Pokemon Go developer Niantic has announced a new mobile game in collaboration with Marvel called World of Heroes. We don’t have a specific release date yet, but the game is coming out in 2023 and a new website has just been launched filled with more details.
Announced during the Disney+ Marvel Games showcase, Marvel World of Heroes will allow players to create their own superhero identity as well as their own backstory. Much like Niantic’s previous games, World of Heroes will use your surroundings to bring the game to life, as you’ll have to walk around and stop crimes, complete missions, and “counteract interdimensional threats” as they appear.
However, World of Heroes seems to have a bit more depth than some of Niantic’s previous offerings. Players will be able to level up and unlock new gear and abilities, and can also team up with already established characters like Spider-Man, Wolverine, Captain America, and your friends to beat the snot out of different Marvel villains. Niantic hopes World of Heroes is the developer’s next blockbuster title, as several failed projects have reportedly caused it to face a period of “economic turmoil” as of late.
World of Heroes wasn’t the only big announcement from the showcase either, as Dismey and Marvel teased several upcoming titles for fans. One of those games was Tron: Identity, an all-new visual novel adventure developed by Mike Bithell and his team, the same folks who developed indie titles like John Wick Hex, Volume, Subsurface Circular, and Thomas Was Alone.
We also got our first look at a Nintendo Switch-exclusive platformer called Disney’s Illusion Island from the developers of the recent Battletoads game which will feature Mickey Mouse and his friends. However, the show’s biggest announcement was the reveal of a new “narration-driven” Marvel game from Uncharted writer Amy Hennig, set during World War II and featuring Captain America and Black. Panther.
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