Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign takes flight on October 3

Puzzle Quest is ready to make a comeback, thanks to Marvel Comics and Boston-based developer Demiurge Studios (Shoot Many Robots). The first iteration of the franchise since 2010 will feature Marvel's vast roster of superheroes and villains in Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign, which arrives tomorrow on iOS and Android.

The news comes from Marvel Digital Media's Ryan Penagos (via Game Informer) and likely refers to the comic giant's 2009 "Dark Reign" storyline. Dark Reign followed the Secret Invasion event and saw Norman Osborn (a.k.a. The Green Goblin) take charge of the remnants of S.H.I.E.L.D., while also creating his own Avengers team and gathering a cabal of supervillains on the side.

Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign will feature the franchise's unique combination of RPG questing and match-3 puzzles. No word on whether players will control a single hero or a roster of Marvel's finest. There is no price given for the game, though Penagos tells Shacknews that it will likely be a free-to-play title.