It's been a long wait for those following the development of Gazillion Entertainment's Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game based on the Marvel Comics Universe. However, the wait for "Marvel Heroes" may finally be coming to a close as the developer has announced a June 4 release for the online game.
“When we started working on 'Marvel Heroes' we knew exactly what we wanted to make – an unrivaled multiplayer free-to-play action-RPG experience that allowed gamers and comic fans to play as their favorite Super Heroes,” said Gazillion President and Chief Operating Officer David Brevik via press release. “This is an incredibly exciting day for all of us at Gazillion and we can’t wait to let gamers experience the 'Marvel Heroes' world and our fresh take on the massively multiplayer online genre.”
Gazillion announced "Marvel Heroes" in 2011 and brought then-"Avengers" scribe Brian Michael Bendis on to craft the story. Although developments came at a slow pace for the game in the months following, it began to really pick up the pace once the developer launched a Founders Program for the free-to-play game, which allowed users to pre-purchase costume packs and in-game currency for use when the game launched. Founders Program members who purchase the Premium and Ultimate packs receive access to the Marvel Heroes closed beta, and all players who have purchased Founders Packs will receive early access to the game up to seven days early.
Check out the press release and latest Villains trailer below.
Official Press Release
Sharpen your adamantium claws, focus your optic blasts and ready your shields for the heroic gaming experience of a lifetime! Gazillion Entertainment announced today at PAX East that the highly anticipated free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) actionRPG Marvel Heroes will launch around the world on June 4, 2013. Players who have purchased Founders Packs as part of the Marvel Heroes Founders Program will receive early access to the game up to seven days early, beginning on May 28, 2013. Marvel Heroes is a free, downloadable game for PC.
“When we started working on Marvel Heroes we knew exactly what we wanted to make – an unrivaled multiplayer free-to-play action-RPG experience that allowed gamers and comic fans to play as their favorite Super Heroes,” said David Brevik, President and Chief Operating Officer, Gazillion Entertainment. “This is an incredibly exciting day for all of us at Gazillion and we can’t wait to let gamers experience the Marvel Heroes world and our fresh take on the massively multiplayer online genre.”
The Marvel Heroes Founders Program lets players purchase limited-edition digital Founders Packs for access to their favorite heroes, unique costumes, early game access, and in-game currency that can be used to buy in-game items at launch. The value-packed Marvel Heroes Founders Program is available until June 3rd at 11:59 pm PDT with Starter, Premium and Ultimate Packs for purchase at founders.marvelheroes.com. Purchasers of both Premium and Ultimate Packs now receive access to the Marvel Heroes Closed Beta.
Marvel Heroes is the Marvel MMO that you have been waiting for! Play as Iron Man, Thor, Wolverine, Hulk, Spider-Man, Captain America and many more as they team up to stop Doctor Doom from devastating the world with the power of the Cosmic Cube. Marvel Heroes features a deep leveling system unique to each Super Hero, diverse locations set across the expansive Marvel Universe, a robust crafting system, action-packed player-versus-player (PvP) and much more. Marvel Heroes is an action MMORPG for PC created by David Brevik, the visionary behind Diablo and Diablo 2 with an extensive original story crafted by Marvel super-scribe Brian Michael Bendis.
Marvel Heroes will be available on June 4th as a free download for PC and will be available for Mac OS post-launch.
For more information on Marvel Heroes Founders Packs and to receive early access beginning on May 28, visit: founders.marvelheroes.com.
About Gazillion Entertainment
Gazillion Entertainment is a privately held developer and publisher of free-to-play online games for all ages. Gazillion’s games feature revered brands, superior production quality and unmatched gameplay. For more information on Gazillion please visit www.gazillion.com.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com.