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Niantic Partners with Marvel to Create Superhero AR Game

“We are all heroes”

Niantic, the American software development company based in San Francisco and creators of popular AR games like Pokémon Go and Pikmin Bloom is partnering with Marvel to launch Marvel World of Heroes.

This is a new location-based AR experience that will allow users to create their very own superhero and battle bad guys across the real world.

The official website describes the experience as follows: “Become a Marvel Super Hero in the real world. Create your own hero, patrol your neighbourhood to foil crimes, and team up with your friends as well as iconic Marvel heroes such as Spider-Man, Captain America, and Wolverine to save the Multiverse!”

And like many of Niantic’s location-based AR experiences, users can physically navigate the real world and search for activities to complete, discover new abilities and locate new types of equipment that they can use to strengthen their character.

Some of the super cool weapons and abilities you can use include Thor’s Mjolnir, Cyclops’ laser eyes and conjuring Doctor Strange’s Eldritch magic to cast spells and create shields.

From the released footage, it appears you will not only be able to team up with famous superheroes in the Marvel universe but can also form your very own Avengers superheroes team with friends.

The official website also states that Marvel World of Heroes will enter a soft launch in the near future and interested persons can go ahead and pre-register ahead of its global release in 2023.

Written By

Isa Muhammad is a writer and video game journalist covering many aspects of entertainment media including the film industry. He enjoys reading philosophy, autobiographies and staying informed. If he's not reading, playing video games or catching up on his favourite TV series, then he's probably writing about them.

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