Kabam has added an all-new Decepticon into their Transformers-themed mobile fighting game, Transformers Forged to Fight, one of the Thirteen Primes – Megatronus!
One of the Thirteen Primes created by Primus himself to defeat Unicron, Megatronus is a being of unparalleled strength. His quest for greater power lead him to betray his fellow Primes, resulting in a millennia of banishment. That banishment has ended, and his presence again looms large through the cosmos.
Megatronus’ Bot Intel Report is here if you need info on the character’s abilities and stats.
As part of Marvel‘s official New York Comic-Con livestream today, Kabam revealed the very first details of Ægon, an all-new original Marvel character created exclusively for their popular free-to-play mobile fighting game Marvel Contest of Champions. Ægon is the third Marvel original character created for the game, which includes Guillotine (released in 2015) and Morningstar (released in 2017).
Born to a pacifist race forced into slavery by the Master of the first Contest of Champions, Ægon always defied the strict code of nonviolence amongst his kin. He secretly trained as a gladiator, inspired by love and duty to win The Contest and free his people. Against all odds, he fought his way to the final battle against the Master and won. Unfortunately, the Master’s death caused an explosion that took Ægon’s arm and the life of his beloved. His tragedy was complete when his people cast him out as a pariah and stranded him in the Battlerealm. As Champion of The Contest, Ægon’s prize was the Iso-Belt – a powerful artifact that grants him the ability to manifest a phantom limb to replace his missing arm, and other willpower constructs. However, the full extent of the belt’s powers are still unknown…
For Kabam’s fifth consecutive year at New York Comic-Con, the company is bringing back last year’s Beat-the-Boss tournament where participants can compete to win big prizes at Kabam’s booth, including physical swag such as t-shirts and tote bags, in-game prizes such as Units and Character / Catalyst Crystals and an opportunity to compete live on Marvel’s main stage on Oct. 6 to become the 2018 Marvel Contest of Champions UltimateNYCC Champion.
Attendees will also get the first look at two new characters debuting in October – Symbiote Supreme and Venom the Duck. Symbiote Supreme is the result of an unholy union between an alternate reality Doctor Strange and a particularly virulent Kyntar specimen (otherwise known as the Symbiotes) while Venom the Duck is an abject abomination crafted with Venom’s bloodlust, Howard’s intellect and cunning and by the Symbiote Supreme.
Marvel Contest of Champions is a mobile arcade-style fighting game that goes beyond the films and dives deep into the Marvel Universe. Super Heroes and Super Villains from Marvel’s Avengers, The Defenders, X-Men, Inhumans, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more battle it out in iconic Marvel locations in an epic storyline that stays true to classic Marvel storytelling. Immediately following its launch in December 2014, Marvel Contest of Champions was awarded the App Store’s Editors’ Choice.
Emma Frost – former White Queen of the Hellfire Club and leader of the X-Men is now available in Marvel Contest of Champions!
Emma Frost is an incredibly powerful mutant, with a brilliant mind to match. She possesses staggering telepathic abilities, and is able to transform her body into organic diamond, rendering her almost indestructible. From White Queen of the Hellfire Club, to leader of the X-Men, she handles every challenge with grace, poise, and wit as sharp as a diamond.
Gecco Corp. has announce that Venom Snake who appeared shirtless in the play demo version of Metal Gear Solid V at the Tokyo Game Show 2014 is now lined up as limited model in 800 pieces.
The upper body captures the anatomy of an experienced aging soldier, his torso thinly covered with fat and countless scars piled up from tough missions and war. The left bionic arm is equipped with a Stun Arm, which can knock enemies unconscious with electric shock, and is interchangeable with the Hand of Jehuty or the red default one. In the game, the length of the horn on the head changes according to the situation, for this statue it is grown. This statue highlights both his relaxed posture with Phantom Cigar in one hand and a super tense atmosphere with his sharp eye always watching out for enemies.
The ABS/PVC prepainted statue is set for release February 2019 stands at 32cm high and retails for $299.99. The sculpt is by Shinya Yamaoka, bionic arm sculpt by Masaki Akao, stun arm/hand of Jehuty sculpt by Yoshiro Nishitani, and paint by Katsushige Akeyama.
The statue will be destributed by Ultra Tokyo Connection, Diamond Comics Distributor, and Sideshow in North America and D4TOYS in other countries.
(W/A/C/CA) Zac Gorman
Age Rating: All Ages
Genre: Fantasy, Video Games
Page Count: 56
Klem and his pals aren’t the most popular Grubbins in candy-starved Repugia, but Klem’s hoping that will change once he brings a hoard of candy back from the human world. After all, it’s Halloween, so there’s candy everywhere! Unfortunately, there are also bullies everywhere, ready to steal all of Klem’s sweet, sweet loot. Will he and his friends make it out alive, or are they doomed to an eternity of sugar-free torment? From the deliciously magical world of the hit video games Costume Quest and Costume Quest 2, Oni Press presents an adorable Halloween-themed graphic novel from Double Fine Productions (Broken Age, Psychonauts) and comics superstar Zac Gorman (Magical Game Time), now an animated series on Amazon!
(W) Lee C. A.
(A/C) Jack Gross
(CA) Jack Gross
Age Rating: Teen, 15+
Genre: Video Games, LGBTQ, Romance
Page Count: 26
“Let The Right Dad In”
There’s a new Dad in the cul-de-sac… and he’s already sunk his fangs into the neighborhood! But Robert knows a vampire when he sees one, and he’s armed with enough garlic and rewatches of F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) to get to the bottom of this mystery.
Rumors have been swirling all day as to something going on at Telltale Games. Those rumors began with posts from employees and former employees on social media and ran from massive layoffs to the entire studio shutting down.
The company has put out the following statement:
Today Telltale Games made the difficult decision to begin a major studio closure following a year marked by insurmountable challenges. A majority of the company’s employees were dismissed earlier this morning, with a small group fo 25 employees staying on to fullfill the company’s obligations to its board and partners. CEO Pete Hawley issued the following statement:
“It’s been an incredibly difficult year for Telltale as we worked to set the company on a new course. Unfortunately, we ran out of time trying to get there. We released some of our best content this year and received a tremendous amount of positive feedback, but ultimately, that did not translate to sales. With a heavy heart, we watch our friends leave today to spread our brand of storytelling across the games industry.”
Telltale will issue further comments regarding its product portfolio in the coming weeks.
The video game studio was behind popular video games such as The Walking Dead, Batman, Fables, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more. The games have a focus on storytelling over button mashing and recently the publisher announced their popular The Walking Dead video game would be coming to Nintendo’s Switch with the first part released recently.
There are numerous games still to be released and completed and it’s unknown at this time as to what their fate will be.
The 200-250 employees laid off will not be receiving severance pay after the layoffs with a few turning to social media venting their anger over that and lack of compensation for overtime to ship games on time. Comments from employees also indicate they were given just 30 minutes to leave the studio after being told they were laid off.
We expect further news from the studio as to the future of its portfolio in the coming weeks.
Writer Aleš Kot
Artist Piotr Kowalski
Cover A: Tradd Moore
Cover B: Piotr Kowalski
Cover C: Game Art Cover
Cover D: Tradd Moore Black & White
Publisher: Titan Comics
FC, 32pp, $3.99, On Sale: September 19, 2018
Now an ongoing series, by popular demand – the horror and mystery continue in Bloodborne, the comic based on FromSoftware’s critically acclaimed video game hit!
Delve into the dark underbelly of the Healing Church, as writer Aleš Kot (Zero, Wolf, Generation Gone, Days of Hate) returns to the blood-soaked streets of Yharnam with artist Piotr Kowalski (Dark Tower, Sex, Robocop)!
Beast transformation Cover A by Tradd Moore (Luther Strode, Ghost Rider, Venom)!
A new trailer for Kingdom Hearts III has revealed that Big Hero 6‘s Baymax and Hiro are joining the game. Originally aired before Tokyo Game Show 2018, this trailer shows Sora, Donald, and Goofy fighting alongside Big Hero 6 in San Fransokyo! But forces of Darkness are also making ominous moves.
Kabam has revealed that the Deception Cyclonus, the second-in-command to Galvatron, is now available for players to earn in Transformers: Forged to Fight! Some brief info on Cyclonus is below:
Resurrected by the same dark energies as his master Galvatron, Cyclonus leads a mighty armada provided by Unicron himself. Loyal, patient, and skilled, Cyclonus is ultimately the counterbalance to Galvatron’s chaotic rule.
Cyclonus’ Bot Intel Report is here if you want to know more about the character if you add him to your roster.