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Marvel Future Fight Opens Up Pre-Registrations for 6th Anniversary Event

Marvel Future Fight

Netmarble’s popular mobile game MARVEL Future Fight is gearing up to celebrate its sixth anniversary in April. To honor the game’s six years of Super Hero adventures, Netmarble is opening up pre-registrations for a special anniversary event that starts today, where participating Agents will be eligible to receive a variety of high-value rewards.

From April 9 – 29, players can enter their email address on the web page HERE to pre-register for MARVEL Future Fight’s six-year anniversary.Netmarble has substantially increased pre-registration rewards this year, as players have two avenues of collecting high-value rewards. Those who pre-register can receive items such 600 Crystals1x Selector: Tier 2 Character, and 1.5M Gold.

MARVEL Future Fight is also having a Sixth Anniversary Countdown Event starting April 5 that lets players collect several different rewards by checking in. Players who check into MARVEL Future Fight every day during the Countdown will receive rewards including below:

  • D-25 ~ D-19: Selector: 6★ Character, Tier-2 Mega Advancement Ticket and 200 Crystals
  • D-18 ~ D-12: Selector: 6★ Mutant Character and Tier-2 Mega Advancement Ticket
  • D-11 ~ D-5: Tier-3 Growth Materials, a Mythic Comic Card and 400 Crystals
  • D-4 ~ D-2: Level 4~6 Potential Enhancement Tickets
  • D-1: Odin’s Blessing Chest

On the day of the sixth anniversary, players will achieve Selector: Tier-3 Character and a special Sixth Anniversary Comic Card.

MARVEL Future Fight will its sixth anniversary this month with over 120 million players across the world. The game is currently available worldwide in the App Store and Google Play.

Udon Reveals the Mega Man X: Maverick Hunter’s Field Guide

Charge up your Mega Buster and look to the sky! UDON Entertainment has announced the upcoming release of the Mega Man X: Maverick Hunter’s Field Guide. The fan-favorite Mega Man X games took the classic platforming franchise in a dynamic new direction. In this future world filled with conflict and strife, sentient artificial beings known as Reploids have grown in population. When rogue Reploids called Mavericks threaten humanity, the daring Maverick Hunters rise up to meet them. Written by David Oxford and Nadia Oxford, The Mega Man X: Maverick Hunter’s Field Guide is your ultimate handbook to the Reploids of the 22nd century!

Inside you’ll find detailed profiles of every dangerous Maverick, plus other important characters like X, Zero, Axl, Sigma, Vile, and many more. The book also includes a detailed appendix section covering X’s armors, vehicles, and the various forms of Sigma. Featuring a mix of classic Capcom art, and new art illustrated by Jeffrey “Chamba” Cruz, Mega Man X fans will not want to miss out on this essential guide!

Mega Man X: Maverick Hunter’s Field Guide will be released on August 17, 2021 and is available for pre-order now! 

All-Father Odin Enters the Battlerealm in Marvel Contest of Champions

As Protector of the Nine Realms, he is here to aid his fellow Asgardians. Knock down your opponents as the God of Gods, Odin, enters The Contest in Protector of the Nine Realm in Kabam’s MARVEL Contest of Champions.

Odin is the King of Asgard and All-Father to numerous formidable Asgardian Gods. However, Odin is the most powerful of the Asgardians, possessing a vast cosmic energy source called the Odinforce. This power is so great that Odin must enter a coma-like state called Odinsleep to recover from its overwhelming strength. As protector of the Nine Realms, Odin and his son, Thor, defend Asgard from threats of otherworldly origins.

Take a look at Odin’s Champion Spotlight, which details his abilities, history, strengths recommended masteries.

Other MARVEL Contest of Champions updates, including bug fixes, balance updates, Odin’s Bifrost Gauntlet and more can be found HERE.

MARVEL Contest of Champions Odin

Apex Legends Expands to Comics with Overtime

Writer Jesse Stern is joined by artist Neil Edwards, inker Keith Champagne, and letterer Nate Piekos for the new comic series from the award-winning battle royale videogame Apex Legends in Apex Legends: Overtime beginning June 2, 2021.

Apex Legends is a squad-based battle royale experience where players select from one of 16 Legends – each with their own unique abilities and playstyles – and the last team standing wins. In the comic series, the Legends find themselves pulled together to rescue the city from Mad Scientists, brutal assassins, and the sudden and sinister grip of The Syndicate, a corrupt cabal attempting to “fix” arena outcomes in their favor. Will the Legends hold up to their celebrity status and be the heroes Solace needs?

Apex Legends: Overtime #1 (of four) arrives June 2, 2021, and is available for pre-order.

Apex Legends: Overtime #1

Shadow Man: Remastered is Out this April ahead of the comic reboot

Attention passenger, your return trip to the not-so-sunny land of Deadside has an official date! Remaster-aficionados Nightdive Studios have announced their updated version of the ‘90s classic, Shadow Man: Remastered, releases on April 15, 2021, on Steam, GOG, and the Epic Game Store!

Originally released in 1999 for the PC, PlayStation, Nintendo 64, and Dreamcast, Shadow Man: Remastered follows Michael LeRoi, the current holder of the voodoo warrior moniker “Shadow Man”, as he battles the forces of darkness attempting to cross-over from their realm into the world of the living. Join Michael as he fights his way through the swamps of Louisiana, the back alleys of New York City, and the dark and terrifying land of Deadside in his mission to keep supernatural threats from invading the land of the living.

Shadow Man: Remastered comes with a bevy of awesome new features that take advantage of modern gaming hardware, including:

  • 4K widescreen support for the latest monitors
  • No more jaggies thanks to anti-aliasing and all sorts of other post-processing magic
  • A whole new visual experience with dynamic shadow mapping and per-pixel lighting
  • Never-before-seen content cut from the original game
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR) rendering to really take advantage of modern displays
  • Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 versions coming soon

To keep the undead party going, comics publisher and the original creator of Shadowman Valiant Entertainment will release their upcoming SHADOWMAN comic series reboot on April 28, 2021. Shadowman #1 will be available for purchase from retail shops and online retailers.

Jagex and Dark Horse Partner for Official ‘RuneScape’ Companion Book

In partnership with leading publisher Dark Horse Books, Jagex today announced that RuneScape: The First 20 Years—An Illustrated History will be published Autumn 2021 as an official companion tome to the game; giving players an exclusive look behind-the-scenes at the iconic online fantasy RPG as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. A deluxe edition is also available exclusively on the RuneScape Merch Store for diehard fans that want something extra.

In 2001, gamers first arrived in RuneScape’s new online world of medieval fantasy. Two decades on, it has become one of the world’s longest-running online games and a global success story having welcomed almost 300 million player accounts.

Now the history and art of that world has been charted in RuneScape: The First 20 Years. It explores the detailed tapestry of RuneScape and its sister-title Old School RuneScape through exclusive interviews with the games’ designers and developers and hundreds of full-color illustrations, spanning the entire 20 years of its celebrated history.

RuneScape: The First 20 Years arrives in comic shops and bookstores on October 5, 2021, and is available for pre-order now through Amazon, and your local comic shops and bookstores for $39.99.

RuneScape: The First 20 Years (Deluxe Edition) features a special variant cover, card slipcase, hard-backed folio containing art prints, gold-edged pages and page marker and can be pre-ordered now exclusively from the RuneScape Merch Store priced $99.99.

MARVEL Future Fight Announces a New Mephisto Update

Marvel Future Fight Mephisto

The latest update for Netmarble’s popular mobile game MARVEL Future Fight brings a new World Boss Legend starring one of Marvel’s most iconic Super-Villains: the demonic Mephisto. Prepare to tackle the Lord of the Underworld in a hellish new arena in this update with a new Super Hero and a variety of in-game uniforms. Special rewards await Player Agents who partake and successfully defeat Mephisto in the battle.

Starting today, players can now battle this infamous Super Villain alongside the latest Super Hero to join MARVEL Future FightIkaris, leader of the Eternals possessing superhuman strength, laser vision, and flight. Additionally, four new Defenders uniforms, including a Fall From Grace uniform for Daredevil, the Jewel uniform for Jessica Jones, an Uptown Suit for Luke Cage, and an original The Living Weapon uniform for Iron Fist,are also set to arrive in the game today.

Other MARVEL Future Fight improvements include:

  • The ‘Realize Potential’ function has been updated for ten characters including: Ikaris. Black Cat, M.O.D.O.K., Luke Cage, Elektra, Jessica Jones, Misty Knight, Hellcat, Absorbing Man, and Titania
  • The ‘Awaken Potential’ function has been updated for Jessica JonesLuke Cage, and Iron Fist, with new Awaken Skills added
  • Daredevil can now be upgraded to Tier-3 and has new ultimate skills

MARVEL Future Fight celebrated its fifth anniversary with over 120 million players across the world. The game is currently available worldwide in the App Store and Google Play.

2.1 Update for MARVEL Realm of Champions Now Live

The story continues as Kabam issued their 2.1 update for MARVEL Realm of Champions, their latest mobile action-RPG brawler. This latest chapter of the planetary Battleworld conflict brings Queen Shuri of the Kingdom of Wakanda front and center as she sends her Black Panthers to retrieve Vibranium stockpiles stolen by the Battleworld’s other Houses.

Other new content coming to MARVEL Realm of Champions include:

  • The new Black Panther Gear Set – Wakandan Scientist – can be collected by players
  • New Weapon Variants for Black Panther’s Claw and Spear weapons can now be collected.
    • In addition, Weapon Variant Passive bonuses are now live for players eager to further specialize their favorite weapons with additional bonuses
  • Players now have a ‘Vibranium’ single slot gear for their other Champions
  • The ‘Pleasant Hill’ Arena themed after the Patriot Garrison House is now unlocked
Marvel Realm of Champions

The “King” of Stagger, Mangog, Enters the Battlerealm in Marvel Contest of Champions

He was built to withstand the sheer might of the Asgardian gods themselves. Become Champion with the “King” of Stagger as Mangog enters The Contest in Kabam’s MARVEL Contest of Champions. Here is a quick bio of the character’s in-game story:

Mangog is the physical manifestation and sum total of the hatred of a billion billion beings from a race that was imprisoned through a mystical spell by Odin and the Norse Gods. Mangog is physically unstoppable and nearly indestructible while he’s able to feed on psychic energies such as hate, fear, and devotion. He has claimed he will always exist so long as there is hatred in the world.

Take a look at Mangog’s Champion Spotlight, which details his abilities, history, strengths recommended masteries.

Artwork by Nic Klein

Overwatch Anthology: Expanded Edition is an Essential Companion to the Overwatch Universe

Dark Horse Comics and Blizzard Entertainment are releasing an updated and expanded Overwatch Anthology with Overwatch Anthology: Expanded Edition. This hardcover includes the previously collected Overwatch one-shots along with seven more stories and a new cover by Bengal.

In this exciting comic series, explore the backstories and motivations behind Overwatch’s most popular heroes—from Ana to Zarya! This updated hardcover anthology now collects all of Blizzard Entertainment’s existing digital Overwatch comics from an all-star lineup of creators, including Ryan Benjamin, Matt Burns, Robert Brooks, Micky Neilson, Nesskain, Bengal, and more. Whether you’re starting in bronze or a Grandmaster, this expanded anthology adds over fifty pages of new comics and behind the scenes content, making it an essential companion to the Overwatch universe!

Overwatch Anthology: Expanded Edition hardcover will be in comic shops on November 10, 2021 and in book stores on November 23, 2021. It is available for pre-order and will retail for $24.99.

Overwatch Anthology: Expanded Edition
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