Marvel is cashing in on their mobile games. NOTE: We’ve not seen hardly any console games from Marvel since Captain America: Super Soldier. But we’ve seen so many mobile games, including one of my favorites: Marvel Puzzle Quest.
As 2015 gives us bigger iPhones and better iPads, Marvel is teaming up with Kabam! (a second time) to create a Marvel RPG! We can only hope its as good as the first Marvel RPGs (Ultimate Alliance) and at a reasonable price (no in-app purchases). You can get the next Marvel Game, Contest of Champions, later in December. I’ve been on the beta and its pretty sweet so far!
Right now, information on the game is thin, but the press release says enough. Marvel + RPG + Mobile. Who is ready to play?
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kabam, the leader in the western world for free-to-play games for traditional players, today announced an extended collaboration with Marvel Entertainment to create a second forthcoming free-to-play game based on Super Heroes in the Marvel Universe.
“Marvel Interactive is continuing our commitment to delivering innovative, high-quality games for mobile devices by expanding on our relationship with Kabam”
The two companies first started working together on Marvel Contest of Champions, a fighting game being released on mobile devices in December 2014. Marvel Contest of Champions had its first-look unveiling at San Diego Comic-Con earlier this year, and its first hands-on demo with fans at the Marvel booth at New York Comic-Con this past October. Marvel Contest of Champions is being developed in Kabam’s Vancouver studio.
This second collaboration will be a mobile role-playing game developed by Kabam’s San Francisco studio. As with Marvel Contest of Champions, it will bring some of Marvel’s most beloved characters to life with an anticipated release on mobile devices in the fall of 2015. The second Marvel game will be created by the same team responsible for Kabam’s hit games Castle Age and Underworld Empire.
“The Marvel brand represents some of the most iconic and loved characters in the history of action entertainment,” said Kent Wakeford, COO of Kabam. “Marvel continues to dominate the box office with mega hit after mega hit, and we at Kabam look forward to extending Marvel’s universe into a blockbuster mobile game.”
“Marvel Interactive is continuing our commitment to delivering innovative, high-quality games for mobile devices by expanding on our relationship with Kabam,” says Peter Phillips, EVP/GM of Interactive & Digital Distribution, Marvel Entertainment. “Kabam’s development teams do a great job of creating original, true-to-character gameplay experiences which supports that commitment.”
Kabam is the leader in the western world for free-to-play games for traditional players with first and third party published titles. Kabam games are available on mobile devices via its own dedicated channel in the Apple App Store, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, and on the Web via Facebook, Yahoo, Kabam.com and other platforms. Kabam is the 6th fastest growing company overall in North America, according to Deloitte LLP. Kabam’s 2013 revenues exceeded $360 million, a 100 percent increase over 2012. The company is valued at more than $1 billion, profitable, cash-flow positive, and has created four titles that have grossed more than $100 million each in their life. Kabam’s Kingdoms of Camelot franchise has grossed more than $250 million in less than four years, making it one of the top 10 strategy franchises of all time. In 2012, Kabam Publishing was launched to provide third-party developers access to Kabam’s technology platform, distribution channels, data analytics and best practices that Kabam’s in-house development teams use to bring wildly successful games to players worldwide. Kabam has 800 employees around the world, with corporate headquarters in San Francisco. The company’s investors include Alibaba, Canaan Partners, Google, MGM, Intel, Pinnacle Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Warner Brothers and others. More information about Kabam can be found at www.kabam.com.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com.