LOS ANGELES – October 3, 2013 – The heroes of the Marvel Universe are assembling for an adventure unlike ever before! D3Publisher (D3P) and Marvel Entertainment today announced Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign is now available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod and Google Play for Android devices. This marks the first time that the Marvel Universe has teamed up with a puzzle role-playing game (RPG). The story will unfold over multiple episodes and will feature many fan-favorite heroes including Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Hawkeye, and many more, battling against a host of Super Villains including Venom, Doctor Doom, Magneto, and The Hood in a struggle to obtain and control the ever-mysterious ISO-8.
Developed by Demiurge Studios, Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign features team-based gameplay for the first time ever in the Puzzle Quest franchise. Players will assemble a team of three characters with upgradable abilities, choosing from a roster of heroes and villains alike, all to combat a common enemy. With this team-based gameplay comes a new level of strategy and customization, allowing audiences to call upon specific heroes that are best suited for the job and to create an ultimate Marvel dream team as they travel across famous locations and visit familiar faces from the Marvel Universe.
“We are pleased to share with fans the next video game in the Puzzle Quest series, and by teaming up with the creative minds at Marvel Entertainment, it creates the deepest puzzle adventure yet for the franchise,” said Peter Andrew, vice president of product development, D3P. “Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign gives fans the perfect blend of role-playing and strategy elements that will continue to be the very best in the genre.”
“Marvel’s Dark Reign storyline was one of the most impactful comic events in Marvel history, and now fans and gamers will have a new way to delve into the themes of power, deception, betrayal and retribution that are at the heart of this great story arc,” said TQ Jefferson, Vice President of Marvel Games Production, Marvel Entertainment. “The new emphasis on deeper puzzle solving, strategy, and team dynamics in this game matches perfectly with this storyline, promising that Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign is a leap forward for the genre and a standout great experience from start to finish.”
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The Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and at www.itunes.com/appstore. The Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign App is also available for free on the Google Play Store on your Android device and at https://play.google.com/store.
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About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel's strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit marvel.com.