Posts Tagged ‘Gazillion Entertainment’

T-Rexes Confirmed For Marvel Heroes! Also, Story

By Nathan Grayson on December 4th, 2012.

DINOBIFF.

The Marvel universe’s mastery of POWBIFFS, WHAMZOTTS, and SHAWARMASLAMS is well-documented, but devout fans obsess over its skin-tight shenanigans for far greater reasons than that. Admittedly, I’m not much of a comic book reader, so – based on a new story trailer for Gazillion’s promising-looking Marvel Heroes MMO – I can only assume that reason is dinosaurs. Or maybe story, but that’d just be silly. Watch the superhero world’s most writerly of luminaries discuss their tale for the ages after the break. Then join me in hoping that this ends up a legitimate feature.

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Snikt And Smash: Marvel Heroes

By Adam Smith on October 22nd, 2012.

When X-Men: The Last Stand crammed in all the mutants it made for a crowded frame and some of Marvel’s most uncanny were rendered as little more than computer-generated blobs of colour. Free-to-play multiplayer online ARPG Marvel Heroes also appears to subscribe to the ‘more actually can be more’ philosophy, but hopefully to greater effect. The huge selection of characters could work in its favour, because rather than being forced to share the screen together, more heroes means more choice. Closed beta signups continue. Another trailer below, more convincing than the last. Have you spied your favourite hero yet?

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Hulk Bug Smash: Marvel Heroes Beta Sign-Ups Open

By Nathan Grayson on October 3rd, 2012.

And that's when Flynn BargainBaddie realized he was, in fact, pointing a gun directly at the Incredible Hulk. He would later regret that it took him so long. He would later regret so, so many things.

The more I see of Marvel Heroes, the more I dig what it’s attempting. It’s taking the Diablo formula into full-blown MMO territory (sans Diablo III’s “is it, or isn’t it?” waffling) and letting us loose in the Marvel universe without forcing us to knit our own totally-not-Wolverine costumes. We get to be all the heroes; we get to hack ‘n’ slash ‘n’ Hulk Smash all the baddies. Will it have long-term staying power? At this point, who knows? But now, you can take the first step in finding out by signing up for Marvel Heroes’ closed beta. A word of warning, though: it’s no glorified demo.

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Dare To Be Deadpool: Marvel Heroes

By Adam Smith on September 3rd, 2012.

According to Daredevil if there are four hundred and fifty seven bajillion heroes, there are four hundred and fifty seven katchamatrillion villains

Given that Marvel Heroes is going to have something like four hundred and fifty seven bajillion comic book characters, I certainly won’t be posting a video for each and every one if that’s how Gazillion Entertainment choose to market the game. Maybe I’ve got the number wrong anyhow. Maybe it’s four hundred and fifty seven gazillion. Seeing as the Daredevil trailer shown at PAX has more footage of the actual game than I’ve seen before along with a gravelly voiceover, I reckon this one is worth watching for anyone interested in the free to play multiplayer ARPG.

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The Devil Wears Spandex: Marvel Heroes

By Nathan Grayson on July 17th, 2012.

The Snake Man's greatest folly was failing to understand the power of human love. And being born a snake man.

Under normal circumstances, I would not be excited about a game called Marvel Heroes. I mean, I love Robert Downey Jr: A Movie About Robert Downey Jr Starring Robert Downey Jr (And The Avengers Sometimes) as much as anyone, but these licenses tend to be about as much fun as being bitten by a writhing mass of regular, non-radioactive spiders. Here, however, there is hope. Marvel Heroes is being headed up by former Diablo leads and, well, it’s basically Diablo – but massively multiplayer and with superpowers and the ability to switch between every hero imaginable instead of devil magic. The latest oh-so-brief trailer, unfortunately, doesn’t really delve into much beyond the POWS, THWACKS, and HULKBIFFS, but it all looks very nice. The break beckons. Heed its call.

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Oh My: Marvel Heroes MMO Sounds Superb

By Nathan Grayson on May 23rd, 2012.

AND NOW, WE HUG.
Isn’t this just like Marvel? DC puts the weight of an entire movie on one hero, and Marvel fires back with six (seven, if you count Hulk twice – which you should). Then DC shows off an excellent-looking Lego beat ‘em up with 50 heroes, and Marvel rains on its superpowered parade with 8,000 of its own. That’s Marvel Heroes in a nutshell. Actually, no it’s not. Marvel Heroes in a nutshell is “Diablo II – not Diablo III – slipping into spandex and fighting crime after being bitten by a radioactive MMO.” Also, you’re not playing as some lawsuit-baiting Wolverine wannabe. Rather, you can swap between big names and lesser-known defenders of, er, whatever Squirrel Girl defends on the fly. Get it? Fly. That’s a thing superheroes do.

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Jumpgate Evolution Still Evolving

By Jim Rossignol on June 11th, 2010.


Just as memories of much-delayed space MMO Jumpgate Evolution were deleted by our brains to make room for voluminous Portal 2 hype, a trailer turns up. As is my habit, I’ve posted the thing below. It’s a look at the warlike Octavius faction. And… it’s a SHOUTY MAN TRAILER! Hooray! It’s been a while since we had one of those. For some reason it doesn’t seem to feature any in-game footage, but pictures weapons and stuff being made. I presume this is the first element in a barrage of new space-publicity for the game, which spluttered off into the remote asteroid belt of developmental uncertainty after we got to play it last year. (I notice the last news we had on this was that it was due for June 2009, which is a target I suspect they will now miss.) There’s a beta signup on the site.
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Gobbets! Marvel Super Hero Squad

By Alec Meer on May 15th, 2010.

Cryptic’s Marvel Universe Online project may have been cancelled (probably a good thing, given how uneven the one-time City of Heroes creators’ recent output has been), but looks like we’re getting a Marvel MMO nonetheless. It’s developed by one Gazillion Entertainment and its, y’know, for kids. Super Hero Squad is based on the popular animated series for rugrats, so don’t expect any Christopher Nolan grit from this. It also seems to be hung around a digital collectable card game ethos, so there won’t be much direct action. I imagine it’ll fall somewhere between Free Realms and Pokemon battles – looks cute though. The first trailer is below, heroes, and it’s a remarkably strange thing. HULK EAT TOAST.
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