In a nutshell, Marvel: War of Heroes will be exclusively available on Mobage in the form of a social card battle game. DeNA and Marvel Entertainment promise “original art” and “a brand-new narrative”.
In Marvel: War of Heroes, players step into the shoes of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and team up with iconic Marvel Heroes to battle evil. The Marvel: War of Heroes story is a completely original script, written in cooperation with Marvel. Players recruit classic characters from Spider-Man to Hulk to Iron Man, evolve and fuse powers and abilities to build stronger teams and challenge the most dangerous foes. New characters and events will be added on a regular basis, ensuring a continually evolving gameplay experience.
Mobage users can already pre-register for the game, which will be released “soon” on iOS and Android, and get a special card. Pre-registration for Japanese users started today, too (the aforementioned Transformers game will not be released over here).
It’s a clever strategy to combine the learnings of the success of Rage Of Bahamut with a globally popular IP: as I mentioned so often earlier, prepare for a flood of Japanese-style card battle games in the next few months.
In fact, the game is under development at CyberAgent subsidiary Cygames, the company that created Rage Of Bahamut.
More on the Marvel-Mobage deal on Inside Mobile Apps.
First screenshots of selected cards (TM & (c) 2011 Marvel & Subs.):