Avengers: Age of Ultron launches the Summer movie season on May 1st, but before that the Marvel synergy machine rolls out across every facet from publishing to video games.
The Avengers will face the full force of Ultron and his Pymtech robots in the match three puzzle game Marvel Puzzle Quest. Players will have to rally their heroes in a marathon battle against one of humanity’s greatest digital threats. In addition to the story event; the Scarlet Witch will be making her in-game debut. Wanda, will be the first mission reward when the content launches April 24. Also in the works for player rewards will be Hulkbuster Iron Man.
Marvel recently did an interview with D3Publisher Producer Joe Fletcher where he dropped even more hints on what’s coming up soon for Marvel Puzzle Quest. The game is free to download on iOS and Android devices.
Later on this month Marvel’s free to play, MMO Marvel Heroes 2015 will get Ultron content of its own. The game will see the addition of the MCU’s version of The Vision. He comes complete with a unique skill set that revolves around his solar jewel, but that’s not all. Vision will also be able to control tech based enemies, effectively turning them into his own private army.
The new content will also see the rest of the Avengers get MCU based costumes. You can play Marvel Heroes online here. The game’s website also debuted the latest TV spot which begins airing today.
Publisher Aspen Comics, in partnership with Sony Entertainment, launched a series of custom PlayStation themes based on three of their popular series: Fathom, Soulfire, and Executive Assistant: Iris. Both the Fathom and Soulfire theme sets feature art exclusively by Aspen Comics founder Michael Turner with colors by Peter Steigerwald. The Executive Assistant: Iris theme set contains the work of pencilers Joe Benitez, Micah Gunnell, and Eduardo Francisco, with colors also by Steigerwald.
Each theme package features three unique skins to customize your PlayStation background. These themes are available for purchase at the PlayStation Store. Note, themes are currently only for PS3 systems.
Comics publishers take note, this is an awesome way to promote books and events.
Last weekend saw the gameplay debut of EA’s Star Wars Battlefront. Not to be outdone, Konami, the company behind the Metal Gear franchise, released a Star Wars shooter of their own. Konami and LucasArts’ free-to-play, card-based game Star Wars: Force Collection now includes a mini-game homage to the company’s classic run-and-gun shooter, Contra.
This side scroller puts Chewie and his trademark bowcaster on the forest moon of Endor and an Imperial base in a battle against Stormtroopers. Star Wars: Force Collection is available for free on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. Check out the video below to see the game in action.
Are you ready for your soda cans, fast food, and urinal cakes to be dominated by all things Avengers? What other games should mashup with Star Wars?