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Cosmic Ghost Rider Enters the Battlerealm on Marvel Contest of Champions

Ignite the Fury and thrive in your future battles with Cosmic Ghost Rider as he rolls into The Battlerealm in Kabam’s MARVEL Contest of Champions.

During Earth’s last stand against Thanos the Punisher, Frank Castle, was struck and killed. A lifetime of killing saw his soul sent to Hell, and a deal struck with Mephisto saw him to become the latest Ghost Rider. But by the time he returned to Earth, everything was dead, and Thanos was gone. After endless years alone, Ghost Rider was found by Galactus, who agreed to make him his Herald in exchange for being allowed to devour Earth. And so he became the Cosmic Ghost Rider, and a Herald of Galactus.

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

MARVEL Realm of Champions Pre-Registration is Now Open

MARVEL Realm of Champions

Kabam – creators of the award-winning mobile fighting game MARVEL Contest of Champions, have opened player pre-registration for their real-time mobile multiplayer action-RPG brawler MARVEL Realm of ChampionsGo now to Google Play or to sign up for an exclusive pre-registration gift.

Celebrating the start of player pre-registration, Kabam has released a new Cinematic that continues the Realm of Champions story. Four new Barons join up with the original eight to plan out a Secret War on Battleworld.

For the first time, Marvel fans and gamers will be able to create their own versions of Marvel Super Heroes. MARVEL Realm of Champions features robust character customization through a variety of powerful gear and weapons to tackle any combat situation. Players will be able to choose from 6 playable Champions – Iron Legionnaire, Web Warrior, Black Panther, Hulk, Storm, Sorcerer Supreme.

MARVEL Realm of Champions is a new imagining of the Marvel Universe that transports players to Battleworld, a forbidden planet forged from many realities, where its uneasy peace is disrupted by the death of Maestro, the God-King. After selecting and fully customizing their Champion with the best gear for the situation, players can team up with other players for epic multiplayer skirmishes in unique Marvel-inspired battle areas and brawl in real-time 3v3 team battles for glory, triumph, and honor.

Players can now pre-register for MARVEL Realm of Champions via the game’s website and Google Play. At launch, pre-registered users will receive Iron Legionnaire and Hulk gear, along with 100 Units and 300 Gold to help them get started.

Show Off Your Super Smash Bros. and Brawlhalla Skills During AfroComicCon

AfroComicCon is partnering with MelaninGamers for a virtual gaming tournament Live on TWITCH the day of the convention! They’re bringing not one, but TWO fantastic multiplayer games to the table: Super Smash Bros. and Brawlhalla!

Super Smash Bros. is a crossover fighting game stuffed full of beloved Nintendo and Bandai characters from a range of games, including Pokemon, Castlevania, Zelda, Animal Crossing, Megaman, and of course, the classic Super Mario Bros. With over 100 stages to choose from and a wide array of power moves, assistant characters, and surprises, this is guaranteed to be a fun game for attendees of all ages.

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Super Smash Bros.

Brawlhalla is the hit free to play platformer fighting game making waves with fans across the world. It boasts a diverse set of chibified characters based on a wide variety of myths and legends, weapons that change your style of play just by picking them up, and beautifully crafted stages that only highlight the fast paced melee happening on the screen.

Interested players can sign up for free here and aim for the top! Not only will they get bragging rights, but Melanin Gamers is providing a special prize to the winners!

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AfroComicCon​‘s 1st virtual convention will be held on October 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the annual event started in 2017 by the ​Oakland Technology & Education Center (OTEC), ​will be held virtually and free through a portal on the organization’s website. Sponsored by the NNPA, the ​Oakland A’s, and Pixar Entertainment, AfroComicCon promises to be a day full of exciting panels, screenings, entertainment, gaming, cosplay and special guests. The 12-hour event is currently slated to be live-streamed across multiple platforms including YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook. You can register now.

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is Out Now for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout, the new team-based third-person shooter inspired by Hasbro’s hit franchise, launches today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Play as both Team Joe and Team Cobra in this action-packed adventure featuring a co-op story campaign and PvP multiplayer.

Experience an original story inspired by classic ’80s-style comics, over 17 campaign missions featuring epic locations like the U.S.S. Flagg and Cobra Headquarters, intense boss battles, and iconic vehicles like the Joes’ Persuader and Cobra H.I.S.S. tanks. Play the campaign on your own or with a friend in local split-screen co-op, then keep the fight going in four-player local PvP multiplayer modes like Capture the Flag, Assault, King of The Hill and Deathmatch Arena.

Play as your favorite heroes and villains from both sides with 12 playable characters, including Duke, Snake Eyes, Cobra Commander, Destro, Roadblock, Storm Shadow and more. Unleash a wide variety of weapons, skins, and devastating ultimate abilities as you mastermind world domination as Team Cobra and restore world order as Team Joe!

G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout is published by GameMill Entertainment and is available at major retailers and digital stores for $39.99. G.I. Joe: Operation Blackout — Gold Deluxe Edition, which includes special character skins for Duke and Cobra Commander, 12 bonus weapon skins, and an exclusive digital art book and soundtrack, is also available today on all platforms (digitally only) for $49.99.

Preview: Horizon Zero Dawn #3

Horizon Zero Dawn #3

Author(s): Anne Toole
Artist(s): Ann Maulina
Cover C: LOISH

A brand-new comic series based on the award-winning game by Guerrilla. Aloy and Talanah return in a new story set after the events of the game! Nature has reclaimed the planet. Awe-inspiring machines dominate the land, as humanity fights for survival on this new earth. Co-created by one of the writers of Horizon Zero Dawn game Anne Toole.

Horizon Zero Dawn #3

Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia Celebrates 30 Years of Sonic the Hedgehog

Celebrate Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary with a new full-color hardcover historical retrospective that explores nearly every one of the blue blur’s video game appearances in Dark Horse Books’ upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia, arriving on June 1, 2021.

Dive deep into the extensive lore and exhaustive detail of each game in Sonic’s ever-expanding universe—from the beloved SEGA Genesis to the most bleeding-edge video game consoles. This tome leaves no stone unturned, showcasing in-depth looks at the characters, settings, and stories from each exciting installment.

Dark Horse Books and SEGA present the Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia—a must-have volume for any fan of the world’s speediest hedgehog.

Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia

Mephisto’s Invasion – Incoming Transmission from Marvel Contest of Champions

GET IN, WE’RE GOING TIME-TRAVELING! The Contest continues as Kabam debuted an all-new motion comic teasing two new Champions coming to the popular mobile fighter MARVEL Contest of Champions– Cosmic Ghost Rider and Red Goblin! Here is a quick look at what the Contest has in store this month:

Several time anomalies have been detected on the far reaches of The Battlerealm. As concerning as numerous temporal activities in one region is, it does not appear to affect the mysterious characters running amok in the nearby area.

Reports state that “The Rider” has been sighted in the region after tracking down a seemingly abandoned warehouse filled with countless Crystals. As great of a find as this is, caution is urged, as there is very likely a sinister reason why the Crystals were abandoned in the first place…

Hop in and get ready for a turbulent ride through The Contest as Cosmic Ghost Rider and Red Goblin fight for, about & through time itself in this month’s Event Quest; Recursion!

Both characters will arrive to the game in October, and fans can now check out the all-new motion comic here:

Create Chaos with Apocalypse on Marvel Contest of Champions

The Rise of X has begun and after a long slumber, he’s back stronger than ever. Claim your destiny, dominate and become Champion with Apocalypse as he makes his way into The Battlerealm in Kabam’s MARVEL Contest of Champions.

Thousands of years ago in ancient Aqaba, the first living being on Earth to express the mutant X-gene was born, given the name “En Sabah Nur” or “The First One”. As he traveled the Earth, En Sabah Nur deemed himself “Apocalypse” convincing ancient civilizations that he was a deity and manipulating them into fighting wars which he justified as stimulating growth, judgment, and destruction. After conquesting the Earth for many millennia Apocalypse used Celestial technology to enter a period of suspended animation for many centuries, awakening in the current age and deciding the Earth is ready for further examination.

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

Check Out This Real Life Morningstar Mace Brought to you By The Hacksmith and Marvel Contest of Champions

Have you wondered what a 5-foot iron, chained mace would look like in action? James Hobson, a.k.a. the Hacksmith, is using his engineering skills to team up with Kabam and bring to life a destructive, one-of-kind item – the Morningstar. The prototype was inspired by the original Marvel character – Morningstar – created exclusively for the award-winning, mobile fighter MARVEL Contest of Champions.

Queen Haasen conquered and ruthlessly ruled over her kingdom of Languria with only a few mercenaries, and a demonic sword. But her people rebelled against the Queen’s reign of fire and blood, and sealed her within a mystical iron maiden to suffer for all time. When Mephisto offered her a chance for vengeance, the Prince of Lies granted her new life in the tortured form of her walking iron tomb, and the weapon for which she is named: Morningstar.

New players who download Marvel Contest of Champions will receive a 2-Star Morningstar!

Marvel Future Fight adds a new Damnation Update

Marvel Future Fight Damnation

 Netmarble’s latest update for the popular mobile game MARVEL Future Fight brings an all-new update to the game inspired by the Damnation comic book storyline. The update brings new characters, uniforms, and an Extreme mode added to the Danger Room and Alliance Battles alongside other in-game updates.

Damnation tells the tale of Mephisto’s conquest of Las Vegas, transforming the City of Sin into his personal hellscape. After Doctor Strange is captured, a new group of heroes gather to rescue the Sorcerer Supreme and free the city. Two new characters, the Spider-Man clone known as the Scarlet Spider,and Morbius, the living vampire, have been added to the game. New uniforms, including a Space Suit uniform for Doctor Strange, a Damnation uniform for Dormammu, a Mr. Knight uniform for Moon Knight, and an Avengers uniform for Blade are also available for players to collect.

Today’s update also includes a new Extreme mode added to the Danger Room. In Extreme mode, Agents play with their own Hero, reflecting both Hero and item stats. Only Tier-3 and Transcend Potential Heroes can be selected, but it can be the same Hero as other players. An extra rating system has also been added for Extreme mode only.

Other additions to MARVEL Future Fight include:

  • Dormammu can now be upgraded to Tier-3 and has new ultimate skills
  • The ‘Awaken Potential’ has been unlocked for Morbius, Moon Knight and Elsa Bloodstone and new Awaken skills have also been added
  • The ‘Realize Potential’ has been unlocked for Scarlet Spider, Morbius, Blade, Elsa Bloodstone, Moon Knight, Dormammu and Iron Fist
  • The ‘Alliance Battle Extreme’ has added New Frost Beasts along with new stages featuring different strategy elements that are updated weekly
  • Improved ‘Hero Selection Improvement’ that allows players to check a selected hero’s main information, and a Role Icon to easily understand the character’s role

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.

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