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Comic Book Licensing: Marvel’s Future Revolution Named By Apple As Top App

Apple has named the top apps in its app stores for iPhone, iPad and computers, and among them is a video game licensed from Disney’s Marvel franchise.

MARVEL Future Revolution, the latest collaboration between Netmarble Corp. and Marvel Entertainment, and Marvel’s first open world action RPG on mobile platforms, has been recognized as the ‘iPad Game of the Year’ in Apple’s App Store Awards 2021.

“To be recognized with this prestigious award is immensely humbling, as we really strove to make a first-of-its-kind game for Marvel that connected players from all over the world. We were up against apps and games judged on delivering exceptional quality, cutting-edge design and intuitive usability, as well as advanced application of Apple’s unique technologies, making this especially rewarding,” said Joe Lee, Executive Producer at Netmarble. “Thanks to our talented team of developers, our highly collaborative relationship with Marvel, and the long hours put in by our entire team at Netmarble, we were able to bring our shared vision to life. We can’t wait to show you what’s in store for MARVEL Future Revolution in 2022.”

Developed by Netmarble Monster, MARVEL Future Revolution is the second collaboration between Netmarble and Marvel Entertainment, and a successor to the long-running hit mobile game MARVEL Future Fight, enjoyed by more than 120 million people worldwide. MARVEL Future Revolution is available now as a free download on the App Store and Google Play.

Since launching globally in August 2021, MARVEL Future Revolution has been recognized by Apple as the 2021 ‘iPad Game of the Year,’ by Google Play as the ‘Best Competitive Game’ of 2021, and by The Game Awards, receiving a nomination for ‘Best Mobile Game’ in 2021.

MARVEL Future Revolution is based on an adventure-driven storyline by well-known Marvel writer Marc Sumerak, who has penned stories for Spider-Man, the Avengers and more. After numerous versions of Earth converge in Marvel’s multiverse to form an entirely new ‘Primary Earth’, players will join the newly formed ‘Omega Flight’ Super Hero team to serve as the last line of defense against a never-ending series of threats and nefarious Super Villains.

The game features eight playable Marvel characters outfitted in iconic costumes from throughout the Marvel Universe, but also allows players to customize their ideal super heroes while exploring classic locations from the Marvel universe in an open world of massive proportions.

The game was produced through a licensing partnership between Marvel and Netmarble Corporation, a video game developer founded in South Korea in 2000. Netmarble has seen a lot of successes over the past decade, including games like Seven Knights 2, MARVEL Future Revolution, Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds, Lineage 2: Revolution, The Seven Deadly Sins: Grand Cross, Blade & Soul Revolution and MARVEL Future Fight.

Marvel Future Revolution is just one of several apps named in Apple’s annual app awards, but the only one based on a licensing deal. For example, the game League of Legends: Wild Rift also won for iPhone Game of the Year, but that IP is owned by video game developer Riot Games.