Marvel vs DC - Which Games are Best
Marvel and DC have been going head to head for years, but which of them has the best games?
While the release of movies in 2020 has been drastically affected by the coronavirus crisis, it has provided a chance to catch up with the best games to have been released this year.
Back in 1982, Spider-Man became the first video game based on a Marvel character and 2018's Marvel's Spider-Man got rave reviews when it came out as well.
In contrast, DC was a little faster to get its first game with the Atari title Superman released at the end of the 1970s and there are far fewer new DC video games in development right now.
So what are some of the best options for people who want to play a Marvel or DC game?
Marvel's Avengers set to break new ground?
With next-gen consoles Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 set to be released in 2020, gamers will be eagerly waiting to see whether new titles featuring Marvel and DC stars will follow.
The good news is that Marvel's Avengers is set to be one of the biggest new games on offer on those two new consoles, with the game out on the current consoles in early September. Marvel's Avengers is described as an action-adventure video game and it will also include an online co-op mode to allow friends to team up and play as superheroes. Various editions are available to pre-order, including a Deluxe Edition that has an exclusive Obsidian Outfit pack.
Many of the top Avengers have been included in the game, with Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Ms. Marvel all confirmed as being playable characters. Square Enix will publish the title with an original, cinematic story having been created for it. However, it must be noted that there are no "open-world" features, which could disappoint some gamers.
While Marvel's Avengers is hotly awaited by the public, anyone hoping for a new DC game to go along with it might be let down. An untitled Batman game is currently in development but there are no details about when it could be released, while another DC open-world game is mooted.
A mouth-watering proposition that gamers will be very excited about is the prospect of a new fighting video game that is based around DC and Marvel Comics characters. NetherRealm Studios, which has made games in the Mortal Kombat and Injustice franchises, has confirmed it has held some initial talks with Marvel about a potential new game of this kind.
"We would love to make, like, a Marvel fighting game, or Marvel versus DC," NetherRealm’s Ed Boon said in an interview with Game Informer last year. "I think it would be the coolest."
Online slot games provide an alternative option
People who want to play online games featuring their favorite DC or Marvel characters could also try something different: slots at online casinos.
Playing at online casinos has become increasingly popular in recent years, giving people the chance to win money at the same time as enjoying fun, animation-filled games. Sometimes, online casinos even allow players to test out these games in demo mode. By doing this, online casino customers have the chance to try before they buy, not risking any of their own cash.
You can still find a few slot games featuring your favourite supers with Playtech having made some of the best of them. Slots based on Superman, Thor and Iron Man are among the superhero slots that have been released by the studio over the course of the past few years.
The NYX gaming group has also released a slot game based on DC hero Batman, while there is a Justice League title that is available to try out as well. Super Heroes by Yggdrasil is widely regarded as one of the best superhero slots that can be played at online casinos too.
Developments in slot games are coming all the time at online casinos, with animations now almost as impressive as those that can be seen in video games based on superheroes.
With virtual reality having been embraced by the gambling world, it is not out of the question that VR slot games could be another innovation that arrives in online casinos in the near future.
While Marvel might have the edge when it comes to games right now, DC still has a chance to fight back with new releases. Players certainly have plenty to get excited about!
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