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Overview

Marvel Heroes is a free-to-play, massively multiplayer action RPG by Gazillion Entertainment in which players control characters from the Marvel Universe. It features real-time combat similar to that of the Diablo games.

Brian Michael Bendis, most notable for writing Ultimate Spider-Man and the New Avengers, wrote the game's story.

Following the games one year anniversary the developers updated the name of the game from Marvel Heroes to Marvel Heroes 2015.

Gameplay

Marvel Heroes is an action rpg where you point and click on areas or enemies you are going to attack. As players level up they gain points, these points can either be spent on adding more powers to their hero or increase the strength to their new abilities

As the players finishes up the main campaign they are given the opportunity to play the main story line again from the beginning on a harder difficulties. On harder difficulties the enemies are more stronger but the experience points and rare loot drops becomes extensively higher. Currently their are 3 difficulties normal, heroic, and superheroic.

Each hero has three separate skill trees to unlock. At level 30 signature powers unlock and at level 52 the heroes ultimate powers will unlock.

Campaign

Chronicles of Doom

On Marvel Heroes' launch date, Gazillion released a 4-part motion comic that served as a a prologue to the game's storyline.

A scene from the motion comic

Main Campaign

Players will have to explore and fight across the Marvel Universe to stop Dr. Doom's evil plans of using the Cosmic Cube for his own selfish purposes. Players fight solo or online against evil organizations such as A.I.M, HYDRA and the Purifiers, and also face off against an array of villains.

Locations in the campaign include the Savage Land, Hydra's Base, Professor Xavier's school, and Avengers Tower, among others.

Forges of Asgard

The version 2.2 update for Marvel Heroes was the first to add an additional chapter to the main campaign. The new content takes place after the previous chapters, in Thor's homeworld of Asgard. As they travel the land of Asgard, players will find plenty of Thor's allies to assist in quest and combat many of his enemies such as frost giants and dark elves, all while trying to unravel what Thor's evil brother Loki has in store for the heroes.

Characters

Playable Heroes

The game initially launched with 21 heroes but over time more heroes have been added to the game. When first starting up the game new players are given the choise to select from one of the five free starter heroes. additional heroes can be obtained through in-game drops or buying them with "G," Marvel Heroes' real-money currency. Gazillion later introduced "Eternity Splinters" to the game. This new in-game currency, which can only be obtained as a loot drop, can be used to buy any of the heroes.

Heroes and Team-up Heroes can currently be purchased from the eternity splinters vendor in each chapter's main lobby.

Heroes

Black Panther

Black Widow

Cable

Captain America

Colossus

Cyclops

Daredevil

Doctor Strange

Deadpool

Emma Frost

Gambit

Ghost Rider

Luke Cage

Hawkeye

Hulk

Human Torch

Iron Man

Invisible Woman

Jean Grey

Loki

Moon Knight

Nightcrawler

Ms. Marvel

The Punisher

Scarlet Witch

Rocket Raccoon

Spider-Man

Storm

Squirrel Girl

The Thing

Wolverine

Thor

Taskmaster

Psylocke

Silver Surfer

Mr. Fantastic

Star-Lord

Rogue

Nova

Juggernaut

Future Playable Heroes (Announced)

  • Magneto
  • Venom
  • X-23
  • War Machine
  • Kitty Pryde with Lockheed
  • Black Cat
  • Dr. Doom
  • WInter Soldier
  • Iron Fist
  • Blade
  • She-Hulk
  • Iceman
  • Vision

Team-Up Heroes

Team-Up heroes are A.I heroes that you can fight along with through the entire game. Each team-up hero will have their own inventory slots allowing the player to use them to carry additional loot. The team-up heroes will each have their own specific loot and skills in order to aid you during battle. Team-up heroes will be non-binding and can be teamed up with any of the players heroes with no restrictions. Currently team-up heroes can be purchased with real money currency "G" or through the use of Eternity Splinters.

With the initial introduction of team-up heroes the first four heroes were Spider-man, Falcon, Firestar, and Magik.

Promotion for the Team-Up Heroes Pack.

Released

  • Spider-Man
  • Falcon
  • Firestar
  • Magik
  • Beta Ray Bill
  • Domino
  • Back-in-Black Spider-Man [Fortune Card Exclusive]
  • Gamora
  • Drax
  • Groot
  • Agent Coulson [Omega Event Exclusive]
  • She-Hulk
  • King Thor [Asgard Fortune Card Exclusive]
  • Wasp
  • Brood Wolverine [Halloween Mystery Bag Exclusive]
  • Havok

Future Team-Up Heroes

  • Clea
  • Deadpool-the-Kid
  • Spider-Woman

Development

Cryptic Studios

Marvel Universe Online, which eventually became Champions Online, was an MMORPG under development by Cryptic Studios and was to be published by Microsoft Game Studios under a license from Marvel. On February 11, 2008 the project was changed due to "an inability to compete" with the current MMO marketplace. Cryptic continued development using a new IP license related to Champions.

Gazillion Entertainment

On March 17, 2009, Gazillion Entertainment revealed that they had signed an exclusive ten year deal with Marvel games. Marvel Universe was renamed Marvel Heroes and moved to an action-RPG gameplay style. Marvel Heroes uses the Unreal Engine 3 for graphics and audio.

Founders Program

Prior to the game's official release, Gazillion Entertainment had a Founders Program which let players purchase their favorite heroes and receive other bonuses, such as in-game currency and boosters, at a discounted price. There were three tiers to the Founders Program, Starter Packs which were $19.99, Premium Packs which were $59.99 and The Ultimate Pack which included every hero and costume for $199.99. Before May 6th each pack also included bonus in-game currency at $5, $25 or $45 depending on the pack.

Starter Pack

All starter packs contain the following:

  • One Hero
  • One Extra Costume
  • $10 of In-Game Currency
  • Early Access starting July 2nd
  • Two Experience and Item Find Boosts
  • Exclusive Forum Title and Avatar
Premium Pack

Multi-Hero premium packs contain the following:

  • Four Heroes
  • Four Extra Costumes
  • $30 of In-Game Currency
  • Early Access starting May 31st
  • Six Experience and Item Find Boosts
  • Exclusive Forum Title and Avatar

Single Hero premium packs contain the following:

  • One Hero
  • 5 Extra Costumes
  • $55 of In-Game Currency
  • Early Access starting May 31st
  • Six Experience and Item Find Boosts
  • Exclusive Forum Title and Avatar
The Ultimate Pack

The ultimate pack contained the following:

  • All 21 Launch Heroes, with other heroes to be added post-launch
  • Over 100 Alternate Costumes
  • Three Ultimate Pack Exclusive Costumes
  • One Ultimate Pack Exclusive Enhanced Costume (Spider-Man Symbiote)
  • $50 of In-Game Currency
  • Early Access starting May 28th, 2013
  • 5% Permanent Experience and Item Find Boost
  • Listed in the game Credits
  • Exclusive Forum Title and Access to All Avatars

System Requirements

  • OS: Windows XP 32 bit or higher
  • Processor: Core 2 DUO 2.1 GHz / AMD Athlon X2 2.1 GHz or better
  • Memory: 2GB or higher
  • Hard Disk Space: 10GB or higher
  • Video Card: DirectX9.0c Compatible ATI Radeon 3870 / NVIDIA 8800 GT / Intel HD 3000 Integrated Graphics with 512 MB VRAM or higher

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