Marvel just announced the arrival of Marvel Rivals, an Overwatch-like hero shooter game developed in collaboration with NetEase Games.

This game promises to revolutionize the genre with its new gameplay mechanics, third-person gameplay, and a roster of iconic Marvel characters. From the Avengers to the X-Men, even characters from Spiderman into the Spider-Verse, players can assemble their dream team of superheroes and villains for epic 6v6 battles across destructible maps inspired by the Marvel Multiverse.

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Marvel Rivals alpha coming soon

Marvel Rivals roster
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At launch, Marvel Rivals features 18 playable characters, with plans for additional heroes and maps to be released through seasonal updates.

The game’s storyline, as confirmed by Marvel, revolves around a clash between Doctor Doom and his future counterpart from the year 2099, resulting in a multiverse collision that brings together different versions of characters from across the Marvel Multiverse.

Hulk and Iron Man in battle as we wait for Marvel Rivals release date
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One of the features of Marvel Rivals is the “Team-Up Skills” mechanic, which allows players to combine the abilities of certain characters for a synergized move.

The trailer features Rocket Raccoon riding on Groot’s back while unleashing gunfire or the Hulk charging up Iron Man’s suit with Gamma energy. This mechanic adds more depth to the gameplay.

Marvel Rivals release date

As the company prepares for the Marvel Rivals alpha test in May, with its diverse roster of characters and new game mechanics, Marvel Rivals has the potential to become a staple in the professional gaming scene. Unfortunately for those who are ready for everyone to gain access, there is no official Marval Rivals release date as of now.

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Also, can we not ignore the fact that there’s a female version of Galactus? Very cool.

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