KELOWNA, British Columbia, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvel mania has reached all the way to Club Penguin Island, the #1 virtual world for kids, as penguins assemble for the Marvel Super Hero Takeover, an epic online event starting June 14th through July 3rd.
A meteor has hit the island of Club Penguin, powering up the dangerous Destructobot. Players can choose to suit up as one of 14 Marvel Super Heroes or Super-Villains, including Avengers characters such as Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Thor, as well as the mischievous Super-Villain Loki.
"Everyone wants to feel special and believe that they can do something that no one else can do. That optimism is what drives both Club Penguin and the Marvel story lines and characters," said Lane Merrifield, co-founder of Club Penguin and executive vice president of Disney Interactive Worlds. "Club Penguin and Marvel characters are the perfect match, and I'm sure our players will love it!"
"Bringing our worlds together marks a major milestone for both Marvel and Club Penguin," said Rob Steffens, Executive Vice President of Marvel Entertainment. "Reactions from the fans are already tremendous, and we're thrilled that we're able to bring Marvel and Club Penguin together for such an epic event."
As part of The Marvel Super Hero Takeover event, players can:
- Choose to dress up as Marvel Super Heroes, Super-Villains or civilians
- Explore the island, which has been transformed to include new destinations such as a bank, jail, and a superhero headquarters
- Join teams to decide whether to defend or defeat the evil Destructobot
- Meet Aunt Arctic, the news reporter and editor-in-chief for the Penguin Times, the Club Penguin Island newspaper. She'll be keeping a close eye on the battle of Super Heroes and Super-Villains around the island
Super Heroes and Super Villains wanted. Visit http://www.clubpenguin.com/marvel and let the adventures begin.
About Club Penguin
Club Penguin (www.clubpenguin.com) is the #1 virtual world for children. Club Penguin works to maintain a fun and safe online entertainment experience by using filtering technology and live moderators. The award-winning virtual world of Club Penguin contains no third-party advertising and is free to use and enjoy, however a subscription membership provides access to additional features that enhance the play experience. Club Penguin, headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, is enjoyed by children around the world, and can be played in English, German, Portuguese, French and Spanish.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information, visit http://www.marvel.com.
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