Marvel Goes Social With Avengers Game

  • Live on Facebook
  • Features popular Marvel superheroes
  • Will expand over time

Marvel Entertainment and Disney Interactive Media Group have announced that the first social game based on Marvel’s iconic characters, Marvel: Avengers Alliance, which is now live on Facebook.

Developed by Playdom, the gamefeatures a tactical turn-based combat experience with dozens of familiar Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains.

Players will have the opportunity to recruit some of Marvel’s most notable characters, including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, Hawkeye, Black Widow and many others. Players can train their heroes to unlock unique abilities, and further customize abilities. Players can also square off against each other in player-versus-player combat, challenging their social graph to super-powered showdowns.

The gametakes place in the wake of a galaxy-wide disaster, known as the Pulse, which exposes Manhattan to attacks by Marvel’s most deadly Super Villains.  Players are recruited as an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., the secret espionage and peace-keeping organisation of the Marvel Universe, to assemble and lead teams of Super Heroes with a mission to keep New York City safe from the clutches of such enemies as Loki, Doctor Doom and Magneto, as well as sinister criminal organisations like Hydra and AIM.

In the coming months, Marvel: Avengers Alliance will continue to expand with ongoing content releases.  Players can look forward to new missions and storylines, additional Super Heroes, and upgraded abilities, plus new equipment, weapons, powers and costumes for unlock and purchase.