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Marvel And GREE Want ‘X-Men:Battle of the Atom’ On Your Smartphone

I’ve never heard of GREE but it seems that they’ve stuck a deal with Marvel to celebrate the X-Men’s 50th Anniversary. So what better way to do that then to make a crappy mobile card game…

GREE and Marvel Entertainment have unveiled X-Men: Battle of the Atom, a new mobile game coming this fall to the App Store and Google Play. Featuring a time-twisting narrative tie-in with the landmark forthcoming Battle of the Atom comic book event, this next-generation card battle game serves as the ultimate celebration for the 50th anniversary of X-Men comics. Players can collect hundreds of character cards spanning the entirety of X-Men continuity, as they play through adapted versions of their favorite story arcs.

“X-Men: Battle of the Atom brings card battle to the next level,” said Sanku Shino, Senior Vice President of Marketing & Developer Relations at GREE. “It includes cutting-edge features like team-battle and eye-popping graphics by Marvel artists to allow fans new and old to experience the classic X-Men story arcs and characters in new and innovative ways.”

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“We are delighted to be working with GREE to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of X-Men,” said Andreea Enache-Thune, Senior Vice President Games and Digital Distribution at Marvel. “By teaming up with GREE, a leader in mobile gaming, we are confident that fans around the world will enjoy this exciting new way to experience and connect with X-Men.”

In X-Men: Battle of the Atom, players recruit teams of mutants and form alliances with friends to battle against classic enemies spanning multiple eras in X-Men history – including never-before-seen villains from the future. Showcasing original art by popular Marvel artists, the game will feature an ongoing storyline that will be updated with new characters and events on a regular basis. Fans can collect cards, upgrade character abilities, and take part in team battles to shape the past, present and future of the X-Men universe.

X-Men: Battle of the Atom is being developed and managed by GREE, Inc. under license and in collaboration with the Walt Disney Company 

By Kevin Beckham

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