In celebration for 50 Years of X-Men comics, Marvel Comics is releasing a 10-part comic book crossover event called "Battle of the Atom".
This event is expanding into video games.
According to USA Today, Marvel has partnered with GREE to produce X-Men: Battle of the Atom, a mobile digital card game. The game promises to act as "a time-traveling narrative tie-in" - so, the story in the game will affect the comic story and vice-versa.
Battle of the Atom follows their previous card-based mobile game, Marvel: War of Heroes by Mobage, which released in 2012.
At this time, neither a release date nor any gameplay details were revealed. But, Marvel did put out release a trailer (see above) for the game, featuring art from "Avengers Vs. X-Men," "All-New X-Men" and more. The trailer is narrated by Wolverine and poses the question of what would you do with powerful to travel through time to speak to your past or future self.
Since the storyline shows the X-men in several timelines from the past, present and future, the game developers will be able to use characters from across the complete 50-year history of the comic.
"X-Men is a lot about legacy, and where are we going and what are we getting, so this is the perfect story to examine all of that." - Brian Michael Bendis, writer ofAll-New X-Men
Marvel Vice President of Games Production T.Q. Jefferson said the game will also lead in to the event by taking a look at recent Marvel continuity.
"It's fairly comprehensive, but to provide the appropriate context we're going to start with some of the big stories that precede Battle of the Atom, that help us frame the conflict and give context on why there are X-Men on both sides of the fence," "The idea of being able to span the entire history of the X-Men -- and beyond -- was tremendously appealing to us." - T.Q. Jefferson