Marvel’s Avengers Alliance Expands into the Galaxy at SXSW Interactive
New York, NY—March 14th, 2014— Marvel: Avengers Alliance is the critically-acclaimed turn-based role-playing adventure that allows players to experience the combat action with more than 50 million players across Facebook, iPhone®, iPad®, and Android™ devices. Already featuring a cast of more than 80 playable Marvel Super Heroes and 180 Marvel Super Villains, Marvel is proud to announce that Avengers Alliance is about to get bigger – with new content inspired by the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy!
MARVEL: AVENGERS ALLIANCE is getting some new variant costumes for classic characters as well as the official introduction of Guardians of the Galaxy to the game soon!
Now at SXSW, Marvel is excited to announce an all-new Spec Op inspired by the upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie. This mission will introduce players to heroes and villains from the film, including Falcon, Winter Soldier, Captain Steve Rogers and Batroc!
Marvel: Avengers Alliance also welcomes the Guardians of the Galaxy to the game. Fans will be able to experience the unique talents and powers of each member of the hottest new super hero team including Starlord, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, Groot, Drax the Destroyer and more in this upcoming adventure.
In addition to characters from Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel: Avengers Alliance introduces an all-new costume for the reality altering Scarlet Witch.
Watch the Avengers Alliance all-new Spec Op trailer here.
TQ Jefferson, VP of Games Production says, "We couldn't be more excited to announce this content; and at this event. This marks Marvel's third year at SXSW and to announce the new Captain America, Winter Soldier, Falcon; and all of the Guardians of the Galaxy as part of Marvel Avengers Alliance is a real honor."
Marvel: Avengers Alliance is now available for free in the iTunes App Store or on Google Play.
Join the millions of social gamers and Marvel fans who have already joined S.H.I.E.L.D. by playing Marvel: Avengers Alliance at: http://www.facebook.com/avengersalliance. The game is one of the top rated games in Facebook's App Center. Fans can also play Marvel: Avengers Alliance at www.playdom.com.
Join the conversation on Twitter using #MarvelSXSW and #AvengersAlliance and follow Avengers Alliance @MarvelAlliance
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About SXSW Interactive:
The 21st annual SXSW Interactive Festival returns to Austin from Friday, March 7 through Tuesday, March 11. An incubator of cutting-edge technologies and digital creativity, the 2014 event features five days of compelling presentations and panels from the brightest minds in emerging technology, scores of exciting networking events hosted by industry leaders and an unbeatable lineup of special programs showcasing the best new websites, video games and startup ideas the community has to offer. From hands-on training to big-picture analysis of the future, SXSW Interactive has become the place to preview the technology of tomorrow today. Join us in March 2014 for the sessions, the networking, the evening events, the 17th Annual SXSW Interactive Awards, SXSW Accelerator, the SXSW Gaming Expo, the SXSW Trade Show, SXSW Create, the Digital Creative Job Market, cross-industry conversations with attendees from SXSW Film and SXSW Music, and, most of all, the unforgettable inspirational experiences that only SXSW can deliver.
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