Avengers, assemble! No, seriously, you and your buds can play as Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America and the like, and get to clobbering in Marvel Heroes, the free-to-play action-MMORPG from Gazillion Entertainment featuring, well, heroes from the Marvel universe.
Gazillion announced back in March that Marvel Heroes would be ready for primetime sometime in June. True to its word, the developer has wrapped up all beta testing and has today unleashed its super-powered MMO upon the masses.
Marvel Heroes was designed by David Brevik, who fans of the genre will recognize as the mind behind both Diablo and Diablo II. That being the case, you can probably make an educated guess at what Marvel Heroes has to offer. In other words, loads of hectic action from a 2.5 perspective, lots of loot and lots of leveling systems to mess with. The game’s story was written by Marvel’s own Brian Michael Bendis.
“For over three years we’ve been building Marvel Heroes to be an exciting, free-to-play massively multiplayer action game, and we are ecstatic to finally put that in the hands of Marvel fans and gamers alike,” said Gazillion President and CEO, David Brevik. “The creation of Marvel Heroes has been a labor of love. As a die-hard Marvel fan, it’s an honor to give players the chance to take on the roles of their favorite Marvel super heroes in an epic adventure.”
A total of 21 super heroes will be available from launch, as well as costumes “from over 70 years of Marvel history.” You’ll be able to swap between heroes on the fly, meaning you can play the game however you see fit. There’s also a crafting system to experiment with, player-versus-player combat, end game content and more characters/stories planned as DLC.
To get in on the spandex-fueled action, visit the Marvel Heroes official website.