Previously on Marvel Future Fight: It was all about Spider-Man: Far from Home, a typical MCU-related update. For v530, however, it’s all about Marvel’s 80th anniversary. The celebration, I guess, is sea-themed because Wave, Namor, and Silver Surfer (from space sea?) are joining Marvel Future Fight.
Galactus is also part of this update but he’s a giant boss in Giant Boss Raid. Playing this game is also how you can get Silver Surfer bios. I never play this game mode so I’m pretty sure I won’t be getting Silver Surfer anytime soon.
Namor, one of the OG Marvel characters, can be acquired through X-Genes, which means he’s a mutant in the game! I’m delighted that Netmarble followed Marvel Comics canon for the Sub-Mariner. I’m less delighted that we have to shell (hyuk! hyuk!) out some cash to get him, though.
I’m also glad that he has pretty dope animation. He floats around as he should because the King of Atlantis is above everyone whether they’re citizens of the sea or nasty land dwellers.
Wave of the Future Fight
While Galactus, Silver Surfer, and Namor are classic Marvel characters, Wave is super new. She just made her debut back in May 2019. Now she’s in a blockbuster Marvel game and is starring in a new Agents of Atlas mini-series. Way to make waves, Wave!
Another reason why she’s so special is her nationality. Wave, whose real name is Pearl Pangan, is Filipino. If there’s one thing you should know about us Filipinos, we take great pride in our heritage, ethnicity, and culture — sometimes, to a fault.
So having a Filipina super hero, designed by Filipino artist Leinil Yu and inspired by Filipina celebrity Nadine Lustre, running around the Marvel Universe just blows our collective proud Pinoy mind.
Wave can be acquired through a new Epic Quest, much like her fellow Agent of Atlas White Fox. Out of the three new characters, she’s the friendliest to free-to-play players who are relatively new to the game.
Not a Revoltin’ Development
Aside from the new characters and a new giant boss, Marvel Future Fight’s v530 update also includes Future Foundation uniforms for all members of the Fantastic Four. They now have a uniform collection too.
I haven’t purchased any of these new uniforms yet so I don’t know if they’re worth the crystals or not, but they look nice.
I would have liked to see the original Human Torch added as a new character or maybe just a uniform for Johnny Storm. Not that we need more characters — there’s a total of 197 playable characters now in the game — but it would have been nice to have had the character who appeared on the cover of Marvel Comics #1 join the 80th anniversary festivities. Maybe next year.
Overall, the v530 update is pretty solid. I like these comics-based updates more than the MCU-related ones, and since it will be a while since we get a new MCU movie, I hope the next few updates will focus more on the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and the rest of the non-Avengers Marvel characters.
Marvel Future Fight v530 is available now for iOS and Android devices.