Marvel Rivals Announced, Releasing on Steam and Epic Games Store

    An Overwatch-esque game from Marvel and NetEase.

    Marvel has officially announced Marvel Rivals, an Overwatch-esque 6v6 PVP shooter with a massive cast of beloved Marvel characters. The game will release on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. Further, a Closed Alpha Test has also been announced.

    Marvel has had a massively successful lineup of video games over the past few years. From 2018’s Spider-Man to 2020’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales to 2021’s Guardians of the Galaxy to the recent release of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. They will release more games in the future, such as Marvel 1943: Rise of HydraWolverine, and an Iron Man game from Motive. 

    Marvel Rivals Revealed, First Details Confirmed

    Marvel Rivals Screenshot

    Marvel Entertainment and NetEase Games recently announced Marvel Rivals. The upcoming game is an Overwatch-esque PVP 6v6 shooter. The game features a massive cast of beloved characters from across the Marvel multiverse, including Spider-Man, the Hulk, Namor, Storm, Iron Man, Loki, Magneto, Black Panther, Magik, and even Peni Parker and her Spider-Mech, “SP//dr.” Check out the first trailer below:

    The Steam page for the game describes it as follows:

    Marvel Rivals is a Super Hero Team-Based PVP Shooter! Assemble an all-star Marvel squad, devise countless strategies by combining powers to form unique Team-Up skills and fight in destructible, ever-changing battlefields across the continually evolving Marvel universe!

    A Deep and Varied Marvel Roster

    Choose from a vast array of fan-favorite and cult-classic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from across the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men, and many more from across the Marvel Multiverse.

    Fast and Fun 6v6 Action with Ever-Changing Game Dynamics

    With intricate environments, fast-paced gameplay, and ever-changing battlefields, there’s never a dull moment in Marvel Rivals! Battle as Super Heroes and Super Villains with incredible abilities and combine your powers to bring unexpected fun to the battlefield in a matter of seconds.

    Dynamic Hero Synergy

    Coordinate unique combinations between characters to ignite surprising Team-Up Skills! Unleash the synergy of combined superpowers and invent new tactics that can turn the tide of combat. Ride on Groot’s back as Rocket Raccoon to take on your enemies as a dangerous duo, unleash Gamma energy as Hulk to charge Iron Man’s armor for massive damage, and so much more!

    Creative Environment Destruction

    Tear your way through iconic Marvel worlds across destructible environments! From Asgard to the Tokyo of 2099, use superpowers to alter these environments, reshape the terrain, and craft a strategic advantage on the battlefield! Take cover to dodge attacks or use makeshift weapons to strike down enemies. Players will find countless ways to utilize the environment to claim victory!

    Continually Evolving Universe and Robust Post-Launch Updates

    The Marvel Multiverse brings infinite possibilities! Each seasonal drop will introduce new Super Heroes to the battlefield along with challenging and diverse maps! Unlock new content to implement across various gameplay strategies while experiencing thrilling action and endless possibilities in these adventurous team battles!

    Lastly, Marvel Rivals will release on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store. The game will be available as a free-to-play game at some point in the future. Marvel will likely reveal whether it’ll come to consoles and other devices in the coming months.

    Saras Rajpal
    Saras Rajpal
    Saras is a passionate creative writer, with a love for immersive sims, superhero games, and Persona. He is currently writing a thesis about Persona 5 and is pursuing a career as a full-time writer.

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