Hey, you there! Yes you, the Marvel Comics fan. Are you playing Marvel: Avengers Alliance Tactics yet?
If not, you probably should be. It’s like the first Avengers Alliance but with turn-based tactical gameplay similar to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, an incredibly awesome game in every way except for the fact that it has no super heroes.
Marvel: Avengers Alliance Tactics does, along with playable S.H.I.E.L.D. Agents and villains you can unlock and recruit to your squad as well. Why? It has a lot to do with the game’s story, which is similar yet not identical to what Jonathan Hickman is doing in New Avengers, making the word “incursion” famous. Suffice it to say that the barriers between realities have been weakened, causing alternate dimensions to overlap with our own. Fun stuff.
In fact, Tactics was pretty good right out of the gate in every way except for the fact that it was pretty short. Disney Interactive has addressed that this very week, releasing Chapter Two of the game’s story with a bunch of brand new content. Here’s what you can look forward to with this update:
While Incursions continue to appear across Earth, invasions from beyond our world strain the S.H.I.E.L.D.’s ability to control the situation. An Intergalactic situation causes S.W.O.R.D. to enter the scene, and Tony Stark and Nick Fury butt heads over diplomacy. Meanwhile the appearance of a fiery messenger from Muspelheim is a prelude to a new and powerful enemy bringing war to the Avengers’ doorstep.
That grim-looking gent pictured here is, of course, Ronan the Accuser, one of the unlockable villains in Chapter Two. He’s also featured in the Guardians of the Galaxy movie you might have heard about that hits theaters in just a few weeks. Coincidence? I think not!
Check out Marvel: Avengers Alliance Tactics for free at www.facebook.com/MarvelTactics.
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