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Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth Character Lineup Revealed

/ Oct 18th, 2012 No Comments

Avengers: Battle for Earth key art by Stefano Caselli

Ubisoft announced the full character roster for the upcoming brawler Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth in a press release today.

The roster consists of 20 superheroes and supervillains from the Marvel Universe who will appear in the game, including Captain America and Iron Man. Each character possesses four unique superpowers.

The full lineup of characters is:

  • Black Widow
  • Captain America
  • Doctor Doom
  • Dr. Strange
  • Hawkeye
  • [adsense250itp]Human Torch
  • Iceman
  • Iron Man
  • Loki
  • Magneto
  • Phoenix
  • Queen Veranke
  • Scarlet Witch
  • Spider Man
  • Storm
  • Super Skrull
  • The Hulk
  • Thor
  • Venom
  • Wolverine

The company also released key art created by Marvel Comics artist Stefano Caselli.

Developed by Ubisoft Quebec, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth is a superhero brawler set in authentic comic book art environments. The game is based on the famous Secret Invasion storyline. The Skrulls have landed on Earth and must be defeated to save the planet. In order to defend Earth from the invasion, players must embody their favorite super heroes.

A variety of gameplay modes are featured in the game, including a single player campaign, co-op, arcade, challenges, versus and tournament. Players will be able to unlock alternate outfits and collector cards by winning battles.

Advanced fighting techniques used to defeat opponents include Super Attacks, Velocity Boosts, Breaker and Frenzy.

Originally, the game was being developed by THQ. It was planned as a first-person shooter/brawler to be released concurrently with the 2012 film The Avengers. Upon the cancellation of the video game tie-in, it was picked up by Ubisoft and developed into a different game.

Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth is set to release on Oct. 30 for Xbox 360 with a version for the Wii U expected during this holiday season. The game has features which require the use of the Kinect for Xbox 360.

Ryan Bloom

Ryan Bloom

Chief Editor at Gaming Illustrated
Ryan Bloom is a writer and avid gamer from Orange County. He received a B.A. in Communications with a minor in American Studies from California State University, Fullerton in 2010. Follow him on Twitter @BloomsTweets.
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