Marvel Games came once again to Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con and it brought it several announcements and reveals, plus all panelists got a free comic! Exciting new content came from Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Marvel’s Iron Man VR, and Marvel’s Avengers games plus the announcement of 2019 Marvel Contest of Champions: Summoner Showdown tournament.
Moderator Greg Miller (loudmouth at KindaFunny.com) was joined by Bill Rosemann (VP and creative director, Marvel Games) and other panelists talked about a whole lot of gaming going on in the world of Marvel.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3
Panelists included Bill Rosemann (VP and creative director, Marvel Games) and Marc Sumerak (Game writer) and Rich Amtower had several things to share about the game which is available now.
Here’s the official synopsis for Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3:
The MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE series returns for the first time in 10 years—with a new action RPG—exclusively on the Nintendo Switch™ system!
Assemble your ultimate team of Marvel Super Heroes from a huge cast including the Avengers, the Guardians of the Galaxy, the X-Men, and more! Team up with friends to prevent galactic devastation at the hands of the mad cosmic tyrant Thanos and his ruthless warmasters, The Black Order.
Some of the announcements made included: the inclusion of LOKI as a new playable character; characters Cyclops and Colossus available for free on August 30; and details about Blade, Moon Knight, Punisher and Morbus.
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 for the Nintendo Switch is available July 19, 2019.
Marvel Iron Man VR
Panelists included Bill Rosemann (VP and creative director, Marvel Games) once again plus Ryan Payton (Director at Camouflaj), and Adi Granov (Iron Man suit designer).
Here’s the official synopsis for Marvel Iron Man VR:
In Marvel’s Iron Man VR the player, who plays as the genius inventor Tony Stark, confronts ghosts from his past—powerful forces who seek to ruin him and everything he stands for.
By fully embracing the magic of PlayStation VR, players will come face-to-face with iconic allies and Super Villains as they jet around the globe on a heroic mission to save not only Stark Industries, but the world itself.
Ryan shared about the power of persistence in getting the chance to bring this game to life and the endless hours to secure the pitch and make it perfect then ultimately landing the job and trying to make it the coolest possible thing you could by.
The commitment to making you feel like Iron Man was important which meant they had to give users to convincingly fly — not just “on rails” on a predetermined path, but full freedom to move.
To quote Ryan, this game is “ultimate wish fulfillment of being Tony Stark.”
Marvel Iron Man VR is available on PlayStation VR soon.
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— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 18, 2019
The entire primary voice cast showed up for htis panel including Nolan North (Iron Man), Jeff Schine (Captain America), Laura Bailey (Black Widow), Travis Willingham (Thor), and Troy Baker (Bruce Banner) they were also joined by Creative Director and Writer Shaun Ecayg.
Here’s the official synopsis for Marvel’s Avengers:
Marvel’s Avengers combines an original story with single-player and co-operative gameplay in the definitive Avengers gaming experience. Assemble into teams of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.
Featuring regular content updates, Marvel’s Avengers will take players on an epic journey delivered over multiple years. This game is what’s next for the Avengers.
During the panel, several minutes of gameplay and story were shown from the devastating A-Day event in the game that sets off a lot of action. The character designs were showcased and they talked about how the looks were a blend of movies, comics, and original new ideas to create iconic looks that were unique but familiar. The characters are super customizable and one of the looks they showed was for fan-favorite Mr. Fixit Hulk in his smart pin-stripe suit and hat.
A highlight of the event was Jeff Schine admiring his own version of America’s ass with a new statue being created by Gentle Giant for his version of the character in the game.
Marvel’s Avengers from Square Enix is available for Xbox One, PS4, Stadia, PC on May 15, 2020.
2019 Marvel Contest of Champions: Summoner Showdown
For nine weeks starting on the week of July 29, Kabam’s Summoner Showdown Tournament will invite some of the most passionate Marvel Contest of Champions players to Marvel Headquarters in New York City. Each week, fans can tune in to marvel.com/mcocshowdown and see three players compete in a series of specially created challenges to determine who moves on as a finalist. One such challenge, War Machine’s Durability Test, will involve players going up against an enhanced version of War Machine with enhanced armor and HP stats to determine who can survive the longest, or how much health participants have after three minutes per match.
Each finalist will earn a spot to compete at this year’s New York Comic Con on 2019 on Oct. 3-6. At the end of the tournament, only one player will be crowned the 2019 Marvel Contest of Champions: Summoner Showdown Champion where an extravagant trophy and other fantastic prizes are awarded to the victor.
For more information on the Summoner Showdown Tournament, and the latest updates on Marvel Contest of Champions, visit www.playcontestofchampions.com or Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/
Team Liquid Spider-Man Jersey
Team Liquid unveiled a brand new Esports jersey with a Spider-Man design! Nobody asked for it but Greg Miller took off his shirt and put one on. Hall H, amirite?
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