With every $1.5 billion franchise, there's bound to be a slew of games, merchandise, and paraphernalia to go along with it. Today's latest entry is Marvel: War of Heroes, a digital "card" game wherein you play an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. assembling a crack team of superheroes to save the world's supply of ISO-8 from supervillains. Of course, we use the word "card" here rather loosely as anyone who's played a card game before, digital or otherwise, is likely to be a little flummoxed by how this game works.

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The strategy of the game seems to take place in deck construction, not actual combat. Pick your heroes, add power-ups, spend all manner of points you acquire from various different missions and away you go. Once you're battling baddies, though, all the decisions are pretty much made. The strength of your deck is measured against the strength of the opposition's deck. So, no, Magic the Gathering players, this isn't really comparable at all.

Still, it's Marvel and it's the Avengers. The graphics in this game are top notch (though, very curiously, there seems to be no sound, unless the game is just buggy on my handset) and it even features original artwork from several Marvel artists. War of Heroes is free on the Play Store right now. Assemble via the widget below.

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  • http://twitter.com/sampson_tony Tony Sampson

    Looks like crap. Good luck with that!

    • Román Rodríguez

      Actually, it turned to be a really good card game once you get the hang of it.

  • android_fan

    not available for nexus s greece

  • defred34

    Good luck with the freemium moneysink that this game is!

  • http://twitter.com/_Averix Derin

    Looks like the same engine as Rage of Bahamut card game. Same company and all. Just a Marvel skin. Eh.

  • aruna sena

    Again not available outside US

  • aruna sena

    I know this may be off... But when will we have a dedicated MTG game for Android.

    • http://www.feedchimp.com/ Nick DeSousa

      Every MTG player big and small wants a way to play the game on their handset. A way to scan in your deck would be over the top!

      • aruna sena

        I can imagine the amount of memory the MTG game will have with all those sets involved.

        Turn 1 Forest, tap cast Birds.

  • http://profiles.google.com/dharr18 Dave Harrison

    Not available for Nexus 7...

  • Matthew Fry

    Wow. Spiderwoman is... well endowed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701829212 Lincoln Gu

    Why doesn't this work on the HTC One X?
    What about Nexus 7?

  • galaxy s3 netherlands

    SUcks that its not available in europe........

  • Ejc

    It wil be avail outside the us in the next couple of weeks. Ref Code hzx942308 for extra cards and silver

  • JjDJazzy

    Referral Code: enj102018

  • Bek

    If you want a free rare card, use my referral code after finishing the tutorial: seg634156

  • ImmortalKing

    Marvel War of Heroes for Android is out now in Europe! if you liked this comment use this ref code: nat990898 :P

    • ImmortalKing

      nat980898 my mistake

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  • Adam Aldridge

    Marvel War of Heroes "Referral Code"
    either of these codes will get you the current card, which is Jean Grey at the moment, that is used for the "Referral Code" when you begin Marvel WoH

  • tjjc4

    Use referral code nqu834238 for a free powerful jean grey card, plus other goodies.

  • Loki

    Does anyone knows why MWOH is not available with tablets?, I already have 1 tablet that meets the requirements but still this game is not supported. is there any work around about this?

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