A new augmented reality game from Niantic is on the way, and this time it’s being created in partnership with Marvel and will feature many iconic faces from the comics. The game was announced today during the Disney & Marvel Games Showcase and has a 2023 release window.
Niantic is the king of mobile AR gaming experiences. The study brought titles world like pokemon go and the recently closed Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. This is the first time the team has collaborated with the Marvel franchise.
Niantic’s press release for the game describes it as “the first Marvel game where players become their own unique Marvel superhero,” noting that “Marvel World of Heroes breaks new ground by extending gameplay into the real world like only Niantic games can. The game is designed to be a social gaming experience and pits players, their friends, and their iconic Marvel Super Hero allies against Marvel Super Villains and interdimensional threats.”
The press release also states that players will create their own super identity and origin story. Once that’s done, they’re tasked with patrolling their neighborhoods to “thwart crimes, complete superhero missions, and thwart interdimensional threats.” By doing this, players will level up and unlock gear and abilities and team up with real Marvel heroes like Spider-Man and Wolverine. What it implies precisely in these tasks of thwarting crimes and more is still up in the air.
Players can use their phones to team up with their favorite heroes Marvel at Marvel World of Heroes when it launches in 2023.