If you’ve always dreamed of walking to class with Thor, or trading lecture notes with Black Widow, you’re in luck, because the superhero university is open for business in the new mobile game from Marvel and TinyCo, Marvel Avengers Academy.
Marvel heroes and villains rule the school in their college years. In this game, players will be able to enroll in the Academy, create buildings, and experience the social aspects of college life. They’ll even be some dating going on. Hang on, I think I see Loki winking at me over by the gym.
Marvel has pulled together top celebrity talent to voice their iconic heroes. DC fans know Colton Haynes from TV’s Arrow. Although he has his share of superhero experience, he’s upping the ante for Marvel Avengers Academy to voice the god Thor. Haynes said of the experience:
“Thor literally brings the thunder, and has helped build people’s passion for Super Heroes for over 60 years. I was excited that this is a really fresh take on the character, being a young adult going to college. It was great working with Marvel and TinyCo on bringing him to life in MARVEL Avengers Academy.”
Other famous names to go with our heroes’ voices include Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka as Spider-Woman, Alexandra Daddario as Wasp, Priyanka Chopra as Ms. Marvel, Dave Franco as Iron Man, A$AP Rocky as Falcon, Bella Thorne as Tigra, Alison Brie as Black Widow, and who else but John Cena as Hulk.
I attended the launch party in Los Angeles where I got to try out the app for myself. The game was easy to navigate and fun to play. It was entertaining to see the Avengers in a college environment, as jovial, younger versions of themselves. In no time I was building Stark Tower and taking selfies with Wasp. All in a day’s work for a student Avenger.
Check out photos of characters and their voice actors as well as photos of the game and the launch party all in the gallery. Marvel Avengers Academy is available for free on iOS and Android now.
Will you be rubbing elbows with these superheroes in the Marvel Avengers Academy app? Let us know in the comments! I’m voting Cap for class prez.
IMAGES: Marvel, Jenn Fujikawa