It took a number of years, but Netmarble is finally adding the X-Men to the hit game Marvel Future Fight. Prior to the announcement, fans thought the game would only cater to the MCU loyalists and comic book fans. That seems to have changed, and fans of the X-Men can finally use their favorite members of the mutant team.
The game’s official Facebook page has confirmed seven characters for the update: Beast, Cyclops, Magneto, Phoenix, Rogue, Storm and Wolverine. Netmarble had originally teased these characters via a number of “classified files,” but it’s good that we’re finally getting them. Fans have wanted to play as the X-Men in this game for some time, so this update is a blessing.
A Mutant Agenda
Due to Marvel’s issues with Fox, it seemed like we wouldn’t be getting an X-Men update for Marvel Future Fight. Some X-Men did appear in Contest of Champions, so the fact that they’re only coming to Future Fight now is confusing. That being said, most fans won’t be complaining once they see 90’s versions of Beast, Cyclops, Rogue and Wolverine.
No date for the update has been revealed yet, but it should be coming soon, so just be patient. Like previous updates of the game, one of the characters should be a daily login bonus after a week’s worth of playing. Also expect an event involving the characters, given the nature of the teases, which should help fans get their biometrics.
More Fox Properties?
Now that the X-Men are coming to Marvel Future Fight, it will be interesting to see who else becomes available. Plenty of X-fans are hoping to see Deadpool and Cable join these characters soon, along with the Fantastic Four. Marvel hasn’t been treating these characters too well post-Secret Wars, but the recent X-Men revamp might hint at better dealings.
Currently, there are only seven X-Men coming, with favorites like Nightcrawler, Iceman and Colossus left out for some reason. Other characters fans would like to see include Legion, especially after the successful TV show, and The New Mutants. They’re all part of the X-Men universe, so fans would love to see them be in the game, especially with the New Mutants film next year.
Marvel Future Fight is available now for both iOS and Android devices as a free download. The X-Men will be joining a ton of characters, including the Avengers, Captain Marvel, Daredevil, the Guardians of the Galaxy and so much more.