These diverse character types and roles, each with unique skills and powers, appeal to a variety of play-styles while accommodating expansive team dynamics and strategy. Players employ sharp reflexes, mental resolve, and strategic insight as they run, jump, and fly through 3D arenas, engaging in both close-quarters combat and long-range assaults.
Players take the role of “Incarnates”, humans that command untold mythical powers as they vie to avoid tragedy and reshape the course of their world. Due to their special abilities, Incarnates are both feared and loathed by the general population while being persecuted by the authorities that want to harness and use their power for their own vile needs. One day, a mysterious voice calls out to the Incarnates telling them the only way to avoid certain destruction is to destroy the “Sovereign of this era.” It is here that the battle for dominance amongst Incarnates begins and the fate of life on Earth hangs in the balance.
The 16 issue comic series debuts today with #1 & #2 in a combined, double-sized volume which will be handed out at both the Bandai Namco booth and Bandai Namco Fighting Game Panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
For those not attending San Diego Comic-Con, thousands of copies of the special combined issue will be available at approximately 2,500 comic specialty shops supporting Marvel Comics for freebeginning tomorrow, July 24th. In addition, the comics will be accessible for free digitally through the Marvel Unlimited Comics App (for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch& Android devices) so that gamers and comic book aficionados around the world will be able to dive into the intrepid storyline of Rise of Incarnates.
“Rise of Incarnates is not only an ideal vehicle for dynamic and engaging fighting gameplay, it also possesses an enterprising storyline featuring a destitute world and compelling characters who have untold powers and widely varying motivations to do both good and evil. All of these ingredients come together to create an incredible action comic book series, and we are absolutely thrilled about this partnership with Marvel, as they are an undeniable powerhouse in the creation and distribution of comics.” Herve Hoerdt, Vice President of IP Strategy, Marketing & PR at Bandai Namco Games Europe.
"Bandai Namco Games and Marvel working together was a no-brainer. Both companies hold to the highest standards of quality storytelling, artistic talent recruitment and character creation, so it was a natural connection for Marvel to offer its expertise to the legendary video game developer in packaging and distributing the comic book adaptation of Rise of Incarnates." Jonathan Rheingold, Vice President of Marvel Custom Solutions.
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