Surely there are plenty of users on Facebook who happen to be fans of the Marvel universe and gaming in general.
Well today, Playdom is catering to both crowds, as the developer has just launched Marvel: Avengers Alliance on the social network.
Marvel Entertainment and Disney Interactive Media Group teamed up to publish the game while Playdom developed the tactical, turn-based game.
“We are thrilled to break new ground here, working with Playdom to create the first ever Facebook game to feature Marvel’s Super Heroes,” said TQ Jefferson, Vice President of Games Production for Marvel. “With both a compelling story and Marvel’s premier super team, The Avengers, leading the rest of our heroes in epic turn-based battles, Marvel: Avengers Alliance allows us to engage fans and gamers in a way that we never have before. The future of Marvel games begins now.”
The game features dozens of Marvel characters, with players being able to recruit some of the biggest characters such as Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America, Thor and others. Players will then train their heroes to unlock new abilities before taking on opponents in PvP showdowns. Storywise, Marvel: Avengers Alliance takes place in Manhattan, after a galaxy-wide disaster called the “Pulse”, exposes the city to attacks by Marvel’s Super Villains. Players are then recruited as agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to assemble la team of Super Heroes to defend New York City from the likes of Doctor Doom, Magneto and Loki.
Playdom says that players can expect ongoing content releases such as new missions and storylines, new characters, new abilities, weapons and more.
Ramon Aranda is the Senior Editor and has been with GotGame since 2011. Past work includes stints at 1up.com, Electronic Arts and Glu Mobile in QA, production and marketing. He's a life-long gamer who began his love of gaming with the Atari 2600 and then the original NES, which he still owns (and works!). You can follow him on Twitter @Ramon3MR.