NetEase Games announces Marvel Rivals to be launched in PC with a closed alpha test set this coming May

NetEase Games reveals its upcoming free-to-play team-based multiplayer third-person shooter titled Marvel Rivals. It will be released for PC via Steam and Epic Games Store. The game is scheduled to have its closed alpha test in May with registration now open through its official website.

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The game is being developed by a team that consists of global talents who have previously worked on popular franchises like Call of Duty and Battlefield.

“We are overjoyed to bring Marvel Rivals to players around the world,” said Marvel Rivals producer Stephen Wu in a press release. “We have always loved Marvel’s universe and its characters, and we are so excited to develop this game. This is the game we want to make, and we feel very lucky to be the team who made all of this come true.”

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NetEase Games senior vice president Ethan Wang added, “NetEase Games is excited to collaborate with Marvel Games to deliver a thrilling, fast-paced cooperative gameplay experience featuring all of your favorite superheroes. This partnership with Marvel Games continues our commitment to build world-class development teams and reach global audiences with cutting edge experiences.”

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Marvel Games executive vice president and head Jay Ong said, “Marvel Rivals is one of our most ambitious game development projects. Since the conceptualization of the game and throughout our collaboration, our Marvel team has poured our hearts and souls into this project, and we are thrilled to work with the incredible team at NetEase Games to help deliver the ultimate superhero team-based player-versus-player shooter.”

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Marvel Rivals is a super hero team-based player-versus-player shooter! Assemble an all-star Marvel squad, devise countless strategies by combining powers to form unique Team-Up skills and fight in destructible, ever-changing battlefields across the continually evolving Marvel universe!


Marvel Rivals features a storyline crafted by the NetEase writing team where the merciless clash between the tyrannical dictator Doctor Doom and his future counterpart from the year 2099 has forced countless universes to collide in the Timestream Entanglement, creating new worlds and crises still unknown. Now, Super Heroes and Super Villains from across the multiverse must fight together and against one another as disparate groups seek to defeat both Dooms before one achieves domination of these realities. Familiar faces become newfound foes while former enemies become the greatest of allies in Marvel Rivals!

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Key Features
  • A Deep and Varied Marvel Roster – Choose from a vast array of fan-favorite and cult-classic Marvel Super Heroes and Super Villains from across the Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men, and many more from across the Marvel Multiverse.
  • Fast and Fun Six-versus-Six Action with Ever-Changing Game Dynamics – With intricate environments, fast-paced gameplay, and ever-changing battlefields, there’s never a dull moment in Marvel Rivals! Battle as Super Heroes and Super Villains with incredible abilities and combine your powers to bring unexpected fun to the battlefield in a matter of seconds.
  • Dynamic Hero Synergy – Coordinate unique combinations between characters to ignite surprising Team-Up Skills! Unleash the synergy of combined superpowers and invent new tactics that can turn the tide of combat. Ride on Groot’s back as Rocket Raccoon to take on your enemies as a dangerous duo, unleash Gamma energy as Hulk to charge Iron Man’s armor for massive damage, and so much more!
  • Creative Environment Destruction – Tear your way through iconic Marvel worlds across destructible environments! From Asgard to the Tokyo of 2099, use superpowers to alter these environments, reshape the terrain, and craft a strategic advantage on the battlefield! Take cover to dodge attacks or use makeshift weapons to strike down enemies. Players will find countless ways to utilize the environment to claim victory!
  • Continually Evolving Universe and Robust Post-Launch Updates – The Marvel Multiverse brings infinite possibilities! Each seasonal drop will introduce new Super Heroes to the battlefield along with challenging and diverse maps! Unlock new content to implement across various gameplay strategies while experiencing thrilling action and endless possibilities in these adventurous team battles!