“Marvel Avengers Alliance 2” is the sequel to the hit social roleplaying game (RPG) that dominated Facebook for quite some time. Unlike its predecessor, however, “Avengers Alliance 2” will be exclusive to mobile devices, which is a fairly interesting move considering how popular the original game was.

In an interview with Marvel, game producer Justin Woods pointed out the differences that separate the second game from the first. The mobile exclusive RPG will have 3-D graphics but will still have a three-on-three turn-based battle system that made the original game popular.

Changes have also been made to the game’s turn-based battle system. Distress Calls from the last game have been scrapped, but players will be able to summon one of their friend’s heroes to take on a difficult foe.

One major change that fans will either love or hate is the exclusion of a customisable SHIELD agent. Woods explained that the agent is now the acting Commander of SHIELD and will no longer be a part of battles unlike in the first game. In the original game, players can recruit superheroes like Thor, Iron Man, Vision, Spider-Man and more to help save the world.

It was also stated that no knowledge of the original game is needed, so anyone can pick up the sequel and get a feel of the story. That being said, the new game does pick up a few plot threads from the original, such as the importance of ISO-8 and the multiple Incursions based on the “Time Runs Out” storyline of Jonathan Hickman’s “Avengers” comics.

Judging from the trailer below, it seems like the game’s major villains are Thanos and the avatar of Death. Thanos is currently slated to be the villain in “Avengers: Infinity War,” after the character appeared in the end of the first “Avengers” movie. He has since appeared in the end of “Age of Ultron” and even made a noteworthy appearance in “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Speaking of the Guardians, those who register now on the game's website will get one of the Guardians as a character when the game is launched. This could either be Star Lord, Gamora or Rocket Raccoon, so fans won’t know what they’re in for.

“Marvel Avengers Alliance 2” currently has no release date, but it will be coming to iOS and Android soon. It will be interesting to see if it becomes just as popular as the original “Avengers Alliance,” now that it’s exclusive to mobile devices.

Marvel Avengers Alliance 2 Announce Trailer (Credit: YouTube/Marvel Entertainment)