Gazillion Entertainment took the opportunity at PAX East to show off their new Free-to-Play Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) title, Marvel Heroes. The game was playable on the show floor and gamers with early access can expect to play as one of the Marvel heroes starting May 28th, 2013.
At launch, players will select 1 of 5 playable heroes. More heroes will be added to the game, with 25 playable heroes planned so far. If you are looking to let loose your nefarious side in game, none of the villains will be playable options…yet. Developers also let on there will be more playable heroes to come, with the first 5 available in the first downloadable content (DLC) package to include Emma Frost.
If you simply cannot wait for the DLC to play your favorite character, you can buy heroes through Founders Program packs. These early access packs offer three purchase options: the Individual pack ($19.99) includes an individual hero with a bonus costume; the Premier pack ($59.99) includes a team of 4 heroes with bonus costumes; and the Ultimate pack ($199.99) includes all of the heroes available at launch, along with all of the launch costumes for each hero, as well as 4 Ultimate costumes. Each hero will have up to 5 costume variations at launch. Each of these Founder Program packs also includes in game currency and early game access, escalating depending on the pack price.
Marvel Heroes is free-to-play, so if you miss the Founder Program packs, you may still earn your desired hero in game as a loot drop. Alternately, some in-game items for purchase will be bundles with a guaranteed hero token; though there is no guarantee as to which hero you will receive. The game does account for instances where you get a guaranteed hero which matches a hero already in your lineup. Should this occur, the token levels up your hero to Ultimate Power.
The most exciting news is the talent behind Marvel Heroes. Heading story development as lead writer is Brian Michael Bendis, well known for his work on Ultimate Spider-Man. Marvel Heroes is bringing recognizable talent to voice acting as well with Drake Bell recurring his role from the Ultimate Spider-Man television series to voice of Spider-Man in game. Brian Bloom reprises his role as Steve Rogers/Captain America from The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes television series and Keith David (The Cape, ER, Chronicles of Riddick) lends his voice to Nick Fury.
Founders Program gamers get ready to play the hero May 28th, 2013!