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Marvel’s Avengers is wrapping things up

Marvel's Avengers

Rumors that the games’ time was coming up have turned true as Marvel’s Avengers will be ending its support. Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix have announced in a blog post that:

To our amazing community,

After two-and-a-half years and introducing twelve of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, following Update 2.8 on March 31, 2023, we will no longer add new content or features to Marvel’s Avengers. All official support for the game will end on September 30, 2023.

Even after official support ceases on September 30, 2023, both single- and multi-player gameplay will continue to be available…

…As a show of our appreciation for our community, starting March 31, 2023 we will make all the game’s Marketplace, Challenge Card, and Shipment cosmetic content available to all players for free. Every single Outfit, Takedown, Emote, and Nameplate from the Marketplace, Challenge Cards, and Shipments will be free for all players from this date onwards if you own a copy of the game.

Gifting the full library of Marketplace cosmetic content is a way to thank our community by letting everyone experience the breadth and depth of content in Marvel’s Avengers.

We know this is disappointing news as everyone in our community has such a connection to these characters and their stories. We’re so, so grateful that you came on this adventure with us. Your excitement for Marvel’s Avengers – from your epic Photo Mode shots, to your threads theorizing who our next Heroes would be, to your Twitch streams – has played a large part in bringing this game to life.

We hope you continue to play and enjoy Marvel’s Avengers. We can’t thank you enough for your support and for being part of our super team.

– Marvel’s Avengers Development Team

The game will still be available to play, including multiplayer. Support and updates will just be ending in September with the final update and new content coming in late March.

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Public Domain #2

The weekend is up and convention season is still rolling on. What geeky things did you all do? Sound off in the comments below. While you kick the week off, here’s some news and reviews from around the web.

Kotaku – Square Enix Botches New Manga Service With Sex Censorship, Extra Charges – Ooph.

Motortrend – D-Livery: Japanese Town Launches Initial D Anime-Themed Taxi Service – Nice!

CBR – Marvel Comics Writer and Satirist Ron Zimmerman Dies at 64 – Our thoughts are with his family, friends, and fans.

The Beat – Major layoffs and reported new direction at Tapas Media – Not too surprising. Tech companies are taking a hit.

Reviews

Collected Editions – Batman: Damned
CBR – Public Domain #2
CBR – Star Wars: Obi-Wan #3
CBR – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #131

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Gets an Official Launch Trailer

Take a wild ride across the cosmos in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy! Arriving on October 26.

In this third-person action-adventure, you play as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord. You lead the Guardians of the Galaxy featuring Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot. As the leader, you’ll have to attempt to lead the team in their adventure, though the team will have a mind of their own at times forcing you to adapt to them. You’ll also need to use your team effectively to complete your missions and survive the danger.

Get a Look at Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy Gameplay

Square Enix at E3 revealed Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy from Eidos Montreal.

In this third-person action-adventure, you play as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord. You lead the Guardians of the Galaxy featuring Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot. As the leader, you’ll have to attempt to lead the team in their adventure, though the team will have a mind of their own at times forcing you to adapt to them. You’ll also need to use your team effectively to complete your missions and survive the danger.

Popular Guardians of the Galaxy writer Dan Abnett was involved in the creation of the game which has the team together less than a year and having to save the universe.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be out on October 26, 2021.

Marvel’s Avengers Gets More Content from Crystal Dynamics

Marvel’s Avengers has been a bit of a rough game though been improving as more content has been released. At E3, new expansions for the game have been revealed by Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics.

“Cosmic Cube” and a trip to “Wasteland Patrol” were highlighted with new modes but it’s the cinematic trailer that was the highlight.

The “Black Panther: War for Wakanda” expansion was the big reveal for the game which features Black Panther and the Avengers taking on Klaw. It will be included at no additional cost.

Black Panther must defend Wakanda from Klaw, who seeks to steal Vibranium for his own desires. Watch the cinematic trailer for Marvel’s Avengers Expansion: Black Panther – War for Wakanda. Available in August 2021!

Will Eidos Montreal’s Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Spell Redemption?

After the rocky launch that was Marvel’s Avengers can Square Enix redeem themselves with another Marvel video game? At E3, Eidos Montreal revealed Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

In this third-person action-adventure, you play as Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord. You lead the Guardians of the Galaxy featuring Gamora, Drax, Rocket Raccoon, and Groot. As the leader, you’ll have to attempt to lead the team in their adventure, though the team will have a mind of their own at times forcing you to adapt to them. You’ll also need to use your team effectively to complete your missions and survive the danger.

Popular Guardians of the Galaxy writer Dan Abnett was involved in the creation of the game which has the team together less than a year and having to save the universe.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy will be out on October 26, 2021.

Fire up Star-Lord’s jet boots for a wild ride across the cosmos in this third-person action-adventure game, a fresh take on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. With the unpredictable Guardians at your side, blast your way from one explosive situation to another, with original and iconic Marvel characters caught in a struggle for the fate of the universe. You got this. Probably.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is coming October 26, 2021 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and PC.

Get an inside look at Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy with the development team at Eidos-Montréal, their creative collaborator Bill Rosemann (VP, Creative at Marvel Games) and a special guest: award-winning comic book artist Dan Abnett.

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Infinite Frontier #1: Secret Files

The weekend is almost here! What geeky things will you be doing? Sound off! While you wait for the weekday to end and the weekend to begin, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

The Comichron – March 2021 Projected Rankings: BRZRKR, Alien, Joker launches lead overall comics orders in extremely strong month – For those that enjoy the race.

The Beat – A Year of Free Comics: Everything is definitely not fine in EVERYTHING IS FINE – Free comics!

Kotaku – Manga Artist Hiro Mashima Is Teaming Up With Square Enix For A Totally New RPG – There need to be more team-ups like this.

Reviews

CBR – Fab #1
CBR – Infinite Frontier: Secret Files #1
CBR – Only Hope #1
CBR – United States of Magic #1

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Juliet Takes a Breath

Lots of interesting articles from over the weekend to help kick off the week. It was also Black Friday with today being Cyber Monday. What good deals are you all finding? Sound off in the comments. While you start the week, here’s news and reviews you might have missed.

The Hollywood Reporter – ‘Turtle in Paradise’ Graphic Novel in the Works at Random House – Very cool!

The Jerusalem Post – Italian Holocaust graphic novel trilogy debuts final installment – Hadn’t heard about this. Might need to check it out.

Sight Magazine – “Something to be proud of”: UK graphic novel highlights homeless – Great to see comics used this way.

How to Love Comics – Justice League: Endless Winter Reading Order Checklist – For those interested in the upcoming storyline.

Kotaku – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Vs. Jagmeet Singh At Among Us, Streamed Tonight – Very cool to see video games used like this, and congrats on all of the money raised.

Kotaku – Marvel’s Avengers Didn’t Sell As Expected, Says Square Enix – The game had some rough buzz going into it, so this isn’t a surprise at all.

Reviews

Comics Bulletin – Cat Kid Comic Club
The Nerd Daily – Dune: The Graphic Novel Book 1
Monkeys Fighting Robots – Juliet Takes a Breath
CBR – The Other History of the DC Universe #1
Games Radar – The Other History of the DC Universe #1
Collected Editions – The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage

Expand your Kingdom Hearts knowledge with Kingdom Hearts Ultimania: The Story Before Kingdom Hearts III

Dark Horse Books, Square Enix, and Disney present Kingdom Hearts Ultimania: The Story Before Kingdom Hearts III. Originally published in Japanese, this English translation of the fan-favorite reference guide is sure to capture the imaginations of Disney fans and gamers everywhere, arriving June 2021.

A gorgeous oversized hardcover collecting Kingdom Hearts art and trivia, leading up to the events of the most current entry in the beloved saga!

Enter the magical worlds of Disney as featured in the hit Kingdom Hearts video game series! This meticulously crafted tome showcases each of Kingdom Hearts’ unique worlds, characters, and equipment, encompassing all the games predating Kingdom Hearts III. Explore character profiles from icons like King Mickey and Goofy to modern favorites like Tron or Captain Jack Sparrow. Study detailed summaries of story arcs, along with rare concept designs and storyboards! No stone is left unturned in this grand overview, which includes content from Kingdom Hearts Final Mix through Kingdom Hearts Unchained X.

Kingdom Hearts Ultimania: The Story Before Kingdom Hearts III arrives in comic shops and bookstores June 15, 2021, and is available for pre-order now for $44.99.

Kingdom Hearts Ultimania: The Story Before Kingdom Hearts III
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