Disney Interactive's recent acquisition Playdom is set to roll out a sequel to its successful turn-based Marvel: Avengers Alliance Facebook/mobile game that sticks to some of its core concepts while changing up gameplay. Titled Marvel: Avengers Alliance Tactics, the new game sees players take up the role of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent yet again to command various Avengers and other Marvel superheroes as they oppose threats from an overlapping alternate dimension. Sounds like a... crisis.

From the official game synopsis:

Marvel: Avengers Alliance Tactics follows the Avengers as they work to protect Earth against threats from other dimensions. S.H.I.E.L.D. has sent a strike force to the Savage Land after detecting an enormous energy anomaly. This routine containment mission reveals a shocking source: the imminent collision of uncountable parallel dimensions. Now, Super Heroes from each dimension turn on each other, desperate for survival.

While the official game hasn't arrived yet, players with access to the closed beta version have been posting footage to YouTube for a bit. So far it looks like a kind of fusion between HeroClix Online and the Marvel Heroes MMO.



You can check out a selection of screen shots from the upcoming Marvel: Avengers Alliance Tactics below. Characters like Hulk, Black Widow, Wolverine, Iron Fist, Captain America, Hawkeye, Thor and either Abigail Brand or Lady Hydra battle A.I.M. agents and green mechs, but it's likely they'll face graver threats in the full game. With 20 playable characters at launch, there'll be at least that much villain variety.




[Via Kotaku]