Marvel Puzzle Quest for mobile and PC was an exciting concept marred by free-to-play mechanics. Coming later this year, the console version of Marvel Puzzle Quest adds multiplayer and ditches free-to-play.

Players will pay $14.99 for Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign when it hits Xboxes 360 and One and PlayStations 3 and 4 later this year, and aside from eventual full-fledged downloadable content, that’s it. No buying packs of coins or ISO-8 to level up your characters or purchase a chance at rare heroes. Just puzzle role-playing progression and heroes as mission rewards.

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All that and, for the first time on any platform, local and online multiplayer superhero battles. Wayforward Technologies is handling development of the console version.

With the free-to-play stuff out of the way, this finally could be the Marvel/Puzzle Quest crossover I’ve always wanted.

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