Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 Entering Beta Testing Soon


Marvel: Avengers Alliance proved to be very popular on both Facebook and mobile devices. There was something about its tactical content and frequent, story-based content additions that kept players coming back for more, which means that a sequel is a completely logical move.

Hold tight, because that sequel is on the way. Disney Interactive and Marvel Entertainment announced today that Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 is coming to mobile (only), and will soon be entering beta testing in select markets — what mobile game developers typically call a soft launch. The emphasis this time around will be on beefed up, 3D visuals and greater character customization, though with the same turn-based combat that made the first game so popular.

Naturally, there’s a brand new story as well, and as you can see in the teaser trailer, it seems to involve Thanos … and Death herself!

Here’s more on the plot of Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 straight from the folks at Disney Interactive:

"In this original storyline for Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2, pieces of the planet are disappearing, with entire cities vanishing without a trace. It is a mystery with a single clue: all of the disappearances are at previous sites of Incursions. Villains are taking advantage of the chaos, as well as the massive deposits of Iso-8 left behind by each disappearance."

If you head to the game’s official website, you can see some of the 32 heroes and villains it looks like the game will feature at launch, as well as character profiles (though those aren’t active yet as I type this). You can also pre-register with an email address, which will earn you a free Power Cell when the game releases that will get you one of five randomly selected Guardians of the Galaxy characters: Star-Lord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Drax, or Groot.

It’s pretty exciting stuff, and we’ll be tracking this one closely as it gets closer to wide release. Until then, you can get status reports by following Marvel: Avengers Alliance 2 on Twitter or keeping tabs on its Facebook page. Get ready to assemble all over again!