Does Marvel's Contest Of Champions Reveal Krakoa Secrets? (Spoilers)

Marvel's Contest Of Champions continues to be a successful mobile game and recently has an update including elements of recent X-Men titles, including House Of X and the new-look Professor Xavier. How it gets there is a different way of course, this is its own continuity, with Professor Xavier revealing he has always been part of the game, but hidden.

Does Marvel's Contest Of Champions Reveal Krakoa Secrets? (Spoilers)
Marvel's Contest Of Champions screencap.

And who found Krakoa and took it under his telepathic wing.

Does Marvel's Contest Of Champions Reveal Krakoa Secrets? (Spoilers)
Marvel's Contest Of Champions screencap.

And how Krakoa has been around in the Battlerealm all this time. So, something separate from comic book continuity.

Does Marvel's Contest Of Champions Reveal Krakoa Secrets? (Spoilers)
Marvel's Contest Of Champions screencap.

But later, Apocalypse reveals all to Iron Man. That everything Xavier said was a lie.

Does Marvel's Contest Of Champions Reveal Krakoa Secrets? (Spoilers)
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That it all came via Apocalyopse and Mister Sinister (which ties in with the comics)…

Does Marvel's Contest Of Champions Reveal Krakoa Secrets? (Spoilers)
Marvel's Contest Of Champions screencap.

But that it is a prison, not freedom, for mutants and others.

Does Marvel's Contest Of Champions Reveal Krakoa Secrets? (Spoilers)
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And it is all a telepathic trap by Xavier. Of course, this is according to Apocalypse. But still, he has been around for a bit. And it does mirror our own initial suspicions way back then. Might it have shared more about what's going on with Krakoa than intended? It certainly has Apocalypse claims that have been suspected of Xavier and Krakoa but not yet supported by the storyline. Yet.

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Pepe Larraz artwork from House Of X #1.

Is this a completely independent take on the X-Men comic books of late? Does it share hidden secrets? Is it a lucky guess from the game's developers? Or total misdirection?

Marvel's Contest of Champions is a 2014 fighting video game developed and published by Kabam. It was released in December, 2014 and is a fighting game is primarily set in the Marvel Universe. The game is strongly based on the events of the limited comic book series Contest of Champions, in which players assume the role of a Summoner, tasked by The Collector to build a team of Marvel heroes and villains and pit them against one another in combat.

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