Thor: The Dark World, Marvel’s latest superhero movie, will be opening next week, so it is only fitting that a companion app has been released. Thor: TDW – The Official Game hit Google Play today, letting players take on the forces of Malekith and the Dark Elves in the action-arcade game with RPG elements. » Read the rest
If you’ve been keeping up with Gameloft’s upcoming Thor: The Dark World game tie-in, you’ll definitely want to check out their latest trailer. This time around, the trailer shows off a little more gameplay as opposed to the previous trailer, including a multiplayer mode. Overall, the game looks like it’s coming together nicely, and it’ll be a great addition to your action game library whenever it inevitably releases. Hit the link below to check out the source, and watch the trailer for yourself.
Like all Marvel superhero movies, we can expect to get some kind of tie-in game, and as usual, it’s from Gameloft. Thor: The Dark World is no exception, as Gameloft has released a teaser trailer for their upcoming Thor game that’s slated for release to the Play Store sometime in the fall.
The game itself looks like a traditional top-down dungeon crawler, Diablo style, but that’s not a bad thing. Everything in the trailer looks like it’ll make a fun time-waster, and Gameloft hinted at having a few other playable characters alongside Thor. There will also supposedly be over 100 missions and will include enemies from the movie, so this might even be a game some of us are still playing even after Thor’s made his exit from the theater spotlight. I guess we’ll find out later this year. Hit the break below for the trailer (it’s really short, only about 40 seconds) and the press release from Gamestop. » Read the rest
Update: Due to such a massive demand that overloaded servers, the promotion through Comixology’s Android app has been postponed indefinitely.
Comic book fans can rejoice with a very cool promotion going on until March 13th at 4 AM GMT. By downloading the Comixology app available on Android for both tablets and smartphones, you can get access to 700 Marvel Comics for free. It includes very early issues of Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four, Wolverine, Captain America, and many more. There are many Marvel Now issues from the past several months and comics can also be viewed from a web browser.
Marvel announced the promotion at SXSW (South By Southwest) in Austin, Texas as well as its new subscription service, Marvel Unlimited. The service gives access to over 13,000 comics for $9.99 per month and is currently only available on iOS with an Android app coming soon. What makes Comixology different from Marvel Unlimited is that comics don’t hit the app until six months after publication, and you have to pay so much per comic.
If you have ever muttered to yourself, “HULK SMASH!” Marvel may have a new game right up your alley. Demonstrating the influence of smartphones and tablets, Marvel is releasing Avengers Initiative as a title specifically developed for touchscreen devices. This is the first of four planned titles in the series, this one giving players the opportunity to play as the Hulk. » Read the rest
Trading Card Games such as Rage of Bahamut have been extremely popular with Android users. Now the comic book giant Marvel, responsible for icons such as Spiderman and the recently revived Avengers series, have decided to cut themselves a piece of the pie with the recently released Marvel War of Heroes. Made by the same developers as the aforementioned Rage of Bahamut, expect it to have extremely strategic and open gameplay that everyone from the die hard TCG player to the 7-year old Iron Man fanatic can enjoy.
Published by Mobage games, it has a social aspect ingrained into its very DNA, allowing players to play each other, as well as participate in a cooperative campaign across the internet. Complete with all the Facebook and Twitter connectivity you could dream for, this is a game made for groups of friends to play and challenge each other. The game is currently out and early user reviews are proclaiming it the best game since Rage of Bahamut and many users are willing to share promo codes for exclusive and rare cards. With a free price tag, I suggest anyone who’s into TCGs to pick this one up for some on-the-go action. Hit the break for the download links.
You may have heard of a little something called Augmented Reality. Since we previewed it at CES this year, we’ve seen various applications and uses for it and heck— even we’ll see it even in sweet HUD glasses among other things. Over at SXSW, Marvel is hooking up with Aurasma to bring some pizzazz to the various comics out there. This collaboration will allow users watch video trailers of comics they see, 3D animation, recaps and other exclusive goodies just by holding their phones up to comics. Yup, this means we’ll be seeing our favorite action heroes spring to life, similar to what a certain toy making giant is already planning too.
To commemorate this partnership, Marvel the free Marvel IR app which will power its augmented reality. Check out the video below to see none other than Iron Man strutting his stuff during an impressive demo of the technology. Anyone else excited yet?
source: Tech Crunch
Everyone’s favorite first Avenger is coming to the big screen, however, it’s also coming to the little screen. Your Android device that is. The folks over Marvel have managed to bring us Caps’ adventures on our mobile devices and I must say, not too bad. I’ve only managed to play the first six or seven levels but game play is very smooth and the animation was great. Some 3D effects would have been great, but it wasn’t entirely disappointing to play in 2D. The graphics were of HD quality and I especially loved how there were no controls on the screen other than to throw Cap’s shield. You get to play and operate Cap on the full screen using only gestures. The game play was very responsive to my rapid multi-touches and comes packed with tutorials on how to jump, punch, slide and more, along with great up close and personal combo attacks. The pop-ups can sort of become annoying, however, I found them very informative while quick to return me to game play. But if you really wanted, you could easily turn the function off in the settings menu.
Head into HYDRA territory with your sights on Red Skull and reclaim your stolen comrades in this action packed game, all on your Android smartphone. I tested the game out on my T-Mobile G2X and as expected, having a dual-core Tegra 2 on board, the game ran smooth, like butter rolling off the pancake. Ready to download this bad boy? Head on over to the Android Market and give it a test run for yourself. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s ready for tablets just yet. I was unable to see the game in the market with my original Galaxy Tab, which is running Froyo 2.2 (basically just bigger Android) So, there’s nothing that would convince me that the game is ready for Honeycomb devices. Hit the break for more screen shots and a video demo of Captain America taking names and kicking assets. » Read the rest