Marvel and Netmarble have paired up once more for a brand new mobile game called Marvel Future Revolution, and based on a recent preview of the game, it appears that they are serious about delivering on the title’s vast implications.
Marvel Future Revolution is an open-world RPG for mobile devices that incorporates all of your favorite Marvel heroes and villains in a plot that encompasses both the numerous worlds we’ve seen in the comics as well as those we haven’t. At launch, you’ll be able to choose among eight heroes: Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Star-Lord, Captain Marvel, Storm, Spider-Man, and Doctor Strange, but there will be plenty more in the future.
The multiple worlds are all converging because of Vision, which allows developers to mix and match and bring new concepts. Hydra Empire, which takes place in a Hydra-controlled New York Metropolis complete with a Red Skull statue in the heart of the city, is one of the locales featured so far. You’ll also visit the heroes’ new home base, Midgardia, where the Asgardians have settled up and brought their distinctive aesthetic with them.
You’ll also come across New Stark City, which, like its namesake, embraces technology and has a sleek future appearance. On the other hand, you’ll travel to Sakaar, a city that embraces technology but is placed in a harsher, desert-like setting. Xandearth is perhaps the most intriguing of the cities, with majestic architecture and airships above it, but with a touch of nature in the many trees and green places scattered throughout.
Marvel Future Revolution, which was first shown at PAX East 2020, takes the multiverse concept to heights, with numerous mounds of earth from many universes colliding to form one “Primary Earth.” The plot begins with Vision killing himself using the Convergence Engine to prevent the newly linked worlds from being destroyed, as written by Marvel Comics writer Marc Sumerak. This binds the worlds together, bringing diverse parts of reality around each other.
As you go through these locales, you’ll face opponents and larger bosses like Red Skull, Thanos (directly from the MCU), Ultron (with a slick new design), a comics-style Kingpin, and Loki. You’ll come across them throughout the main plot, and when you complete new major tasks, you’ll also be able to do side missions that introduce fresh story possibilities and quests. We wondered what those objectives will be like, and based on past games in the genre, you should expect conventional RPG-style quests, which frequently consist of picking something up for someone, collecting a number of components to make something, or taking out a bunch of opponents, at least at launch.
Marvel Future Revolution is a promising game that so far has delivered a mix of new mechanics and fan service that should appeal to almost any Marvel fan. On iOS and Google Play, global pre-registration has already begun, but no release date has been announced.