Kabam and Marvel Entertainment announced a new game at New York Comic Con (NYCC) this past weekend. The game is Marvel: Realm of Champions, a follow-up to and expansion of their story from Marvel: Contest of Champions. The new title is set to release on iOS and Android sometime in 2020.
Marvel: Realm of Champions is a real-time mobile RPG that will have players controlling an avatar and picking a house based on Marvel lore. The game takes place in a war-torn Battleworld where players will fight in Player vs Environment (PvE) and Player vs. Player (PvP) modes. Users will fight to get resources for their house across the different settings of Battleworld. Players will collect armor to customize their fighter, which will also change their stats, adding a new layer of strategy. At launch the game will have eight houses to pick from, each with their own house leader, or Baron, and basic avatar to start with.
The House of Iron (Iron Man) is led by Stark Prime, an artificial intelligence unit that is basically Tony Stark. Players who choose this house will start with a basic Iron Legionnaire.
The Spider-Guild (Spider-Man) is led by a completely new take on Madame Web, with an aged Spider-Gwen. Players will begin with a Web Warrior avatar.
The Gamma Horde (Hulk), which has a Mad Max or post-apocalyptic vibe, is led by Skaar, the son of the Hulk. If chosen, the player will be given a basic Hulk to start with.
Patriot Garrison (Captain America) is more militaristic. This house is led by Peggy Carter, an almost combination of Captain America and Nick Fury. This house has you play as a Super Soldier.
The Asgardian Republic (Thor), is headed by War Thor and will have you play as a Thor avatar.
The Temple of Vishanti (Dr. Strange) is led by the Ancient One, an alternate version of Dr. Strange. Users will get to play as their own Sorcerer Supreme.
The Kingdom of Wakanda (Black Panther) is led by none other than Queen Shuri, who has made all her warriors Black Panthers. Players get to play and customize their own Black Panther.
The final house, and perhaps most odd, is Pyramid X led by Apocalypse. Players will get to enjoy playing as a Horseman of the Apocalypse in the form of a customizable Storm.
These are just the eight launch houses, but during the NYCC Marvel Games panel, the game’s Art/Creative Director, Gabriel Frizzera, said they have around 50 other ideas for additional houses to be added in later major updates.