. First, recommended and restricted characters will guide players toward using new and varied heroes even at higher ranks. Using recommended heroes will grant bonus points, while restricted heroes will be unavailable in Timeline Battle until the following week. The Friendly March feature allows players to test their teams against other players in their friends list or Alliance. While these matches won’t yield rewards, they also won’t affect rank.

Dive in to the interdimensional battle of “Marvel Future Fight,” try out these new features, and recruit the latest and greatest heroes for your team.

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The Immortal Weapon cuts loose across the world of Marvel Games!

With over 75 years of rich history, the Marvel Universe has produced countless memorable heroes and villains. On a regular basis, Marvel Games Presents will highlight these characters’ histories as well as shine a spotlight on their current gaming appearances.

Today, the spotlight falls on the upcoming star of his own Netflix series, Danny Rand, aka Iron Fist!

MEET IRON FIST
Betrayed by his business partner, Wendell Rand and his wife Heather lost their lives while searching for the mystical city of K’un-L’un, orphaning their son Danny in the process. The denizens of K’un-L’un would take the boy in and train him in the martial arts; upon adulthood, he passed the trials to become the city’s representative as an Immortal Weapon: Iron Fist! Returning to New York, Iron Fist became a super hero and partnered with Luke Cage as the Heroes for Hire.

MARVEL AVENGERS ACADEMY
“How can you not love a hero who got his powers by punching an undying dragon in the heart?! For my money, he and Luke Cage are the coolest duo in all of Marvel, and his relationship with Misty Knight is one of the most important in comics history. In the world of ‘Marvel Avengers Academy’, he’s still figuring out how to use his nunchucks, but he’s already an expert in everything ‘chill.’ He’s the type of hero you want by your side whether you’re just hanging out at home or fighting for your life in an extra-dimensional Kung Fu tournament. Did I mention he punched a train and a Helicarrier?!”- Allen Warner, Lead Narrative Designer on “Marvel Avengers Academy”

MARVEL CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS
“Iron Fist was part of the original roster of ‘Contest of Champions,’ and a natural fit for a fighting game like ours. He represents a very interesting time when the west became fascinated by Asian culture, and this east/west dichotomy is pure Marvel gold: he’s a very skilled warrior, but a pacifist. An industrialist, but also a very simple man, raised as a monk. We love Danny Rand, and can’t wait for the [‘Marvel’s Iron Fist’] Netflix show!” – Gabe Frizzera, Art Director on “Marvel Contest of Champions”

MARVEL FUTURE FIGHT
“Iron Fist gathers ki in his body not only to defend, but also to heal. To really bring out this aspect, we designed him to become invincible when his HP is low and recover a small amount of HP. The most unique and appealing aspect of Iron Fist is that he is able to attack by summoning Shou-Lao in an energy form. The moment this skill is activated, Shou-Lao envelops Iron Fist and deals powerful damage to enemies around him. Not only will you be able to marvel at the amazing graphic effects, but you’ll be able to see Iron Fist’s unique trait.” – Minkyun Kim, Dev Director on “Marvel Future Fight”

 

MARVEL HEROES 2016
“Iron Fist offers full immersion in the mystical martial arts of K’un-L’un. Danny Rand uses flying kicks, lightning-fast punches, and explosions of mystical energy to defend the innocent. Channel your chi into the ancient fighting forms, masterfully blending them into an alloy Like Unto Iron.” – Ben Gilbert, Lead Game Designer on “Marvel Heroes 2016”

MARVEL PUZZLE QUEST
“Iron Fist (Immortal Weapon) is the complete package in ‘Marvel Puzzle Quest.’ He’s able to take on an onslaught of opponents either with mind or muscle. He is truly a living weapon–one of the best characters in his tier–that opposing enemies need to watch out for in either our Versus Tournament or Story Events.” – Josh Austin, D3 Go! Producer on “Marvel Puzzle Quest”


MORE IRON FIST

Follow Danny Rand into the pages of IRON FIST #1, coming March 22!

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Play as Moon Girl, Dormammu, and more in the hit mobile game!

More of the Inhuman family—alongside a brilliant young girl and a powerful Faltine sorcerer—prepare to join the interdimensional battle of “Marvel Future Fight”! Recruit the likes of Moon Girl, Crystal, Gorgon, and more to aid your team in a new set of set of stages and try the new Reward Pack system.

Maximus the Mad has gathered a number of followers and plots to destroy all humankind to pave the way for Inhuman rule. Eager to quash Maximus’s scheme, Moon Girl, Gorgon, Karnak, Inferno, and Crystal all become members of your team. Take on his sergeants across five stages to put an end to his nefarious plot and, eventually, bring the Inhuman prince to your side as well.

These new stages provide players an opportunity to try out the new Reward Pack system in “Marvel Future Fight.” By completing special challenges in these stages, you can earn rewards of your choice! Pick your challenge and your reward, and then unlock the bonus at the end of the mission.

While the Inhumans take center stage, a certain powerful being also joins the fight—much to the chagrin of Stephen Strange. However, Dormammu certainly proves to be a valuable addition to any team.

So they don’t feel left out in the cold, a few Inhumans already on the roster receive new uniforms as their brethren come aboard. Black Bolt dons his INHUMANS: ATTILAN RISING outfit, while Ms. Marvel suits up in her Karachi costume. And the Monsters Unleashed armors continue to drop, as Elsa Bloodstone earns her set.

Unlock these new heroes and uniforms now in “Marvel Future Fight” and stay tuned for the latest news on the game!

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Our favorite gaming titles celebrate the most romantic day of the year!

Get your hearts ready, True Believers, because the stellar teams behind some of Marvel’s biggest mobile games have prepared an awesome variety of Valentine’s Day delights to celebrate the holiday! With so many games and so many fun opportunities at your fingertips, we wanted to breakdown everything that’s happening so you don’t miss a thing! Keep reading gang, we’ve got you covered.

Marvel Avengers Academy

Marvel Avengers Academy

First up: “Marvel Avengers Academy,” where love hangs heavy over campus. Want to score more Academy Credits and gaze upon robotic infatuation? Look no further than the Stark Industries Tunnel of Love. An animated swan boat ride not enough for ya? Stay tuned for the Hangouts feature, which will allow players to pair up their characters and send them on fun activities.

Next, “Marvel Contest of Champions” where players can take advantage of some fun Valentine Crystal shards. Grab Cyclops, Phoenix, and Wolverine Crystals in a special Valentine’s bundle, pick up Romance Crystals specifically designed to net Heroes with Romance Synergy, and from now until the end of February players get Dimensional Shards in all Daily Deals. Utilize tons of ways to fill out your roster and take it to the Collector on Battlerealm.

“Marvel Future Fight” kicks off Valentine’s Day with a bang! Prepare for a loot explosion, netting you a host of rewards and a 100% XP boost through the entire event. Also, every four hours players can check out their Golden Gift Box for special items like Rank Up tickets, Upgrade Material, and more!

In “Marvel Puzzle Quest” the team at D3 Go! made some awesome Facebook and Twitter Valentine’s Cards featuring Marvel’s most famous couples. Sharing the cards with the hashtag #FavoriteMarvelCouple contributes to a pool, with more shares unlocking higher tier rewards starting at 100 Hero Points all the way up to 5-Star Phoenix and 4-Star Cyclops. Check out the “Marvel Puzzle Quest” Facebook or Twitter pages to get started!

And to round out the Valentine’s fun, everyone’s favorite runner, “Spider-Man Unlimited,” has bonus score multipliers, combos, Vials, and Iso-8 for players plus a “True Love” Bundle Pack featuring Titan Spider-Man, Titan Mary Jane and 130 ISO-8. Could you ask for more?

Whew…get all that? If you’re a fan of Marvel mobile games there’s a ton of stuff going on for Valentine’s Day. Make sure you take advantage of all the awesome offers and stay tuned to Marvel.com for more Marvel Games news and interviews!

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Netmarble brings the Lunar New Year party to the hit mobile game!

The Year of the Rooster begins January 28, but the party starts January 25 for “Marvel Future Fight” players as the Lunar New Year kicks off early! The development team at Netmarble have set up a slew of gifts and events for celebration. From promotional uniforms to check-in rewards and gift boxes, there’s a lot to see and earn over the course of the next two weeks.

Players will absolutely want to jump on the uniform promotion. For just one gold each, you can purchase alternative outfits based on those in the “Avengers: Age of Ultron” film for Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, and more! This is by far the easiest it’s ever been to nab some new duds for your heroes, and you’ll want to make sure you have these options available to try out the new Uniform Upgrade system!

Alongside those discounts, players will receive rewards for each of the first seven days they login to the game during the event. Materials and ISO-8 await the diligent who hop in to “Marvel Future Fight” daily! In addition, for those who play more frequently, they’ll find new Lunar Gift Boxes in the mailbox every four hours. These grant a random gift—from extra energy to keep you playing all the way up to 6-Star Mega Rank Up tickets—so you’ll want to check back often to earn as many as you can!

When players log in to the game for the first time during this event, surely eager to grab new uniforms and open their first Lunar Gift Box, they’ll also find a new 2017 event stage welcoming them. After completing the stage, participants will earn tokens that allow them to peruse the Lunar New Year Shop. To go with the event stage, Netmarble has also started a new Battleworld event. Unlike many previous Battleworlds that have only lasted a few days, this one will run for the entire length of the celebration. Dashing through this relay version of the game mode will reward players with biometrics for Elektra, Red Hulk, Hulk (Amadeus Cho), and Bullseye!

With plenty to see and do over the course of this two-week-long event, players will want to leap into the game as often as they can. Grab uniforms and gifts as your heroes take a much-needed respite from the interdimensional battle that’s been raging around them and celebrate the Year of the Rooster in “Marvel Future Fight!”

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New Monsters Unleashed uniforms debut for your favorite ‘Future Fight’ heroes!

Alongside the new Marvel NOW! content in this month’s “Marvel Future Fight” update, Marvel’s Publishing and Games teams collaborated with developer Netmarble to craft an exclusive set of Monsters Unleashed-inspired armors for a select group of the game’s heroes. However, instead of keeping these outfit designs limited to “Marvel Future Fight,” the game’s lead artist Jee-Hyung Lee created a set of connecting MONSTERS UNLEASHED variant covers showing off the heroes in their new gear!

Players can check back throughout the Monsters Unleashed event to grab the new armors as each new issue hits shelves. To get the lowdown on this monstrous team-up, we spoke with Bill Rosemann, Creative Director of Marvel Games, and Jee-Hyung Lee, Netmarble’s artist for “Marvel Future Fight.”

Marvel.com: How did this collaboration come about?

Bill Rosemann: Months ago, as soon as our Publishing pals Senior Editor Mark Paniccia and Assistant Editor Christina Harrington shared their Monsters Unleashed goodies with us, Senior Producer Danny Koo reached out to our partners at Netmarble, who immediately wanted in on the fun. Speaking of fun, we thought the time was right to once again create something new and exclusive to the game, much like we did when we teamed to introduce the patriotic powerhouse Sharon Rogers during our Captain America 75th Anniversary event back in July. They worked together to forge all-new armored looks for Amadeus Cho [as] Hulk, Medusa, Elsa Bloodstone, Moon-Girl & Devil Dinosaur, and new superstar Kid Kaiju. Together with the five MONSTERS UNLEASHED variant covers by “Marvel Future Fight” artist supreme Jee-Hyung Lee, these exclusive additions show yet again how our Publishing and Games teams consistently unite to deliver the latest excitement that readers and gamers deserve!

Marvel.com: Why armor? Did you discuss any other kinds of unique uniforms to implement?

Bill Rosemann: When you’re marching forth to battle behemoths like knights of old facing dragons, what better to wear than armor? But in true Marvel fashion we wanted to give each character’s Monsters Unleashed armor a modern twist to reflect our characters’ sci-fi roots.

Marvel.com: How did you go about choosing which heroes would suit up in this Monsters Unleashed armor?

Bill Rosemann: I don’t want to ruin the fun by giving any spoilers, but I can say that as True Believers read the Monsters Unleashed event, they’ll discover that each of these five characters have key roles in the [plot]. So rather than just selecting our most popular characters, we felt that choosing heroes central to the story would add that extra layer of authenticity that “Marvel Future Fight” players respect.

Marvel.com: What was the design process like for the new uniforms?

Bill Rosemann: Because Jee-Hyung Lee is so phenomenally talented, the creation period was swift and energizing. Once we agreed on the high concept, it just took a few back-and-forth exchanges about specific character elements and detailing to nail each final image. Every day Danny and I would open our email, hoping for the arrival of a new sketch or updated colors, and each time Jee-Hyung blew us away with his creativity, design sense and character knowledge.

Marvel.com: When did the variant covers come into the mix?

Bill Rosemann: The teams at Marvel Games and Netmarble always aim to over-deliver, so we just kept piling on the ideas. Hey, what if we spotlight and introduce characters with key roles in the event? Hey, what if we design all-new, exclusive uniforms for them? Hey, what if Jee-Hyung creates new in-game art of each character? Hey, what if we ask Editorial if they want to publish Jee-Hyung’s art as variant covers for each issue of MONSTERS UNLEASHED? It’s all about having fun, stretching those creative muscles, and delivering the ultimate gaming experience to True Believers.

Marvel.com: Jee-Hyung, were you excited to bring your “Marvel Future Fight” style to these covers?

Jee-Hyung Lee: As a concept artist, it is especially exciting to be able to design costumes because it is an opportunity for me to clothe characters I am a fan of.  I was delighted to be creative without straying too far off their original concepts of course.

Marvel.com: What was your inspiration for each hero’s look in the cover art?

Jee-Hyung Lee: I wanted to divide the five connected illustrations by color. Each hero has a key color that represents them. In my design, I displayed certain colors on certain areas of their body to really emphasize those areas. I wanted the characters to express their personalities through their facial expressions. This is why the viewer will be able to see eye-to-eye with the six characters including Devil Dinosaur and even Kid Kaiju’s summoned monsters.

Enjoy new armor in “Marvel Future Fight” and be sure to pick up MONSTERS UNLEASHED, issue #1 on sale now and issue #2 coming next week on February 1!

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