Last year around this time, mobile developer Kabam and Disney released Star Wars: Uprising, a “dull Diablo clone” set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. It’s shutting down in November.
Star Wars Uprising, the new Diablo clone sitting atop the iTunes charts, could more appropriately be titled Star Wars: Uninspiring. The game is competent. That’s about it.
Poor Juggernaut. All he wants to do is roar his triumph to the heavens, yet his mouth remains closed. It's a fitting allegory for the frustration I feel over Marvel Contest of Champions, a game that could have been so much more than what it is.
Announced today at Marvel's San Diego Comic-Con video game panel, Marvel Contest of Champions is a game involving heroes punching each other, coming to mobile platforms this fall. Surely there's more to it than that.
The good news is the University of California, Berkeley is getting $18 million, plus some scholarships, donations to its library and other stuff universities like to get from successful alumni donors. The bad news is they have to go around calling their football stadium "Kabam Field" for the next 15 years.
As the geek cinema event of the year slowly approaches, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment teams with Kabam to create a pair of social strategy games loosely tied to Bilbo's epic journey.