Animals Invade the Avengers Academy for Christmas

December sees a new event (of course) for Marvel's Avengers Academy mobile game, and for a bit of fun, they'll be bringing in everyone's favourite furry adventurers with the Pet Avengers.

Tiger Shark begins an attack on the Academy with the help of the Lemurians and Fin Fang Foom, and it will take the combined might of the Avengers and the Pet Avengers to take them down.

Animals Invade the Avengers Academy for Christmas

Players will be able to try to unlock (or outright purchase for extortionate Premium Content prices!) the likes of Zabu, Redwing, Hairball, Throg, Firebird, and everyone's favourite grouchy gumshoe, Howard the Duck. Along with returning animal and animal-themed heroes like Devil Dinosaur, Lockjaw, Cosmo, Lucky, Black Panther, and Squirrel Girl.

What's more is there'll be new outfits, including Loki giving other Avengers the chance to be actual animals, such as Black Widow becoming a cat — and yes, a Tyrannosaurus Rex Captain America.

Finally, in an interview with TinyCo. Lead Narrative Designer Allen Warner over at makes some suggestions about what we can expect in 2018 on the mobile game.

As always, you can expect us to celebrate the major Marvel movie releases, including "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War," along with plans to showcase some of the major events and characters from the comics, and other big surprises. By the end of the Pet Avengers event, it will be clear who's coming to Avengers Academy, and it will change everything…

For a while, the game has seemed to be heavily alluding the possible inclusion of mutants to the Academy, with one of the secret academies that keeps getting hinted at maybe being Xavier's School. It would certainly change everything if X-Men were suddenly part of the game, so there may still be hope for players wishing to see the Merry Mutants in the game.

About Joe Glass

Joe Glass has been contributing to Bleeding Cool for about four years. He's been a roaming reporter at shows like SDCC and NYCC, and also has a keen LGBTQ focus, with his occasional LGBTQ focus articles, Tales from the Four Color Closet. He is also now Bleeding Cool's Senior Mutant Correspondent thanks to his obsession with Marvel's merry mutants.

Joe is also a comics creator, writer of LGBTQ superhero team series, The Pride, the first issue of which was one of the Top 25 ComiXology Submit Titles of 2014. He is also a co-writer on Stiffs, a horror comedy series set in South Wales about call centre workers who hunt the undead by night. One happens to be a monkey. Just because.

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