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Marvel: Future Fight is a 2015 superhero-themed mobile video game developed by Netmarble Games, and is directly affiliated with Marvel Entertainment under Disney, available with many super heroes/villains uniform with their details.
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There are more than 200 playable characters. They are organized into 4 tiers: tier 1 can go up to level 60, tier 2 to level 70, the same for tier 3 and potential transcendence, and tier 4 can go up to level 80. They each hold battle types that have advantages over one another except universal type. A completely mastered character can move to the second tier, although exceptions for some characters exist. Certain characters can have their potential realized and leveled up to 70, subsequently the third tier. The player begins with a party of 3 characters, of which the player controls one. They can be switched at any time.
The player's character has a default attack mode which does substantial damage involving repetitive melee/weapon attacks based on the character type chosen. The active character will lock onto a target and continue moving toward it to attack it unless input to behave otherwise. Apart from the default attack mode, each character has additional special skills these may be directed attacks, AOE attacks, or induce application of buffs or shields and are unique to each character. Each skill comes with a cool down. Skills are either active or passive. Active skill is initiated by the player while passive skills will trigger when specific conditions are met during gameplay. A character will start out with 2 skills initially and gain up to 6 skills as it is ranked up. Apart from the 6 skills, each character has an additional Leadership skill unlocked through mastery of the character. This skill is active when the character is in the leadership position of the team. All team members will receive the benefits of the leadership skill for the entire duration of the level. Another skill type called tier-2 passive skill is unlocked when the character attains tier-2 status. Certain characters start out as automatic tier-2 characters. Tier 2 passive works when the character is not a leader. Another skill type is called the tier-3 skill. It is unlocked when a character achieves tier-3 status. In battle, the player can use the character's skills to charge-up a gauge. Once the skill is initiated, the character will launch a powerful attack to the enemy. A similar skill type called awakened skills, is able to be unlocked, when, a character that can transcend potential, has achieved "awakened potential" status. Unlike tier-3 skills however, the player does not need to charge up the skill, it rather functions like an normal active skill. A skill type, added to the game on June 1, 2022, is called the tier-4 striker skill. Functioning similarly as a tier-3's skill initiation requirement, the player must add a character to be the striker. Once this skill is initiated, the striker will be summoned in battle and use an active skill, not only that, the skill gives the character some buffs that they can use in battle. The player can have a maximum of 5 teams set up. There are also team bonuses, for certain sets of character team combinations. Characters are unlocked and ranked up by obtaining Biometrics/X-Genes, which can be found in many sources, such as biometrics selectors, missions, shops, bosses, and etc. Characters can get better upgrade options at higher levels and can be leveled up through character XP. Players are able to customize heroes to their play style through upgrades, such as upgrading skills, gear, and equipping ISO-8. Upgrading skills increases their damage level, upgrading gear improves a specific trait of the hero, such as HP, attack speed and critical rate, and equipping ISO-8 sets provides varying buffs and traits. In the various stores, in addition to Biometrics, players can also buy chests, energy, clear tickets, ISO-8, Biometric packages, and other supplies. Certain stores require tokens while the Game store requires either crystals or real currency. The Uniform Store and S.H.I.E.L.D. Lab mini-store requires crystals and gold. An update added Tier-3 to the mix, as various characters, starting off with the likes of Captain America, Iron Man, and Spider-Man, and since then has been expanded to 21 characters, have been placed into play. As of September 2019, these characters can be upgraded to Tier-3 through "breaking a limit" which allows the character to reach level 70 through continuous usages of materials gained through the world bosses. Furthermore, one has to upgrade the gears of the characters to 25 from its original 20, which used to be the maximum. The materials to upgrade the gears to 25 can be gained through playing another newly added feature called "World Boss: Ultimate" which shows the previous world bosses (Thanos and the Black Order) wearing their uniforms from the film Avengers: Infinity War. The new difficulty added in Symbiote invasion update (Oct 2020) to World Boss, known as "World Boss: Legend", requires only Tier 3, transcended potential, or Tier-4 characters. In this difficulty, players have to take on three new bosses, Lord of Abyss Knull, Devil of Hell Mephisto, and Infinity Ultron in order to gain higher guaranteed rewards. Players can buy additional upgrades, gear, comic cards, and consumables through shops. Players can rank up without gaining additional experience with Rank-Up Tickets. Another new update has added Tier-4 into the game, including characters such as Iron Man and Moon Knight having this feature. As of June 2022, these characters can be upgraded to tier-4, which allows the character to reach up to level 80 through usage of materials earned from world bosses. Additionally, one has to upgrade the gears of the character to 30 from the previously maximum of 25 and upgrade a character's skills to level 10. To get materials for tier-4 advancement, one must battle the bosses in "World Boss: Legend", moreover, the player must battle Dormammu in the mode "Giant Boss Raid", to get other required materials involved in tier-4 advancement.
There are various game modes that are available to the player that requires the price of energy. Mainline missions involve the plot and daily missions allow for the gaining of extra rewards that can be used in-game. Special Missions and Epic Quests allow for the unlocking of characters through challenges and side stories. Dimension missions allow for the collection of upgrades for characters and bios too. The Danger Room from the X-Men has been added to the game. Competitive modes hold battles against players, but co-op play is available with the benefit of gaining large rewards.
One of the most competitive game modes is Alliance Conquest. In this cooperative game mode, 3 alliances of up to 40 members are faced to obtain the most points. The mode consists of battles during 12 phases of 2 hours each over 4 days, to conquer the amount of zones of a game map. The map is divided into 10 zones whose score varies from 2, 3 and 5 points. There are 2 phases one is battle phase and other is preparation phase. The alliance that gets the highest score at the end of the 12 phases or turns wins the battle. The alliance with more points adds points to its history, the second keeps its score and the third loses points.
The collapse of several dimensions prompts investigations from Thor, Black Bolt, and Black Panther. After battling alternative versions of themselves, they inform Nick Fury. Meanwhile, Captain America, Black Widow, and Iron Man defend Stark Tower from an attack by Ultron. In the attack, it is revealed that Stark Industries employee Jemma Simmons is kidnapped by Advanced Idea Mechanics (AIM). After she is saved, the heroes encounter alternative versions of many heroes and villains on a search for MODOK. They conclude A.I.M. has built a device to send people between dimensions.
MODOK is defeated and reveals he was researching Ultron by summoning his dimensional alternates before Red Skull stole the dimension transporter. After this event, SHIELD agents begin to be attacked by thugs with advanced weaponry. The group of heroes fight them off and chase after Red Skull and Hydra, who is defeated alongside Ultron. An interdimensional transference device opens between time, and the future versions of themselves appear. They, too are defeated, and a dimensional split occurs. After that heroes defeat Inhumans and Loki, and proceed on to meet Dr. Simmons.
Doctor Strange explains that Dr. Simmons and he have honed in on an energy signal similar to the convergence device lost in the battle against Ultron. The team believes that it is the Ultimates working to solve the problem of the dimensions collapsing. When they arrive at the Ultimates HQ - The Triskellion, they are confronted by the defense systems drones and a skeptical Black Panther who believes they are from another dimension. After overpowering Black Panther and assuring him of their identity they proceed on to meet Blue Marvel who is working on the device to seal the dimension rifts. Suddenly they realize that the Triskelion has gone in full lockdown. Anti-Man and another dangerous inmate, detained by the Ultimates had escaped containment. At this point the team is curious to know who the other inmate is, demanding answers they find it is Thanos, the Mad Titan. With the help of Jemma Simmons, the team comes up with a means to track Thanos's chronal signature.
With the addition of Carol Danvers, heroes pursue Thanos but they are greeted by Anti-Man. Hearing Thanos's false promises to Anti-Man for a better future, Tony and Adam Brashear are able to piece together Thanos' true intentions. In order to please Death, he intends to use the convergence device to open a rift to the future and destroy reality using the unstable Anti-Man. The heroes are able to defeat and reason with Anti-Man, bringing him back under control. They then proceed to stop Thanos from opening the rift. A battle ensues and as they are about to beat Thanos, he manages to slip through the rift into an unknown point in the future. The team is forced to follow to stop Thanos from destroying the future.
Marvel Future Fight currently features 249 playable characters as of May 5, 2022. Playable characters can be both tier-one or tier-two, and can be ranked and mastered from 1★ to 6★, through biometrics and Norn Stones respectively. A fully geared, leveled, and mastered 6★ character unlocks the ability to advance it to Tier-2, except in the case of Black Order characters, Doctor Strange, Odin, and Dormammu obtained with Tier-2 status or like Sentry, Knull, and Mephisto (Who are Native Tier 3). Most character biometrics are obtainable through Story and Dimension Missions support shop, others can only be obtained via Event Quests, World Boss Raids, BattleWorld, Token Shops, Chests, Dimension Shifters, Dimension Missions, and Monthly Bonus Deals. In the case of Erik Killmonger, Quasar (Avril Kincaid), Valkyrie, Spider-Man 2099, Satana, Clea, Agent Venom, Kid Kaiju, Ironheart, Enchantress, Carnage, Hyperion, Luna Snow, Ghost Panther, Wasp (Nadia Van Dyne), Ghost, Nick Fury, Rescue, Electro, Aero, Crescent, Slapstick, Baron Zemo, Sun Bird, Yelena Belova, Phyla-Vell, Red She-Hulk, Thane, Morbius and Spider-Woman, these characters are available through Monthly Bonus Deals and the Premium Hero Chest. Likewise X-23, Magik, Weapon Hex, Colossus, Gambit, Juggernaut, Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Namor, Mister Sinister and Dazzler can be acquired via the Mutant Monthly Bonus Deals.
New game mode Danger Room features special packs to obtain Professor X, Rachel Summers, Abomination and Negasonic Teenage Warhead to speed up to Tier-2. Native Tier-2 Doctor Strange, Wolverine, Deadpool, Mister Fantastic, Beta Ray Bill, Magneto, Jean Grey, Psylocke, Stryfe, Invisible Woman, Doctor Doom, Nova (Richard Rider), Gladiator, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Cable, Apocalypse, all Black Order World Boss characters, Silver Surfer, Odin and Dormammu are not obtainable via Monthly Bonus Deals and are obtained in the respective modes only and Native Tier 3 Knull and Mephisto can only be acquired through World Boss Legend (which is considered to be the hardest content in the game).
Each character is assigned to one of four primary battle types: Blast, Combat, Speed and Universal. Each type has an advantage in the cyclical order Combat > Speed > Blast, similar to a rock-scissors-paper format. The fourth Universal type has a balanced type advantage against the other types and is generally applicable to characters with alien or cosmic powers. Characters with a type advantage against the opponent's gains increased damage which is visible in Yellow while those lower in advantage have lesser damage visible in Grey. Rank and mastery levels also increase the damage of the characters, with rank and mastery taking precedence over type. Apart from the basic character types characters also have secondary type characteristics such as Hero, Villain, Male, and Female. These types restrict the use of characters in Shadowlands and Alliance Battles. There are other descriptors for characters of significance with the introduction of the X-Men, biometrics for these characters called X-genes are available for only the species designated Mutant. A distinct Tier-2 symbol for mutant characters also exists to differentiate the materials M'kraan Shards, M'kraan Crystals, Phoenix Feathers required to gain Tier-2 status or upgrade mutant native Tier-2 characters. Characters can get additional bonus effects by equipping uniforms and upgrading them. Certain uniforms provide entire new skill sets and also change the type of the character (which can be primary and/or secondary).
Marvel: Future Fight was released on April 30, 2015, for iOS and Android. It was developed by Netmarble Games, creators of titles such as Star Wars: Force Arena, Seven Knights, Raven (Evilbane in the U.S.) and Everybody's Marble. Marvel worked closely with Netmarble to establish the various character backgrounds, appearances and traits. The storyline for the game was penned by best-selling Marvel comics writer Peter David.
Netmarble's Marvel: Future Fight surpassed 50 million downloads two years after it first launched. 20 million of these downloads came from Asia, 10 million from North America and Europe, 6 million from South America and 2.9 million in the Middle East.
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