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Marvel Avengers Alliance: Producer's Notes on Season 2 Part II Incursions

Written on Thursday, July 25, 2013

Marvel Avengers Alliance: Producer's Notes on Season 2 Part I
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Marvel Avengers Alliance: Producer's Notes on Season 2 Part IV
Yesterday we talked about all of the events required to achieve Chapter Mastery in Season 2. One of the new events we mentioned was Incursions. We wanted to take some time to explain what an Incursion is, what it means for our game, and why we decided to include it.

First of all - everyone loves an origin story. Where did the idea Incursions come from? If you’ve been reading Marvel Comics and especially “New Avengers”, then you already know. But, rather than explaining it myself, I think it is best explained by Dr. Reed Richards. Take it away, Reed!
explained by Dr. Reed Richards
These images are all from New Avengers Vol. 3 #2. So basically in the comics, our heroes are facing the death of their entire universe because all of existence is collapsing on itself. Heavy stuff!

The Marvel Gaming Universe exists in the Marvel Multiverse, so it it only makes sense that our game would be affected by this event of massive scale! However, the guys in the comics are a little ahead of our Avengers. They know a lot more about it than the heroes in our game.

Enter a self-proclaimed Incursion expert! In Chapter 1 we are introduced to none other than Agent Phil Coulson. I’ll hold for applause...
Agent Phil Coulson



Coulson is digging into these fleeting interdimensional phenomenons from the S.H.I.E.L.D. side, and as such he gets involved in the Season 2 story in a big way. You’ll see Coulson a lot from here on out, complete with his enjoyable relationship with Tony Stark. Awesome!

So what are Incursions in the game? An Incursion event looks like this on the map. It is a red pin with the symbol of two worlds colliding.



In an Incursion, players will see a red sky and another “incurring” Earth in that sky. This represents the place that exists between the two worlds, just like in the comics (seriously take a break from this and go read New Avengers Vol. 3 #1 right now!). Players will participate in a fight here. However, while it may be similar to PVP, there are some distinct differences. Check out the Incursion background from London below.
Incursion background from London 1

Incursion background from London 2


First of all, players are allowed to set their team based on what they see on the other team, just like a normal mission fight. Second of all, items are allowed in these combats. Last, but not least, players’ hero and armory bonuses will not be used in these fights, as they are not considered PVP fights.

So why did we include Incursions in Season 2? Well there are a few reasons. First of all we have always wanted to add new event types to the map. You’ve seen this in the past with Group Bosses, but we wanted to do more.

Also, we were reading these stories in the comics and really wanted to work the Incursion theme into the game. We thought we had a game that lent itself well to the theme, so it was almost immediately brought up as an idea.

We hope you guys love the Incursion battles as much as we do. We think they are a great addition to the game. We will have more exciting updates for you as the week goes on, so stay tuned!  


Marvel Avengers Alliance: Producer's Notes on Season 2 Part I
Marvel Avengers Alliance: Producer's Notes on Season 2 Part III
Marvel Avengers Alliance: Producer's Notes on Season 2 Part IV





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July 25, 2013 at 5:25 AM

wow... it awesome... hope the season 2 release faster....

July 25, 2013 at 2:47 PM

hello, I'm Italian, I play Marvel Avengers Alliance. I sent forward the date until the end of the special operation, but now missions for special operation there are no more ; please help me :(

July 25, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Awesome! Hope the season 2 starts soon.

July 25, 2013 at 7:01 PM

what is the dateof release of season.. i am waiting for it eagerly...

July 28, 2013 at 1:13 PM

Can't wait anymore... already 6 weeks gone from its deadline.....

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