The oddly secretive upcoming Marvel MMO from Gazillion Entertainment hasn’t earned itself that much buzz online. Part of that is due to how they’re slowly revealing only images of characters through a Tumblr and a Twitter account that has less than 2000 followers, and the other part is because no one knows what its gameplay is going to be like.
What we were told from the unveiling of the game, which tentatively referred to as Marvel Universe Online after the previously cancelled MMO in development from Cryptic Studios, is that this would be for core gamers and comic fans, as an alternative to the kid-directed Super Hero Squad Online. Now the game has an official title, but it’s not exactly as ”hardcore” as they previously labelled the game.
The free-to-play game will simply be titled Marvel Heroes and while Gazillion, Secret Identity Studios and Marvel Massively Multiplayer Society (MMMS) revealed nothing else about the game, they did release another character image.
Say hello to the Marvel Heroes version of Peter Parker, uh, I mean Spider-Man. He looks like Spider-Man. [Click to Enlarge]
The more we see from Marvel Heroes the more we’re finding ourselves concerned. We still haven’t seen gameplay, but from the character designs released, the game is clearly not going for any sort of realistic or gritty approach. Just take a look at Wolverine and Deadpool’s designs to see.
We do enjoy the fact that the game will let players actually play as the heroes from Marvel Comics, but we don’t know how that works in an MMO setting, unless this really isn’t an MMO at all, and rather some sort of party-based instanced affair.
As for gameplay, there’s also a big question mark surrounding that, RPG elements, or or complex/simple combat will be. What we’re picturing right now is something reminiscent of our favorite Marvel co-op games X-Men Legends and Marvel Ultimate Alliance.
What are your expectations of Marvel Heroes?
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