Marvel Puzzle Quest for mobile and PC was an exciting concept marred by free-to-play mechanics. Coming later this year, the console version of Marvel Puzzle Quest adds multiplayer and ditches free-to-play.
Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign will hit Xboxes 360 and One and PlayStations 3 and 4 later this year, and aside from eventual full-fledged downloadable content, that's it. No buying packs of coins or ISO-8 to level up your characters or purchase a chance at rare heroes. Just puzzle role-playing progression and heroes as mission rewards.
All that and, for the first time on any platform, local and online multiplayer superhero battles. Wayforward Technologies is handling development of the console version.
With the free-to-play stuff out of the way, this finally could be the Marvel/Puzzle Quest crossover I've always wanted.