“Marvel Avengers Academy” to be Shut Down at the End of the Year

Marvel Avengers Academy, a mobile game that launched in 2016, will reportedly be shutting down at the end of the year, according to Gamasutra.

  • The news comes from an in-game announcement that read:
    • “Thanks to you, ‘Avengers Academy’ has been a community where Marvel fans have been able to conquer the dance floor, eat cheese, punch Hydra in the face, and put penguins in places no one thought penguins could go. ‘Avengers Academy’ was a collaborative partnership between TinyCo and Marvel Games, and we are proud of the game and community we’ve built together.”
  • Players will no longer be able to make purchases or downloads, but the game will be available for play through February 4, 2019.
  • TinyCo, the game’s developer, says the move was made in order to “focus on new and innovative games.”
  • However, this news comes shortly after TinyCo’s parent company Jam City made layoffs.

ICYMI – More Marvel news:

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man, the wildly popular PlayStation 4 game, is going to grace the pages of its very own Marvel comic.
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – A Very Spidey Christmas EP is now available from Sony Music Masterworks.
  • Oprah Winfrey announced her support for Marvel’s record breaking film, Black Panther.
  • Hasbro is releasing two new collectable Captain Marvel figures as part of their Marvel Legends series.
  • Chairman of Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International Kevin Mayer said a potential revival for the Marvel series on Netflix is still “a possibility.”