He’s the Soviet equivalent of Captain America – a symbol of Russia’s strength and patriotism. Limber up and take down your adversary with Red Guardian as he enters The Battlerealm in Kabam’s MARVEL Contest of Champions. His character design is inspired by Marvel Studios’ “Black Widow” in theaters November 6th.
Here is a quick bio of the character’s in-game story:
Alexei Shostakov was one of the Soviet Union’s most acclaimed pilots, crediting them with air supremacy over the skies of Stalingrad and Kursk during World War II and thus granting him national recognition. As the Cold War flared, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev determined the Soviet Union needed its own equivalent to Captain America and seeing Shostakov’s popularity, chose him to fill that role. The KGB then faked his death, training him in secret and turning him into a master of hand-to-hand combat and a highly skilled athlete.