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Marvel’s Contest of Champions Adds Omega Red to Playable Roster

September 13, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Omega Red Contest of Champions

Omega Red has entered the Grandmaster’s Contest of Champions. Marvel Contest of Champions has announced that the X-Men villain joined the playable roster today. You can see an image describing Omega Red’s abilities below, as well as a video previewing him in action.

Omega Red has been a persistant foe of the X-Men, first appearing in 1992’s X-Men #4. Created by Jim Lee and John Byrne, the character has clashed with several X-Men-related groups over the years and has even worked with mutant heroes, recently serving as a member of the (currently) Sabretooth-led Weapon X team.

Kabam’s description of the character for the game reads as follows:

“It was during the peak of the Cold War that saw the Soviets transform Arkady Rossovich into the super soldier Omega Red. Wielding nearly indestructible tentacles and a Death Factor capable of killing by mere proximity, Omega Red was terrifyingly beyond their control. His creators sealed him away in cryogenic stasis where he remained until present day, when he was awoken by criminal organization The Hand to do battle with Wolverine and the X-Men.”

Marvel’s Contest of Champions is free-to-play on iOS and Android.