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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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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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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We’re all waiting with bated breath to see if our Avengers and allies are any match for Thanos in this Friday’s release of Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War! The Mad Titan’s reach extends beyond the big screen as our heroes present a united front across Marvel Games’ portfolio of games! Let’s dive right in and see what’s happening in every corner of our games universe.

MARVEL’S SPIDER-MAN 

Inspired by Peter Parker’s upgraded suit in Avengers: Infinity War, pre-order Marvel’s Spider-Man to unlock the Iron Spider suit when the game launches September 7, only on PS4!

LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2

Can you wield the power of the Infinity Stones? LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 can help you find out as they’re giving you the chance to play as Thanos with its Avengers: Infinity War-inspired Level and Character Pack, available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One!

In true villainous fashion, Thanos and the Black Order (Corvus Glaive, Cull Obsidian, Proxima Midnight, Ebony Maw) arrive at Attilan to cause trouble in an all-new original game level. Working as a team, the menacing crew must work their way through the various levels of Attilan before they are given the opportunity to break through to Black Bolt’s throne. The DLC also includes a couple of new Avengers: Infinity War-inspired playable heroes: Hulkbuster 2.0 and young Groot. The Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War Character and Level Pack costs $2.99 and is included as part of the game’s $14.99 season pass.

MARVEL CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS

Corvus Glaive, Thanos’ right-hand man, makes his way to the Battlerealm on Thursday, April 26. The only thing deadlier than this sly, cunning lieutenant’s tactical mind is the halberd he yields to swiftly slice his enemies. His abilities include Glaive of Immortality, Persistent Cruelty, Glaive’s Immunity, and Armor Break.

Earn the title of “Infinity Warrior” when you take on Chadwick Boseman and Tom Holland’s Champion Challenge.

Don’t miss out on the “Trials of the Mad Titan,” which kicks off today and runs through 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.

MARVEL PUZZLE QUEST

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, which just kicked off!

MARVEL FUTURE FIGHT

Thanos heads to Earth, troops in tow, to find the Infinity Stones. The Avengers assemble and are joined by some new faces in their stand against Thanos.

This latest update adds three film-inspired Legendary Battles. Corvus Glaive and Proxima Midnight invade the Sanctum Sanctorum to take Vision’s Mind Stone. Meanwhile our heroes Captain America and Black Widow form a line of defense to defeat incoming Outriders in Wakanda. Lastly, the Final Battle takes place on Titan when Thanos has gained the power of the Infinity Stones–the fate of the world begins.

Grab Avengers: Infinity War-inspired costumes for Thanos, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Thor, Corvus Glaive, Winter Soldier, Proxima Midnight and Groot!

The latest game update also adds new ways for players to grow and level up their characters. Certain characters have a Potential function added where players can search and open the Potential by clearing the World Boss content. Enhancing this Potential allows players to increase the character’s maximum level along with the gear enhancement level. Once the character reaches the maximum level and maximum gear level, it can be advanced to Tier-3 where additional stats and new skills can be earned.

Furthermore, a “Raid Level” system has been newly added to the World Boss content where players can increase the Raid Level by clearing World Boss stages to earn extra boost effects in the World Boss content. The World Boss Ultimate content has also been renewed with a new stage with Proxima Midnight (Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War) added as a boss.

MARVEL STRIKE FORCE

What if Thanos was your ally? His arrival in Marvel Strike Force opens up a series of missions where he and your team are exiled to another dimension by Ultimus. Add the Mad Titan to your squad early in the campaign and work with him to recover the reality stone!

SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED

Our good ole friendly neighborhood Spider-Man never slows down! In a special event, you’ll be pit against Thanos, who’s combing New York for Infinity Stones. Play as the Iron Spider, and see if you can spot a cameo from Iron Man!

MARVEL AVENGERS ACADEMY

In the special Avengers: Infinity War event, live on Thursday, April 26, Thanos and his army invade Marvel Avengers Academy! Heroes and villains from across the universe have to team up to stop him.

Now’s your chance to unlock five new characters–Thanos, Scarlet Witch, Teen Groot, Killmonger, and Thane! See returning characters Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Star-Lord, Captain Marvel, Punisher and Nebula. As well as snag new outfits for Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, and Punisher. Pssst, this is the first game appearance of the Cosmic Ghost Rider Punisher!

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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!

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LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2

Marvelites, the Runaways have interrupted an ancient god’s ritual in the underwater Marine Vivarium and it’s up to you to re-group among the chaos!

If you’ve checked out “Marvel’s Runaways” streaming now, exclusively on Hulu, and couldn’t get enough, Marvel Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has your back! Out today, pick up “Marvel’s Runaways Character and Level Pack,” the new DLC for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 for $2.99.

In this all-new Brian K. Vaughan’s Runaways comic-inspired pack, players will travel to the undersea Marine Vivarium where they’ll try to escape from the chaos and destruction that their criminal parents, ‘The Pride,’ have brought upon them. New unlockable characters Nico Minoru, Chase Stein, Alex Wilder, Karolina Dean, Molly Hayes, Old Lace, and Gertrude Yorkes add to the main game’s roster of over 200 Super Heroes and Super Villains. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 is available on PlayStation®4, Xbox One®, Nintendo Switch™, and Windows® PC.

MARVEL CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS

Cosmic warrior Proxima Midnight enters the Battlerealm with an insatiable hunger for death this Thursday, April 12. What is this Black Order member capable of? Take a look below!

The presence of Thanos’ greatest warrior can only mean terrible things await our heroes. Proxima Midnight is a formidable foe to anyone that crosses her. She’s a master combatant that’s willing to deal death by her spear without even a second thought. Her entire kit is based on Prowess and True Accuracy. Her abilities are enhanced and players gain good synergy bonsues when she receives special assists with Champions Corvus Glaive, Nebula, and Thor (Ragnarok). She’ll dish some heavy attacks against Infinity Enemies like Doctor Strange, Scarlet Witch, Vision, and Hulk (Ragnarok).

This deadly super villain will be unleashed April 12. Check your in-game messages for more information about this deadly addition to the Contest!

MARVEL AVENGERS ACADEMY

In the world of Marvel Avengers Academy, our young heroes can’t seem to catch a break between exams and super villains hellbent on destruction. Marvel.com writer Justin Synder caught a few minutes between classes to chat with Allen Warner, Lead Narrative Designer at TinyCo, to get you all the details on the Jessica Jones event, inspired by “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” the first two seasons streaming exclusively on Netflix.

Marvel.com: What brings Kilgrave out of the woods now?

Allen Warner: New York has been decimated by the recent attacks of government-created Hulks, and the entire world is panicked because of the imminent arrival of Thanos. Being the sleazy manipulator he is, Kilgrave takes advantage of the chaos by using his mind-control powers to set the city’s most powerful crime families against one another. As they knock each other out one by one, he assumes control of their resources and minions, quickly turning himself into the new kingpin of crime. As you can guess, this immediately puts him in the crosshairs of not only the Defenders and the Avengers, but rival criminal masterminds like Madame Gao and Kingpin.

Marvel.com: Jessica has quite a history with him. How will their past influence the event and her story?

Allen Warner: In our world, they’re both younger, and have yet to really cross paths. As an investigator and a hero, Jessica knows about the seedy side of the city, so she knows about Kilgrave being an arrogant scumbag who’s done horrible things, but it isn’t as personal or serious as it’s been portrayed in the comics and TV show. That being said, she doesn’t have any respect or patience for manipulative people like Kilgrave, so she takes it upon herself to shut down his operation, and make it very clear that he isn’t welcome in her city.

Marvel.com: What new faces will we see join the Academy as Kilgrave puts his scheme into action?

Allen Warner: Our new character this event is the Hood. We thought it would be cool to being in an antihero who would have a personal vendetta against Kilgrave for ruining his own criminal operation. The Hood has an amazing power-set, and some interesting history to play off with characters like Doctor Strange and Mysterio and Mephisto, so it made for some really cool interactions and stories. His visual levels look awesome, and his top visual rank is probably the most wicked looking character we’ve ever featured in Avengers Academy.

In addition to the Hood, we’ll also be bringing back Jessica Jones, Hellcat, and Luke Cage. These are a few of my favorite characters we’ve ever featured in the game from their visuals to their animations to their stories. It’s a lot of fun to bring them back together again along with some of the other Defenders to see how they deal with Kilgrave, and how they view the looming threat of Thanos.

Marvel.com: Seems like our heroes will need some new tech to combat Kilgrave and his mind control abilities. Who suits up in new gear to bring the fight to Purple Man?

Allen Warner: We’re adding awesome new outfits for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Spider-Woman. Two are all-time classics from the comics, and the third is a more obscure choice that’s a perfect fit for dealing with both Kilgrave, and the threat on the horizon. Each one completely changes the look and vibe of their respective character, and I think people are really going to enjoy adding them to their campus.

Marvel.com: Kilgrave as a villain differs quite a bit from most we’ve seen at the academy. What was it like to write him and this story?

Allen Warner: Having removed the most atrocious acts that he hasn’t committed in our universe, we’re left with an arrogant, egotistical, sarcastic, insecure sociopath, which actually makes him pretty similar to quite a few of our villains, and even a few of our “heroes.” It was actually really interesting to bounce those traits off of the other characters, and see how they each react. One of my favorite things about the story in this event is that it’s the first time we’ve spent a lot of time watching the various villains interact, and it’s really interesting to see the natural hierarchy, and in some cases, unexpected heroism, that results from their rivalries. It turns out that heroes like Jessica Jones aren’t the only ones who want to knock the smirk off Kilgrave’s face.

Marvel.com: Thanos still lurks on the horizon. Can we expect to see him make his move soon?

Allen Warner: VERY SOON. I can’t wait to finally reveal the secret origin of the Avengers Academy universe, and talk about all of the amazing new heroes and outfits we created to help our heroes win the Infinity War.

Channel the Power Woman in her event starting this Thursday, April 12. Download the mobile game on Google Play and iTunes.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

MARVEL’S SPIDER-MANWe know you’ve already pre-ordered the blockbuster action game from Marvel Games, Insomniac Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment, and you’re waiting for September 7 to roll around.

Be sure to check Game Informer all month long as they keep things Spidey 24/7:

MARVEL PUZZLE QUEST: Learn about the latest MPQ feature — Supports — which gives your favorite heroes more firepower, and test it out in-game now!

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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:

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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.

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