Some of you may have heard of and played DC Universe Online. For those of you that have not heard of DCUO it is a MMORPG for the PS3 and PC. Players take on the role of a character turned superhero to fight alongside DC Comics’ famous heroes, such as Batman and Superman. However, you have the option of playing the villain fighting with Lex Luthor and Circe. It was made free to play last year and content for the game is still coming in.
Marvel Heroes was once known as Marvel Universe Online or Marvel Universe. It is an MMORPG similar to DCUO. Although, character creation seems to be out of the picture. You can play as Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America etc. In the new trailer, Emma frost, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, Magneto, and Colossus will be available to use as well . Marvel Heroes will be free to play while you can most likely have a subscription to gain added benefits similar to most F2P MMO’s. Here is the press release.
Gazillion Entertainment, a leading developer, publisher and operator of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, has revealed the first glimpse of the eagerly anticipated free-to-play online game Marvel Heroes. Taking the MMO category to a completely new level of excitement and engagement, Marvel Heroes combines the energy of action role-playing games with the breadth and immersion of the MMO genre.
Drawing upon the 8,000-plus heroes and villains in the Marvel Universe, Marvel Heroes allows players to become their favorite Marvel Super Heroes – from the popular Iron Man, Thor, and Storm to the lesser known Squirrel Girl and Cable. Fans will be able to completely customize their characters by constructing costumes taken from each hero’s rich history, choosing from a huge array of super powers for each character, and finding thousands of other items. There are countless ways for players to tailor their experience.
In the game’s social areas, including Midtown Manhattan and the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, players can meet up with other players, discover missions, and buy items from legendary Marvel characters. While pursuing missions, players will explore such famous Marvel landscapes as the Savage Land, Hell’s Kitchen and Mutant Town.
Written by Brian Michael Bendis, author of Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers, Secret Invasion and countless other successes, Marvel Heroes is inspired by some of the most popular tales and events in Marvel Comics history.
David Brevik, President of Gazillion Entertainment and creator of the massive hit games Diablo and Diablo II says: “I’ve been a big Marvel fan for all of my life. Marvel Heroes represents the combination of Marvel IP with all of the knowledge and experience I gained creating Diablo. It is a dream come true. I’m excited to unveil Marvel Heroes and share this revolutionary MMO with both gamers and Marvel fans.”
“Marvel Heroes marks a new era in gaming for us,” stated TQ Jefferson, Vice President of Games at Marvel. “For fans to actually become their favorite heroes in an original storyline, explore iconic Marvel landscapes and combat some of the most dangerous villains in a shared experience is unbelievably compelling.”
Have a look at the trailer and tell us what you think. A release date for the game is unknown at the time.