Marvel and its officially licensed partners are now previewing two new apps for iOS and Android devices, both aimed at enhancing the Marvel Cinematic Universe by expanding onto your cellphones and tablets! The devices, acting as companions to last year’s Iron Man 3 and November’s Thor: The Dark World offer two vastly different mobile experiences.
The first app, a J.A.R.V.I.S. mobile app inspired by Iron Man 3, is an entirely voice operated virtual assistant. Paul Bettany, the voice actor for J.A.R.V.I.S. in the films, recorded over twenty hours of original voice content for the app, which can function as an alarm clock, personal assistant, and ways to access and interact with social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
Using the app, which is set to release on September 10th ahead of Iron Man 3‘s Blu-ray and DVD release on the 24th, allows fans to unlock all of the Iron Man suits as well as a secretive “Ghost” file:
Thor: The Dark World is an official mobile game developed for iOS and Android. It’s a companion game to the film, much like the original Thor: God of Thunder game was released as the official game for the first Thor film — only hopefully better, as the first game was universally panned by critics.
Developed by Gameloft, the game features pretty impressive graphics for a mobile movie-spinoff game. It appears to have similar combat and camera style to that of popular MOBAs such as League of Legends, although the gameplay itself will be vastly different.
Check out the official gameplay trailer:
No release date has been set for the game, but it has been announced that it will release around the same time as the film, which hits theaters on November 8th!