Marvel Contest of Champions is a free-to-play mobile fighting game developed and published by Kabam. The fighting game is primarily set in the Marvel universe.
The fighting arena is rendered in 3D, albeit with a 2D plane for the superheroes' movements and actions. Players begin with two champions, and can collect up to 58 characters (25 total characters at launch) with more soon being added. Players have access to classic Marvel characters like Iron Man, Spider-Man, Hulk, and villains, Ultron, Rhino, each with their own classes, movements, traits, abilities and special moves.
The game features an energy system that limits the number of quest-based battles players can compete. The energy recharges automatically over time or players can refill their energy manually. Energy limit is increased by increasing the levels of summoner. Additional crystals and other items may be found in chests as players finishes battles. In addition to quests, users can battle against opponents in the game’s PVP mode. The players can choose their own username to identify them in the battle and can go against others in one-on-one quick matches or three-on-three limited time arenas. Opponents are A.I. controlled and are not actual players in real-time. This has caused some controversy due to the requirement of always being connected to the internet in order to play both single and multiplayer modes.