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

Wakanda Forever! Okoye (Warrior General), head of the Dora Milaje, joins the Avengers: Infinity War-fray as she brings her physical prowess to the hit mobile game this Thursday, May 17.

A fiercely loyal protector of Wakanda, Okoye would defend her king and her country with her life. The 5-Star Okoye (Warrior General) is as formidable with her spear as she is with her tongue. Her character utilizes Team-Up titles to increase the damage of friendly powers and heals herself. She also can deal damage by destroying rows of tiles. The good-all-around character is best in teams where she has the highest match damage, and pairs well with 5-Star Black Panther.

Wakanda Forever!, a passive black tile power, allows Okoye to fight to protect Wakanda at all costs. Damage from friendly powers is increased by 323 for each Team-Up AP you have. Okoye’s base Team-Up match damage is increased by 40%. At the start of the turn, if Okoye is not in the front, lose 1 friendly Team-Up AP.

With her Indomitable Spirit, a low cost yellow power, she dutifully protects her allies with stoic conviction, not letting anything break her composure. With true healing, the power restores 413 health for each Team-Up tile on the board, then converts 2 random basic titles to Team-Up tiles.

Lastly, Okoye can deal a Piercing Throw, a high cost red power, hurling her spear at the enemy, striking them at their weak point. The move deals 2583 damage and destroys a chosen row. The move will deal additional damage for each tile destroyed in the enemy’s chosen color.

Okoye (Warrior General) is available for a special limited time–Thursday, May 17, to Sunday, May 20. During the special legendary store, Don’t Freeze, Thursday, May 17 to Monday, May 21, you have a 15% chance to get Okoye (Warrior General), Black Panther (Civil War), and Spider-Man (Peter Parker).

In addition, we have a bunch of new Supports coming your way in Marvel Puzzle Quest, starting Tuesday, May 5! Don’t miss out on Vibranium Ore (Wakandan Secret), The Dora Milaje (Protectors of the Throne), Shuri’s Lab (Maker Space), Kimoyo Beads (Vibranium Communicator), and Ancestral Plane (Home of Panthers).

MARVEL STRIKE FORCE

Get ready! The regenerating degenerate himself, Deadpool, is making his way into the role-playing mobile game from FoxNext, available on iOS and Android, starting today through June 10. Take a look at the hilarious trailer above!

 

Starting today, S.T.R.I.K.E. agents can work to unlock and battle against the immortal antihero in brand-new Deadpool Raids and Blitzes. As an ally of your Strike Force, utilize Deadpool’s eclectic arsenal of weapons and kick-ass moves to battle it out against the enemies of S.H.I.E.L.D and earn “chimichanga” premium mOrbs for special Deadpool gear. Based on your level in the game, Deadpool could also be your enemy in battle, so be prepared to fend off piñatas full of tricks and surprises.

Want Deadpool? You’ll need to acquire some Deadpool Orb Fragments playing through the Merc with a Mouth event in-game. Our assassin won’t be lonely for too long as a certain time-hopping mutant will be joining the merc with a mouth starting next week in the game.

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

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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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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! 

Marvelites, we know you can’t get enough of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War, now in theaters! Our month-long Marvel Games tie-in continues this week!

MARVEL FUTURE FIGHT

Do you know what makes this week EXTRA special? Marvel Games and NetMarble are celebrating the third anniversary of Marvel Future Fight!

We know you’re loving the previously revealed Avengers: Infinity War tie-in event. Once you’ve tackled that, Marvel.com had a great chat with Marvel Games executive creative director Bill Rosemann and senior producer Danny Koo about their favorite memories, and what’s to come. Check out an excerpt below, but head over here to read the full interview!

Marvel.com: What about your favorite content update?

Bill Rosemann: The Marvel Games team loves the X-Men, so it was an honor and privilege to help unleash – and continue to usher through subsequent updates – the mighty mutants into Marvel Future Fight.

Danny Koo: Every update, I am excited about the growth of the character roster and new features that players can enjoy. Shadowland is perhaps my favorite update, because you can take a simple idea of a ladder and make it a challenge that is thematically appropriate.

Also, when heading to your local comic shop this week, be sure to grab this Marvel Future Fight variant cover of RISE OF THE BLACK PANTHER #5, on sale this week, featuring a cover by Netmarble Games’ art director Jee-Hyung Lee! (You can also pick up the digital copy here.)

MARVEL CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS

Are you ready to earn the rare title of “Infinity Warrior”? Chadwick Boseman and Tom Holland’s Champion Challenge continues to May 17, to get you trained for the Contest’s upcoming Infinity War event!

Kicking off this week is a brand new quest!

  • INFINITY NIGHTMARE (May 2 – June 6)
    Thanos has won. His Infinity Gauntlet complete, and with it, he wields supreme power. Sitting atop the Battlerealm, he issues his first decree: “NO MORE GAMES. THE CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS IS OVER.”Everything grinds to a halt. His children hunt the heroes, who have taken refuge in the Astral Plane. It’s up to an uneasy alliance between M.O.D.O.K., Mephisto, and an army of free Champions, led by Captain America and Iron Man to stop Thanos, or die trying. Help them defeat Thanos now!

MARVEL PUZZLE QUEST

Entering the fray this week, we have one of the world’s greatest spies, the legendary 4-Star Black Widow (Infinity War)! Pick her up in the game starting today here!

 

Black Widow controls the enemy by Stunning the enemy and destroying their AP and Special tiles. She assists her allies by healing them and reducing the cost of her teammates powers. Pair Natasha’s powers with other characters that can stun enemies (Doctor Strange, Gamora, Ice-Man, Miles Morales, and Spider-Gwen).

  • Lights Out allows Widow to use covert weaponry to ensure no one gets past her stunning blows for three turns and deal 1,461 damage.
  • Defilade lets Nat hack the enemy’s surveillance system to keep herself out of sight and the line of fire, creating 4 invisibility tiles
  • While Black Widow has Invisibility tiles on the board, the power becomes Enfilade, allowing Black Widow to emerge from the shadows and strike out with her batons, surprising her enemy with a tactical strike. This destroys her Invisibility tiles and destroys 4 enemy Special tiles, dealing damage and gaining AP
  • Lastly, Brush Pass allows Nat to pass key intel to her teammate, giving them the upper hand, healing a chosen ally wth 7,159 Burst Health

The Web of Spies versus tournament starts this Sunday, May 6 and runs to Wednesday, May 9!

Meanwhile, in Marvel Puzzle Quest, there’s another badass woman to be on the lookout for — Peggy Carter Captain America!

Peggy Carter Captain America first appeared in Marvel Puzzle Quest during Captain America’s 75th birthday celebrations in July 2016. In this reality, Steve Rogers is killed and Peggy took the super-soldier serum in his place.

You can grab the special Peggy Carter Captain America special Marvel Puzzle Quest design cover for EXILES #3 at your local comic shop next Wednesday, May 9, or grab the digital version here!

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

True Believers, every Tuesday, 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! 

Thanos isn’t only terrorizing Earth’s Mightiest Heroes on-screen with the April 27 release of Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War.” Starting this week, the Mad Titan will have our heroes scrambling to assemble across seven titles in Marvel Games roster. Now let’s get on to what cataclysmic events we can expect to see this week and what we can tease for the remaining participating titles!

MARVEL CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS

Are you ready to earn the rare title of “Infinity Warrior”? Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman and Spider-Man’s Tom Holland will be kicking off their Champion Challenge tomorrow, Thursday, April 19, and run to May 17, to get you trained for the Contest’s upcoming Infinity War event!

Beginning on Wednesday, April 25, you can expect to find four new events in-game with the latest build update, including the “Infinity Nightmare” story quest, a daily “Infinity Trials” quest,” the solo “Vanquishing Blows” challenge, and “Infinity Dungeons,” which features social co-op quests.

  • TRIALS OF THE MAD TITAN (April 25 – June 6)
    The powers of the Battlerealm’s Infinity Stones have spread throughout the Contest, leaving pockets of their condensed energies ripe for the picking. Cut your teeth on foes infused with the power of the Stones each day, and then collect Boosts that will temporarily give you access to the unique powers offered by each Stone! Combine these boosts on the final day each week to take on power enemies in the Trial of Omniscience, where the greatest rewards and most dangerous enemies lie.
  • INFINITY DUNGEONS (Available for a limited time only!)
    Team up with another Summoner to battle through an endless series of Rooms. Even better, they don’t have to be in your alliance! Strategize with them while in the Dungeon with the new Quick Chat feature. Each Dungeon has a unique theme depending on the day you play, including randomized Buffs on Nodes that are different every time you play.The further you go, the harder it becomes, and the better the rewards. Once you completed a Room, you must decide whether to push on to the next and more difficult Room, or conclude the Dungeon and collect the points and rewards you’ve earned so far. Points earn you a new currency called Dark Artifacts. Use these vessels of dark power to purchase new Infinity Dungeon Crystals containing Champions.

Cosmic warrior Proxima Midnight entered the Battlerealm last week, but she is never too far from her other half. Expect the arrival of Corvus Glaive and others invading the Battlerealm rolling out over the next few weeks!

MARVEL PUZZLE QUEST

Right out the gate, on Thursday, April 19, Captain America (Infinity War) brings his A-game, doing what’s right and saving the world one clandestine mission at a time. Pick up Captain America (Infinity War) here.

The good-all-around playable character is perfect for use in teams where you want to shut down problematic enemy powers. Harness the Super-Soldier’s powers during the “Come and Get Me Event,” running April 19 to April 22!

  • Rope-a-Dope allows Cap to distract the enemy with a false advance, misleading them and leaving their backline vulnerable
  • Coup de Grace lets Cap summon all his strength to land a finishing blow
  • Man Without Country means our hero can still protect the innocent with covert tactics
  • Lastly, Captain America can reach down and lift up his fallen ally and give a boost of health with On Your Feet, Soldier!

We gave you a taste of Supports early this month, you can expect plenty of Infinity War tie-in items and bonuses to help your heroes throughout the Event, kicking off starting on April 24!

MARVEL STRIKE FORCE

Never one to walk away from a challenge, the new action-RPG mobile game, available on iOS and Android, will have “Avengers: Infinity War” characters Thanos, Vision, Star-Lord, Loki, and Doctor Strange, assembling. You can expect Thanos timed raids and the Thanos legendary event kicking off Thursday, April 19!

LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2

You can absolutely expect a new level and “Avengers: Infinity War” characters debuting in the new event soon!

MARVEL FUTURE FIGHT

All we can say is — you better prepare for the first huge update inspired by “Avengers: Infinity War”!

Also, we can tease that Marvel Future Fight is also celebrating their 3 Year Anniversary this month. We wonder what surprises will be in store!

SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED

Get ready for next week’s release of the Spider-Man (Iron Spider) playable character and a brand new Boss Battle against Thanos!

MARVEL AVENGERS ACADEMY

We’ve been teasing for over two years now, and the destiny has finally arrived in the form of Thanos descending upon the Avengers Academy and our heroes. Keep it on Marvel.com to learn about the heroes and villains across the universe who will need to team up to stop him.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN 

Game Informer continues their month-long coverage of all things Spidey! Pre-order the game and catch up on GI’s exclusive stories you may have missed this past week:

Thanks to Marvel, Insomniac Games and Titan Books, to get you ready for Marvel’s Spider-Man’s September 7 release, “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Hostile Takeover” will give you an early look at what kicks off the events in the game. The prequel book, written by David Liss and available on August 21, will feature some of Spidey’s most famous friends and foes, including the Shocker, Echo, J. Jonah Jameson, Mary Jane Watson, and the Kingpin.

Don’t miss out on “Marvel’s Spider-Man: The Art of the Game,” written by Paul Davies, which will follow on September 11, for never-before-seen images of Spider-Man, his costume and equipment, the Marvel version of his hometown New York, and the deadly villains he battles, fans will get a behind the scenes look at the game from initial designs, blueprints, and the breathtaking final concepts!

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

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Try out the new feature beginning April 10!

Want more firepower for your favorite “Marvel Puzzle Quest” crew? Then you’ll love their newest feature: Supports! An awesome new addition to “Marvel Puzzle Quest,” players can equip these items and get nice little bonuses to help bring the pain.

We talked to D3 Go! Senior Producer Josh Austin about Supports everything they bring to the “MPQ” experience. 

Marvel.com: I’m super geeked about Supports. What do we need to know about them?

Josh Austin: Supports are places, people, vehicles, gear–anything that helps make a Marvel hero or villain who they are. They’re collectible, durable items that you equip to your 3, 4, and 5-star characters. They get stronger as their rank and level increase. I also want to note an all-new resource called Red Iso-8 that is used to level-up Supports. Red Iso-8 is earned through event rewards, special offers, and when receiving additional Supports that you already own.

Marvel.com: So we can equip our favorite champs with cool items that make them stronger in battle? 

Josh Austin: Correct. Each Support works with families of characters. So finding Korg, the player can attach the Korg Support to any Thor family character to get bonuses to health, extra chances to gain additional AP at match start, deal more damage and even a bonus for attaching Korg to Thor (Gladiator), which will create a Yellow Protect Tile whenever Thor (Gladiator) fires a power. There is going to be a lot of fun ways that players can connect Supports with their favorite Marvel characters.

Marvel.com: Dude sign me up! How many are we thinking that will be released to players at the start?

Josh Austin: The initial launch will include 14, the feature is new and is currently the most we plan to release at one time, unless we feel like going crazy at some point in the future. The first batch is rolling out with a group of various Marvel families followed by an “Infinity War” theme that we look forward to share more about in a couple of weeks. We have so many batches already planned and in various stages of completion, it’s not going to be a try a few and it may go away, we have strong plans for it and can’t wait to see what the players do and/or achieve with these Supports!

Marvel.com: Do you have any favorites?

Josh Austin: My favorite Support in the first wave is the Quinjet. It creates strike tiles, deals extra damage to those pesky Dark Avengers, increases character’s maximum health and deals more damage for Green and Red matches. The icing on this one is it’s one of the few that supports the affiliated team, which means powers fired by supported characters deal extra damage for each active Avenger on the team. This helps a couple of my favorites Grey Suit Black Widow, Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers) become even more powerful and I can swap out the third Avenger slot depending on the fight.

Marvel.com: And what kind of synergies do they promote? What kind of playstyles/heroes will see the most obvious benefits?

Josh Austin: There aren’t too many yet that promote a synergy in the form of an affiliation, but there are plenty of synergies that can be gained depending on the players favorite characters. For example, there are a lot of Supports that have one perk that allows the player to gain extra AP in a color, for example, Quad Blasters grant an extra bonus chance of collecting Green AP when supported characters fire a power. This can be super handy for getting AP for those high-cost powers.

Marvel.com: And will the team be iterating on new Supports alongside new characters?

Josh Austin: Yes and no, we have so many groups of Marvel characters in the game already that we will have enough to do for a while with Supports.  I can say that they will match character releases a lot, but don’t want to say we are only locking into this as a plan.

Marvel.com: When is all this stuff rolling out to players?

Josh Austin: Supports are going live on Tuesday, April 10. Red Iso-8 will be rewarded in events following the build going live.

Try out Supports soon here and stay tuned to Marvel.com for more “Marvel Puzzle Quest” news and interviews.

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

True Believers, every Tuesday, 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! 

To kick off our inaugural This Week in Marvel Games feature, what’s better than delighting your Spidey senses with everything we can share about Marvel’s Spider-Man (so far)!

MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN

Insomniac Games and Marvel Games are kicking off a whole month of “Marvel’s Spider-Man” coverage with Game Informer!

Today, they revealed “Marvel’s Spider-Man” is the May cover, featuring art from the famed Alex Ross:

May Cover Revealed – Spider-Man https://buff.ly/2q3ffuX

Posted by Game Informer on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Be sure to head to pick up the physical Game Informer issue this coming Friday, featuring exclusive info, art and more, from their Insomniac Games visit. And all month long, check-in on Game Informer Spider-Man Hub for additional looks and details!

MARVEL PUZZLE QUEST

There is no shortage of mutants rolling out across your favorite mobile games, and the folks over at D3 Go! aren’t skimping! The young, effervescent Jubilee makes her way into Marvel Puzzle Quest this Thursday, dealing damage while changing the state of the board by unleashing Heart of the Team, Light Show, and Roman Candle.

Team her up with other characters that create Charged titles like Thor, Goddess of Thunder; Lockjaw; and Blackbolt. Pick up Jubilee here and test her out during the her Release debuts “The X-Men vs. Apocalypse” this April 5 to 8, and “S.H.I.E.L.D. Training” between April 5 to 12. Her stores, “S.H.I.E.L.D. Training Heroes for Hire,” will be available April 5 to 12, and “Jubilee & Friends,” April 8 to 14. Her featured event “Unstable Iso-8” runs April 8 to 13, and finally, her Versus Tournament “Here to Chew Bubblegum” starts on April 8 and ends April 11.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

MARVEL Strike Forceavailable on iOS and Android, is now recruiting heroes to help Fury assemble a squad to take on Ultimus and his Kree army. Read our exclusive interview with the team, watch the exclusive gameplay trailer, and learn some handy tips and tricks as you embark on the latest S.T.R.I.K.E. mission here.

MARVEL Strike Force

Spider-Man Unlimited: Venom Inc. wreaks havoc across “Spider-Man Unlimited” in the latest symbiote update. Pick up the mobile game on Google Play and iTunes.

Marvel Contest of Champions: Logan’s fiercest foe, Sabretooth, finds his way into Battlerealm!

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2: truTV’s Chris Gethard stops by Marvel Let’s Play to challenge Ryan aka AgentM!

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This Asgardian warrior brings her sword skills to the hit mobile game this week!

Not enough awesome Asgardians in your roster yet? Well, the Hela-fighting heroine from Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok,” Valkyrie, slashes her way into “Marvel Puzzle Quest” this week. Armed with a keen blade and some serious attitude, she’ll make mincemeat of her foes in no time. D3 Go! Senior Producer Josh Austin was kind enough to break down the vicious Valkyrie, so if you need more info, look no further!

Marvel.com: Valkyrie’s just a tad late to the “Ragnarok” party but I’m glad she finally gets to show off her sword skills in game. I imagine the team’s excited too!

Josh Austin: We are definitely excited to bring Valkyrie (Asgardian Warrior) into Marvel Puzzle Quest as our latest 4-Star character.  The Marvel movies keep getting better and “Thor: Ragnarok” has a plethora of great characters!  The team has wanted to bring in Valkyrie for a while, so they were happy to finally bring her out and right now is a good time with the home entertainment release of “Ragnarok.”

Marvel.com: We already have a super bad lady sword-slinger in Gamora, what’d you all do to make sure Valkyrie feels different from the green-skinned Guardian?

Josh Austin: Gamora is definitely a tough assassin, but she’s focused on destroying her target and moving to the next.  But Valkyrie actually has an attack that will move to the next target if the first target dies during her onslaught!  Valkyrie also deals extra damage if the enemy team doesn’t have AP, so teaming her up with AP stealers is a different strategy than pairing Gamora with people that help gain control over purple tiles.

Marvel.com: Actually lets dig into her kit. How does Valkyrie bring the pain?

Josh Austin: Her first power is called Dragonfang Fury and it costs 11 Red AP.  The ability will deal damage 3 consecutive times or 5 times at power level 5.  If this ability downs an enemy, remaining attacks will continue to the next enemy.  Each individual attack can be modified by Friendly Strike tiles.

Her second attack is called Bounty Hunter and it’s a Black Passive power.  For this ability, she creates a Black Countdown tile that targets a random enemy.  If that enemy is downed or takes a certain amount of damage before the Countdown tile expires, this tile is removed and the player gets 4 AP in their strongest color while destroying 4 AP in the enemy’s strongest color.

Her last Power is called The Best Defense… and it’s a passive Yellow ability.  For this power, she protects her allies from evil by fighting back even harder.  Whenever an ally takes a specific amount of damage, create Yellow Strike tiles.  As long as the enemy has less then 8 AP in a color, friendly matches in that color deal extra damage.

Marvel.com: I love The Best Defense… ability! Quick clarification, if an enemy were to use a team strike ability, say Khamala Khan’s Embiggened Bash, would Valkyrie create 4 Strike Tiles? 

Josh Austin: That’s correct!  Her The Best Defense… ability will fire twice and create 4 Strike Tiles if both her teammates are hit at the same time. If you’re expecting some heavy team damage from the enemy, Valkyrie’s an awesome pick to make the most of a bad situation.

Marvel.com: And who does she fight best with? What kind of teams should we be picking her into?

Josh Austin: Valkyrie is strong with characters that create Strike tiles like Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers), Blade (Modern), Punisher (Max) and Iron Fist (Danny Rand).

Marvel.com: When do we get to play her for ourselves? 

Josh Austin: Valkyrie is available this Thursday, March 22, and she will have a “S.H.I.E.L.D. Training Event” between March 22 and 29.  Her store will be called “Valkyrie & Friends” between March 22 and 30.  Her release debut is the Simulator that runs from March 22 and 26.  Her featured event is “Thick as Thieves” that runs between March 25 and 30.  And finally her Versus Tournament titled “Scrapper 142” starts on March 25 and ends March 28.

Pick up Valkyrie here and stay tuned to Marvel.com for more “Marvel Puzzle Quest” news and interviews.

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The Power Woman brings her tough exterior to the hit mobile game!

In celebration of the Season 2 release of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” now streaming exclusively on Netflix, a brand new 5-star Jessica Jones is on the case in “Marvel Puzzle Quest” starting today! D3 Go! Producer Josh Austin dropped by to give us the lowdown on Jessica Jones and her incredible strength.

Marvel.com: It’s International Women’s Day and Jessica returns for the second season of “Marvel’s Jessica Jones” on Netflix. It’s natural we’d see the Power Woman make her way to “Marvel Puzzle Quest.”

Josh Austin: The entire team are big fans of the show on Netflix, so it’s super cool to bring her to the game as the newest 5-star character in time for her Season 2 return! She’s known for being tough and irritable on her Netflix show, but definitely someone you do not want to cross or mess with as she will quickly show you the error of your ways!

She will be featured in a limited Jessica Jones event that the player can earn tokens for between March 8 – 12 in the Avengers vs. Ultron event. Our friends at Marvel Insider have made things a little sweeter by offering 30,000 Insider Points for anyone that scores 500,000 or more points in the Avengers vs. Ultron event. Visit Marvel Insider for more details.

Marvel.com: What does a 5-star Jessica Jones bring to the table?

Josh Austin: Jessica Jones was designed like her show counterpart, she is a no-funny business character. Each of her powers deal damage or helps you deal even greater damage. She isn’t someone who will try and help or make things cozy, instead she will slam her door hard even if it means replacing her window again-and-again or take pictures to find and exploit weaknesses, then body-check you. Don’t try and make her smile, she hates that.

Marvel.com: Jessica isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty and get up in your face. How does her abilities in “Puzzle Quest” reflect that?

Josh Austin: Her first ability is called Defenestrate and it costs 9 Red AP. This power deals 11,331 damage at level 450 and power level 5. This power also creates 5 random Green, Yellow or Purple Strike tiles of strength 373.

Her second ability is called Body Check and it costs 11 Black AP. For this ability at level 450 and power level 5 she deals 15,764 damage plus 2,626 damage for each color of each friendly special tile on the board.

Her last ability is called Damning Evidence and is a Passive Blue AP ability. At level 450 and power level 5, Jessica gets the dirt on enemies with her camera which means at the start of the players turn, create a Red, Black or Blue enemy trap tile if fewer than 4 exist. When you match one, gain 3 AP in strongest color and deal 10, 123 damage. At the start of your turn, if you have at least 6 Blue AP, Jessica gets a lead on her subject, briefly revealing enemy Trap tiles.

Marvel.com: While Jessica often prefers to work along, what teammates would she work best with in-game?

Josh Austin: Jessica is strong with allies that create special tiles across different colors like Agent Coulson, Blade (Modern), Carnage, Gamora (Awesome Mix Vol. 2), Rocket and Groot (Awesome Mix Vol. 2) and more. She is also strong against enemies that creates trap tiles.

Take out the bad guys with Jessica Jones by downloading “Marvel Puzzle Quest” here and stay tuned to Marvel.com for more “Marvel Puzzle Quest” news and interviews.

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Channel brilliant Wakandan royalty in the hit mobile game!

Seen Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” in theaters yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Otherwise you’ll miss out on all the cool science shenanigans T’Challa’s brainiac sister Shuri pulls off, and the fine folks at D3 Go! translated into “Marvel Puzzle Quest.” We talked to Senior Producer Josh Austin to understand just what Shuri’s capable of.

Marvel.com: There are quite a few characters the team could have chosen to translate from Black Panther comics to “Marvel Puzzle Quest.” Why was Shuri the right woman for the job?

Josh Austin: Shuri is such a fun and awesome character in the “Black Panther” movie that the team really wanted to see her in Marvel Puzzle Quest. Shuri (Master Engineer) makes a great addition as the newest 4-star and because she has mastered the use of Vibranium, the team decided to make her the master of manipulating Fortified tiles in ways that we haven’t seen yet!

Marvel.com: Shuri has had a few different power sets in her life, from enhanced strength and senses as the Black Panther to mystic abilities in the current storyline, to her movie. What did the team focus on for the game?

Josh Austin: Shuri (Master Engineer) was inspired by the Black Panther movie with how she creates and enhances tech that the Wakandans use to make them better. In the game, this translates to her being the master of Fortified tiles. She can lower the cost of powers for the friendly team while increasing the power cost for enemies, stun enemies and deal additional damage by using fortified tiles on the board.

Marvel.com: Ok tell us about Shuri’s kit. What can she do?

Josh Austin: Her first ability is called Vibranium Tech which is a passive Blue Power. For this ability she uses the Fortified tiles on the board to increase the cost of AP for their powers while lowering the cost of friendly powers. At power level 5 level 270, this means 5 Fortified tiles on the board will cause enemy powers to cost 3 AP more, while friendly powers will cost 3 AP less to a minimum of 3.

Her next power uses the Twin Blasters seen in “Black Panther.” This power costs 11 Green AP to deal damage and destroy random tiles. If the destroyed tiles contain a Fortified tile, the enemy is stunned for a few turns, destroyed tiles deal damage but do not generate AP.

Her last power is called Vibranium Virtuoso and it costs 8 Red AP. For this power, Shuri fortifies friendly special or basic tiles and removes a random enemy Fortified special tile. Whenever the player matches a Fortified tile, this power passively deals additional damage.

Marvel.com: Wow Shuri is really focused on making the most of Fortified tiles. Was that just so she’d synegize with her brother, or was the team looking to explore more Fortified tile strategies?

Josh Austin: Anyone, in addition to her brother (Black Panther – King of Wakanda) that makes Fortified tiles will be a good fit for Shuri.  This includes Green Goblin, Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Luke Cage (Power Man), and Iron Fist (Danny Rand).

Marvel.com: How would you build her? I feel like her covers might really depend on who your teammates are. Except for Vibranium Tech. That’s always gotta be maxed out right?

Josh Austin: I would go for 5/3/5 to use her two support abilities.  Her blasters are really cool, but I would like to get the benefits of the lowering and raising of AP and that last power can also help with Fortified tile creation.

Marvel.com: When do we get to play her?

Josh Austin: Shuri (Master Engineer) will be released on February 22 and she will have a Shuri and Friends store that will be available between February 25 and March 2.  In her debut event, Shuri has come to the aid of her brother to defend Wakanda in the Fight for Wakanda event. The event runs between February 22 and 27 and has been tweaked a bit from the first run of the event to improve play.

She will also have a S.H.I.E.L.D. Training Event between February 22 and March 1 and will be featured in the Prodigal Sun event running between February 26 and March 2. Her Versus Tournament is called Mother of Invention and runs between February 25 and 28.

Pick up Shuri here and stay tuned to Marvel.com for more “Marvel Contest of Champions” news and interviews.

Interested in learning more about Shuri, take a look at the video below:

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The King of Wakanda rules Marvel Games!

When villains besiege the nation of Wakanda, The Black Panther appears when his people need him most.

In anticipation of the February 16 release of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther,” T’Challa is taking over Marvel Games! In “Marvel Puzzle Quest,” players will get to bring a powerful 4-Star Black Panther on the hunt to bring down the bad guys. We caught up with D3 Go! Producer Josh Austin about the new looks, the new abilities, and the new event.

Marvel.com: Players have enjoyed using the 3-Star Black Panther for years, and with 5-Star Black Panther covers tough to come by, it’s great to see a 4-Star T’Challa! 

Josh Austin: Yeah, I only have a couple covers of 5-Star Black Panthers myself and I do take advantage of his hide Move…or Be Moved ability with Thanos. It’s a fun way to blast through some of the Deadpool’s Daily Quests to get covers. The new 4-star Black Panther (King of Wakanda) focuses on what makes him awesome in the new Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” movie, plus he is wearing the awesome new purple glowing suit!

Marvel.com: Black Panther (T’Challa) seems like a jack of all trades—he has some decent offensive and defensive utility while bringing great team damage to the table. Black Panther (Civil War) strikes from the shadows, neutralizing single targets with extreme accuracy. Where will this new Black Panther fit into the game?

Josh Austin: The new Black Panther (King of Wakanda) protects and strengthens his allies with Fortified special tiles and utilizes them for additional damage. One of his attacks damages, then strengthens Fortified Attack, Strike, and Protect tiles which comes in handy!

Marvel.com: Okay, let’s talk about 4-Star Black Panther’s abilities. What’s he hiding in that suit of his?

Josh Austin: His first ability is called Protector of Wakanda and costs 7 Yellow AP. King T-Challa stands up to protect his people by creating Yellow Repeater tiles that generate Strike, Protect, and Attack tiles. If another ally is still in the fight, these tiles become fortified; if two allies are still in the fight, this generates tiles with higher strength instead of Fortifying them.

His second ability, Kinetic Shield, costs 8 Blue AP. Black Panther absorbs enemy attacks and redirects their energy back at the opponent. He creates Fortified Protect Tiles and the power has a Passive that deals damage for each friendly Protect tile on the board, to a max of 8 tiles.

T’Challa’s last ability is called Tooth and Claw and costs 10 Red AP. Black Panther bares his claws and unleashes a powerful strike that deals damage and increases the strength of Fortified Attack, Strike, and Protect tiles.

Marvel.com: It looks like you’ll want to keep your allies safe to get the most out of Protector of Wakanda. Any advice on who those teammates should be?

Josh Austin: Black Panther (King of Wakanda) is strong with characters that create Fortified friendly tiles, which includes Green Goblin, Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Luke Cage (Power Man), and Iron Fist (Danny Rand) to name a few. It’s definitely good to take advantage of the extra damage from fortified tiles!

Marvel.com: And alongside releasing a new character, the team has an entirely new story event coming up!

Josh: That’s correct! We have a new story mode titled “Fight For Wakanda” where Wakanda is under attack from H.A.M.M.E.R. and Ultron! T’Challa must travel back to his kingdom with his allies to defend its greatest resources!

“Fight for Wakanda” is a 3-Day story event. Defeating the villain each day will unlock a Sub-Chapter, and each Sub-Chapter is a different location in Wakanda that will feature different Hazard tiles. The new Hazard tiles include an Exploding Tech tile that creates a dangerous blast that harms both allies and enemies. There is a Royal Shield Tile that helps allies but can also turn the tide in the enemy’s favor. Another type of tile, Collapsing Mine, makes it harder to defeat the enemy.

Marvel.com: Anything else we need to know before we head to Wakanda to take on some super villains?

Josh Austin: Black Panther (King of Wakanda) is available starting today! A T’Challa & Friends Vault will be open between February 11 and 17 and will feature Black Panther (King of Wakanda).

The Black Panther (King of Wakanda)’s debut event is called Fight for Wakanda and runs from today through February 12 and he is featured in placement rewards. There will also be a S.H.I.E.L.D. Training Event featuring Black Panther that rewards tokens to the Fight for Wakanda Vault. He is also featured in the Venom Bomb event that runs from February 11-16 and rewards tokens for the T’Challa & Friends Vault. Lastly, his Versus Tournament runs from February 11-14 and he is a progression reward, along with token rewards for the T’Challa & Friends Vault.

Players can also be on the lookout for special power-ups for Black Panther (King of Wakanda) for damage that can be earned as progression rewards in various events (including the aforementioned events—Fight For Wakanda, S.H.I.E.L.D. Training, and Venom Bomb). Each stack adds about 20% damage.

And that’s not all! We will be featuring the “Fight for Wakanda” event again later in February where we will be releasing Shuri. Her details will be announced when it’s closer to her release date!

And wait, I have one more thing: be sure to check out Marvel Insider where players can earn Insider Points by scoring 8,000+ points in the Fight for Wakanda event in Marvel Puzzle Quest. Visit Marvel Insider for more details!

Enjoy the events and the upcoming film!

Pick up the new 4-Star Black Panther here and keep an eye on Marvel.com and @MarvelGames for more “Marvel Puzzle Quest” news and interviews!

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