NetMarble has just soft-launched an interesting Marvel action-RPG in Australia, called Marvel Future Fight. This is looking a lot like the action-RPGs that are all throughout the App Store, where you control a character through levels, fighting waves of baddies, deploying special abilities with cooldown timers and whatnot, but the big difference here? You're fighting with a team of Marvel heroes, with the ability to swap heroes during battle, and use team-up attacks as well, all in the name of fighting evil versions of superheroes and turning them back to the good side, and adding them to your army of battlers.

The game's out now in Australia, and it's not hard to imagine that this is something you'll be seeing worldwide next month right before Avengers: Age of Ultron comes out in theaters. The response from our forums has been quite positive so far. While there's three currencies and an energy timer, the gameplay is getting some positive comments, and it seems like the monetization is most driven around character collection, with loads of heroes to get. This may just be worth keeping an eye on when it comes out.

  • Lemmonz

    I was wondering when I'd hear news of a Marvel game. Avengers: Age Of Ultron is way to big to not have something Avengers related released around the movies realese.

  • istako

    As long as it is not agressively broken as dungeon hunter 5, ill dedicate myself to this.

  • Eseres

    Im not quite sure about this... Timers? Currancy? Marvel?? Thats three words that doesn't good in my ears. I love the Marvel universe, but I sense paywalls in this game. Maybe not "Impossible" paywalls in that sense, but in the way that you have to spend money to really have fun with the game... But I'll try it though, as long as it is a freemium.

    • CrazedJava

      So far both Marvel Puzzle Quest and Marvel Contest of Champions have followed an identical model. Most of which is "Give me more money and maybe I will let you play as your favorite character but probably not!"

      • Morgan01

        Timers...currency...IAP....have all become staples for pretty much any Marvel,game now. It really is a shame.

      • CrazedJava

        If they would go to an Injustice IAP model but kept the Contest of Champions game mechanics they'd blow Injustice out of the water.

        I know COC is currently leading Injustice on the charts, but Injustice still breaks the top 100 in a crowded market despite being 2 years old while COC is the new hot thing.

      • istako

        Any game, rather.

  • Michael Graham Jr

    Looks good I'll try. Ftp games don't bother me cause it's my choice to spend or not. I can play other games while I wait for timers

    • Morgan01

      After what they did with Marvel Champions? I'll pass on this one.

    • Stormourner

      I'm with ya, freemium doesn't bother me and if I like it I spend my real money once or twice (to support the developers)

  • curtneedsaride

    Yay. Another Marvel game that I have to open every morning to collect something as a daily reward! Honestly, though, it reminds me of that f2p Thor game Gameloft came out with. It wasn't bad, but it just didn't have that special thing to keep me coming back. I want a good offline story mode that is a premium experience that doesn't feel so hallow. Probably time for me to just fire up LEGO Marvel again. Well, just after I collect my heroes money in Avengers Alliance, open a couple crystals in Marvel Contest of champions, get a new Spidey in Spider-Man Unlimited, and get some daily gems in Iron Man 3.

  • Joe Burkett

    looks like a f2p marvel ultimate alliance i mean it looks sweet, but we will have to see about the timer...

  • amusing Grace

    The timer is actually not that bad, the constant crashing after (!) a level is what irks me most.

  • Fieryseraph

    Mfi support?

  • FootSoldier

    Damn! Looks really good. And insanely smooth.

  • rewind

    Looks decent. Again, I'm not such a fan of licensing out Marvel characters to these random devs, but if the game is good and accurate to the story, then that's alright.

  • Kirs

    The most BRUTAL IAP in a long while. I like the game. So does my 6 yr old boy. I purchased the $5 IAP to open a chest.
    I received a random token for a hero. Now i need like 29 more? Batshitinsane.....

  • zRebornX

    is this online single player?

  • OutSpoken

    Wait a second, is this the same NetMarble, devs who created that damn awful Justice League rpg game a couple of years ago?

  • Joltrabbit

    Beat me to it, Out. This seems to be a refined version of that engine. Woo, battle of attrition action games that require you to grind content to move on!

  • DoctorDoom80

    Play Marvel Heroes for PC/Mac instead. That's the real deal.

  • Whiterabbitm

    Doesn't look like its on the store anymore... Don't know if they pulled it down for the launch but I signed into my Australian account and it is nowhere to be found... If anyone can find it let me know I'd love to try it out...

  • holmes5

    Is this free?

    • Joltrabbit

      It is Get!

      Ahem, yes, free to download.

  • boydstr

    Making games costs money if you want to play games and nobody pays for in game items the free to play model is in no time dead so if you are irritated by paying for items don't play the games.
    Greetzz to all

  • Joseph McDonald

    the other day there was the gift of some gold for hitting so many players, today was the gift of crystals. my phone told me of these, but when i logged in, i never got anything