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New Marvel fighting game announced shortly after pulling license from Capcom

Posted by Ryan 'Tryken' Tullis • August 2, 2014 at 5:44 p.m. PDT

While most Marvel vs Capcom fans are still lamenting over the loss of Capcom's right to further create or sell video games that contain the Marvel brand, Marvel has suddenly revealed its own attempt to woo those looking to smash one another with their favorite heroes.

Enter Contest of Champions, a mobile fighting game described to be an "immersive, high-action, high-fidelity superhero combat game." Favorites set to return include Captain America, Storm, and Spider-Man. Can the new title placate the masses of fans waiting for an expansion to Capcom's series?

Hit the jump to watch both the debut trailer and an appropriate reaction video from Maximilian.

Sources: Marvel Entertainment's YouTube channel and Maximilian's YouTube channel.

Comments

yugo said on August 2, 2014 at 5:47 p.m.

Wtf

#1
SRK_over_EH said on August 2, 2014 at 5:48 p.m.

does this mean theres new hope for an umvc3 update?

#2
SnakeX said on August 2, 2014 at 5:48 p.m.

I hope you guys aren't going to actually follow up on this game...facebook/mobile games are such poop.

It is a shame that this is why we can't have more MvC though. Marvel Pls

#3
ryuhayabusa13 said on August 2, 2014 at 5:49 p.m.

Arrgghhh!!!a phone game! Well Either way capcom didn't have my b.b. hood,Jin and Gambit team so no need to complain. :/

#4
Baby_Astaroth said on August 2, 2014 at 5:49 p.m.

Isn't this an old game that never got released? I remember seeing that artwork before.

#5
Spaghetti_Time said on August 2, 2014 at 5:51 p.m.

HEUHEUHEUHUHEUHUHEUHE

#6
zombiebrian said on August 2, 2014 at 5:51 p.m.

come back capcom all is forgiven

#7
KagamineSaix said on August 2, 2014 at 5:51 p.m.

My reaction was exactly the same as Max´s.

#8
LeonX said on August 2, 2014 at 5:52 p.m.

I was very interested until I read "smartphone and tablets"

#9
Tryken said on August 2, 2014 at 5:52 p.m.

Unless this somehow becomes a competitive smash hit, I wouldn't expect too much follow up coverage for this game.

Contest of Champions is only being shared because of its relevance to Marvel pulling the license rug out from underneath Capcom.

#10
SugaFree said on August 2, 2014 at 5:53 p.m.

We need a proper sequel to Marvel 2.

No X-Factor nonsense.

#11
MRN_SirFoxington said on August 2, 2014 at 5:54 p.m.

Mobile Fighting game....?

Your IPhone battery life-span will greatly appreciate it. Kappa

#12
ns_sanchez said on August 2, 2014 at 5:56 p.m.

Max reaction was funny. Can we expect to see this at EVO 2015?

#13
rsx2009 said on August 2, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.

Benny is hyped!!!

#14
SnakeX said on August 2, 2014 at 5:59 p.m.

I figured as much, this won't be anything more than fodder for casuals.

And to think, Marvel could have pushed for having direct competition with Injustice at the very least if they wanted a fighting game centered around just Marvel characters...but nope, more phone/tablet/facebook games.

#15
CheddaGief said on August 2, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Trolling for trolls

#16
fawaz said on August 2, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.

Give up Marvel, you can't do it alone.

#17
Alltimefox said on August 2, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.

This game has evo worthiness next year... Jk lmao

#18
Ozyroth said on August 2, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.

This looks so bad and garbagge.

Even slower than Injustice, no combos, no good music no nothing T_T

My soul is crushed. Marvel wake up!! I know you because of Capcom games back in the day. </3 my heart can't take it

#19
Zeldasmash said on August 2, 2014 at 6:03 p.m.

From the words of JonTron: NOPE, NOPE, NOPE, NOPE, NOPE, NOPE, NOPE, NOPE, NOPE, SO MUCH NOPE!

#20
jme said on August 2, 2014 at 6:04 p.m.

Any coverage for Under night in birth?

#21
djm0001 said on August 2, 2014 at 6:04 p.m.

because I definitely want to play fighting games on my phone

#22
synce said on August 2, 2014 at 6:06 p.m.

Hahaha oh wow

#23
Urdojo said on August 2, 2014 at 6:07 p.m.

I was so excited when I read the news title and clicked on the video...

#24
ProfessorLester said on August 2, 2014 at 6:07 p.m.

Really Marvel vs Fail 2 new game of crap

#25
COREY_1993 said on August 2, 2014 at 6:11 p.m.

marvel have been making marvel games for years... it capcom that didnt wanna pay for the licence.

#26
Dsynkronized said on August 2, 2014 at 6:14 p.m.

Looks like mk9

#27
Nightpain said on August 2, 2014 at 6:15 p.m.
#28
Aluppoj said on August 2, 2014 at 6:16 p.m.

Thank you Max. Hilarious!

#29
lh said on August 2, 2014 at 6:16 p.m.

at the game or at Max and Benny? L.o.l.

#30
maxi2099 said on August 2, 2014 at 6:18 p.m.

Well, at least there's no Vergil on this game.

#31
enkil said on August 2, 2014 at 6:20 p.m.

They should've hired the guys behind Skullgirls, then combine the Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars intellectual properties and made a crazy fun game. I hope this game the best, but I'm not convinced based on what I saw. Maybe time will prove me wrong.

#32
Blackoshinomi said on August 2, 2014 at 6:21 p.m.

Omfg mannn I hate when you guys do this! All this click bait !
All you had to put was new mobile game by marvel ! Instead my dumb a$$ Believing a new fighting game on console!
O I'm so stupid ...........-_-

Or am I

#33
AriesWarlock said on August 2, 2014 at 6:22 p.m.

Hey, at least no touch of death combo nonsense :)

#34
Jayson619 said on August 2, 2014 at 6:23 p.m.

Mahvel FAIL. DC owns with INJUSTICE.

#35
Valiantheart said on August 2, 2014 at 6:24 p.m.

Ahhh Mobile. So its crap. Gotcha.

#36
BUYACUSHUN said on August 2, 2014 at 6:25 p.m.

This looks like mk:DA ina marvel skin.

On a side not, anyone wanting marvel 2 should just go play skullgirls and help that game grow.

#37
Redblaze27 said on August 2, 2014 at 6:31 p.m.

Its officially not news when its "mobile".

#38
enkil said on August 2, 2014 at 6:32 p.m.

Since Kabam has Warner Bros. as an investor and a partner I'm assuming some of the money might find it's way into the competitors pocket.
Disney will help WB. I'm not sure if Kabam's games are addictive enough to do well in the mobile space, but with Disney's budget they should've hired an all-star team of both fighting game veterans and mobile experts.

#39
Blackoshinomi said on August 2, 2014 at 6:32 p.m.

I been on this site for years and I learn one thing if it not a overhyped fighting game you are never I repeat never going too see any kinda news combo videos or any exposure on this site !
It,s like the people on event hubs go outta there way too not support Any playstation only fighting games.
But let Xbox have 1 new fighting any fighting I bet you see a story about it !

#40
yes4me said on August 2, 2014 at 6:37 p.m.

Maybe it is just the beginning but here are my first impressions:

Look like plastic toys fighting each other.
There is no impact in the hits.
I didn't see a combo. I didn't see a counter. I didn't see a super.
Facebook? Really? Really?
Impressive for flash, but this is for young kids. After being "spoiled" by violent games like GTA and MK, you want me to try your crappy version of non violent arcade style game where I bet there is an RPG element inside? "Marvel Trading Card Game" looks more entertaining.

NO. ZERO PERCENT INTERESTED AT THIS TIME.

#41
xShonuffx said on August 2, 2014 at 6:39 p.m.

There has been plenty of coverage on Guilty Gear Xrd if that's what you are referring to because so far its the only PS4 fighting game that is exclusive to Sony systems. So I don't know why you act like there is a huge list of PS only fighters, there really isn't. Most is Cross Gen. KI is the only truly exclusive fighter for Xbox One and as far as cobo vids they are all games that are cross gen so what are you b*tching about because your argument makes no sense?

#42
enkil said on August 2, 2014 at 6:40 p.m.

If you wrote a great article on one of those games and submitted it, do you think they'd post it? If not, I found that sometimes all you need to do to receive something is to simply ask. If enough people ask they'll probably consider doing it.

#43
HeatEXTEND said on August 2, 2014 at 6:41 p.m.

wuts

#44
NoizyChild said on August 2, 2014 at 6:41 p.m.

We already have one. Stop losing to XF.

#45
Baby_Astaroth said on August 2, 2014 at 6:44 p.m.

Marvel Chaos was the game I was thinking about.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJtkg...

#46
nitrocan said on August 2, 2014 at 6:47 p.m.

No one cares about mobile fighting games.

#47
Blackoshinomi said on August 2, 2014 at 6:52 p.m.

I said if it not overhyped! You don,t see any. News about !

Playstation games like

Dengeki bunko fighting climax
Under night in birth
Arcana hearts love max
And last aquapazza I have never sense I been on site seen 1 news story about these games !

So who b.itching because it clearly not me .....

I'm just saying

#48
Superchampz said on August 2, 2014 at 6:56 p.m.

Not going to spend one dime on this..CAPCOM OR RIOT

#49
Blackoshinomi said on August 2, 2014 at 7 p.m.

If event hubs give games more exposure then people can finally learn about the game and find out if they like it or not . The problem is people can,t lean about something unknown is the game never becomes known on this site ....

#50
Alpharyu said on August 2, 2014 at 7:03 p.m.

....Just....ouch!

#51
Y2J_br said on August 2, 2014 at 7:04 p.m.

Dear Capcom,
g
I'm sorry for every time I cursed you, I was wrong, people tend to not give a damn to what they have, until its lost.

Please comeback, With all DLC you want, I will never bitch again, please I beg you.

Yours, Y2J
=(

#52
SirRetro08 said on August 2, 2014 at 7:11 p.m.

Welp, RIP Marvel Vs. Capcom series.

#53
xShonuffx said on August 2, 2014 at 7:12 p.m.

Im just gonna tell you what Maximillian has told everyone who b tches about him not covering other fighting games.

You have to be the change you want to see. It might sound cheesy but you need to take initiative in your community where your game is represented and put it out there. These games are not hyped alone, a lot of these companies put a lot of money and exposure into these games so they actually sell well. In the end its about the bottom line.

Look at Smash Bros. Melee, that game is old as hell and even takes precedence over Brawl with the fan base. That's because the community put forth the effort for more exposure even when Nintendo was against it; they were consistent, only then it got more coverage on EH when it started gathering the hype at EVO.

Do stuff like Combo videos and gather coverage on professional matches, find tournaments that cover this stuff because the company behind it is not going to do it themselves because it cost money. EH is not going to cover something that is not relevant, so make it relevant.

#54
metaf4 said on August 2, 2014 at 7:12 p.m.

Smartphones and Tablets?!?!?

http://youtu.be/vZkcoB7RiMg

#55
KingKong said on August 2, 2014 at 7:13 p.m.

I'm glad I got to know & play actual video games, I mean, before it all went to hell. I truly feel sorry for all the young people who were born after 2000 and such.

#56
DJoe said on August 2, 2014 at 7:13 p.m.

I don´t know if in the video appears Storm, Chief Thunder or a mix of both.

#57
Blackoshinomi said on August 2, 2014 at 7:14 p.m.

Mann this comments box should be upgraded too to DIsqus it,s so hard to re edit comments on this site im on. My iPad and press enter by mistake and I see can,t deleted my old messages greatttttttttt-_-

#58
SuperiorTech said on August 2, 2014 at 7:14 p.m.

You forgot Chaos Code. back to the topic, marvel doesn't give a flying f@#k about the fgc. and this mobile app, looks awful.

#59
DarkKirby said on August 2, 2014 at 7:16 p.m.

Marvel Contest of Champions

Or Marvel CoC for short.

#60
King_Kazma said on August 2, 2014 at 7:18 p.m.

This is a fighting game like Injustice iOS is a fighting game: it's not, really. Nothing to see here...

#61
HyperViperNZ said on August 2, 2014 at 7:23 p.m.

Got excited for a bit...and then I read it was for mobile. Flop

#62
bagel_bytez said on August 2, 2014 at 7:28 p.m.

Apparently that's what marketing is showing where the money is at. Can't get any more "casual gamer" than that. Can't say I'm impressed.

Not to say injustice wasn't fun. Took 80% of my batter everyday

#64
Kalyx_triaD said on August 2, 2014 at 7:31 p.m.

>>> lol no

#65
SamuraiGai said on August 2, 2014 at 7:32 p.m.

wtf this s**t? ¬¬

#66
NoizyChild said on August 2, 2014 at 7:32 p.m.

People come to this site to see info about games that people actually play.

You're not going to find many, if any, fans of a bunch of obscure anime games that maybe 20 people stateside have even heard of.

#67
BlackHart said on August 2, 2014 at 7:33 p.m.

the only time I'll probably EVER get to play as the big homie T'challa and its in this boo-sit.

*kicks bag of kittens into furnace*

#68
NoizyChild said on August 2, 2014 at 7:35 p.m.

After nonsense like this, Marvel is going to bang Capcom's door down to get them back.

#69
Blackoshinomi said on August 2, 2014 at 7:40 p.m.

They should do a poll to see how manny people want a obscure anime game story instead of the typic hadouken story

#70
HooliganComboFTW said on August 2, 2014 at 7:51 p.m.

This is kind of old news, but surprised this was bothered to be reported lol

#71
theshredder39 said on August 2, 2014 at 7:59 p.m.

This looks like a modern version of X-Men Next Dimention, if it's free to play I'll give it a try for a few hours and then probably never touch it again like I do with the others, except that Blazblue puzzle game, I'm sticking with that.

#72
Blackoshinomi said on August 2, 2014 at 8:01 p.m.

#54
I wouldn,t have used smash as a example that game has some of biggest icons in gaming history it was popular on arrival .

And me began the change I don,t need to be if you look on YouTube there's hundreds combos videos for those games .

What makes me mad is you trained to get good in those games then go online and fight. The same two people almost everytime . I remember when ki 1st came out dreamking wrote a comment that he was fighting the same people almost everyday then the Xbox lower there price of the Xbox he made a story saying now more people can play ki now ! He went outta his way for that game why can,t other games get that kinda exposure is all I'm saying ......

#73
SmokeRulz said on August 2, 2014 at 8:07 p.m.

Marvel fighting game? That could be cool if-

>stiff terrible gameplay
>mobile devices only

NEVERMIND

Max's video is great. ... What happened to all of Benny's floof, though?!

#74
CrimsonRex said on August 2, 2014 at 8:07 p.m.

Why Marvel, why?

#75
ChipsLight said on August 2, 2014 at 8:08 p.m.

Aaah, yes, finally.
The Mahvel Hype is dead.
Such a magnificent day, indeed.

#76
Abxes said on August 2, 2014 at 8:16 p.m.

Mobile? Disney killed MvC for this? I have no words to discribe my wrath.

#77
AveMcree said on August 2, 2014 at 8:34 p.m.

this game is about to flop harder than Justin Wong did when he won EVO this year

#78
X_Axel said on August 2, 2014 at 8:36 p.m.

wtf is indeed right, this looks like crap

#79
StoopidMunky said on August 2, 2014 at 8:40 p.m.

I would say, just be happy we actually lived in a generation in which we got umvc3!!! do you realize how long I waited for this game!!!!!! if i have to wait just as long for the next marvel vs capcom game, then it's worth the wait! there was a time when i lost all hope in marvel vs capcom 3, so i don't mind basking in my physical copy of umvc3 as well as my digital copy of mvc2 until marvel realizes the error of their ways.....

#80
caramell_dragon said on August 2, 2014 at 8:47 p.m.

The only thing I like is they are in their Marvel NOW! costumes which are kind of cool. Other than that, mobile? Seriously? I'd take a console port of this game even.

#81
insanekyo said on August 2, 2014 at 8:54 p.m.

Can't wait til I get my hands on it so I can practice for EVO. I hope Madcatz gets on it with licensed fightsticks.

#82
Deneb said on August 2, 2014 at 9:11 p.m.

Sadly, I bet there were some that watched the trailer and were hyped and only got turned off by the phone stuff. This is a wierd generation for fighters.

On the plus side, the game makes Injustice look pretty amazing by comparison, haha.

1st vid was unnecessary. Both are in Max's vid.

The way Capcom markets their games, they need to do something with their contracts in order to update their games by now. There's no reason they shouldn't be able to sell an update for a game that's already made as part of its distribution plan that could easily be part of their contract. Ah well, I don't know what these guys do behind closed doors. Kinda weird that Marvel does Marvel less... Marvelly than Capcom does.

#83
Oracle_Orthros said on August 2, 2014 at 9:13 p.m.

WHEN'S CAPCOM?!

#84
Nekobyte said on August 2, 2014 at 9:18 p.m.

Dear Capcom,
I'm sorry for getting mad at you when you didn't include Captain Commando, Jin, Mega Man, Soki, Leon, Batsu, Hayato, Venom, Cyclops, Gambit, and Psylocke in MvC3. As you can see, when you left Marvel, they derped around and tried to be Injustice on smartphones. Please come back and make fighting games for them. I promise to buy all the DLC. I don't care. We need you. I need you. T~T

#85
TrueGamingGuru said on August 2, 2014 at 9:19 p.m.

All the people were asking "Whens Marvel?", heres Marvel enjoy. Get your tablets or mobiles, give it a download.

In all seriousness even if this game wasn't mobile or tablet, the game itself doesn't look very promising and the way how they attack looks kinda lifeless. This does feel like deja vu (but its completely different story) from Capcom losing the Marvel rights, Marvel has another fighting game which people who prefer MVC aren't going to jump right into this.

#86
ZenRazor said on August 2, 2014 at 9:25 p.m.

Great get this over with marvel and get on to working with mvc4 on next gen

#87
TrueGamingGuru said on August 2, 2014 at 9:25 p.m.

Be careful what you wish for. Since people were asking "WHEN'S MARVEL?" we got this game & other genre that some people would rather not touch. Words are likely cursed.

#88
nitrocan said on August 2, 2014 at 10:01 p.m.
#89
IareBeStayDrunk said on August 2, 2014 at 10:05 p.m.

Ive been wanting a new 1v1 2d marvel fighting game for a long time. thanks... -_- This hit me hard. specially teasing with juggs and vision.

#90
Liamis1337 said on August 2, 2014 at 10:18 p.m.

This is why we can't have nice things

#91
BornFreeEH said on August 2, 2014 at 10:31 p.m.

Marvel can actually slice the licensing pie however they want. This phone/tablet game doesn't even compete with platforms like PS4 or XBone. I suspect what's really going on is Capcom and Marvel can't come to an arrangement.

#92
metaf4 said on August 2, 2014 at 10:43 p.m.

Sigh.......Well everybody, go get yo TE Sticks modded with Bluetooth support. LOL!

#93
cmlights said on August 2, 2014 at 10:53 p.m.

they seriously named their new game coc?

#94
sadiq2013 said on August 2, 2014 at 10:55 p.m.

if it is only from marvel, then it will be TOTAL TRASH AND GARBAGE.

#95
rosy said on August 2, 2014 at 10:59 p.m.

A fighting game in mobil phone? Probably another typical pay to win game.

#96
Rye_Aka_SekaiSenshi said on August 2, 2014 at 11:08 p.m.

I've sent this news in when the trailer and announcement was first made, but how come I don't get credited at all? :P

#97
Mike_Z said on August 2, 2014 at 11:17 p.m.

Who remembers Marvel Nemesis?

Yep.

#98
kentoirc said on August 2, 2014 at 11:23 p.m.

Looks SUPER weak.

#99
thisguyrighthere said on August 2, 2014 at 11:31 p.m.

Reminds me of that Xmen game back in the ps2 era.
Exact same art direction and arena design with the wallbounce nonsense.

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