Gameplay Demos of upcoming October characters Symbiote Supreme and Venom the Duck and Beat-the-Boss Tournament available at Booth #1466
NEW YORK – OCT. 4, 2018 – As part of Marvel’s official New York Comic-Con livestream today, Kabam revealed the very first details of Ægon, an all-new original Marvel character created exclusively for their popular free-to-play mobile fighting game Marvel Contest of Champions. Ægon is the third Marvel original character created for the game, which includes Guillotine (released in 2015) and Morningstar (released in 2017).
Born to a pacifist race forced into slavery by the Master of the first Contest of Champions, Ægon always defied the strict code of nonviolence amongst his kin. He secretly trained as a gladiator, inspired by love and duty to win The Contest and free his people. Against all odds, he fought his way to the final battle against the Master and won. Unfortunately, the Master’s death caused an explosion that took Ægon’s arm and the life of his beloved. His tragedy was complete when his people cast him out as a pariah and stranded him in the Battlerealm. As Champion of The Contest, Ægon’s prize was the Iso-Belt – a powerful artifact that grants him the ability to manifest a phantom limb to replace his missing arm, and other willpower constructs. However, the full extent of the belt’s powers are still unknown…
For Kabam’s fifth consecutive year at New York Comic-Con, the company is bringing back last year’s Beat-the-Boss tournament where participants can compete to win big prizes at Kabam’s booth, including physical swag such as t-shirts and tote bags, in-game prizes such as Units and Character / Catalyst Crystals and an opportunity to compete live on Marvel’s main stage on Oct. 6 to become the 2018 Marvel Contest of Champions Ultimate NYCC Champion.
Attendees will also get the first look at two new characters debuting in October – Symbiote Supreme and Venom the Duck. Symbiote Supreme is the result of an unholy union between an alternate reality Doctor Strange and a particularly virulent Kyntar specimen (otherwise known as the Symbiotes) while Venom the Duck is an abject abomination crafted with Venom’s bloodlust, Howard’s intellect and cunning and by the Symbiote Supreme.
Marvel Contest of Champions is a mobile arcade-style fighting game that goes beyond the films and dives deep into the Marvel Universe. Super Heroes and Super Villains from Marvel’s Avengers, The Defenders, X-Men, Inhumans, Guardians of the Galaxy, and more battle it out in iconic Marvel locations in an epic storyline that stays true to classic Marvel storytelling. Immediately following its launch in December 2014, Marvel Contest of Champions was awarded the App Store’s Editors’ Choice.
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Details on Kabam’s New York Comic-Con plans can be found here: https://playcontestofchampions.com/new-york-comic-con-2018/
Kabam is a world leader of massively multiplayer games for mobile devices. High quality graphics and next generation technology are the hallmark of Kabam games. The company merges the art of game design and the science of consumer behavior to create immersive games enjoyed by millions of players around the world. Kabam has partnered with leading entertainment companies such as Disney, Hasbro and Universal for mobile games based on some of the world’s most iconic franchises, including Marvel, Transformers and Fast & Furious. Kabam’s games have generated hundreds of millions of downloads including: Fast & Furious 6: The Game, Fast & Furious: Legacy, Marvel Contest of Champions and Transformers: Forged to Fight. These games have also received multiple awards such as Apple’s Editor’s Choice and Google Play’s Best Game of the Year.
Founded in 2013, Kabam has studios and offices in Vancouver, San Francisco and Austin, Texas. The company has doubled in size year over year since opening and currently has more than 200 employees. Kabam is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Netmarble Games.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2018 MARVEL
Netmarble Corporation strives to entertain audiences of all ages around the world by providing great mobile gaming experiences. Established in Korea in 2000, Netmarble is the fastest-growing mobile game company and consistently ranks as a top mobile developer and publisher worldwide. With more than 4,000 employees, Netmarble has been producing and servicing some of the most successful mobile games including Lineage 2: Revolution, MARVEL Future Fight, Everybody’s Marble, and Seven Knights. As a parent company to Kabam, a top mobile game developer in massively multiplayer free-to-play games, and the largest shareholder to Jam City, a leading casual social game developer, Netmarble has a strategic partnership with CJ E&M Corporation, Asia’s largest entertainment company, Tencent Holdings, Asia’s largest internet company, and NCsoft, a prominent MMORPG company. More information can be found at http://company.netmarble.com