Marvel Puzzle Quest celebrates one year with the new Thor

Marvel Puzzle Quest is celebrating its one-year anniversary and is capping off the celebration by introducing the new Thor.

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Believe it or not, it's been about a full year since Marvel and Demiurge Studios launched Marvel Puzzle Quest. A lot has happened since that time, including the formal drop of the 'Dark Reign' subtitle and the addition of new campaigns and characters. With the anniversary approaching, everyone is ready to celebrate by bringing the thunder.

Marvel Puzzle Quest players will be able to log into the game on October 17 to receive the new Thor: Goddess of Thunder, a legendary character reward. Marvel is touting this as the first official appearance of the new Thor in a video game. Thor will cap off a full week of anniversary rewards, set to start on October 8 with Devil Dinosaur and daily in-game events.

Aside from hitting the day after the new Thor's debut in comic stores everywhere, this news comes prior to Marvel's arrival to this year's New York Comic-Con. For more Marvel gaming news to emerge from the Con, be sure to keep it on Shacknews through the weekend of October 9-12.

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    October 2, 2014 10:45 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Marvel Puzzle Quest celebrates one year with the new Thor.

    Marvel Puzzle Quest is celebrating its one-year anniversary and is capping off the celebration by introducing the new Thor.

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      October 2, 2014 10:50 AM

      THREADJACK (Yes, I can threadjack my own article, because I can):

      Thoughts on the new Thor? It's way too early to judge, but what I can judge is that I hate that it's coming from the ultra ridiculous Original Sin event, a book that only served to remind of why I hate events so much.

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        October 2, 2014 10:52 AM

        From someone who doesn't read comics, it comes off as shameless marketing pander.

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          October 2, 2014 11:29 AM

          Well if you read comics you'd know "shameless marketing pander" is "just another day at the office" for Marvel and DC.

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        October 2, 2014 12:12 PM

        I am kind of disappointed with myself that I bought the issue. She only showed up for the last two pages. So dumb.

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          October 2, 2014 12:14 PM

          The mystery of who she is isn't as interesting to me as what she does, but since Aaron has said they won't reveal who she is any time soon I kinda don't even want to read it. It's gonna be super slow paced as he drags this storyline out long past it's welcome. Don't misunderstand, I have no problem with female Thor but I have a problem with Bendis-style pacing and dribbling an uninteresting storyline out over months of $4 comics.

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            October 3, 2014 12:17 AM

            Wow...comics are 4 bucks now!? Damn I (apparently being old) remember that I stopped buying them when they got above $1.25 because it was too pricey (they were $0.75-$1.00 when I started buying them as a kid). I always buy comics online these days (and before that I got trade paperbacks for the most part) so I'm completely out of the loop on what the things cost I think.

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              October 3, 2014 12:24 AM

              DC is about to raise the monthly price of Batman to $4.99 an issue.

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        October 2, 2014 2:34 PM

        I don't know why people are making such a big deal of it. People in my comic circles barely care. Not only has there been precedence in the mantle of Thor being personified by another OR a traditionally male character becoming female OR Thor being female.

        To me it's just another arc. Comics have a way of returning back to norm (think Brand New Day) so likely this character is not going to stay as Thor. Thor Odinson will be Thor soon enough. At best, what will come of this is that this character will stay but take up another title and get empowered through other means.


        I just understand why THIS is such a big deal while the Question being assumed by Rene Montoya (a female AND homosexual) was simply ignored.

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          October 3, 2014 3:25 AM

          I think it's likely being treated as a bigger deal outside of comic fandom because Thor is now an iconic character in film, too.

          That, and at least in the film version, the guy's name is Thor. It's not a title, so it seems weird.

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      October 3, 2014 2:05 AM

      There is a Marvel Puzzle Quest?