The MMORPG genre is filled with popular titles that work, and many that have had to switch their pay model to a free one in order to survive. Marvel Universe Online has been an on again, off again project from Marvel for a while, but now that The Avengers are on the top of the world, the project is back on again, this time as Marvel Heroes. The first trailer has arrived, and it features some actual game play.
The Cosmic Cube is a device of untold power capable of changing the very fabric of reality at the whim of its possessor. The brilliant but malevolent Dr. Doom has the Cube, and with it he aims to reshape the world in his own image. Determined to succeed where the Cube’s previous wielders have failed, Doom has lined up villainous allies to prevent the super-heroes from interfering. Can you unravel Doctor Doom’s sinister plan and stop him before it’s too late?
The game story is written by Brian Michael Bendis, and is inspired by some of the big tales and events from Marvel Universe history.
Marvel Heroes will be a free to play MMO Action RPG, but interestingly, none of the press releases from Gazilliion or Marvel have a release date.