The Guardians of the Galaxy roster expands in “Marvel Future Fight!” To celebrate the game’s second anniversary, two new heroes—Agent Venom and Mantis—join the battle while the game’s original Guardians don new uniforms inspired by the films, and finally, Whiplash adds his weapons to your arsenal. And just in time, because you’ll need new gear and fresh teammates to tackle the game’s World Boss Ultimate and Alliance Conquest modes.
We sat down with Minkyun Kim, Development Director at Netmarble Games, to see just what we could learn about the anniversary update.
Marvel.com: This update marks the second anniversary of “Marvel Future Fight;” what are you bringing to the game to celebrate this milestone?
Minkyun Kim: As a huge thank you to all the users who have shown us love, we’ve prepared a variety of events. First, players will have an opportunity to get new Guardians of the Galaxy characters and an exclusive, limited edition Comic Card. Players will also get additional opportunities for various rewards in events such as the seven day check-in.
Marvel.com: The biggest character addition has got to be Mantis; what does she bring to the table?
Minkyun Kim: Mantis, one of the new heroes appearing in “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” will also be joining us this update. She mainly attacks with her hands through the use of martial arts. With her unique energy wavelength, she can attack from short or medium-range distances. You’ll be able to feel the thrilling action as you watch her acrobatic martial arts style and energy wavelength attacks.
Also, her ability to find enemy weak points and use of psychic empathy ensures that her teammates get buffs that will help in battle, the idea being that she uses her telepathic powers to communicate enemy weak points to her allies.
Her powerful mind energy and healing powers allow for resistance to debuffs. Her healing touch will be able to give teams an advantage in both team and solo battles.
Marvel.com: Alongside the new team members, players will be able to grab a few new uniforms. Who’s suiting up in new gear?
Minkyun Kim: With the opening of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” we’re introducing brand new uniforms: the [movie-versions] of Star-Lord, Rocket Raccoon, Gamora, and the new Groot everybody’s been waiting for! Also, to celebrate the second anniversary of “Marvel Future Fight,” we’ll be introducing a new uniform for our original character, Sharon Rogers.
Mavel.com: A new World Boss mode is coming to “Marvel Future Fight” with this update. What can you tell us about World Boss Ultimate?
Minkyun Kim: There is a difficulty system in Ultimate Mode. As the difficulty goes up, bosses will become stronger, and a player’s characters will be placed in disadvantageous situations. In the higher difficulties, players will be placed in extreme situations never seen before on Original Bosses.
The key to winning will be determined by how detailed and effectively a player upgrades their character. Players will be challenged to constantly reduce their clear times and become the best.
Marvel.com: Outside of increasing their rank, will there be rewards in this mode that differ from the standard World Boss mode?
Minkyun Kim: As you challenge higher difficulties, the rewards will be more gratifying as well.
Rewards will now be proportional to the difficulty level that was challenged. Also, the first time a difficulty level is cleared against a boss, you’ll get a special reward. You can only get a limited amount of rewards per day, but you can always strive for better records and try out new strategies.
Marvel.com: A new PVP feature, Conquest, is coming to Alliances. What new ways can Alliances compete, and what kinds of rewards will they unlock?
Minkyun Kim: In the past, Alliance related content was based around an individual’s fight within the Alliance; Alliance Conquests will now truly be a battle of Alliances. Alliance Conquests will require communication between Alliance members to properly coordinate characters over the map to lead your Alliance to victory. Alliances with the best characters will have an advantage. Through Alliance Conquest, players will unlock Alliance Tokens which can be used to trade for items in the Alliance Shop and to upgrade your characters. Also, depending on your score, your Alliance will also get a cool frame.
Marvel.com: The third year of “Marvel Future Fight” is just beginning. Can you give us a taste of what’s to come?
Minkyun Kim: Looking back on the last two years, we’re grateful to all the players who have supported and loved our game and we know that we’ve had our faults. We’ll work our butts off to make sure that we become a game that is loved by all. Personally, as a fan of Marvel, I’m looking forward to the lineup of Marvel content coming up. We’ll take our own excitement and hopes and endeavor to create more varied content. Through the updates this year, we hope that our players will feel at home and join us to fight the villains of the Marvel Universe.