- Beast was confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con on 14 July 2012 and released on 31 October 2012.
- Beast first appeared in a dialogue for one of the tasks in Special Operations - Avengers Vs X-Men (as Dr. Hank McCoy).
- Beast has three themed gadget, , and .
- Beast has received a game-exclusive Horseman of Pestilence alternate costume.
- (Granted by his passive) stacks to a maximum of 3. Each stack increases his Attack by 20%. Beast gets a stack of it if he uses distress calls.
- (Granted by his passive) is the name of the buff granted to allies by his second passive, the triggered move is called "Oh, my stars and garters!".
- All four of Beast's abilities, both of his effects and some of his buffs are named after the famous books. This is a reference to his intelligence and learned nature.
- The Jungle is named after the book by Upton Sinclair.
- War and Peace is named after the book by Leo Tolstoy.
- The Grapes of Wrath is named after the book by John Steinbeck.
- A Farewell to Arms is named after the book by Ernest Hemingway.
- is named after the book by Aldous Huxley
- is named after the book by Ernest Hemingway.
- is named after the book by Joseph Heller.
- is named after the book by Charles Dickens.
- is named after the mystery novel by David Hewson.
- is named after the book by Jack London.
- Beast's Pestilence alt's abilities and buffs are also names or references to famous books.
- Heart of Darkness is named after the book by Joseph Conrad.
- At the Mountain of Madness is named after the novella by H.P. Lovecraft.
- Masque of the Red Death is named after the short story by Edgar Allen Poe.
- Jekyll and Hyde is named after the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson.
- is an epic poem by English poet, John Milton.
- is a reference to the pact between Faust and Mephistopheles from the epic poem, The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri.
- Beast's Empowered-Isotope 8 passive is also named after a famous book: