From Fantastic Four’s Invisible Woman, Uncanny X-Men’s Storm and Phoenix to Avengers She Hulk and Scarlet Witch, Marvel’s female heroines have been at the forefront of the comic world and March will see our super powered femme fatales at the forefront of all of Marvel’s gaming programs. While DC comics are using their female heroes to target young girls and adult collectors in their DC Super Hero Girls line, Marvel are hitting the digital gaming market.
Called ‘Women of Power’ the event will bring “new characters and content” to its portfolio of mobile, handheld, console, and PC games. Peter Phillips, the executive vice president and general manager of digital distribution at Marvel Entertainment, said the event will bring together “some of the most popular heroes and villains” in a “unique way for the first time. By featuring these stories and characters throughout a single month, we’ve lined up one [of] the most exciting events in the history of Marvel games.”
The line-up boasts an impressive number of mobile and console/pc marvel games that will all take part in the event including:
- LEGO Marvel’s Avengers: Marvel will introduce Captain Marvel, Moonstone, and Poundcakes.
- Marvel Contest of Champions: New event quest featuring Ms. Marvel will become available. Players will also be able to add She-Hulk, X-23, and Ms. Marvel to their team.
- Marvel Avengers Academy: Several all-new female heroes will be added to the Avengers Academy student body.
- Marvel Puzzle Quest: Marvel’s new Women of Power variant covers will be available in-game.
- Marvel Future Fight: A new event featuring Proxima Midnight—one of Thanos’ most powerful generals—will be unlocked.
- Spider-Man Unlimited: Notable Spider-Women, including Silk, will get their own “special event.”
- Marvel Heroes 2016: The latest installment will add the ability “to team up with fan favorite Rescue and earn an enhanced power costume for American Dream.”
The announced events will kick in from March 3rd which also coincides with Marvels “Women of Power” variant comic covers month for Black Widow #1, Mockingbird #1, Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #5, Scarlet Witch #4 and Uncanny Inhumans #6 among others which will be released throughout March.