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.”